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SQUIDCO Email Update, RSD #2 & Free Shipping, September 25, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
September 25, 2020

"Instruments are a tool
Just as music is a tool,
And the body is a tool,
To advance the self to something beyond."

   Creative Artists

• Antonin Artaud (Jaap Blonk)
• Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry
• Jaap Blonk's Retirement Overdue
   (w/ Petruccelli/Stadhouders/Rosaly)
• Eric Brochard/Fabrice Favriou
• Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp
• Przemyslaw Chmiel Quartet
• Clucas/Bishop/Smith/Crane
• Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci
• Joel Futterman
• Julius Gabriel
• Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak
• Gjerstad/Lonberg Holm/Swell/Parker
• David Lee Myers
• Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra
• The Thing (Gustafsson/McPhee/Haker Flaten/Nilssen-Love)
• What Happens In A Year (Sinton/Neufeld/Merega)
• Iannis Xenakis
• Otomo Yoshihide/Chris Pitsiokos

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Balance Point Acoustics
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Creative Sources
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd

FiP recordings
Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Not Two
Ralph Records
Recollection GRM




Saturday, September 26, 2020 is Record Store Day, the second of three days in 2020 designated to celebrate record stores like ours and the music they carry! In the midst of a pandemic, we know that most of our customers are unable to come to us to celebrate Record Store Day, so for this weekend we're offering free shipping on all orders!!

Squidco & The Squid's Ear

This weekend we're offering all Squidco customers FREE shipping on their orders!

• In the US, any size order choosing the USPS Media Mail shipping option will ship for free!

• International customers, any size order choosing International Economy Shipping option will ship for free!

Click to Shop at Squidco

In stock items only. Free shipping offer ends Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5). Discount applies only to US Media Mail and International Economy Shipping. 1st Class shipping rates are unaffected by this sale. Qualified items are eligible for Squidco Reward Points.


We only have a few official 2020 Record Store Releases that relate to our catalog - you can find those listed in our Squidco Blog. Those items will be listed on our home page around mid-morning on Saturday at the following link.

See Record Store Day Sale Items
(including in stock items from previous RSD's)

 New Releases

   Jazz & Improvisation

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Blonk's, Jaap Retirement Overdue (w/ Petruccelli / Stadhouders / Rosaly): New Start [2 CDs]

The first working band for Dutch vocal improviser Jaap Blonk in 20 years, as he passes 65 years and is clearly NOT ready for retirement, assembling Miguel Petruccelli (Native Aliens Ensemble) on guitar, Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck) on bass, and Chicago ex-pat Frank Rosaly on drums for a double CD of new work, collective improvisation and reworked Blonk classics.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp: Dark Matrix
(Not Two)

A meeting in the studio of long-time friends and collaborators, pianist Matthew Shipp and Daniel Carter performing on alto, tenor & soprano saxes, clarinet & trumpet, having played together in many groupings this is only their first duo recording, in a thoughtful set of free improvisations with an innate lyricism and beautiful sense of pacing; masterful and evolved.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Three quartet improvisations and six duo combinations between Dan Clucas on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Damon Smith on double bass, and Matt Crane on drums, recording in the studio in Rhode Island, 2018, the various permutations of each player elucidating the full group interactions through focused and captivating investigations of instrumental combinations.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol. 1 [VINYL]

The first of two volumes from legendary Downtown NY pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, recorded after a seven-month residency at Happylucky No. 1 Gallery in Brooklyn, allowing the two players to develop a natural dialog of unique and idiosyncratic approaches to their instruments, resulting in these 6 commanding recordings freely improvised in the studio.
     Buy      $22.00      Listen          

Futterman, Joel : Intervals
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Each of the three parts of NY pianist Joel Futterman's "Intervals" is unedited first takes, a referendum on 40 years of playing and expanding his powers at free jazz that embraces tradition and future, alway engaging his listeners through fully formed figures, phrase and motifs, a great combination of familiar jazz elements and imaginative free invention.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Gabriel, Julius: Geminga
(Creative Sources)

Using the natural resonance of the chapel of Oficinas do Convento, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, saxophonist Julius Gabriel recorded these ten diverse solo improvisations, performing on soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, applying unusual and extended techniques to his playing in a mixture of technical prowess and implicit wit & melodicism.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

The third volume in this free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of Polish violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, ripping apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker: Tales From
(Fundacja Sluchaj!)

After a tour through upstate New York State with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm, saxophonist Frode Gjerstad headed to New York City for a planned trio recording which evolved into this informed quartet with Steve Swell on trombone and William Parker on bass, tuba, cornet & flutes, an outstanding example of Transatlanic collective improvisation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra: The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1 & 2) [2 CDs]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Originally issued on the BYG label as a 2 volume set, these albums present a variety of tracks from various undocumented sessions in New York and Philadelphia in the 1960s, with similar personnel in the makeup of the Arkestra during this time, here fully remastered and presented as a 2-CD set including a bonus track correcting an original mastering problem; essential Ra!
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Thing, The (Gustafsson / McPhee / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love): She Knows...
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Named for a Don Cherry composition included on this album, the core trio of The Thing--Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums--is joined by saxophonist and pocket trumpter Joe McPhee, recording classic free jazz and harmolodic pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, & Joe McPhee.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

What Happens In A Year (SInton / Neufeld / Merega): Ceremonie / Musique
(FiP recordings)

The 1st release of NY baritone saxophonist & bass clarinetist Josh Sinton's FiP label (Form is Possibility) is the debut of the "What Happens in a Year" trio with Todd Neufeld on electric guitar and Giacomo Merega on electric bass, an album of free collective improvisation fueled by a patiently ethereal and authoritative ethic through subtle dialog of tone, texture and pulse.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Yoshihide, Otomo / Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Performing live at the Tempo Reale Festival in Florence, Italy in 2018, the duo of Japanese improviser Otomo Yoshihide on turntables & guitars and NY saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos fascinate with seven free dialogs, from extreme techniques of fragmented sound to jazz-oriented reference, a well-matched pair for both splintering collision and accomplished statement.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          



Myers, David Lee: That Which Is It

Using electronic and digital tools similar to those that fuel his Arcane Device project, New York sound artist David Lee Myers presents an accessibly engaging set of compositions using modular electronics, feedback matrices, guitar textures, voices, and frogs in 11 polyrhythmic adventures; quirky yet non-chaotic, sublime experimental works of tone and texture.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          



Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche

Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God

Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Xenakis, Iannis: GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Back in Stock: Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

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 Stay Current With Squidco

We're never quite caught up with new releases that constantly come in our door, and we don't like to rush a release to our homepage. That said, the following releases have already been stocked at Squidco, and are able to be ordered. In most cases we have images, often have samples, and some basic description of each release.

• You can see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

• You can see the latest fully cataloged items in our store by using our New Releases section.

• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen):
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise
(Creative Sources)

Gelber Flieder:
(Creative Sources)

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]
(Music a la Coque)

Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes:
(Creative Sources)

Pau Nasim:
(Creative Sources)

Red List Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Lonberg-Holm / Pinheiro:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Faustino / Pinheiro / Carneiro:
The Book of Spirals
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
(Creative Sources)

Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier:
(Creative Sources)

String Theory:
(Creative Sources)

(Creative Sources)

Sysoev / Gorlinsky / Muller:
Universal Vitamin
(Creative Sources)

 Squidco Workspace

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Squidco has been in business as a mail-order store since 2003. In 2010 we moved to Wilmington, NC, giving regional and visiting customers access to our catalog of more than 7,000 items, which includes hundreds of discounted, used, and promotional items not listed on our website. We're open for you to visit by appointment during weekday afternoons, so if you're in the North Carolina coastal region please email us to set up a time to stop by and say hello, we'd love to play some music for you!

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