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SQUIDCO Email Update, RSD Sale & Free Shipping, June 11, 2021

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
June 11, 2021

"The purpose of making a record is to add to the literature of the music."
—Paul Bley


Saturday, June 12, 2021 is Record Store Day, the 1st RSD event of 2021 designated to celebrate record stores like ours and the music they carry!

To celebrate, starting today, Friday June 12th, we're offering free shipping on all orders, both in the US and all international orders!

We're also putting a list of more than 370 albums -- CDs, LPS, Cassettes, DVDs, Books & Magazines -- on sale at our wholesale price, with many on sale at our cost!


Click Here to See Distribution Price Sale Items

In-stock items only, orders must use our shopping cart. Insurance, shipping, and gift certificates items excluded. Discounted prices are shown on category pages and product listing. Sale runs from Friday, June 11, 2021 until Sunday, June 13, 2021 at midnight EST (GMT-4). Discounted items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.

—— RSD Releases ——

We only have a couple of official 2021 Record Store Releases that relate to our catalog, which will be listed in our Record Store Day category on Saturday mid-morning, along with previous year's RSD releases that are still available. The new LPs are:

Musica Elettronica Viva: Spacecraft (Our Swimmer)
The Residents: Leftovers Again?!?: Limited Edition (Cryptic Corporation)

Click here to see Record Store Day Releases

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!

New This Week

   Creative Artists

• Banabila, Michel
• Banks/Canha/Porter/Taylor
• Rosa Barba/Chad Taylor
• Drasler/Pascolo/Novello
• Julius Eastman
• Tanja Feichtmair/Damon Smith/Gino Robair
• Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall
• Oier Iruretagoiena
• Joëlle Léandre
• James Lewis Brandon/Red Lily QuintetFilamental
• Machinefabriek
• Magda Mayas' Filamental
• Joe Moffett
• Musicworks Magazine Spring/Summer 2021
• Koen Nutters
• Pek Solo
• Phew/John Duncan/Kondo Tatsuo
• Dave Rempis w/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams/Tim Daisy/Tyler Damon
• Mark Shippy/Alex Cunningham
• Spontaneous Music Ensemble
• Vasco Trilla/Liba Villaecchia
• TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru/ Tatsuya Yoshida)

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

Astral Spirits
Balance Point Acoustics
Black Truffle
Bureau B
Corbett vs. Dempsey
Creative Sources
Evil Clown
Fourth Hand Record

Neither/Nor Records
Not Two
Personal Archives
Relative Pitch
Rhythm and Blues
Sub Rosa
Tao Forms


   Jazz & Improvisation

Banks / Canha / Porter / Taylor: Lost At Sea

Using as their inspiration the esthetic, soundscape and work of experimental Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the UK quartet of Dan Banks on piano, Jose Canha on bass, Trevor Taylor on drums and Robin Porter on saxophone present eight compositions written and arranged by pianist Banks, bringing the ethereal post-rock of Rós into the lyrical world of modern creative jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Barba, Rosa / Chad Taylor: In a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Using Rosa Barba's cello and the celluloid of a film projector as an alternative bow to create rich drones, and Chad Taylor's drum kit along with his incredible prowess with a mbira, this NY duo create an incredible set of rhythmically active soundscapes that draws their listener into a wonderfully vivid and richly flowing improvisational world; stunning!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Drasler / Pascolo / Novello: odboqpo
(Creative Sources)

The electroacoustic improv trio of flutist Paolo Pascolo and electronics guru Alberto Novello (JesterN') on modular synthesizer, and Slovenian drummer Vid Drašler, for seven haunting improvisations of unfaltering patience, electronic tones commingling with atmospheric flutes and subtle percussive intervention, creating rich sonic environments or quirky conversation.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Feichtmair, Tanja / Damon Smith / Gino Robair: The Shrilling of Frogs
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Discovered in a box of recordings in BPA's possession, this recording from 2003 restores a stimulating freely improvised studio encounter between then-West Coast frequent collaborators, double bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Gino Robair, in a trio with Austrian alto saxophonist & bass clarinetist Tanja Feichtmair, mastered to pristine quality by Weasel Walter.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow b/w The Brain Produces Electrical Waves [7'' VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)

After their duo album A Map of Guilt and many albums together under various Fire! groupings, Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and electronic artist Joachim Nordwall face off again for a limited 7" single: two simmering dialogs, remarkable counterpunches of rumbling synthetics, instrumental noise, pulsating bass tones, heavy breath and terrifying innuendo!
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Leandre, Joelle: Beauty / Resistance [3 CD BOX]
(Not Two)

Live concert recordings at Alchemia club in Krakow captured during the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019 while double bassist Joëlle Léandre held residence, 3 CDs presenting first a quartet with Zlatko Kaucic on drums & percussion, Mateusz Rybicki on clarinets and Zbigniew Kozera on bass, then one disc in a duo with Zlatko Kaucic and another with guitarist Rafal Mazure.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $34.95      Listen          

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet (w / William Parker/ Chad Taylor / Kirk Knuffke / Chris Hoffman): Jesup Wagon
(Tao Forms)

Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and peformed by his Red Lily Quintet with Kirk Knuffke on cornet, William Parker on bass & gimbri, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Chad Taylor on drums & mbira, Lewis' work explores and reflects on the legacy of scientist George Washington Carver through 7 remarkable free jazz compositions.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Confluence
(Relative Pitch)

Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Moffett, Joe: Stress Positions
(Neither/Nor Records)

The title referencing police tactics used to subdue a suspect, the 2nd solo album from NY trumpeter Joe Moffett finds the imporoviser approaching the instrument with atypical technique and a sense of sonic power in five engrossing works of technical prowess and creative imagination, producing "mangled, oscillating, chittering noises, a collision of muscle, bone, and metal".
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Pek Solo: A Quartet of Peks - Unifications
(Evil Clown)

Boston free improviser, composer, reed player and multi-instrumentalist PEK (David Peck) quadruples himself on this album with four continuous tracks of one PEK each playing many instruments, using a broad palette comprised of woodwinds, percussion, electronics, and strings, each recorded pass filling in space and playing counterpoint to previously recorded tracks.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

Rempis, Dave w/ Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams / Tim Daisy / Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes [2 CDs]

Documenting the efforts by saxophonist and label leader Dave Rempis to continue his creative output during the pandemic, in a 2-CD set with solo pieces from weekly streamed performances at his practice space, alongside duo & trio performances from outdoor concerts including collaborators Tomeka Reid on cello, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Tim Daisy or Tyler Damon on drums.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Shippy, Mark / Alex Cunningham : Ghost Note [VINY]
(Personal Archives)

The first recorded collaboration between guitarist Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple) and improvising violinist Alex Cunningham (Apathist!, Claire Rousay, Cunningham/Cameron/Smith), together taking their instruments into strangely tumultuous and often quickly shifting territory; sometimes ethereal, sometimes cantankerous, always captivating.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question And Answer 1966 [2 CDs]
(Rhythm and Blues)

Exploring the roots of the SME, this illuminating disc presents a full concert from 1966 of an early configuration performing in a mode closer to what listeners might consider "jazz", from John Stevens (drums), Trevor Watts (sax), Paul Rutherford (trombone) and Bruce Cale (bass), plus a studio session from later that year and a 1/2 hour Q&A session discussing improvisation.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Trilla, Vasco / Liba Villaecchia: Asebeia

Asebeia (ἀσέβεια) was a criminal charge in ancient Greece for the "desecration and mockery of divine objects", for "irreverence towards the state gods" and disrespect towards parents and dead ancestors; here it is also the informed and diverse, freely improvised duo of Spanish improvisers, saxophonist Liba Villavecchia and drummer/percussionist Vasco Trilla.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Banabila, Michel: Wah-Wah Whispers [VINYL]
(Bureau B)

A collection of compositions drawn from recent works by Michel Banabila, the composer performing alongside artists Rutger Zuydervelt, Yuko Parris, ok Van Vuuren and all n4tural, showcasing his flexibility in developing a variety of works that include cinematic sweeps, ambient/fourth world, sound and noise, and rhythm-based and synthetic.
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Iruretagoiena, Oier: Kulakantu

Four pieces from Oier Iruretagoiena (Tusuri, Larraskito Audio Dissection Unit) using computer generated sound of an abstract nature, with irregular rhythms and intersections in harmonics and feedback, actively reserved and avoiding extremes while creating a cohesively curious collection of quirky, aberrant, cranky and surprisingly compelling connected sounds.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Machinefabriek: With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) invited 41 drummer/percussionists including Tony Buck, Vasco Trilla, Tim Barnes, Greg Stuart, Cyril Bondi, &c. to take part in a project by recording a few short fills or phrases, which Zuydervelt used as "Lego Bricks" to build a series of short rhythmical collages, the results being 24 diverse and fascinating compositions.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Phew / John Duncan / Kondo Tatsuo: Backfire of Joy [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

A previously unreleased concert at Tokyo's Hosei University in 1982 from the trio of Tatsuo Kondo performing on synthesizer, tape & piano, Phew on vocals, and visiting artist John Duncan on electronics and shortwave radio, each LP side a creative exploration of sound and free associative voice, an assertive and confident example of the explosion of 80s experimentation.
     Buy      $29.95      Listen          



TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru / Tatsuya Yoshida): Teneleven the Duo
(Fourth Hand Record)

Concentrating the Teneleven quintet to a duo in the core of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn) and bassist & electronic device guru Mitsuru Nasuno (Altered States, Fushitsusha, Ground Zero), for eleven tracks of energetic interactive rock improvisations, alternating between "TdD" pieces of burning improvisations and introspective "Afterglows".
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Eastman, Julius : Femenine
(Sub Rosa)

ensemble 0: Variable geometry performs this essential work from composer Julius Eastman, written in 1974 for a chamber ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments, merging a backbone of hypnotic minimalism with forms of improvisation and points of flexibility for the performers, a great example of Eastman's work and relationship to other contemporary composers.
Squidco Pick

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Nutters, Koen: Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

Three versions of composer Koen Nutters piece "Intervals, time and space between," performed in Berlin, Switzerland and The Netherlands in 2019 by Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble with special guests Stefan Thut, Luke Martin, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn, the work open to interpretation as a construction kit for each player to build their own version.
     Buy      $20.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #139 Spring/Summer 2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Spring/Summer issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, including an 11-track CD of music from the artists covered in each issue, with articles: Sobey Art Award wubber Lou Shppard; a 30-page section exploring climate emergency through nine sound and music artists; Brooklyn-based composer and violist Tanya Kalmanovitch; Ashley Au; James Goddard; David Psutka; &c. &c!
     Buy      $15.95      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.


Jeremy Baysse:
In C
(Creative Sources)

Don Cherry:
The Summer House Sessions [2 CDs]
(Blank Forms)

Don Cherry New Researches Feat Nana Vasconcelos:
Organic Music Theatre Festival de Chateauvallon 1972 [2 CDs]
(Blank Forms)

Comes & Simonis:
Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD

Lowell Davidson Trio:
Lowell Davidson Trio [VINYL]

Heather Frasch / Ryoko Akama:
(Ftarri / Meenna)

Free Music Quintet (Raaymakers / Van Der Locht / Somer / Rikkers / Courbois):
Free Music 1 And 2 [VINYL]

Always There, Somewhere [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Rob Frye:
Exoplanet [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Gintas K:
Variations in a​-​moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Nova Naturo
(Someone Good)

Stephen Horenstein / Eyal Netzer:
Speaking Through The Walls
(Creative Sources)

Jorgensmann / Del / Ramond / Kugel:
At the Fields Edge
(Not Two)

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Live At The Underground Water Reservoir

Katarsis4 (Bizys / Janonis / Pancerovas / Jusinskas):
Live At The Underground Water Reservoir [VINYL]

Amirtha Kidambi / Matteo Liberatore:
(Astral Editions)

Matthijs Kouw:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Stefano Leonardi / Antonio Bertoni:
(Astral Spirits)

Francisco Lopez :
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Michael Marcus:
Stone Jump
(Not Two)

Liuda Mockunas (w/ Yoshihide / Sakata / Umezu / Koketsu / Hayashi):
In Residency at Bitches Brew

Joe Morris / Damon Smith:
Gusts Against Particles [VINYL]
(Open Systems Records)

Seijiro Murayama :
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Aaron Novik:
(Astral Spirits)

Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Torsten Papenheim :
(Creative Sources)

Alberto Pederneschi :

Guy-Frank Pellerin / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

Plan Kruutntoone:
Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

The Rileys (Terry Riley / Gyan Riley):
Way Out Yonder
(Sri Moonshine Music)

Gryphon Rue / Merche Blasco:
North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Editions)

Schindler / Schimanski:
Ging Lenz Den Zwanzigsten Durchs Gebirg Order Nicht

Chris Schlarb / Chad Taylor:
Time No Changes [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)

Jos Smolders:

J Spaceman / J Coxon:
Play The Red Krayola Live 1967 [VINYL]

Lost In Labyrinth
(Casco Records)

suzueri (Elico Suzuki):
Fata Morgana
(Ftarri / Hitorri)

Doctor Tromans Steve:
The Way

Yuma Uesaka / Marilyn Crispell:
(Not Two)

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
(Umlaut Records)

Daniel Vujanic:
Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

Wandering The Sound Quintet (Satoko Fujii / Guillermo Gregorio / Natsuki Tamuyra / Rafat Mazur / Ramon Lopez):
What Is...?
(Not Two)

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
(Creative Sources)

Matt Weston:
Four Lies In The Eavesdrop Business [VINYL 2 LPS]

Henk Zwerver / Raoul van der Weide:
Modeles Volatils
(Casco Records)

 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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