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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
May 19, 2016
"Can there be a decent society without Art?"
-Chris Cutler

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

845 Audio
Audiographic Records
Aural Terrains
Black Truffle
Edition Wandelweiser Records

Improvising Beings
Long Song Records
Rarenoise Records
Recommended Records

      Creative Artists

• Ambarchi, Oren /
      Kassel Jaeger /
      James Rushford
• The Artaud Beats
• Baby Rap
• Pascal Battus /
• Antoine Beuger
• The Brooklyn Express
     (Fonda /
      Tononi /
      Cavallanti /
      Swell /
• Francois Carrier /
      Michel Lambert
• Dganit Elyakim
• David Fiuczynski
• Frey . Beuger /
      Duo Contour
• Friction
     (Akinobu /
      Minoru /
• Oki Itaru /
      Leena Circus
• Tom Johnson
• Jungle: Mat Walerian /
      Matthew Shipp /
      Hamid Drake


• Kawaguchi /
      Olive /
• Serocki Kazimierz
• Kuhn /
      Sewelson /
      Cleaver /
• Okkyung Lee /
      Bill Orcutt
• Barbara Majewska Kinga
      Emilia Sitarz
• Asiq Nargile
• New Zion Trio &
     Cyro Baptista
• Nova Express Quintet /
      John Zorn
• Emanuele Parrini
• Jorge Queijo /
      Hiroki Chiba /
      Yoshio Machida
• Joanna Sokolowska Halszka
• Howard Stelzer
• Kamil Szuszkiewicz
• Roger Turner /
      Yukihiro Isso
• Ken Vandermark
• Richard Youngs

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Squidco Cost Sale

Sometimes we get the numbers wrong. We try to have the right number of copies for every new release that we sell, to ensure that we have enough stock to satisfy all of our customers, both retail and distribution. But occasionally we end up with too many copies of an album, no matter how great the music is. So this weekend we're reducing the price of 40 titles to our cost! That's the lowest price we can sell at, and each title's prices is selling at less than our distribution price. The albums in this list include some of our most vital labels, including Ambiances Magnetiques, Another Timbre, Ayler, Hot Cup, Balance Point Acoustic, Dancing Wayang, Libra, Hot Cup, ESP, Moserobie, Thirsty Ear, and more. So take a good look at this list of albums. But hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, May 22nd!

Click to See Sale Items

Listed prices are the discounted price. Sale ends Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5). While quantities last. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.


Squidco Used CD Sale

In addition, from now through this weekend all used CDs in our catalog are on sale at 20% off their listed price!

  • Buy 1 or more Used CDs and take 20% off their price.
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   Jazz & Improvisation

Battus, Pascal / Dafne Vicente-Sandoval : [2 CDs]

An intense and dynamic album of unusual electroacoustic improvisation from the duo of Pascal Battus performing on rotating surfaces, styrofoam, paper, plastic objects, and microphones, and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval performing on bassoon, microphones and mixing board.
     Buy      $18.95      Listen          

Brooklyn Express, The (Fonda / Tononi / Cavallanti / Swell / Robertson): No Time Left!
(Long Song Records)

Long time collaborators, Italian saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and drummer Tiziano Tononi, travelled to NYC to record with friends new and old, the results of which are this dynamic free jazz album recorded with Steve Swell (trombone), Herb Robertson (cornet) and Joe Fonda (bass).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert: Kathmandu

Originally intended as a trio recording, when the 3rd player missed the Nepal Jazzmandu Jazz Festival, saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michael Lambert carried on as a duo, these recordings from two sets displaying their impressive "freely melodic" approach to improvised music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Elyakim, Dganit : Failing Better
(Aural Terrains)

Using electronics and voice, composer & sound artist Gtanit Elyakim presents a diverse set of compositions in collaboration with other acoustic, voice and electronic artists, a superb debut for an artist interested in aspects of the human and the digital paradigm.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Fiuczynski, David: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)

Dedicated to both composer Olivier Messiaen and hip-hop record producer J Dilla, David Fiuczynski uses non-Western tuning to show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla's 'flam beats' while referencing Messiaen, Gagaku, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $21.95      Listen          

Itaru, Oki / Leena Circus: Zanshin
(Improvising Beings)

The Leena Circus trio of Antoine Letellier on sax, trumpet & guitar, Nicolas Moulin on guitar, and Guillaume Arbonville on drums, joins with trumpeter Itaru Oki for an album of open-ended and downright psychedelic free improvisation, a superb achievement in creative music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Jungle: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / Hamid Drake: Live at Okuden [2 CDs]

The 2nd LP from Polish multi-wind & reedist Mat Walerian, his 2nd with NY pianist Matthew Shipp, and the 2nd recorded within the live Okuden Concert Series, adding drummer Hamid Drake for an excellent album of free improvisation that flows beautifully from track to track.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs
(845 Audio)

Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Kuhn / Sewelson / Cleaver / Roland: Our Earth / Our World

Multi-reediest Peter Kuhn in a trio with saxophonist Dave Sewelson, bassist Larry Roland, and drummer Gerald Cleaver, performing live at Arts For Arts Our Earth/Our World music series in 2015 for three extended and free improvisations of masterful skill and joy.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Lee, Okkyung / Bill Orcutt: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL]

Two string players who have developed distinctive improvisation styles--cellist Okkyung Lee and guitarist Bil Orcutt--meet for their first encounter at London's Cafe Oto, for an exultant and sophisticated duo showing intense skill and strong conversational powers.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Nargile, Asiq : Yurt Yeri [VINYL]

Nargile Mehtiyeva aka Asiq Nargile, the only female Asiq living and performing in the ethnic Azeri region of Georgia, performs on the long-neck lute, or saz, accompanying herself on voice, in an ecstatic live performance at London's Cafe Oto in 2014.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Nova Express Quintet / John Zorn: Andras: The Book Of Angels Volume 28

The 28th release in John Zorn's Book of Angels series, performing the Masada song books in distinct groupings, brings together the all-star NY group of Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, John Medeski, and Kenny Wollesen for a blend of jazz, Afro-Cuban bop, Exotica, and more.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince
(Long Song Records)

Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Queijo, Jorge / Hiroki Chiba / Yoshio Machida: Luminant

Live recordings of the trio of Yoshio Machida on steelpans and gamelan, Hiroki Chiba on double bass and electronics, and Jorge Queijo on drums & percussion, performing live at Foxhole and Apollo in Tokyo, 2015, free improvisation with Eastern attitudes and European propulsion.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Turner, Roger / Yukihiro Isso: Takanehishigu [VINYL]

UK drummer/percussionist Roger Turner in his first meeting with Japanese Noh flutist Yukihiro Isso, an accomplished improviser who has performed with Cecil Taylor, Peter Brotzmann, John Zorn, &c., for a unique and fascinating conversation bridging two traditions.
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

Vandermark, Ken : Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK]
(Audiographic Records)

2 CDs and a book of photos documenting solo work from Chicago improviser Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax in 4 sites--a house, a cavern, a train trestle, and a skate park--dedicating the performances to important musicians, and to Buster Keaton and Jay Adams.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $39.95      Listen          



Ambarchi, Oren / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford: Pale Calling [VINYL]
(Black Truffle)

The first collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger and James Rushford presents two side-long recordings of slowly cycling electronics, distracted vocal mumbles and often unidentifiable field recordings, a layered and mesmerizing haze of obscured audio stratum.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Baby Rap: Voice Performance By Babies

Amorfon continues their exploration of the "voice" of babies, started with "Kindermusik: Improvised Music by Babies" and expanded here as 14 babies are recorded in a single take, expressing themselves before the learning of language, volume, timbre and speech intervals.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka: plays Franz Schubert Winterreise

Vocalist Joanna Halszka Sokolowska interprets Franz Shubert's "Winterreise", a 19th century work setting the poems of Wilhelm Muller to music, recorded in a single take on a winter night in Warsaw, Poland at the Komuna Theater, a fragile and unique look at this famous work.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Stelzer, Howard : The Case Against

Howard Stelzer's 6th full-length solo album of composed cassette-tape music, using cassette recording made in New England, fed into a complex set of effect processors, to create a steadily enveloping deep-water/deep-space dive of rich, encompassing sound.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Artaud Beats, The: Logos
(Recommended Records)

After performing at Jean-Herve Peron's 2010 Avant Garde Festival, Yumi Hara (keys, violin & voice), Geoff Leigh (winds & electronics), John Greaves (bass & piano) and Chris Cutler (drums & percussion) present their first studio album mixing open-minded composed and improvised music.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Friction (Akinobu / Minoru / Reck): Zone Tripper

Friction, one of the most important and longest running underground bands in Japan, is currently the trio of Reck (bass, guitar & vocals), Iami Akinobu (guitar) and Sato Minoru (drums), in a hard-edged album of original songs and remixes; demanding and powerful modern rock.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

New Zion Trio & Cyro Baptista: Sunshine Seas [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)

The third album from Jamie Saft's New Zion Trio with Brad Jones on bass, Craig Santiago on drums, and Vanessa Saft on vocals, finds the trio joined by percussionist Cyro Baptista for an album of compelling dub and grooves with an upbeat spiritual pulse.
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

Youngs, Richard : plays Parallel Winter

UK guitarist and vocalist Richard Youngs, also on zither, suggested performing his large song work "Parallel Winter" on the first day of his Warszawa tour of Poland, a piece that changes in length based on location and environment, here in an extended and contemplative version.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Beuger, Antoine: Keine Fernen Mehr
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Antoine Beuger introduces this album with a short poem by Amy Lowell in reference to the larkspur, in two discs with 17 tracks on each of Beuger whistling, quietly and with a silence and patience of intense concentration emerging from near silence.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Frey . Beuger / Duo Contour : Duos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

The duo Contour of Stephen Altoff (trumpet) & Lee Forrest Ferguson (percussion) perform Antoine Beuger's "dedekind duos" dedicated to mathematician Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind; and Jurg Frey's "22 Sachelchen" or "small things", 22 focused miniature compositions.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Johnson, Tom: Counting Keys
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

John McAlpine performs composer Tom Johnson's beautiful piano cycle "Counting Keys", using mathematical progressions to create the structure of its 5 movements; plus 8 parts from his "Organ and Silence for Piano"; and two other compositions using mathematical processes.
Squidco Pick

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Kazimierz, Serocki : Pianophonie

Two works for piano and orchestra from Polish composer Kazimierz Serocki, recorded for Polish Radio in Krakow in 1973 with Jerzy Witkowski on piano (Forte e piano) and for Great Polish Radio in Katowice in 1979 with Szablocs Esztenyi on piano ("Pianophonie").
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Majewska, Barbara Kinga / Emilia Sitarz: play Franz Schubert Winterreise

Barbara Kinga Majewska and Emilia Sitarz interpret Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" (Winter Journey), a song cycle of 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller, exposing new tensions and interrelations existing in Schubert's cycle in unexpected and unusual ways.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Szuszkiewicz, Kamil: Robot Czarek

Using saxophone and electronics in unexpected ways, Warszawa composer Kamil Szuszkiewicz's 9 movement "Robot Czarek" is described as a "sound cartoon", using odd punctuation of voice and effected interactive instrumental interjections to tell his libretto's strange tale.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

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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 always see the latest new releases by checking our Just In Stock Section.


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Chris Abrahams / Burkhard Beins:
Instead Of The Sun
(Herbal International)

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
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(Audiographic Records)

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Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins:
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(Mikroton Recordings)

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(Superior Viaduct)

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Jack Harris / Samuel Rodgers:
Primary / Unit 11
(Notice Recordings)

Robin Hayward:
Rubble Master [CASSETTE]

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Stop Time
(Important Records)

Ryan Jewell:
Radio: Vol. 2
(Notice Recordings)

Beat Keller / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff :
11 Microexercises
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Krokofant II
(Rune Grammofon)

Kurt Liedwart / Phil Raymond:
(Mikroton Recordings)

Yoshio Machida:
Steelpan Improvisation Series "i" [VINYL]

Yoshio Machida:
Steelpan Improvisation Series "ro" [VINYL]

Malfatti / Drumm / Capece:
The Volume Surrounding The Task

Miimo 3

Miimo 4

Miimo 5

Norbert Moslang / Ilia Belorukov / Kurt Liedwart:
(Mikroton Recordings)

Ben Owen :
Birds And Water, 1
(Notice Recordings)

Ivo Perelman / Whit Dickey:

Michael Pisaro :
Harmony Series 11 - 16
(Edition Wandelweiser Records )

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Star-Spangled Voltage [VINYL]
(Hot Cars Warp)

Romannis Motte:
Time Sequences
(Anthems Of The Undesirable)

Keith Rowe / Martin Kuchen:
The Bakery
(Mikroton Recordings)

Boguslaw Schaeffer :
Assemblage [2CDs]

Jean Schwarz:
Erda / Suite N [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

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Strom (Gaudenz Badrutt / Christian Muller):
(Mikroton Recordings)

The Sound Within

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