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Dennis Gonzalez Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland):
Nights Enter (Ayler Records)

Unlike anything in trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's discography, this album was developed from Moog recordings by Derek Rogers, whose shifting tonalities and colors led Gonzalez to a Jon Hassel-influenced approach, adding a rhythmic basis of tabla and djembe from Jagath Lakpriya and sitar-inspired harp from Jess Garland, underpinned by the rich bass work of Drew Phelps. ... Click to View


Baptiste Boiron / Bruno Chevillon / Frederic Gastard:
La [2 CDs] (Ayler)

During a residency in 2020 at the Domaine de Kerguehennec in Brittany, saxophonist and composer Baptiste Boiron developed this repertoire for the trio Lá of Boiron on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, Bruno Chevillon on double bass, and Frederic Gastard on bass saxophone, Boiron's compositions applying a wealth of creative approaches merging contemporary and improvised playing. ... Click to View


Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
The Glass Delusion [VINYL] (Astral Spirits)

A wild ride in two live performances, one at Elastic Arts in Chicago and the other at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both in 2018 from the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, evolving free improvisation that builds from introspective to full-on burning free jazz. ... Click to View


Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet:
[VINYL 2 LPs] (Astral Spirits)

Dave Rempis invited bassist & composer Luke Stewart to his Exposure Series at Elastic Arts in Chicago in 2018, assembling a band for Steward with Edward Wilkerson & Ken Vandermark on reeds, Jim Baker on piano, and Avreeayl Ra on drums; Vandermark then invited the band back to his Option Series at Experimental Sound Studio; this double album presents recordings from both. ... Click to View


Sarah Alexander Ruth / Damon Smith:
God Made My Soul an Ornament (Balance Point Acoustics)

An unusual duo of double bass, voice, hammered dulcimer, recorder, slide whistle, and various objects, recorded in 2019 between bassist Damon Smith and Sarah Ruth Alexander, freely improvising through nine pieces that show the breadth of creative imagination and powerful technical skills of each; curiously compelling, unpredictable and marvelously diverse. ... Click to View


Eric Wong:
Cognitive Dissonance (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Guitarist, computer musician, and improviser Eric Wong (D.N.A.N.D.N.A. with Simon Rose) focuses on sound textures and perception of sound, in three works composed using Ableton Live that explore concepts of psychoacoustic sound through dissonance, harmonic interference and hallucinatory sound, slowly developing works of rich sonic characteristic. ... Click to View


Florian Wittenburg :
Beyond The Traceries (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Various facets of German composer and experimenter Florian Wittenburg's interests, in two iterations of two pieces and two compositions, using voice, vibraphones and ringing bowls, treated electronically to emphasize unique characteristics of sound from warmly rich to mysteriously fragile, balanced with space and careful timing; a valuable introduction to his work. ... Click to View


Yannick Guedon:
L'insistance Des Possibles (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

French voice artist and composer Yannick Guédon living in Brussels composed this extended work, the title translating to "insistence on possibilities", realized with cellist Deborah Walker and violist Cyprien Busolini, Guédon merging extended utterance into long string drones, contrasted with silence, as the piece moves through very specific placement. ... Click to View


Nordheim / Schmidt / Weinheimer:
Das Gekochte (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Sharing compositional credits with the title translating to "the cooked", the trio of Andreas Nordheim on cornet, Ole Schmidt on clarinets, and Chris Weinheimer on flutes, with pianist Jan Gerdes guesting on one piece, present 16 recordings of minimalist harmonic and tonal development, mysterious and haunting works are taxonomically named by their location. ... Click to View


Well... The Yes (Jeph Jerman / Dave Knott):
No, Really. [CASSETTE] (Self Released)

Beginning in 1995 in Seattle, audio explorers Jeph Jerman & David Knotts explore lo-fi approaches using cassettes, mini-cassettes, dictaphones, various assortments of homemade instruments & collected materials, this 2020 cassette including recordings of mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio, and input from a number of contributors. ... Click to View


Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak):
Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (Victo)

Evan Parker's Electroacoustic Ensemble, merging reeds, strings and percussion with live signal processing to create something indescribably transformative is further amplified with the addition of free improvising vocalist and Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, adding an unearthly layer of interaction and transmogrification to this incredible 1996 FIMAV performance. ... Click to View


Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly):
Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic)

The 10th album from The Rempis Percussion Quartet, the dual-drumming free improvising collective quartet of Dave Rempis on alto & tenor saxophones, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Tim Daisy & Frank Rosaly on drums, celebrating their 15th anniversary as a working band through this exhilarating concert captured during their 2019 European Tour at AMR in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Click to View


Mike Cooper / Duck Baker :
Cumino In Mia Cucina (Confront)

Having been acquainted with each other for decades but never finding the opportunity to record, improvising American guitarist Duck Baker and British guitarist Mike Cooper finally found their chance in 2010 while both were in Rome, taking two acoustic nylon Spanish guitars into the studio to record these three extended, intertwining improvisations. ... Click to View


Damon Smith / Peter Kowald / Joelle Leandre / Bertram Turetzky :
Bass Duos 2000-2007 [3 CDs + 3 Postcards] (Balance Point Acoustics)

Three CDs, each dedicated to a mix of concert and studio recordings of double bass duos, the first between Damon Smith and Peter Kowald in 2000 at Gallery 2310, in Oakland, CA; the 2nd between Smith and Joëlle Léandre in 2002, which was recorded by Henry Kaiser; and between Smith and Bertram Turetzky at 1510 8th St. Performance Space, in Oakland, CA in 2007. ... Click to View


Rhodri Davies:
Wound Response (Amgen Records)

First released in 2012 on the Alt.Vinyl label and now reissued on his own Amgen label, Rhodri Davies performs solo in Newcastle upon Tyne on lap harp and electronics, using two main techniques: over-articulation of the strings (what harpists are taught not to do) and attacking the strings with a plectrum, forcing the tuning into new relationships until the strings eventually break. ... Click to View


Rhodri Davies:
An Air Swept Clean of All Distance (Amgen Records)

First release on the Alt.Vinyl label in 2014, this album finds harpist Rhodri Davies performing on the same instrument as his prior album Wound Response, but here with no amplification, preparations or distortion, improvising through "tumbling phrases, arpeggios and articulate rhythms", in a compelling album of assertive and joyful playing. ... Click to View


Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Four (Orbit577)

The fourth of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Janet Feder, Martin Vishnick, Ikbal Lubys, Edward J. Gibbs, Joshua Weitzel, Guram Machavari, Eric Wong, Garth Erasmus, and Bill Horist. ... Click to View


Donald McKenzie II Sturge Anthony (feat. Elliott Sharp, Bill Laswell and Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block (577)

Drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II trades off duos with a set of masterful musicians in the second volume of his "Silenced" project, here with guitarist Elliott Sharp for a complex and inspired dialog; with bassist Bill Laswell for a rich and moody soundscape; and with guitarist Vernon Reid in a piece for McKenzie's daughter; plus one solo drum piece. ... Click to View


AMM (Tilbury / Prevost):
Industria (Matchless)

The title Indústria was chosen by Eddie Prevost in tribute to the history behind the Museu Industrial de Bala do Tejo, in Portugal where this concert took place by the legendary free improvisation band AMM, represented here as the duo of percussionist Eddie Prévost and pianist John Tilbury, performing as part of the 2015 OUT.FEST - Festival Internacional de Musica Exploratoria do Barreiro. ... Click to View


Fred Frith / Ikue Mori:
A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall (Intakt)

Having worked together for 40 years starting in the 80's in the Downtown NY scene, guitarist Fred Frith and electronic artist Ikue Mori recorded this album in Germany, using studio time left after recording the music for a radio play by Werner Penzel, using that work as an influence for these exceptional improvisations on home made instruments, toys and electronics. ... Click to View


Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii:
Keshin (Libra)

An album of duets between trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii, the husband & wife core of Libra Records, recorded as a DIY effort during the 2020 pandemic in their own home recording space and mixed by themselves, a diverse album of intimate and impressive improvisations that find the two in uniquely deep and expressively concentrative conversations. ... Click to View


James Tenney (Ensemble Open Music Gera):
Acoustic Phenomena / Hymnic Sounds (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Recording in Altes Wannenbad Gera, in Gera, Germany, an ensemble of performers associated with Ensemble Open Music Gera and Ensemble Zeitkratzer perform James Tenney's work exploring concepts of tuning systems, sound/noise, consonance/dissonance, sound/silence, and organisation of time, in three pieces that use a climax-oriented form Tenney refers to as "swell pieces". ... Click to View


Dave Tucker / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1 (577)

The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result. ... Click to View


Dave Tucker / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1 [VINYL] (577)

The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result. ... Click to View


Donald McKenzie II Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Melvin Gibbs / Vernon Reid):
Silenced (577)

A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work. ... Click to View


Rachel Musson / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live at Cafe Oto (577)

"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears. ... Click to View


Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria (Positive Elevation/577 Records)

West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection. ... Click to View


Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria [VINYL] (Positive Elevation/577 Records)

West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection. ... Click to View


John Coltrane Quartet:
Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two quartets performing two live concerts from 1963 led by John Coltrane on tenor & soprano saxophones, the first at the Newport Jazz Festival with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and Roy Haynes on drums, the second at Birdland with Elvin Jones on the drums, plus 2 studio recordings with that quartet at Van Gelder Studio in the same year. ... Click to View


Silvan Schmid:
Augmented Space (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid (Silvan Schmid Quintett, London Improvisers Orchestra, Floor Poodle, &c) in a solo album of remarkable technique, pacing and intention, using traditional brass elements like rips, smears, half-valved notes and portamento, along with murmurs, pops & percussive evocations of indescribable origination, at times augmented via amplification. ... Click to View

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Squidco Top 40 by Customer Orders

Top Sellers in Squidco's catalog added in 2020 and listed in alphabetic order. We consider this our most important list for the year, as it speaks from the community of our customers about what they are really interested in and listening to.

New York Contemporary Five
Consequences Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Though short-lived, the New York Contemporary Five brought together NY free players Don Moore on bass, J.C. Moses on drums, Archie Shepp on tenor saxophone, and Don Cherry on trumpet with Danish alto saxophonist John Tchicai, in a remastered edition of their 1966 album "Consequences", expanded with Shepp's revisiting of the material in a sextet with Sunny Murray and Ted Curson.


Albert Ayler Trio
1964 Prophecy Revisted
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

With the essential sidemen to express his unique voice and approach to free jazz, saxophonist Albert Ayler, double bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Sunny Murray, recorded these sessions in 1964 for the ESP label as "Prophecy", this excellent reissue & remaster also adding the live "Albert Smiles with Sunny" (inRespect) from the same concert; essential.


Marion Brown
Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Reissuing two essential albums from saxophonist Marion Brown--Why Not? (ESP, 1968) and Porto Novo (Polydor, 1969)--the first recorded in NY in a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Sirone and drummer Rashied Ali, the second recorded in The Netherlands in a trio with Han Bennink on drums and Maarten Van Regteren Altena on double bass; essential.


Sun Ra Arkestra
Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The two volumes of "Heliocentric Worlds", recorded 7 months apart in 1965, represent perhaps one of greatest chapters in Sun Ra's legacy, bringing together his immense orchestration skills with future-leaning free jazz, allowing his players expanse inside disciplined compositions that reflect on both space and the then-new freedom explored by jazz soloists.


John Coltrane Quartet
My Favorite Things Graz 1962
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The 2nd volume from tenor & soprano saxophonist John Coltrane 1962 tour of Europe and Scandinavia, heard here in late November at Stefaniensaal, Graz with his quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, the band playing classic numbers under the influence of Coltrane's expanding drive to transform his music toward greater freedom.


Marion Brown
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee (remastered)
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Merging and remastering two essential albums from free jazz saxophonist Marion Brown: his 1966 ESP album "Marion Brown Quartet" with trumpeter Alan Shorter, bassist Reggie Johnson and percussionist Rahied Ali; and his 1967 Fontana album "Juba-Lee" in a septet with Reggie Johnson, drummer Beaver Harris, pianist Dave Burrell, trombonist Grachan Moncur III & saxophonist Bennie Maupin.


John Coltrane Quartet
Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963, Revisited
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two quartets performing two live concerts from 1963 led by John Coltrane on tenor & soprano saxophones, the first at the Newport Jazz Festival with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and Roy Haynes on drums, the second at Birdland with Elvin Jones on the drums, plus 2 studio recordings with that quartet at Van Gelder Studio in the same year.


Jimmy Giuffre 3 (w / Bley / Swallow)
Graz Live 1961
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

After introducing his new trio with pianist Paul Bley and double bassist Steve Swallow in two 1961 albums on Verve, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre embarked on a tour of Europe, this recently discovered, well-recorded concert in Graf, Austria the perfect example of his unique concepts yielding intensely focused, harmonically challenging, rhythmically abstract, and exquisite chamber jazz.


Albert Ayler Quartets
Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (remastered)
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Three variations of quartet settings from iconoclastic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, remastering and combining two Debut Records albums, "Spirits" from 1964 with Norman Howard (trumpet), Sunny Murray (drums), and alternating bass between Henry Grimes & Earle Henderson; and 1965's "Ghosts" on Debut Records with Don Cherry (trumpet), Gary Peacock (bass), and Sunny Murray.


John Coltrane Quartet
Impressions Graz 1962
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Taking his quartet on a European tour in the fall of 1962, Coltrane's band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and Elvin Jones on drums performed in Graz, Austria at Stefaniensaal, the concert beautifully recorded by ORF Steiermark and here released as the first of two volumes, showing both Coltrane's lyrical origins and expanding free inclinations.


Sana Nagano (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein)
Smashing Humans [VINYL]
(577)

The debut of a new electric jazz quintet from NY violinist Sana Nagano, with Peter Appfelbaum on tenor saxophone & megaphone, Keisuke Matsuno on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on acoustic bass & effects, and Joe Hertenstein on drums, an inventive and energetic album of joyful urgency and tremendous group dynamic, fueled by Nagano's exuberant and lyrical compositions.


George Lewis / Ozana Omelchuk (Studio Dan)
Breaking News
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Two works commissioned by the Austrian Studio Dan ensemble: "As We May Feel" by George Lewis, referencing visionary engineer Vannevar Bush's concepts of data linking & association, in a work reminding how music recombines and associates; and Oxana Omelchuk's double concerto for two trombonists, "Wow and Flutter", taking listeners on a profound journey through recording technologies.


Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble (w/ Sainkho Namtchylak)
Fixing the Fluctuating Idea
(Victo)

Evan Parker's Electroacoustic Ensemble, merging reeds, strings and percussion with live signal processing to create something indescribably transformative is further amplified with the addition of free improvising vocalist and Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, adding an unearthly layer of interaction and transmogrification to this incredible 1996 FIMAV performance.


Sana Nagano (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein)
Smashing Humans
(577)

The debut of a new electric jazz quintet from NY violinist Sana Nagano, with Peter Appfelbaum on tenor saxophone & megaphone, Keisuke Matsuno on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on acoustic bass & effects, and Joe Hertenstein on drums, an inventive and energetic album of joyful urgency and tremendous group dynamic, fueled by Nagano's exuberant and lyrical compositions.


Yuma Uesaka / Cat Toren / Colin Hinton
Ocelot
(577)

The Brooklyn trio of Yuma Uesaka on tenor saxophone & clarinets, Cat Toren on piano & synthesizer, and Colin Hinton on drums, percussion, gongs, glockenspiel, & vibraphone, in a sophisticated album of modern creative improvisation with a lyrical attitude and a confidently introspective approach, all three players contributing original compositions to this debut album.


Olie Brice / Binker Golding / Henry Kaiser / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost
The Secret Handshake with Danger Vol. One
(577)

A merging of free jazz and free improvisation in the UK/US West Coast quintet of legendary AMM drummer Eddie Prévost, guitarist Henry Kaiser on "ismguitar", N.O. Moore on "guitarisism", Blinker Golding on saxophone and Olie Brice on double bass, in a rollicking album of electric jazz recorded in the studio in London for two exhilarating "Doors" of quick shifting improv.


Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and George Lewis
S/T
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The innovative string trio of Daniel Studer on double bass, Harald Kimmig on violin, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, develop focused environments of timbre, texture, dynamic and space, seemingly abstract yet incredibly concentrative and virtuosic interaction, here joined by Chicago trombonist and electronics artist George Lewis adding a 4th profound layer to their incredible conversation.


Polwechsel / Klaus Lang
Unseen
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

The innovative acoustic free improvising ensemble Polwechsel, bridging contemporary music and free improvisation in ways that sound deceptively electroacoustic and comprised of Michael Moser on cello, Werner Dafeldecker on double bass, and Martin Brandlmayr & Burkhard Beins on cymbals & percussion, are joined by Klaus Lang performing on the church organ of St. Lambrecht's Abbey.


Albert Ayler Quintet 1966
Paris & Stockholm. Revisited [2 CDs]
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 quintet brought a unique orchestration to his music, heard in these live performances in Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm in November of 1966, four concerts presented chronologically as performed with the exemplary playing of brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, William Folwell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums.


AMM (Tilbury / Prevost)
Industria
(Matchless)

The title Indústria was chosen by Eddie Prevost in tribute to the history behind the Museu Industrial de Bala do Tejo, in Portugal where this concert took place by the legendary free improvisation band AMM, represented here as the duo of percussionist Eddie Prévost and pianist John Tilbury, performing as part of the 2015 OUT.FEST - Festival Internacional de Musica Exploratoria do Barreiro.


Matthew Shipp
Invisible Light, Live Sao Paulo
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Captured live at the 2016 Jazz at the Factory Festival in Sao Paulo, this addition to New York pianist Matthew Shipp's catalog finds the masterful player presenting his own compositions like "Symbol Systems", "Gamma Ray" or "Invisible" light alongside unique takes on "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Yesterdays" and "Summertime".


Fujii Satoko
Hazuki
(Libra)

With the sudden cessation of touring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Satoko Fujii turned to composing and recording herself in a home studio that she developed with the help of sound engineer Mike Marciano, freeing herself to explore new compositional methods and approaches to theory, this superb solo album the results of seven months of sublime self-expression.


Franz Koglmann Septet (w / Clark / Arcari / D'Agaro / Turkovic / Pasztor / Herbert)
Fruits Of Solitude
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

With a superb septet of improvisers also versed in contemporary music, trumpeter Franz Koglmann presents sophisticated compositions that interject the concept of "solitude" in the three-part title track, alongside Koglmann compositions and Jimmy Giuffre's "Finger Snapper", using striking orchestration of trumpet, sax, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, french horn, cello and double bass.


Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek)
Never Is Enough
(Cuneiform)

Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.


Coultrain
Phantasmagoria [VINYL]
(Positive Elevation/577 Records)

West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection.


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• "Love this store - amazing selection and shipping!"-S.F., June 20, 2020

• "Thank you so much. This kind of service is great and, I have found, unusual."-C.I., June 19, 2020

• "Flawless transaction, prompt delvery, and book just as promised -- thanks!"-N.C., June 15, 2020

• "Fast shipping with Disc & Sleeve in excellent condition. A+ Seller. Highly recommend. Many thanks and cheers from Milwaukee! "-S.T., June 13, 2020

• "Vinyl record arrived promptly, properly packed and in Mint condition. I’m completely satisfied with my purchase. Thanks so much!"-S.E., June 11, 2020

• "Received item 3 days before estimated, wrapped up beautifully. Will definitely be searching for Squidco stuff in the future!"-L.L., June 8, 2020

• "Tutto perfetto! AAA+++"-S.L., May 28, 2020

• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Items arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommended seller!"-R.D.S., May 22, 2020

• "Keep up promoting the music, what you do is important."-Y.C., May 7, 2020

• "Both items sealed and in mint condition... lightening fast delivery... great seller"-J.L., May 2, 2020

• "Love your shop and the work you do making all this unique music available. I look forward to future orders."-S.W., April 28, 2020

• "Excellent experience. My shipment was delayed due to a glitch at USPS and Squidco was very helpful in resolving the issue. Thanks!"-J.O., April 23, 2020

• "Shipping faster than the speed of light, quality item as described. (Wow!) Trusted seller! Thanks, Linda."-L.B., March 29, 2020

• "Quality as good as stated. Professional handling of the order. Overall satisfied with the order and the delivery. Good"-M.P., March 27, 2020

• "Excellent service - I am a multiple repeat customer!"-T.F., March 23, 2020

• "Great box set, as described and with lightning fast shipping. The Squid delivers.....A+++++ seller. Many thanks!!!"-K.B., March 17, 2020

• "Quick, well packed, accurate descriptions."-K.V., March 13, 2020

• "Yeah, it was waiting on me when I got home yesterday. Y'all are quick. "-J.H., March 10, 2020

• "Excellent and superfast service!! Will buy from again!"-D.B., February 28, 2020

• "Shipped quickly from one of the best businesses on the web!"-P.S., February 14, 2020

• "Been listening to some fantastic music this weekend thanks to you!"-P.C., February 9, 2020

• "Perfect. Fast reply and handling of the order, fast dispatch, fast delivery, smooth transaction, CDs very well protected, sealed and in perfect condition. Very pleased with this recommended seller, thanks a lot"-G.V.B., January 26, 2020

• "Tip top seller! Keep coming back for more..."-J.N., January 10, 2020

• "awesome seller! fast shipping!! as described!!!!! BUYYYYYYYYYYY"-E.L., January 4, 2020

• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks!"-G.S., December 31, 2019

• "Fast service, item in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from them again! :)"-L.W., December 16, 2019

• "A very pleasant transaction, many thanks indeed!"-W.R., December 5, 2019

• "My sale arrived this morning. Thank you so much for how well it was packaged and for getting it to me in such a timely manner."-M.O., November 25, 2019

• "Excellent! Items arrived quickly and in perfect condition; THANKS!"-T.D., November 20, 2019

• "Quick delivery. packaged extremely well. great price. tks."-D.S., October 31, 2019

• "I really appreciate your commitment to offer overseas customers like me the opportunity to get such exquisite records at fair prices and otherwise unavailable. Listening to this contemporary jazz or free music is an ear-opener and always a delightful experience. What more can I say nothing compares to Squidco"-F.F., October 1, 2019

• "All good with the sale - prompt shipment and as described. so nice that there's a shop dedicated to this kind of music. very much appreciated!"-M.O., September 16, 2019

• "Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Buy with confidence from this reliable seller!"-R.E.D., September 5, 2019

• "Squidco is a top notch seller. Huge selection of avant-garde music +. Super quick shipping. Thanks."-G.B., August 22, 2019

• "Quick, efficient service. Product as described. Superb transaction."-G.B.J., August 8, 2019

• "Just wanted to say how stoked I was to discover your shop (virtually, at least). I'm a free improvisational guitar player and have been looking for a place to buy physical copies of a lot of the music that I currently have digitally. Needless to say, your store is one of the few single repositories around for free improv, creative music and new music."-R.M., August 6, 2019

• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! My indispensable source!!"-R.H., Augusts 3, 2019

• "You guys are the best! The order arrived in 3 days and really had the Thurston Moore backorder. I truly didn’t think there would be any left."-P.F., July 23, 2019

• "A+++ seller. Fast, professional service. I am pleased with every aspect of this transaction and would buy from this seller again without hesitation."-D.L., July 5, 2019

• "Quick and safe shipping, excellent item, superb seller!"-N.B., June 20, 2019

• "All aspects of transaction handled efficiently and flawlessly, including effective packaging and useful communications. 100% satisfied with Squidco and Discogs performance!"-C.P., June 2, 2019

• "Excellent service. Fine packing. Excellent communication. top seller."-tt, May 23, 2019

• "Well packaged, prompt shipping and great communication; will gladly shop this seller again. Happy customer!"-D.M., May 8, 2019

• "Super sonic seller"-M.S., April 25, 2019

• "Mint item shipped quickly and professionally. Always reliable Squidco."-G.V., April 17, 2019

• "Fast flawless transaction, shipped with tracking"-D.K., April 12, 2019

• "Prompt & timely shipping. The cd is as-described in the listing. "-J.K., April 4, 2019

• "Just showed up today! 5 stars for squidco"-J.B., March 23, 2019

• "Super quick turnaround. Item arrived in perfect condition. Would definitely order again from them!"-J.S., March 22, 2019

• "Item delivered in mint condition, with original shrink wrap, well protected! Very fast and professional service! Squidco also has excellent selection and I fully intend to purchase more items from them. Very warmly recommended!"-A.B., February 6, 2019

• "Some of the best customer service ever - thank you so much!"-F.M., February 23, 2019

• "You do great work down there. Keep it up!"-J.W., February 22, 2019

• "Had hard time getting this cd from other sources but Squidco did me a solid. Fast service and in great condition. Thanx. "-G.F, February 6, 2019

• "Fast shipping. Excellent experience!"-A.M, February 1, 2019

• "The dankest tunes at the tastiest prices. This record was not easy to track down but they had it! Huzzah!"-E.F, January 8, 2019

• "CD received this morning ,well packed , in great condition .Thank you very much."-J.G, January 2, 2019

• "Fast, flawless transaction, well packaged, shipped quickly with tracking number, good communication"-D.K, November 23, 2018

• "I want to thank you for your excellent customer service. I love your musical business proposal, I think it is very important to value music from the art sound perspective."-F.V, November 15, 2018

• "Quick arrival and seller super helpful and responsive."-G., October 30, 2018

• "Thanks! All cassettes in mint condition and download codes working!"-J.P., October 20, 2018

• "Superb as always!! Buy with complete confidence!! Always a 25-star seller!!"-R.H., October 1, 2018

• "Fast flawless transaction, perfectly packaged, arrived in mint condition, good communication."-D.K., September 26, 2018

• "I prefer going through Sqidders (as y'all are affectionately known in my household) when I can!"-S.S., September 25, 2018

• "I have just received an unsubscribe notice, but I did not intentionally unsubscribe from your mailing list. Just wanted to let you know I still love you (and will place an order shortly)."-M.P.D., September 7, 2018

• "Exemplary service: CDs arrived very fast and in new/sealed condition. Highly recommend!"-J.G., August 20, 2018

• "25 Stars every time!! My Number 1 choice!!"-R.A.H., August 20, 2018

• "Prompt fulfillment, and nicely packaged, too. Now that I know about this more esoteric "record shop", shopping for tunes will be a joy."-B.J., August 14, 2018

• "Awesome place to shop! Shipped within the week domestically. Will place another order next paycheck. "-B.S., August 9, 2018

• "Highly recommended seller, items as described, ultra fast service with great attention with the package, very friendly and a pleasure to deal with, many thanks! Will come back!"-M.V., July 30, 2018

• "Top seller. Item as described, fast response, excellent packaging."-C.S., July 22, 2018

• "Fast, great communication. Would purchase from Squidco again."-B.H., July 17, 2018

• "Recommended seller. Prompt and professional service, item=description, and packaged for safe shipping. Much appreciated."-T.R., July 3, 2018

• "Alles bestens, danke!"-D.J., July 2, 2018

• "The CD arrived much faster than I expected and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with the service provided."-T.H., June 29, 2018

• "First purchase from this seller. Very happy with the process. Item arrived safely. Packaging was excellent and very strong. Item was as described and seller provided great communication."-I.E., May 31, 2018

• "Just want to say thanks for the prompt shipping and speedy delivery to Australia of my order, great work."-R.C., May 31, 2018

• "Extremely helpful seller, and very nice to do business with. Recommended!"-L.H., May 30, 2018

• "All went well. Speedy shipping and very well packed. Highly Recommended !!!!!"-A.C., May 18, 2018

• "Professional service from an excellent seller. Items=description and shipped in robust packaging for safe delivery. Much appreciated."-T.R., May 16, 2018

• "I appriciate your quick and polite response."-Y.M., May 13, 2018

• "Excellent seller ! with good products and a nice communication ! All good ! thank you very much !"-J.G., May 3, 2018

• "Always quick shipping. Comprehensive catalogue."-G.B., April 26, 2018

• "Item arrived quickly and well packed. I will definitely buy from this seller again. thanks!"-E.C., April 13, 2018

• "Excellent service - item received promptly and exactly as described! I’d definitely buy from this seller again."-D.F., March 28, 2018

• "Excellent. Well prepared for shipping. As described. Superb five star seller."-D.B., March 23, 2018

• "Swift service and very well packaged!! Many thanks!! :-)"-S.P., March 18, 2018

• "Always a great experience buying from SquidCo :)"-J.A., March 12, 2018

• "Excellent! Thanks Squidward! "-M.S., February 27, 2018

• "Amazing value shipped the day after I ordered this top-rated CD as listed in the Penguin guide to jazz CDs. It arrived in two days, beautifully wrapped, a 30-year-old classic, a timeless piece of free jazz sold by people who love the avant garde [...]"-G.F., February 19, 2018

• "Very quick response and service, and very polite! The record was well-packaged and arrived in great condition."-L.S., February 16, 2018

• "Also, congratulations on the 15th anniversary. I've been a customer for years now, though not as frequently as I'd like. Your store is really an oasis."-N.O., January 23, 2018

• "Item in great shape as advertised. careful packing and speedy dispatch. would order from Squidco again in a snap."-D.A., December 29, 2017

• "Perfect in all respects - great price, lower shipping charges to Canada than most US sellers, arrived unscathed within one week. Thanks."-S.K., December 26, 2017

• "The CD arrived promptly and in the condition specified. Squidco has a great collection of experimental music, many thanks."-H.R., December 20, 2017

• "GroOoOoOvVvVvVyYyYyYyYyYyYYYyy!!!!!!"-A.G.T., December 15, 2017

• "Excellent communication, item came exactly as described, speed and packaging top notch! Thanks!!!!!!!"-M.H., December 12, 2017

• "Mighty mollusk and champion cephalopod! Thanks for another smooth, high quality transaction."-T.R., December 10, 2017

• "Highly recommended seller. Friendly communication, sturdy packaging, item exactly as described."-P.J., December 6, 2017

• "Duck daddy-o, why blow clams at Paramecium music, when you can lose frogskin with Squidco!"-S.G., November 16, 2017

• "I'm glad that there's a place in the U.S. stocks this kind of music. Great website, by the way, endlessly informative. It's obvious you enjoy and are engaged with what you do."-R.P., November 15, 2017

• "Excellent seller. Fast and careful shipping."-R.O., November 10, 2017

• "Again a prompt delivery in v good condition. All questions answered. Excellent service: thanks!"-S.C., November 7, 2017

• "Just to let you know that my order arrived today in perfect condition...very well packaged...thanks so much for the items!"-B.Z., October 27, 2017

• "Great communication, CD as described, immediate shipping. Thanks"-M.L., October 21, 2017

• "excellent transaction, courteous response. highly recommended. Thank you!!!"-K.I., October 4, 2017

• "Outstanding service! My CD arrived earlier than expected, and was shipped in an ultra secure package! SquidCo is a top class company! Thank you so much!"-K.D., September 25, 2017

• "2000% Great! A++++++++++++ / Thanks!"-J.W., September 19, 2017

• "Great scarce cd. Packed safe and arrived lightning fast. I would definite do more business with squidco - and you gotta love that name!"-G.S., September 15, 2017

• "Bomb-proof packaging, quickly billed and delivered, and in great shape. All positive. "-M.J., August 3, 2017

• "These are THE pros... Fast, fair, and perfect condition... Oh, and did I mention fast?!"-R.W., July 7, 2017

• "Another perfect transaction. Always a pleasure dealing with the Squid"-S.P.S., June 30, 2017

• "As always, the order was shipped promptly and all items were in mint condition as specified. It's such a pleasure doing business with this seller."-T.F., June 6, 2017

• "Wonderfully quick service, with a large and quirky inventory!"-J.L., May 27, 2017

• "As always with Squidco, great selection, good prices, instantaneous shipping--everything a buyer should expect from a great seller."-T.M., May 4, 2017

• "Your package arrived safely. Thank you for the careful packing!"-M.W., May 3, 2017

• "100% positive experience.....super package...!"-J.P.G., April 20, 2017

• "Shipped the same day as order was placed. Extremely professional. I will be ordering again! Thanks!"-J.N., April 12, 2017

• "Very reliable seller. Great distributor of avantgarde music. Keep up the good work!"-T.M., March 24, 2017

• [On receiving reward points] "Thanks. A nice surprise! Squidco does a great job and offers some interesting music, so thanks."-D.K., March 20, 2017

• "Item in perfect shape, exactly as described by the seller, and it was shipped quickly, arriving ahead of the estimated delivery dates. Great service overall from a vendor I am always happy to be a repeat customer of. Thanks Much!!"-M.C.S., March 6, 2017

• "You guys are so fast! Top marks, again."-S.O, February 28, 2017

• "What I ordered was promptly delivered, safely wrapped, and I'm enjoying the music. Thanks for your vigilance."-G.Y, February 18, 2017

• "Very good seller,responds to messages very quick and clear with explanation and a good adviser for shipping of which I am happy with."-S.M, February 15, 2017

• "CD showed up quick & in perfect condition. Second time I've purchased from this seller. Absolutely recommend. "-S.C.S., February 5, 2017

• "Item as described, quickly shipped and very well packaged. Excellent experience with this seller."-T.F., January 19, 2017

• "As always, Squidco delivers promptly and with excellent merchandise."-R.S.W., January 12, 2017

• "Got this [Borbetomagus LP] and ''torturing the saxophone'' on the same day. My ears have been totally cleansed! Thank you!"-M.S., December 29, 2016

• "The CD arrived earlier than anticipated and was in perfect condition. I would definitely buy from Squidco again. In addition, the purchase prompted my checking out their very interesting & informative website."-W.M.N., December 28, 2016

• "Excellent! Professional service and very speedy order preparation. Item was pristine and exactly as described. Fantastic price. Highly recommended."-W.G., December 18, 2016

• "very very fast delivery...they even beat Amazon by a couple days....would use again... "-R.J.Y., December 10, 2016

• "Well, that was quick! Thanks for the fast service!. "-D.B., December 1, 2016

• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. CD in excellent condition, as described by the seller. "-Mrs. F-N., December 1, 2016

• "Another excellent transaction. Squidco is just the best; tracking, fast processing, expertly-curated selection of music. What I'm thankful for. "-C. G., November 24, 2016

• "Sparkling new CD (just as described), great price and fast delivery! Always liked squids -- glad to see they've organized."-J.S.J., November 25, 2016

• "I would just like to say that my orders arrived promptly and safely (well packaged). Of course, the music is superb."-J.C.G., November 24, 2016

• "Everything was excellent! Great packaging, fast shipping. Items exactly as described. Thank you!"-G.R., November 21, 2016

• "Great item! Great price! Superfast shipping!"-S.K., October 27, 2016

• "Great seller and service,brilliant!"-T.K., October 10, 2016

• "Squidco is truly a great CD store. Thanks Phil and staff!"-B.Z., October 10, 2016

• "Quick dispatch and delivery to the UK. A used CD in excellent condition."-M.F., September 27, 2016

• "EXCELLENCE....Super fast..Super perfect....♫♫."-G.K., September 21, 2016

• "CD was impeccably packed, shipped immediately & arrived exactly as described. Always a pleasure to do business with this excellent seller!"-S.D., August 16, 2016

• "Item arrived SUPER quickly, packaged very well, and was as described. Consummate pros in the music sales biz, would recommend to any/every one! A+ transaction...."-N.Z., August 15, 2016

• "While I have your attention, I just want to say you guys are the best! I've bought a lot of music from you that is hard if not impossible to find. And your clips of the music are an added plus. Please stay in business a long time."-F.A., August 8, 2016

• "Item was very well packed and protected. Came sooner than promised. Fantastic seller who I highly recommend. Thanks for the great service!"-D.H.C., July 29, 2016

• "That was fast!"-G.L., July 29, 2016

• "Great timing and secure packaging. Disc came with a complimentary jewel case since the one that previously contained the disc had a crack in it."-A.F., July 23, 2016

• "Thank you for the excellent and recommendable service."-M.O., July 20, 2016

• "These people are geniuses. Could not be happier. Crazy website, too."-C.M., July 16, 2016

• "Excellent customer service. Seller contacted me to ensure they sent the correct item. Item was very well packaged for shipping."-P.M., July 3, 2016

• "Item arrived on June 2, 2016, one day before EST! Very nicely packed and in perfect condition."-S.K., June 10, 2016

• "Man, you folks are scary good at what you do!"-R.W., May 18, 2016

• "Wow! Lightning fast shipping! Bulletproof packaging! Amazing seller! "-B.M., April 21, 2016

• "Amazingly fast shipping, completely professional transaction, perfect!"-S.S., April 8, 2016

• "Very fast (n bulbous), thank you Squid (eating dough)! "-T.G., March 11, 2016

• "Outstanding customer service, careful packaging of the items ordered, immediate shipment, and items arrived in brand new condition. A superb professional seller who is highly recommended for their vast selection of international experimental, avant-garde, and outre musique. Je vous salut le calmar! Excellent"-A.B., March 17, 2016

• "Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed getting so much great stuff from you guys. I love it and will keep ordering as much as I can !!!! "-P.B., March 8, 2016

• "Thanks for the rapid fire shipment and careful packing of my order which I received today. Very best regards and - Long live the Squid!."-A.B., March 3, 2016

• "Best distro in the nation. Clear communication and rapid speed shipping. Absolute best."-C.D., February 20, 2016

• "I've never experience service this quick and efficient. Everything from price to packaging is exceptional."-E.S., February 16, 2016

• "CD as described, carefully packaged, promptly mailed. Thanks! I won't hesitate to buy from this seller in the future."-G.S., February 6, 2016

• "Super fast turn around. One of the most consistent sellers around. Thank you!"-S.D., January 15, 2016

• "Awesome. Faster than a sack of oiled up snakes with the shipping. Excellent! Thanks!"-J.S., January 9, 2016

• "Today I received my order. Everything was perfect and it was a pretty quick shipment considering that we are an ocean apart :). Thanks a lot, and if there are any review sites that I can share my great experience with your store, let me know. I will happily do it!"-D.P., January 8, 2016

• "Squidco: fantastic selection of hard to find music... great prices, speedy service! 5/5 "-P.M., December 4, 2015

• "Here today. Wish everyone's shipping was this fast."-L.H., November 25, 2015

• "My order was processed promptly and packaged safely. I wish more online sellers would take the trouble to package CDs in plastic jewel cases as well as Squidco does. "-R.B., November 19, 2015

• "Shipped like a goddamn pro. Buy this man a beer (and some of his records)."-C.D., November 12, 2015

• "As always- one of the very best sellers! Excellent item, packing, and speed of shipping."-T.G., November 5, 2015

• "Great record packed well. Will be ordering again in the future."-F.M., October 29, 2015

• "I have bought items from this seller several times and they have always been quick and efficient."-S.A., October 21, 2015

• "I have been checking your website out since I started getting into the avant garde/electronic/improvised music. You truly are a godsend for those of us who hunger for music on the outer fringes. Thank you.."-A.J., September 21, 2015

• "Thanks again for all your support and congrats again for this unique and Incredible store."-E.L.C., September 19, 2015

• "Top class seller, quick delivery to UK, very well packed, top condition, very pleased, recommended."-J.B., July 29, 2015

• "Thank you for your stellar service to the creative improvised arts community. Also, your website design and functionality is A+."-P.G., July 20, 2015

• "Excellent service! Fast shipment! Any small business that specializes in supporting artists and labels who's music fall far from the category of "commercial" is automatically commendable. Thanks!"-M.A., July 10, 2015

• "Squidco, your service was beyond awesome. The CD arrived two days after I ordered it, and it was in flawless condition. Thank you!"-R.S., July 10, 2015

• "Absurdly fast shipping, fantastic packaging. Perfect buying experience."-E.S., June 3, 2015

• "very fast service...thanks to Squidco for offering hard-to-find avant jazz and composed music...a great resource."-S.E.G., May 24, 2015

• "Just wanted to thank you guys for properly sending my LP. Such a fun album. I'm always worried when buying through discogs or private sellers on Amazon, but folks like you who know how to properly package and ship the vinyl are, unfortunately, pretty damn hard to come by."-M.H., May 21, 2015

• "Thank you for being there, and for being such a wonderful resource. Squidco's service is always excellent in my experience."-J.S., May 10, 2015

• "I really appreciated the exemplary service provided by this seller. Squidco is a stellar example of what makes working with small businesses so much more of a rewarding experience than working with megacorporate behemoths like Amazon. Thanks!"-Z.H., May 4, 2015

• "The CDs arrived quickly and were well packaged. The discs played flawlessly. I would order from Squidco again."-M.N., March 27, 2015

• "Listening to the third disc as I type. My enjoyment of the music is exceeded only by my gratitude for your help in delivering this to my door. Many thanks"-G.G., March 20, 2015

• "Fantastic! The order arrived well protected and much faster than the arrival date given. It is always a joy to actually find dealers who know how to mail music, be it CDs or LPs. And it is especially thrilling in this day of dubious descriptions to find a dealer who actually describes the state the item is actually in! Bravo to Squidco! "-A.P., March 9, 2015

• "Got here ahead of schedule, and carefully double-bubble-wrapped. Great!."-E.H., March 4, 2015

• "CD shipped quickly, well packed and as described."-A.K., February 21, 2015

• "Great seller. Answered my question right away so I bought the album. It was delivered very quickly. I would highly recommend them and will eventually buy from them again since they have the odd stuff I'm looking for. "-B.R., December 26, 2014

• "Thank you for quick Service and a perfect CD... arrived in a few days and was securely packaged. CD is pristine and played wonderfully without any problems. A Top Notch Dealer I will be very happy to purchase from in the future...."-D.E., November 4, 2014

• "I have also very much appreciated ordering things over the years from Squidco. You folks have been nothing but great, and I'll certainly be ordering from you again really soon."-K.M., October 10, 2014

• "Provided super fast shipment, accurate transaction, perfect packing, completed quality control, amazing and curious selection for their stocks, ANYTIME you want !!!!!!"-T.M., September 16, 2014

• "I would just like to say thank you for the quick shipping, etc. I guess I'm conditioned to the "discogs/ebay" mailorder process of feedback leaving, etc. and had to write some kind of response to having received my item. Thanks again and I will definitely be buying from you guys in the future. Anyway, thank you for the fast service, and great selection of interesting items...."-N.Z., September 16, 2014

• "Super quick shipment, perfect packing and quality control, and accurate transaction ! Thank you so much !!!!"-T.M., August 22, 2014

• "Thanks you are very friendly!"-G.E.G.G, August 15, 2014

• "Awesome, thanks for the quick shipping and super-fair shipping cost!"-AM, June 20, 2014

• "Marvelous CD + Professional and Courteous Seller + Expertly Packaeged Prompt Delivery = My Thanks!!"-AA, June 3, 2014

• "Smooth transaction and fast shipping! Seller knows how to pack a record well to boot! Thanks for helping pry open my third eye just bit further, Squidco!!!"-CM, April 14, 2014

• "I bow before the mighty & majestic SQUIDCO!"-SG, March 14, 2014

• "Your website and the service you provide from it is a real boon for people interested in contemporary, improvised music. The performers you cover enables a clear view regarding the current ethos as well as its history. I'm sure I'm not alone in bearing a deep appreciation for this and the integrity it embraces.!"-PT, March 18, 2014

• "Thank you folks for supporting great music by exceptional artists! And thank you for your great customer service.!"-RC, February 18, 2014

• "EXCELLENCE! VERY happy with cd, it's condition, packaging, and shipping speed!"-RL, February 9, 2014

• "Thanks for the super quick shipping. Disc arrived fine as usual. Until next time!"-RD, February 7, 2014

• "Super fast shipping. This literally went cross-country to me in one weekend-and I didn't even buy the two-day shipping option! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for stocking such great and hard to find music."-SA, January 16, 2014

• "This was a very quick, early delivered, securely packaged and nicely priced transaction of a difficult to find CD. Thank you!!!"-JAO, December 28, 2013

• "Good god you guys are fast!"-DC, December 12, 2013

• "...thank you for awesome, consistent service!"-JL, November 15, 2013

• "Squidco Sales is the best mail order company I have ever dealt with. Great prices, reasonable shipping costs and quick shipping. And they truly only list what they have in stock. A++"-CC, October 26, 2013

• "I'm a new customer and want to let you know I really appreciate the excellent customer service."-D.D. August 3, 2013

• "I received my cd of the Convergence Quarter this afternoon and I am impressed with your service. Fast shipping and extremely well packed. Even a personal thank you from Kevin. Great work folks and the very best to all."-P.M. May 16, 2013

• "Quick delivery from an excellent vendor. Great selection of hard to find music. I have ordered from them in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Excellent seller in every way."-G.H. April 29, 2013

• "Good lawd you guys are fast! My order arrived almost exactly 48 hours after I placed it. And all three products are in excellent condition (as opposed to netflix disc that looks like its been through the laundry). Thanks ! "-P.F. April 4, 2013

• "As always, thanks so much for the careful packing!"-M.W. March 25, 2013

• "You guys are great. Thanks!!"-L.H. March 15, 2013

• "Thanks again for your courtesy and professionalism! Best regards"-E.Q. February 11, 2013

• ":) ...you folks are the best! Respect."-J.L. February 8, 2013

• "Order arrived today. Congratulations on 10 years in business. I appreciate your commitment to distributing interesting and provocative music while providing great service, regardless of the size of the order. Wishing you continued success"-G.G., January 7, 2013

• "Just did first order w/ you. FAST. Having trouble w other online sellers of this backwards, noisy crap so look out for big order soon."-S.H., December 6, 2012

• "Just want to thank you for the quick delivery of my recent order. I just ordered Yatagarasu by Brotzmann, and received it yesterday."-G.R., November 30, 2012

• "Thank you for your response, it's appreciated. I'll take the time to say that you are the best place to shop avant garde music. And more over, your service is impeccable. Long live Squidco."-C.L., August 9, 2012

• "Just a quick note of thanks for getting out my order so quickly, ordered Tuesday, CDs playing in the machine Thursday, again thanks."-W.S., May 3, 2012

• "Gawd you people are some kinda fast down there! My order (Thurs. PM) was found in our mailbox at noon Saturday! Great music, great service-can't be beat! Take care til next month when I can do it again."-P.F., April 30, 2012

• "Thanks for the e-mail. I appreciate the update and also appreciate the nice sale that you had this past weekend. [...] It is really nice to get so much music for so few dollars. Thanks for running a great store."-K.C., April 23, 2012

• "Thank you very much..love all the music you list..very hard to find such material here in Toronto..will continue shopping."-J.K., February 14, 2012

• "These arrived UK today. You provide such a great service, great stock choice and such quick despatch."-M.B., January 26, 2012

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