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SQUIDCO Email Update + RSD #3 + Hopscotch $10 Sale, October 23, 2020

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
October 23, 2020

"There's no field of music which doesn't have good ideas."
—Robert Wyatt

   Creative Artists

• Brodbeck / Bohm
• Cryingsnice (Eric Hamelin/Chris Dadge)
• Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Duo
• Gorlinsky/Sysoev/Muller
• Sarah Hennies
• Leap Of Faith
• Lijiang Quintet
• PEK Solo
• Powerdove
• Robert Wyatt

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Bug Incision Records
Creative Sources
Domino Record Co.

Evil Clown
IML Music




Saturday, October 24, 2020 is Record Store Day, the 3rd of 3 events in 2020 designated to celebrate record stores like ours and the music they carry! To celebrate, starting today, Friday October 23rd, we're putting all new albums our catalog on sale — LPs, EPs, & 7" Records — at discounts from 10% to 15% off their regular retail price!

10% Off all new Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Books, USB, & Cassettes

• Buy 5 or more new items and take 15% Off!

Click Here to Shop @ Squidco

That's pretty much everything in the store at 10% or 15% off their regular price!


We only have a few official 2020 Record Store Releases that relate to our catalog, the albums from the first two RSD albums listed on our Record Store Day category, with Slapp Happy's Acnalbasac Noom vinyl reissue joining the catalog on Saturday.

Click Here to See Record Store Day Releases


Hopscotch $10 Sale

In addition to the Record Store Day Sale, this weekend we're reducing the price on 20 albums from the Hopscotch label led by saxophonist and composer Assif Tsahar by more than 28%, to $10 each. These albums include some of free jazz's finest improvisers, including William Parker, Chad Taylor, Cooper-Moore, Susie Ibarra, Rashied Ali, Herb Robertson, Peter Kowald, Tatsuya Nakatani, Hugh Ragin, Matthew Shipp, Steve Dalachinsky, Agusti Fernandez, Nate Wooley, Mat Maneri, Jim Black, &c. Configurations include solo album, duos & trios up to full ensemble conductions with some of New York City's finest improvisers. Take advantage of this great price to discover or fill in your Hopscotch catalog, but hurry: This sale ends Sunday, October 25th at midnight!

Click Here to See $10 Hopscotch Albums

Discounts apply to in-stock vinyl releases only, orders must use our shopping cart. 2020 RSD releases, Insurance, shipping, and gift certificates items excluded. Discounted prices are shown on category pages and product listing. Hopscotch label sale discounts are prices shown ($10) and excluded from additional discounts. Sale runs from Friday, October 23, 2020 until Sunday, October 25, 2020 at midnight EST (GMT-4). Discounted items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

   Jazz & Improvisation

Brodbeck / Bohm: Weak Ties
(Creative Sources)

Working in the Elektronisches Studio, in Basel, Switzerland, the duo of electronic artist and guitarist Volker Böhm and drummer/percussionist Benjamin Brodbeck, also employing sonic objects of indeterminate source, create a fascinating set of 9 sonic compositions driven by rhythmic interaction, using space and focused recording techniques in superbly timed dialogs.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

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

Frequent collaborators, Canadian drummer and experimentalist Eric Hamelin joins Chris Dadge, who more typically performs as a drummer/percussionist, in a duo with Dadge on violin, as the two create wonderfully active environments of sound that follow conceptual paths embracing electroacoustic methodology through two pieces performed live in the studio.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

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

A meeting in the studio in 2001 between frequent collaborators, pianist Joel Futterman, also performing on curved soprano saxophone & wooden Indian flute, and Chicago tenor saxophonist Ike Levin, also on bass clarinet and Brazilian Kalimba, beautifully capturing the extraordinary conversation of strongly articulated dialog between the two improvisers; impressive!
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

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

An extended improvisation for acoustic instrumentation and voice using unusual and extended techniques, from the Russian trio of Alexey Sysoev on piano, Vladimir Gorlinsky on guitar & voice, and Christian Müller on clarinet, recorded at the Cultural Centre DOM in Moscow in 2019, cycling patiently from quietly expressive sections to chamber-oriented brightly active moments.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Leap Of Faith: The Observed Present
(Evil Clown)

The debut of this reconfigured Boston-area trio drawn from the Leap of Faith lineup, starting with the core duo of PEK on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, with guest Eric Woods on synth and percussion, the trio using heavy percussion and electronics gear in a unique journey of extended freeform improvisation.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Lijiang Quintet: Crossing A River By Rope

A rare and exuberant exchange of sonic discourse between Chinese and American improvisers recorded in the Yunnan Province of China at the Lijiang Studio artist residency, in a uniquely voiced quintet with Theresa Wong on cello & voice, Lao Dan on saxophone & bamboo instruments, John McCowen on clarinet & recorder, Li Xing on electric & acoustic guitars, and Deng Boyu on percussion & found objects.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

PEK Solo: Schism
(Evil Clown)

Approaching his solo work with new compositional strategies, multi-reedist and percussionist David Peck uses time and texture as the principal organizational elements in 9 pre-mixed recordings over which PEK was allowed more flexibility and freedom in instrumental choice during performance, using a vast collection of instruments in dramatic improvisations.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          



Hennies, Sarah : Casts [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

Percussionist and composer Nick Hennies presents four tracks featuring sine waves paired with speech, vibraphone, hi-hat and voice recorded over several years in Austin, TX and Ithaca, NY, contrasting electronics and percussion with the starkness of the human voice.
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

Powerdove: Bitter Banquet

Keyboardist Annie Lewandowski (London Improvisers Orchestra, Fred Frith, Samech) composed this song cycle about ancient Greek figures in collaboration with David Yearsley, Theresa Wong and Russell Greenberg, poetic pieces contrasting traditional use of instruments with subtle experimental approaches in a unique and fascinating set of compositional strategies.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses
(Domino Record Co.)

Originally released in 2004 in Japan, this compilation covers songs from Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt's solo career, from albums back to Rock Bottom through Cuckooland, sequenced non-chronologically reflecting the depth of interest, excitement & pathos of his remarkable career, one of rock's most unconventional and brilliant songwriters and singers.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Wyatt, Robert: His Greatest Misses [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(Domino Record Co.)

Vinyl + Download Edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $24.95      Listen          

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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)

Stephen Flinn:
Red Bell
(Creative Sources)

Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
(Creative Sources)

Joel Futterman :
The Fall
(Creation Music)

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

Phillip Greenlief :
Barbedwire: 37 Graphic Scores For Trio Volume One
(Creative Sources)

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)

Krennerich / Schubert / Osswald / Fischer:
Degrees Above
(Creative Sources)

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

Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
(Notice Recordings)

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

Other Plastics (Dominic Coles / Hunter Brown):
Overtime Liquor
(Creative Sources)

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

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

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Almeida / Hencleeday / Parrinha / Parrinha / Santos / Valinho:
Spiegel II
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
(Creative Sources)

Schindler / Kepl:
(Creative Sources)

[SNDNG STTNS] Kifpfmuller / Janek feat. Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues :
Case Study: Sertao
(Creative Sources)

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

 Squidco Workspace

Squidco, 332 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412

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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