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UPDATE
April 3, 2020

"Things which have a consistent degree of simplicity or complexity
Will usually turn out be less interesting
Than those which work in different ways at different levels."
—Christopher Fox


   Creative Artists

• Sakina Abdou/Barbara Dang/Peter Orins
• Tetuzi Akiyama/Herve Boghossian
• Anticlan (Costa/Amador/Ernsting)
• Martin Archer
• Jean D. L. (w/ Hermant/Ranaldo/Young)
• Bruno Duplant/Pierre Gerard
• Milo Fine/Joseph Damman
• Christopher Fox
• Guillaume Gargaud
• Noah Kaplan Quartet
• Andre Moller O./Christoph Nicolaus/Rasha Ragab
• Weston Olencki
• Polwechsel/Klaus Lang
• Dean Rosenthal
• Urs Schneider Peter
• Oyvind Skarbo/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Kris Davis/Ole Morten Vagan
• Burkhard Stangl/Dieb13
• Patty Waters (w/ Greene/Pavone/Altschul)

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Aural Terrains
Clean Feed
Creative Sources
Discus
Edition Wandelweiser Records

    
ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd
Mikroton Recordings
Self Released
Shhpuma
Tour de Bras

    

     Squidco's Cassette Sale

Cassettes continue to surprise us with the diversity of releases, including jazz, free improv, compositional, conceptual, rock, and downright strange releases. This weekend we're offering our customers the following discounts on our entire cassette collection:

  • Buy any Cassette, Take 10% off it's price.
  • Buy 3 or more Cassettes, Take 20% off their price.

But hurry, because many of these releases are limited, and this sale ends Sunday April 5th at midnight!

In stock items only, items will disappear from store when sold out. Discount applied at checkout time, discounted items are eligible for reward points. Sale ends Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).

Click here to see our Cassette Category!
    





   Jazz & Improvisation

Abdou, Sakina / Barbara Dang / Peter Orins: Lescence / Gmatique
(Tour de Bras)


Three musicians who are active members of the Lille-based collective Muzzix--Peter Orins on drums, Barbara Dang on grand piano, Sakina Abdou on saxophone & recorder--captured live at La Malterie, in Lille, France for two extended improvisations of minimalist conversation using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments; fascinating.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Akiyama, Tetuzi / Herve Boghossian: Suketchi
(Tour de Bras)


Translating to "sketch", the duo of Japanese improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama and French guitarist Hervé Boghossian recorded these sketches in the studio in Marseille, France, seven succinct free improvisations of an open and intuitively lyrical nature performed on acoustic guitars, in a gorgeous album of uniquely spacious interlaced string improvisation.
 
Squidco Pick

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Anticlan (Costa / Amador / Ernsting): Close To The Bone
(Creative Sources)


The second album of open-minded free improvisation of great drive, skill and and experimental determination from the Anticlan trio, a facet of the Albatre trio in the duo of Portuguese saxophonist Hugo Costa and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, along with Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn, Josue Amador, recording in the studio in Rotterdam, 2019.
   
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Archer, Martin : Anthropology Band [2 CDs]
(Discus)


Inspired by the music of 70's Miles Davis electric work, composer and saxophonist Martin Archer presents 15 compositions performed in two parallel sessions over two CDs, the first in a septet that includes Corey Mwamba, Pat Thomas and Dave Sturt, and the second an extended ensemble with brass and wind sections, each bringing distinctive life to these inspired compositions.
 
Squidco Pick

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Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman: Acceptance Of Sorrow
(Aural Terrains)


An album of free improvisations culled from the long-running Minneapolis duo of amplified acoustic guitarist Joseph Damman and multi-instrumentalist Milo fine, recorded in concert at Studio Toile d'Angles in 2018, with Fine performing on percussion, a Bosendorfer imperial piano, B-flat clarinet & marimba, for 8 pieces of explorative and accomplished dialog.
   
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Kaplan, Noah Quartet: Out Of The Hole
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)


West Coast composer and saxophonist Noah Kaplan, associated with Anthony Coleman, David Tronzo, Peter Erskine, Rinde Eckert, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Joe Maneri, &c., here in his 3rd album with his Noah Kaplan Quartet, in a set of original compositions and one standard performed with Joe Morris (guitar), Giacomo Merega (electric bass) & Jason Nazary (drums, electronics).
 
Squidco Pick

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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.
 
Squidco Pick

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Skarbo, Oyvind / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Kris Davis / Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire
(Clean Feed)


A transatlantic all-star quartet of modern improvisers influenced by contemporary compositional music and creative jazz, with pieces from all four players--Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor sax & clarinet, Kris Davis on piano, Ole Morten Vagan on double bass, and Øyvind Skarbø on drums--creating superb modern, unforseeable, and joyful music.
 
Squidco Pick

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Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits
(Mikroton Recordings)


Returning to their duo work together 17 years after their erstwhile records eh, guitarist Burkhard Stangl and turntablist Dieb13 explore and expand the sonic properties of their work in this new "Garden Of Noises", using electronics and recordings of soundscapes from Paris and Montreuil, recorded live at Instants Chavires in France, 2019.
   
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Waters, Patty (w/ Greene / Pavone / Altschul): An Evening In Houston
(Clean Feed)


The distinctively unique voice and unconventional stylings of Patty Waters bring a set of standards and folk songs to a live quartet session in Houston, Texas in 2018 with the stellar backup of Burton Greene on piano, Mario Pavone on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, covering songs by Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole & Hank Williams along with a trio instrumental of Monk's "Off Minor".
   
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   Experimental/Electronic

D. L., Jean (w/ Hermant / Ranaldo / Young): Forays
(Shhpuma)


A set of beautiful electro-acoustic compositions, dream-like and rich in details using sources of acoustic instruments, field recordings, guitar, electronics and voice, organized into hazy and beautiful reflections, with contributions from Margaret Hermant on xylophone & violin, Jeremy Young on electroncis, and Lee Ranaldo providing field recordings and voice.
 
Squidco Pick

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Duplant, Bruno / Pierre Gerard: Soleil Clandestin
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Five "Soleil Clandestin" soundscapes using abstract voice, guitar, electronics, field recordings & percussion from sound artists Bruno Duplant and Pierre Gerard, on the surface peaceful, minimal and using space and silence, but buried inside are disquieting additions through vocal abstractions placed in unusual position to the sound; curious and captivating.
   
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   Compositional

Fox, Christopher : Music For Piano
(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)


Six compositions for solo piano written by English composerb Christopher Fox between 1991 and 2015, performed by Netherlands pianist John Snijders at Abbey Road Studios in London, each work uniquely approached in both writing and performance, each a concept or style that brings something unique to Fox's music while still retaining his voice and character in composition.
   
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Gargaud, Guillaume: Miniatures
(Self Released)


Twenty miniature compositions for acoustic guitar from French composer and improviser Guillaume Gargaud, each under one and a half minutes, the shortest just 53 seconds, each composed in 12 measures creating a lovely reflective and introspective set of abstract melodies, poetic and evocative music from a player dedicated to solo guitar work.
   
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Moller, Andre O. / Christoph Nicolaus / Rasha Ragab: Music For Stone Harps [2CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Christoph Nicolaus began working with the stone harp around 2007, a block of granite with a slanted top that is deeply notched to create fins that resemble a loaf of bread, played by "bowing" the sides with wet hands causing each to vibrate in unique and beautiful tones; this album collects 13 compositions & improvisations performed between 2008 and 2018, in rich and uniquely evocative sound.
 
Squidco Pick

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Olencki, Weston: Solo Works
(Creative Sources)


New York City-based trombonist/composer Weston Olencki, specializing in the performance and production of experimental music & art, presents four compositions for brass instruments exploring a sound-based and psychoacoustic approach to solo performance, applying extended instrument preparations and fundamental principles of sound synthesis to this acoustic medium.
   
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Rosenthal, Dean: Stones/Water/Time/Breath
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


American composer Dean Rosenthal's influential performance piece written in 2012 and performed more than 40 times throughout the world, a site-specific piece for any outside body of water with any number of performers, using stones to create percussive sounds in the water, here in five live performances from Newfoundland to New York to Wilbraham, MA (the composer's hometown).
   
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Schneider, Urs Peter : Klavierwerke 1971 - 2015 [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Four compositions for solo piano from Swiss composer Urs Peter Schneider, founder of Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern, with four accompanying prose pieces with text in German from Schneider himself, Martin Luther, and Ita Wegman; unusual words to accompany Schneider's minimalist works of clear progressions, thoughtful direction and interesting concepts.
   
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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.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


 


Jurg Frey:
Fields, Traces, Clouds
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Mark Hannesson:
Undeclared
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Mark Hannesson / Dante Boon / Anastassis Philippakopoulos :
hannesson.boon.philippakopoulos
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Bin Li :
I Am Also Here
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Dietrich Petzold / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder:
Get Your Own Picture
(Creative Sources)


Polyorchard (David Menestres / Jeb Bishop):
Ink [2 CDs]
(Out & Gone Records)


Kory Reeder:
Love Songs / Duets
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Sivan Silver-Swartz :
Untitled 6
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Rishin Singh :
Out From The Blinding White
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

 


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