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SQUIDCO Email Update + 20% Sale, October 16, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 16, 2020

"I don't say anything about music.
If I could explain my music,
I wouldn't need to play."
—Kazuhisa Uchihashi

   Creative Artists

• Chris Brown
• Bruckmann/Djll/Heule/Nishi-Smith
• Carter/Holmes/Putman/Greene/Ughi
• Daimonji (Hoppy/Yoshida/Nasuno)
• Davis/Riggs/Romaine
• Ellen Fullman/David Gamper w/ Stuart Dempster
• Joel Futterman
• Guillaume Gargaud
• Gelber Flieder
• Petra Haden
    (w/ John Zorn/Jesse Harris + The Julian Lage Trio)
• Uchihashi Kazuhisa/Yoshida Tatsuya
• Quin Kirchner
• Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Four Men Only
• Moritz/Ali/Costa
• Takuji Naka/Tim Olive
• Sanhedrin (Haino/Yoshida/Nasuno)
• Skrijelj/Rodrigues/Mira/Malmendier
• String Theory
• Sub-Unit No. 1

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Bug Incision Records
Creation Music
Creative Sources
Evil Clown

Neither/Nor Records
Notice Recordings
Setola Di Maiale / Chant
Trailights Record


Squidco 20% Sale

This weekend, from Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th, we're offering 20% off a list of more than 180 albums, a selection of CDs, LPs, Cassettes, DVDs and Books from our catalog of Jazz & Improvised Music, Compositional, Experimental and Rock-Based forms. Take a good look at this list of excellent releases from masterful musicians, but hurry -- this sale ends Sunday!

Click Here to see the list of Sale Items!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart, prices shown are the discounted price. In-stock items only, items will disappear from the store if they sell out. Sale items are not eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 23:59 EST, GMT-5.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bruckmann / Djll / Heule / Nishi-Smith: Brittle Feebling

The title gives a sense of the unusual acoustic improvisation this West Coast collective perform, along with their description "prickles and bleats, an abrasive delicacy; fricative rasp and withheld breath seethe together in a discomfiting cuddle" — from Kyle Bruckmann on oboe & English horn, Tom Djll on trumpet, Jacob Felix Heule on floor tom, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith on koto.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Carter1, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 1

Referring to an improvisational style only possible after many years of collaboration, which they refer to as a "ghostly, boundary-pushing music between friends", this is the 4th sublime album from the quintet of Daniel Carter on reeds & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano & keys, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14      Listen          

Fullman, Ellen / David Gamper w/ Stuart Dempster: Pink Sea Thrift [VINYL]

Six works by iconic composer Ellen Fullman in a duo with David Gamper, an original member of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band — ecstatic and mesmerizing improvisations recorded in the resonant space of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, CA — plus 2 tracks of a duo between Ellen Fullman and Deep Listening Band founding member Stuart Dempster on trombone & didjeridu.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          

Futterman, Joel: Blues For My Brother
(Creation Music)

Four solo imporovisations from pianist Joel Futterman, starting with the nearly 20-minute "Blues For Ronnie" dedicated to his brother Ronald, a lyrical and soulful work that reflects traditional blues and ragtimes forms within a modern perspective, alongside 3 other rich works of the strong technical and melodic skill that define Futterman's mastery and intentions.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Gargaud, Guillaume: Strange Memories
(Setola Di Maiale / Chant)

Guitarist/composer Guillaume Gargaud of Le Havre, France steps away from his more typical electric guitar work for an album of acoustic guitar improvisations, freely associative playing of rich harmonic and melodic development, from ostensibly meandering fragility to powerful chord work, revealing a strong and confident center through imaginative progressions that captivate his listeners.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Gelber Flieder: Olbaumgewachse
(Creative Sources)

Gelber Lilac, or Yellow Lilac, is the electro-acoustic trio trio of Yves Arques (Tricentric) on objects & electronics, Joao Camoes (Open Field String Trio) on viola, and Luise Volkmann (Autochrom) on saxophone, presenting a romantic still life in improvisational colors and extended techniques, recorded live at La Petite Maison, in Paris in 2016.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Kirchner, Quin: The Shadows and The Light [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Astral Spirits)

Recorded over 2 days in a Chicago studio in configurations from duos to an octet, drummer Quin Kirchner provides the compositions on this double LP for 11 pieces, alongside works by Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Sun Ra & Carla Bley, presented as a story or a journey of differing styles and forms, made cohesive by Kirchner's remarkable drumming and coherently diverse interests.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe / Four Men Only (Joos / Eichhorn / Zimmer / Buhler / Thellman): Complete Recordings [3-CD BOX SET]

From 1968-73 the German Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe of Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on sax & winds, Helmuth Zimmer on piano & percussion, Klaus Bühler on double bass, Rudi Theilmann on drums, and Wolfgang Czelusta on trombone, and then Four Men Only after Bühler left, were a force in the European Free Jazz scene, here in a 3-CD box collecting their works.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

Moritz / Ali / Costa : Estuary
(Neither/Nor Records)

After having collaborated in a variety of contexts for a few years, in 2017 Jonathan Moritz, Sean Ali and Carlo Costa started to perform regularly as a trio, over time honing a distinctive sound, using space through patient development, abstraction and textural playing and central tenets in their jazz-influenced improvisations, here in their first album.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

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

A live performance at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon in 2019 from the quartet of Emilie Skrijelj on accordion, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Tom Malmendier on percussion, Lluvia referencing Rain as the quartet quietly builds and releases tension through subtle cues, persistent figures, tonal innuendo and shades.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

String Theory: Tin
(Creative Sources)

The Portuguese String Theory ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodridgues explores the element "Tin" in this live performance at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, 2019, leading a 10-piece ensemble of strings — violin & violas, cellos, double basses, guitars and piano — through an extended improvisation of remarkably detailed yet controlled interaction.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Sub-Unit No. 1: Main Sequence
(Evil Clown)

A new sub-unit of the Leap of Faith Orchestra showcases the work of David Peck (PEK) on clarinets, saxophones, and a wide array of percussive devices, in a duo with new drummer Michael Knoblach, also on an assortment of percussive devices including antique sheep shears, African circumcision rattles, dan mo, &c, for 5 unique improvisations recorded in the studio.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Brown, Chris: Retrospectacles [2 CDs]

A fascinating 2-CD retrospective of the solo piano and computer work from 1990 to 2016 of San Francisco Bay Area experimental composer Chris Brown, whose work focuses on evolving paradigms of human-machine interaction through live signal processing, generative polyrhythmic textures, and a cohabitation of both formal control and indeterminacy.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Davis, Emily / Christopher Riggs / George Romaine: Extinction Burst
(Bug Incision Records)

Chicago-based guitarist Christopher Rigg, founder of the Holy Cheever Church Records, developed this set of pieces called "extinction bursts", performed with Emily David on drums and George Romaine on piano, a work he refers to as "maximalist harsh free jazz wall", using a lurching and squealing guitar figure over which David and Romaine overlay slow progressions.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Naka,Takuji / Tim Olive: Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Notice Recordings)

Working extensively together in recording and touring, Japanese experimental sound artist Takuji Naka and Canadian ex-pat Tim Olive living in Kobe, Japan, recorded thise seven improvisations in the studio in Kyoto, 2019, using lo-fi electronics, distressed cassette tape and self-made instruments to create a unique sound in unusual dialogs of mysterious sonic motion.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          



Daimonji (Hoppy / Yoshida / Nasuno) : Eutopia [3 CDs]

A triple CD from the quartet of Hoppy Kamiyama on keyboards, voice, Tatsuya Yoshida on drums & voice, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass and Kinuzuki on guitar, frequent collaborators in a mostly instrumental setting of high intensity improvised rock forms, three complete sets of dense avant/progressive music with incredible technical dexterity and a twisted creative sense.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Haden, Petra (w/ John Zorn / Jesse Harris feat. the Julian Lage Trio): Songs For Petra

The songwriting team of John Zorn and Jesse Harris, who worked together on Zorn's The Song Project, wrote these beautiful melodies & lyrics that merge elements of rock and jazz for singer Petra Haden, performed in a quintet with Jesse Harris on acoustic guitar, keys & background vocals, Kenny Wollesen on drums, percussion, Julian Lage on guitar, and Jorge Roeder on bass.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]

21 wild rides from the fully improvised duo of guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi on guitar & effects, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, voice & sampler, two CDs from four separate concerts at Japanese venues Akihabara Goodman in 2012 & 2014, Kichijoji FOXHOLE in 2014, and Okubo Hikarino-Uma in 2017; intensely exciting and magnificently masterful improv instrumental rock.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno): Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of ​​Duty
(Trailights Record)

Formed in the mid-2000s in the wake of the band Knead, the first new Sanhedrin album in six years sees the return of Keiji Haino on guitar, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, performing live at Akihabara Club Goodman in Japan for four extended rock improvisations, dense, soulful avant-prog with feedback drenched resonance.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $19.95      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.


Ilia Belorukov / Jason Kahn:
(Notice Recordings)

Jeb Bishop Centrifugal Trio:
(Astral Spirits)

Brodbeck / Bohm:
Weak Ties
(Creative Sources)

Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin / Chris Dadge):
All Greased Up For Nothin'
(Bug Incision Records)

Joel Futterman :
The Fall
(Creation Music)

Joel Futterman / Ike Levin Duo:
The Present Gift
(IML Music)

Joel Futterman / Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion:
(Charles Lester Music)

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

Sarah Hennies :
(Astral Spirits)

Hupata! (Rave / Warelis / Tuan Ku):
Microclimates [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Naoki Kita / Guilherme Rodrigues / Naoto Yamagishi :
(Creative Sources)

Leap Of Faith:
The Observed Present
(Evil Clown)

Leap Of Faith:
True Representations of Reality
(Evil Clown)

Lijiang Quintet:
Crossing A River By Rope

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

Tatsuya Nakatani / Shane Parish / Zach Rowden:
Live At Static Age Records [CASSETTE W/DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Pau Nasim:
(Creative Sources)

J. Pavone String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

J. Pavone String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CD]
(Astral Spirits)

PEK Solo:
(Evil Clown)

PEK Solo / An Orchestra Of PEKS:
Some Truths Are Known [3 CDS]
(Evil Clown)

Chris Pitsiokos / Javier Areal Velez / Kevin Murray:
First Blush
(1039 Records)

Bitter Banquet

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
(Creative Sources)

Tester / Caldwell:
Little Flower [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

 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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