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UPDATE
June 16, 2017
People aren't screaming from the audience anymore
like they did 20 years ago unfortunately,
there's no interference anymore,
which is a pity because it is good to have critics in the audience."
-Franz Hautzinger

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

910 Noise
Astral Spirits
Clean Feed
Discombobulate
Fou Records
Hatology
Hiddenbell Records
Immediata

    
Moving Furniture
Not Two
Ogun
Passage d'encres
Relative Pitch
Silber
Swarming
Zoharum

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Christiane Bopp/Jean-Luc Petit
• Maria Capurso Luisa/Jean-Marc Foussat
• Elton Dean Quintet
• Isabelle Duthoit/Franz Hautzinger
• Electric Bird Noise
• Christoph Erb/Jim Baker/Frank Rosaly
• Flamingo Creatures
• Jean-Luc Guionnet + Eric La Casa
• Tristan Honsinger/Nicolas Calioa/Jesse Zubot
• Irene Kepl
• Eric La Casa
• Lambs Gamble
• Christian Lillinger/Tobias Deluis
• Machinefabriek
• Mike Majkowski
• Joe McPhee/Damon Smith/Alvin Fielder
• Jerome Noetinger/Anthony Pateras/Synergy Percussion
• Orphax/Machinefabriek
• Anthony Pateras
• Ezio Piermattei
• Paula Shocron/German Lamonega/Pablo Diaz
• David Stackenas
• Christian Wolfarth
• Peter Zumthor Conradin



 


Squid BubbleWebs
 

Creative Sources Back Catalog

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we've acquired a large number of Creative Sources titles as we catch up with the catalog, and we're using our new Back Catalog category to introduce them to our customers, so that they don't overwhelm our Just In and Recent Releases categories. The first set of fully catlaoged releases is now listed in that category, 21 albums that deserve your ear's attention. To celebrate the start of this acquisition we're putting ALL Creative Sources releases on sale this weekend at 15% off their regular retail rate. And we're offering reward points on those purchases. So take a good look at the new additions in our Creative Sources catalog, and also previous releases, and take advantage of these great prices!

Click here to see our Creative Sources Addition!

Click here to see all Creative Sources releases in our catalog!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Sale items will receive Squidco Reward Points. Discount calculated at checkout time. Sale ends Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).





   Jazz & Improvisation

Bopp, Christiane / Jean-Luc Petit: L'eorce Et La Salive
(Fou Records)


A uniquely voiced dialog between two skilled improvisers -- Christiane Bopp on trombone and Jean-Luc Petit on bass clarinet & soprano sax -- bringing experience and technique to improvisations that push their instruments into extreme territory yielding fantastic and original language while keeps their listeners on the edge of their seats.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Dean, Elton Quintet: Welcomet - Live in Brazil, 1986
(Ogun)


In 1986 saxophonist Elton Dean toured Brazil with his quintet of Harry Beckett on trumpet, Liam Genockey on drums, Marcio Mattos on bass, and Paul Rutherford on trombone, capturing this exemplary band at Radio Culture Sao Paulo, the tapes now transferred by Michael King and mastered by Martin Davidson, presenting the entire concert for the first time.
 
Squidco Pick

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Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger: Lily
(Relative Pitch)


French free vocalist Isabelle Duthoit met world traveling improviser and Zeitkratzer trumpeter Franz Hautzinger in New York City to record these highly unusual duos, using extreme techniques and inexplicable intent to create 9 uniquely aberrant accompaniments to your most subtle and strange dreams; reference Phil Minton, Axel Dorner, Freddie Kruger.
   
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Erb, Christoph / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly: ...Don't Buy Him A Parrot...
(Hatology)


Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Christoph Erb travels between Europe and Chicago, here in a trio with Chicago mainstays, pianist Jim Baker and drummer Frank Rosaly, for an intense and fierce album of collective improvisation captured live at their second-only encounter on the stage of the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2014.
 
Squidco Pick

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Honsinger, Tristan / Nicolas Calioa / Jesse Zubot: In The Sea
(Relative Pitch)


The transatlantic string trio of Amsterdam-based cellist Tristan Honsinger (also on voice) with Montreal free improvisers violinist Joshua Zubot and double bassist Nicolas Caloia in an album of informed improvisation that bring an upbeat approach to authoritative dialog which is both sharp-witted and irreverent, but never less than engaging.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Kepl, Irene: SololoS
(Fou Records)


Heard in our catalog on albums from Improvising Beings and Another Timbre, here we have a stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: "Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Lambs Gamble: Farewell Body Bags [VINYL]
(Discombobulate)


Bizarre, disruptive, aberrant sound from twisted experts in the field Lambs Gamble, comprised of George Cremaschi on bass & electronics, Fritz Welch on drums, percussion and voice, and Eric Boros (Vialka) on electronics and voice, recording in Switzerland for a fantastic album of intelligent abnormality.
   
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
Lillinger, Christian / Tobias Deluis: Dicht
(Relative Pitch)


Berlin-based improvisers Christian Lillinger on drums and Tobias Delius on tenor sax and clarinet in an album of powerful rhythms, instant melodies, and quick-witted responses, bridging a generation of experience in dialog and give and take that works well head on and in reserve, a great encounter from two modern and active creative players.
   
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

 
Majkowski, Mike : Days and Other Days [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)


Following double bassist Mike Majkowski's Astral Spirts cassette "Neighbouring Objects", this vinyl release is Majkowski's 7th solo album, here using analog synthesizer, percussion, piano, vibraphone, samples, and field recordings to create an amazing sonic universe through sound, tone, timbre, deep cogitation and mutant interjections.
 
Squidco Pick

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McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder: Six Situations
(Not Two)


Frequent collaborators, West Coast double bassist Damon Smith and AACM charter member Alvin Fielder on drums travel north to join free improv saxophone legend Joe McPhee at Roulette in New York City in 2016, recording this excellent example of informed free improvisation.
   
     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

 
Shocron, Paula / German Lamonega / Pablo Diaz: Tenzegridad
(Hatology)


Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the trio of Paula Shocron on piano, German Lamonega on double bass, and co-founder of her Nendo Dango Records label, Pablo Diaz on drums, for an exciting album of free jazz with lyrical intent and great technical skills, an unexpected gem from a part of world not well known for free improvisation.
   
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

 
Stackenas, David: Bricks
(Clean Feed)


An amazing solo CD of free improvisation from guitarit David Stackenaus, showing incredible technique and melodic intent, equally at ease when exploring tonality and melody or abstract noisy textures; compelling and impressive playing!
 
Squidco Pick

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Wolfarth, Christian: Spuren [VINYL]
(Hiddenbell Records)


The two parts of "Spuren" from Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth cover each side in an album of concentrative timbre and strategy, evoking continuous sounds that are diverted into unexpected avenues, drawing the listener into trance-like states with rich resonance, tone, and malleable rhythms, then surprising with unforseen audio twists.
 
Squidco Pick

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Zumthor, Peter Conradin : Grunschall [VINYL]
(Hiddenbell Records)


Percussionist Peter Conradin Zumthor presents a stunning debut solo album, capturing one of the truly independent voices in the Swiss musical landscape in a 7-part contiguous work recorded at Radio Studio 1 in Zurich with a great feeling for form, distances and dynamics, as an incredibly focused, virtuosic, creative and deeply felt story is told.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Experimental/Electronic

Capurso, Maria Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat: En Respirant
(Fou Records)


A live recording at POP in Berlin between synth and electronics player Jean-Marc Foussat and vocalist and electronicist Maria Luisa Capurso, subverting the voice through electronics and effects to create wildly encompassing sound environments that contrast Foussat's synthetics with the organic quality of the human voice; rich, hallucinatory, wonderful.
   
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Flamingo Creatures: Fisch Versucht Das Sprechenlernen
(Discombobulate)


Ten tracks of unusual electroacoustic experiments from the duo of Ronnie Oliveras and Ruth Maria Adam, using sound boxes and a variety of instruments to create a psychedelic yet embraceable set of recordings that leave the listener scratching their head but still grounded by tangible music, albeit in the strangest of settings.
   
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Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa: Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn]
(Passage d'encres)


Eric La Casa and Jean Luc Guionnet recorded this conceptual work in Melbourne, Australia, combining different scales of time, space, & attention, with different working strategies to create a gallery installation, and this book & DVD package exploring the acoustic phenomenon of "standing waves" to engage with the physical relationship between sound and space.
   
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

 
La Casa, Eric : Paris Quotidien [CD+60 page booklet of photos & text]
(Swarming)


Eric La Casa documents his home environment in Paris through audio investigation and field recordings, creating 3 large works that reveal the properties, singularities, banalities and features of his audio environment in perspective to his status as a citizen of the city, presented in a gatefold CD package with a color 60-page booklet of photos and text.
   
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

 
Machinefabriek: Assemblage
(Zoharum)


A great collection of short film soundtracks and pieces that appeared on compilation albums and out-of-print CDRs, including the "Nerf" EP, the tracks for the book "Things That A Mutant Needs To Know" by Reinaldo Laddaga, and 3 soundtracks of which two are for a short movie and one for a video installation, alongside tracks from other compilations.
   
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

 
Orphax / Machinefabriek: Weerkaatsing
(Moving Furniture)


"Weerkaatsing is the first collaboration by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and Sietse van Erve (Orphax), both active players in the Dutch experimental electronic music field, in an album of mesmerizing sound and drone work, with one composition from each artist reworking a track from the other's previous work, and one new collaborative piece.
 
Squidco Pick

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Piermattei, Ezio: Tre Madri Ludopatiche [CASSETTE]
(Discombobulate)


Using an eclectic set of audio tools, objects, voice and electronics, Ezio Piermantel creates a bizarre sound world of concrete and inexplicable sound that fascinates the listener in a strange non-narrative that still manages to tell a story in sound and noise; truly unique.
   
     Buy      $7.95      Listen          

 
Various: 910 Noise Presents
(910 Noise)


A compilation of sound artists within the 910 area code, the North Carolina coastal region including Wilmington, NC, the home of Squidco, with artists including Carl Kruger (Caucasians, Baby Daddy), Grant Stewart as subterrene, Ryan Lewis in Food World and Baby Daddy, Phil Zampino (CHANGES TO blind), Jason Ward, August Traeger, and Authorless.
   
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          

 




   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Electric Bird Noise: The Spider / The Christ Child / The Crow
(Silber)


Guitarist Brian McKenzie is known best for his dramatic rock persona, where his multi-instrumental approach to song-writing shows great skill; on this album, McKenzie gets down to the guitar itself, with loops, effects and electronics creating a cohesive set of 9 pieces that maintain an edgy, discordant approach to enthralling sound.
   
     Buy      $10.95      Listen          

 




   Compositional

Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All
(Immediata)


Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.
   
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Pateras, Anthony: Blood Stretched Out
(Immediata)


A dramatic work for solo piano, exploring sound phenomena in fast repetitions that generate whirlpools of overtones, "Blood Stretched Out" is the primary track on composer & pianist Anthony Pateras' first solo album in 10 years, paired with "Chronochromatics", recorded live at The Loft in Cologne as part of the Plush Music Festival in 2013.
   
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  Squidco Relative Pitch $10.80 Sale

Sale Extended!

Relative Pitch Records is a NYC based independent record label founded in 2011. RPR's roster mainly specializes in avant-garde jazz, free jazz, and fully free improvisation music from artists across the US. Notable artists who recorded for RPR include Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Matthew Shipp, Vinny Golia, and many more talented musicians. The original intention of the label was to record live gigs as an extension of the label leader's role volunteering at concerts in the city. That goal was extended to release roughly 8 - 10 albums of great music each year by select artists that the label stands behind and truly believes in.

This week we've partnered with Relative Pitch to offer 24 albums from their catalog at the price of $10.80, a savings of more than $3 per title. The sale runs from June 8 - Sunday, June 18th. So take advantage of this great price and explore albums from one of the most interesting young labels to emerge in this decade !

Click here to see our Relative Pitch Records Sale!

Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Relative Pitch Records Sale ends Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Relative Pitch Records Sale items do not qualify for Squidco Reward Points. Orders will ship approximately one weeks after the Relative Pitch Records Sale ends; we will send out email confirmation when your order ships. Orders with non-sale items will be held until Relative Pitch Records Sale items are in stock.



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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

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.

• Ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


 

Cristian Alvear / Seijiro Murayama:
Karoujite
(Potlatch)

Barbares (Bopp / Foussat / Petit / Sato):
Debris d'orgueil
(Fou Records)

Ran Blake:
Something To Live For
(Hatology)

Maria de Alvear / Antoine Beuger ‎:
Besando El Tiempo [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Jurg Frey:
Ephemeral Constructions
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

frostlake:
White Moon, Black Moon
(Discus)

Cem Guney:
A Hint Of An Emotion
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Eva Houben Maria:
Organ Sonatinas And Drones [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Lunar Error:
Selene
(BeCoq)

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
03
(Discus)

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere
(Discus)

Peregrine Falls (Grdina / Loewen):
Peregrine Falls
(Drip Audio)

Michael Pisaro:
Sometimes
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Ron Samworth (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger):
Dogs Do Dream
(Drip Audio)

Burkhard Schlothauer :
More Chamber Events [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page):
Sick Boss
(Drip Audio)

Nick Storring :
Exaptations [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Chris Strickland :
Excruciating... [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)

Stefan Thut / Seth Cooke:
Aussen Raum [CASSETTE]
(Notice Recordings)



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