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UPDATE
August 21, 2017
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-Herbie Hancock

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Astral Spirits
Confront
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Emanem
FPE Records

    
God Records
Mikroton Recordings
Penultimate Press
RogueArt
Trost Records
Umlaut Records

 
      Creative Artists
    
• Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett
• Barry Guy
• HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger)
• Steve Lacy
• Carlo Mascolo
• Joe McPhee / Bryan Eubanks
• Nicole Mitchell
• Alfredo Monteiro Costa / Miguel A. Garcia
• Phill Niblock
• Larry Ochs / Sax and Drumming Core
• Simon Rummel Ensemble
• Paul Rutherford
• The Seen
• Matthew Shipp
• Blaise Siwula / Jorge Nuno
• Andrew Smiley
• W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome)
• Emmanuelle Waeckerle
• Christian Wolff



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Squidco's Cost Last Copy Sale

Our recent Last Copy 30% Sale sold a good number of releases, helping us to make space for new music in our catalog. But we still have some albums left, so we've increased the incentive on the remainder of that sale, and this time we're offering them at our cost! This is also the last sale we'll run before we move to our new location this Friday, so you not only ease the load that we have to carry, but it will also help us to defray the costs of moving. So take a good look at this list, which includes major artists, important labels, and historic music. As each item is sold they will disappear from the store, never to return again. This sale ends Sunday, August 27th!

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Sales end Sunday, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 23:59 EST. Prices show are discounted price. While quantities last - sold out items will disappear from the store. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.





   Jazz & Improvisation

Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett: In It [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)


The second release for the duo of Ben Bennett on drums, percussions and membranophones, and Michael Foster on tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones and aerophone, in uniquely voiced improvisations that develop both carefully and, at times, erratically, but always with an ear to dialog that captivates and confuses the listener.
 
Squidco Pick

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Guy, Barry: Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC]
(Trost Records)


A 7" limited vinyl picture disc made to celebrate legendary European Free Jazz bassist Barry Guy's 70th birthday, with Guy providing "acoustic sounds" along with his collaborating frogs, Wasserfrosch (Rana Esculenta) and Laubfrosch (Hyla Arborea), side A presenting Frogs & Barry Guy, and side B, Barry Guy & Frogs; quirkly and wonderful free improv.
 
Squidco Pick

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Lacy, Steve: Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs]
(Emanem)


Four sessions on a 2 CD set, all featuring Steve Lacy and Kent Carter: (1) DISPOSABILITY, the 1965 trio record with Aldo Romano of jazz standards, originals and free improv; (2) SORTIE, the 1966 free improv quartet + Enrico Rava album; (3) previously unissued 1967 'Free Fall' Film Cues in a quintet with Rava, Karl Berger, & Paul Motian; (4) two never issued '72 quintet pieces with Steve Potts, Irene Aebi on cello and Noel Mcghie.
 
Squidco Pick

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Mascolo, Carlo: My Tubes
(Creative Sources)


A unique take on this large brass instrument from Italian trombonist and Free Flow Festival director Carlo Mascolo, using preparations, focusing on components of the instrument, and using extreme techniques to create a startlingly diverse set of sounds, vocalisations, microtonal output and simply bizarre utterances as Mascolo brings new language to horn.
   
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McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks: My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]
(Penultimate Press)


Recorded and presented as part of Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series in Kingston, NY in 2006, the unusual duo of Joe McPhee on b-flat and e-flat alto clarinets and synthesizer and Bryan Eubanks on open circuit electronics explores unusual dynamics and psychoacoustic intersections of both acoustic and electronic instruments.
   
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Mitchell, Nicole: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
(FPE Records)


The second astounding album from Chicago Flutist Nicole Mitchell on the FPE label, continuing her project in the sphere of Sun Ra and Afrofuturists, merging fiction, fantasy and sound in an electro-chamber octet, encompassing contemporary classical, globally oriented fusion, gospel, avant-rock, spoken word, and funk-inspired groove research.
 
Squidco Pick

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Mitchell, Nicole: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds [VINYL]
(FPE Records)


Vinyl edition of the LP listed above.
 
Squidco Pick

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Ochs, Larry / Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow
(RogueArt)


Rova leader Larry Ochs takes his Sax and Drumming Core to the next level with this charged album of mind-bending free improvisation with an hallucinatory edge, joined by Libra artists Satoko Fujii on piano & synth and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, with Scott Amendola on drums, William Winant and Matthias Bossi on a wild set of percussive instruments.
 
Squidco Pick

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Rummel, Simon Ensemble: IM MEER
(Umlaut Records)


German composer and improviser Simon Rummel presents the 2nd release from his 11-piece Simon Rummel Ensemble, blending his interest in acoustic phenomena and improvisational harmonics in an extended work that shifts from beautiful tonal work to disruptive cacophony and back to melodic music, blending jazz and 20th century approaches; a great achievement.
 
Squidco Pick

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Rutherford, Paul: In Backward Times (1979-2007)
(Emanem)


Four very different previously unissued concert settings featuring late trombonist Paul Rutherford: 2 festival solos - one from 1979 with electronics and one from 2004 without; a 1988 duo with Paul Rogers a few months before their ROGUES CD; and a 2007 trio with Veryan Weston and Marcio Mattos, which turned out to be Rutherford's last public appearance.
   
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Seen, The: Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)


Since 2005 bassist and percussionist Mark Wastell has been organizing concerts of ever-changing groups of improvising musicians under the collective name The Seen, using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes, here presented in 5 CDs, each a complete concert recorded at venues including Cafe Oto, Red Rose Theatre, &c.
 
Squidco Pick

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Shipp, Matthew : Magnetism(s)
(RogueArt)


The creative NY jazz trio led by pianist Matthew Shipp with Rob Brown on alto sax and flute and William Parker on bass re-release and re-master their 1999 Bleu Regards album "Magnetism", a 20-part suite of concise and informed dialogs; and add a live CD of the trio recording three larger "Magnetism" improvisations captured at the Stone, 2016.
 
Squidco Pick

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Siwula, Blaise / Jorge Nuno: Waterscapes
(Creative Sources)


Waterscapes is the performing duo of New York saxophonist Blaise Siwula and guitarist Jorge Nuno, interwining distinct approaches to acoustic and electric improvisation, creating rich sound environments and rapid interaction that draws the listener in and then sweeps them off their feet with passionate, complex and informed dialog.
   
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W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)


The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.
   
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   Experimental/Electronic

HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger): Tetrad [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)


Blurring the lines between experimental music, improv, and composition, the trio of Joe Houpert, Nathan McLaughlin, and Erich Steiger use the studio to rework their improvisations, accenting aspects of the acoustic and electronic elements and morphing them in unexpected ways; "think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble".
   
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Monteiro, Alfredo Costa / Miguel A. Garcia: Aq'Ab'Al
(Mikroton Recordings)


Audio experimenters Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Miguel A. Garcia join forces in an album titled after "Aq'ab'al", the Mayan Astrology Sign about polar opposites-- dawn and dusk, hot and cold, black and white--which represents renewal and change, through a series of opposing audio events, forceful sounds of texture, feedback, and intervention.
   
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Niblock, Phill: Rhymes With Water [VINYL]
(God Records)


A beautiful set of minimalist compositional drone from New York composer Phill Niblock, commissioned by the performers Natalia Pschenitschnikowa on bass flute and Erik Drescher on glissando flute, recorded at PIETHOPRAXIS, in Cologne, Germany by Marcus Schmickler, and in Berlin, Germany, by Thomas Ankersmit.
   
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   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)


An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.
   
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   Compositional

Waeckerle, Emmanuelle : Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


London-based composer Emmanuelle Waeckerle in a project of spoken word, flute and melodica with contributors including Antoine Beuger, using minimal and multiple narrations in texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores, presented as 2 Scores for voice(s) and instrument(s) based upon Pauline Reage's "Story of O".
   
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Wolff, Christian: Berlin Exercises [VINYL]
(God Records)


A series of shorter works composed by Christian Wolff written to explore the process of practicing and working within specified limits, exercises for both the composer and the performers, recorded live in Berlin in 2000 by an ensemble directed by Peter Ablinger and including Wolff on piano & melodica, Robin Hayward on tuba, Anette Krebs on guitar, &c.
   
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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.

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23RedAnts & Pablo Orza :
Nothing Here Is What It Seems
(Creative Sources)

Derek Bailey / Mick Beck / Paul Hession:
Meanwhile, Back In Sheffield...
(Discus)

Borbetomagus:
A Pollock of Sound [DVD]
(Taping Policies)

Deep Tide Quartet (Archer / Macari / Cole / Shaw):
See One, Do One, Teach One
(Discus)

Georg Graewe / Mark Sanders:
Affretando
(Confront)

IKB Ensemble:
Ornithorhynchus Anatinus
(Creative Sources)

Kita / Uebele / Rodrigues:
ArZt
(Creative Sources)

Leap of Faith:
Unbounded Sets
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Possible Universes
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
Supernovae
(Evil Clown)

Leap of Faith Orchestra:
The Expanding Universe
(Evil Clown)

Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Intermetallic Compounds
(Evil Clown)

Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane):
In The Green Castle
(Discus)

Elan Pauer :
Yamaha / Speed
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Petzold / Rodrigues:
Sacred Noise [2 CDs]
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Goodwin / Kriton B.:
Nuc Box Hums
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Ulrike Brand / Olaf Rupp :
Traintracks, Roadsides, Wastelands, Debris
(Creative Sources)

Marco Scarassatti :
Casa Acustica (Fragments From An Improvisation Diary)
(Creative Sources)

Udo Schindler:
Botenstoffe
(Confront)

String Theory:
Condensed Phases of Matter
(Evil Clown)

Suspensao:
Theatron
(Creative Sources)

Suspensao ( Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mira / Torres / Chagas / Chaprreiro / Santos / Morao):
Porto Covo
(Creative Sources)

Urban Scales (Lebegue / Gargaud):
Ztext
(Creative Sources)

Sylvain van Iniitu / Thomas Coquelet / Quentin Conrate:
Maneries Ramonandi Fournellos
(Creative Sources)

Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Maat Mons
(Creative Sources)

Eckard Vossas 4 (Vossas / Fields / Henkel / Nabatov):
Conference Of Analogies
(Creative Sources)

Christian Wolfarth / Jason Kahn:
Percussion / Voice
(Confront)



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