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August 31, 2018

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• Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen)
• Peter Blegvad
• Bucher/Countryman (w/ Simon Tan/Isla Antinero)
• The Haters
• Alex Jang
• Yoshio Machida
• Machinefabriek
• Cassandra Miller
• Roberto Musci/Giovanni Venosta
• Musicworks Magazine
• Nakama
• Tatsuya Nakatani
• Lance Olsen Austin
• Allen Ravenstine
• Rodrigues/Rodrigues/Melbye/kriton b.
• Vitor Rua & The Metaphysical Angels
• Linda Smith Catlin

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun
(Nakama Records)

Debut album from this Oslo collective quartet of free improvisers led by drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Nilssen-Love Large Unit) with Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Erlend Olderskog Albertsen on double bass, a thoroughly modern band that balances more experimental playing with improv in the European tradition; a strong start.
Squidco Pick

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Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun [VINYL]
(Nakama Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

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Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero): Extremely Live in Manila
(ChapChap Records)

A live concert in Quezon City from the Manila based duo of Rich Countryman on alto saxophone and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, who are joined on one track by acoustic bassist Simon Tan and trombonist Isla Antinero.
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Nakama: Worst Generation
(Nakama Records)

Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.
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Nakama: Worst Generation [VINYL]
(Nakama Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE]

A series of recordings from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's many travels in the US and Canada, both live and in the studio, with solo work and duos with Mark Molnar on cello, Mark Weaver on tuba, Gil Selinger on cello, Bonnie Kane on amplified saxophone and flute, and Rhonda Taylor on baritone saxophone.
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Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.: The Distant Sound Within
(Creative Sources)

Three strings--cello from Guilherme Rodrigues, double bass from Adam Pultz Melbye, and viola from Ernesto Rodrigues--plus harmonium and objects from Kriton Beyer, in a live performance at Kuhlspot Social Club in Berlin, each of the 9 movements a concentrative work named with a three-letter onomatopoeia, as the players draw sound from a mysterious dark distance.
Squidco Pick

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Haters, The: Loud Luggage Booming Baggage [CASSETTE]
(Banned Production)

Hollywood, California-based media artist, writer, and filmmaker GX Jupitter-Larsen's project The Haters in a cassette release of cyclical noise, the title an apt description of the sound, like a baggage compartment on a train in transit as the wheels thunder in metallic rhythm in a trance of thick harmonics.
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Machida, Yoshio: Music From The SYNTHI

The SYNTHI AKS was developed by Electronic Music Studios in 1971, a portable modular synthesizer that used no keys, instead a generative music machine with a matrix patch panel allowing great flexibility in modulation, reverb, effect like delay, and glitch, here in 13 pieces composed by Yoshio Machida layering patterns developed on the SYNTHI.
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Machida, Yoshio: Synthi
(Cyland Audio Archive)

Three tracks from Yoshio Machida's works for the SYNTHI AKS, the 1971 portable modular synthesizer developed by Electronic Music Studios using a generative music machine with a matrix patch panel allowing great flexibility in modulation, reverb, effect like delay, and glitch, in a 7.5" lathe cut vinyl release, numbered in a silk-screened antistatic package.
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Machinefabriek: Engel

Rutger Zuydervelt, AKA Machinefabriek, expanded the existing score for Marta Alstadsaeter & Kim-Jomi Fischer's dance piece "Engel", which is a contemporary piece combining dance and circus acrobatics, the new soundtrack a large work combining rich mirages of electronica, ambient sound, assertive noise, and even a section of Paal Nilessen-Love's drumwork.
Squidco Pick

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Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta: Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition)
(Recommended Records)

A welcome reissue of two 1980s, forward-thinking albums of electronic compositions from Milanese ethnomusicologist composers, sound engineers and performers Giovanni Venosta and Roberto Musci, incorporating exotic field recordings from their world travels into accessibly sophisticated pieces, creating unexpectedly innovative, novel and melodically rich hybrids.
Squidco Pick

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Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]
(Recommended Records)

Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!
Squidco Pick

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Rua, Vitor & The Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough [2 CDs]
(Recommended Records)

Guitarist Vitor Rua (GNR, Telectu) recorded the 15 pieces of this 2-CD set first as a series of overdubbed solo improvisations, using his virtuosic skills to create intriguing and compelling works, which he orchestrated and recorded with the quintet of Hernani Faustino on bass, Luis San Payo on drums, Manuel Guimaraes on organ, Nuno Reis on trumpet, and Paulo Galao on clarinets.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          



Jang, Alex : Momentary Encounters
(Another Timbre)

Four fragile and mostly minimal works by Victoria-based composer Alex Jang, performed by the Apartment House ensemble, with solo pieces by Heather Roche on clarinet + field recordings, one with Cristian Alvear on guitar, an acoustic quintet, and "any three players" designed for any mix of instrumentation, here on melodica, vibraphone & cello.
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Miller, Cassandra : Just So
(Another Timbre)

A disc of extraordinary string works by Canadian composer Cassandra Miller, presenting four string quartets superbly played by the Quatuor Bozzini quartet of Clemens Merkel on violin, Alissa Cheung on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, including the large work "About Bach", awarded the Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music.
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Miller, Cassandra : O Zomer!
(Another Timbre)

Two ensemble works and two solo pieces by Christian Wolff's favourite contemporary composer, Cassandra Miller, who is blazing a very personal trail through the experimental music world, with brilliant performances by Apartment House, Mira Benjamin, Philip Thomas, and Charles Curtis with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov.
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Olsen, Lance Austin : Dark Heart
(Another Timbre)

Four fascinating and detailed compositions from Canadian composer and painter Lance Austin Olsen, each work giving the performers space to collaborate on the results, using graphic scores and Cage-like elements from recordings; performers include Terje Paulsen, Gil Sanson, Ryoko Akama, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Katelyn Clark, Patrick Farmer and Apartment House.
Squidco Pick

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Ravenstine, Allen : Waiting For The Bomb [VINYL]
(Recommended Records)

Many years after Pere Ubu and his work as a pilot, one of the world's most unique synth players, Allen Ravenstine, releases an album of composed works, 18 discrete hybrid miniature sound worlds that blend acoustic, real-world and synthetic sounds in unorthodox ways that elusively twist conventional approaches with unexpected elements and narrative twists.
     Buy      $17.95      Listen          

Smith, Linda Catlin: Wanderer
(Another Timbre)

Eight sophisticated chamber pieces composed by Linda Catlin Smith and realized by the Canadian Apartment House ensemble, including a solo piano performed by Philip Thomas, a piano duo with Thomas and Mark Knoop, and works for percussion & cello, 2 quintet pieces for strings, percussion and winds, and two 7-piece conducted works with two percussionists, strings and brass.
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.
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The Squid's Ear The Squid's Ear is Squidco's companion online magazine, featuring reviews of Squidco items from independent writers.

 Recent Reviews on The Squid's Ear

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

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

Smash & Teeny with John Butcher: Gathering (Spool)

Smash & Teeny with John Butcher:

Matthew Shipp: Symbol Systems (hatOLOGY)

Matthew Shipp:
Symbol Systems

Clara de Asis: Do Nothing (Another Timbre)

Clara de Asis:
Do Nothing
(Another Timbre)

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4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso):
(Creative Sources)

Sean Ali :
My Tongue Crumbles After
(Neither/Nor Records)

Antonis Anissegos / Christos Yermenoglou:
(Creative Sources)

Volcano Hour
(Creative Sources)

Derek Bailey:
Solo Guitar Vol. 2

Derek Bailey / John Tilbury:
Playing with a Dead Person [VINYL]

Derek Bailey / Louis Moholo / Thebe Lipere:
Village Life

Albert Cirera / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso:
Dissection Room
(Creative Sources)

Clinamen Trio :
(Creative Sources)

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 2

Company 91 (Bailey / Lovens / Zorn / Buckethead):
Volume 3

Costa's Acustica, Carlo:
(Neither/Nor Records)

Crank Sturgeon:
Unctuous Pedunce [CASSETTE]
(Banned Production)

Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett):
(Neither/Nor Records)

Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa):
Ohio [CDx2]
(Neither/Nor Records)

Andreas Fulgosi / Carlo Mascolo:
Losca Mio Gulfos
(Creative Sources)

Ikeda / Prevost:
The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass

Isotope Ensemble:
(Creative Sources)

Henry Kaiser / John Oswald:

Peggy Lee :
Echo Painting

Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel:
From Faust
(Creative Sources)

Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zíngaro:
(Creative Sources)

Frantz Loriot :
Reflections on an Introspective Path
(Neither/Nor Records)

Louis Minus XVI:
De Anima [VINYL]

Marker (w/ Ken Vandermark):
Wired For Sound
(Audiographic Records)

Francesco Massaro :
Maniera Nera
(Creative Sources)

Nicole Mitchell :
Maroon Cloud
(FPE Records)

Urlich Mitzlaff :
Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch
(Creative Sources)

Moore / Edwards / Prevost:
Darkened, Yet Shone

Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa):
(Neither/Nor Records)

Rupp Olaf / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.:
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Jardin Carre
(Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies
(Creative Sources)

Paul Rutherford / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Muller / Dylan van der Schyff:
Are We In Diego?

Skerebotte Fatta:
Riders From The Ra
(Creative Sources)

Roger Smith / Neil Metcalfe:
S & M

Sun Ra:
The Early Albums Collection 1957-1963 [4 CDs]

Flin van Hemmen (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik):
Drums of Days
(Neither/Nor Records)

Ken Vandermark (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / / Wooley / Yeh):
Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs]
(Audiographic Records)

Havard Volden / Carlo Costa:
In the Wake
(Neither/Nor Records)

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies
(Neither/Nor Records)

Yes Deer:
Gloss [VINYL]

Otomo Yoshihide / Paal Nilssen-Love:
19th of May, 2016


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