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UPDATE
April 21, 2016
"The hippest thing you can do is not play at all.
Just listen."
-Lennie Tristano

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

910 Noise
A-Musik
Audiographic Records
Aural Terrains
Banned Productions
Bolt
Cryptic Corporation
Edition Wandelweiser Records
EM Records
Greenleaf Music

    
Herbal International
Kontrans
Musicworks
NEOS Music
Relative Pitch
Rune Grammofon
Sub Rosa
Superior Viaduct
Tour de Bras
Trost Records

 
      Creative Artists
    

• AMK
• Audio One
     (Vandermark /
     Adasiewicz /
     Berman /
     Bishop /
     Rempis /
     Williams /
     Mazzarrella /
     Daisy /
     Macri /
     Paulson)
• Tim Blechmann
     /Goh Lee Kwang
• Jaap Blonk
• Peter Brotzmann
     /Fred Hopkins
     /Rashied Ali
• Peter Brotzmann &
     ICI Ensemble
• William S. Burroughs
• John Cage
• Brian Chippendale
     /Mats Gustafsson
     /Massimo Pupillo
• Dave Douglas
     High Risk
• Geraldine Eguiluz
     /Stephane Diamantakiou
• Jono El Grande
• Jurg Frey


      

• Tomas Fujiwara
     /Ben Goldberg
     /Mary Halvorson
• Zbigniew Karkowski
     /Jean-Louis Huhta
     /Lars Akerlund
• Goh Kwang Lee
• LOK 03+1
     (Schlippenbach
     /Takase
     /DJ Illvibe
     /Lovens)
• Rafel Mazur
     /Keir Neuringer
• Szilard Mezei
     Trio
• Jemeel Moondoc
     /Hilliard Greene
• Motorpsycho
• Mr. Stonecipher
• Musicworks
• Takuji Naka
     /Tim Olive
• Michael Pisaro
• The Residents
• Gino Robair
• Marcus Schmickler
     /John Tilbury
• Howard Stelzer
     /Frans De Waard
• John Tilbury
     /Zygmunt Krauze



Squid Bubble




   Jazz & Improvisation

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


A brilliant ensemble of primarily Chicago players led by multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and with a cast including Jason Adasiewicz, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Josh Berman, &c. &c., captured in two fiery live sets at Constellation, Chicago and Sugar Maple, Milwaukee in 2014.
 
Squidco Pick

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


The first release from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic label, and his new band Audio One, a 10-piece ensemble inclduing Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Tim Daisy (drums), Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark on reeds.
 
Squidco Pick

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Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): An International Report [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
 
Squidco Pick

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Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Hopkins / Rashied Ali: Songlines
(Trost Records)


Emphasizing the lyrical aspects of free jazz, the superb trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor sax and taragato, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, recorded this album in 1991, now remastered to bring this exceptional music back to the foreground.
 
Squidco Pick

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Brotzmann, Peter & ICI Ensemble: Beautiful Lies [CD/SACD]
(NEOS Music)


Peter Brotzmann composes and plays with The International Composers and Improvisers (ICI) Ensemble, alternating between the intimacy of contemporary chamber music and the virtuosic brilliance of free improvisation, an excellent example of Brotzmann's prowess as a writer and leader.
 
Squidco Pick

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Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo: Melt [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.
   
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Douglas, Dave High Risk: Dark Territory [VINYL] - Record Store Day Release
(Greenleaf Music)


A collection of new music from the creative electronic-inspired ensemble High Risk headed by NY trumpeter Dave Douglas, exploring the intersection of creative improvisation and modern electronic music production in lyrical and unexpected ways.
 
Squidco Pick

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Eguiluz, Geraldine / Stephane Diamantakiou: Paso Doble
(Tour de Bras)


Since 2012 the free improvising duo of vocalist Geraldine Eguiluz and double bassist Stephane Diamantakiou have worked together, taking themes from the jazz songbook as a starting point for free form improvisations of a fragile and unpredictable nature.
   
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Fujiwara, Tomas / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson: The Out Louds
(Relative Pitch)


The first release from the NY/West Coast trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, and Mary Halvorson on guitar, a collaborative improv of lyrical and nuanced improv, using great skill and sophistication in dialog that takes unexpected twists and turns.
 
Squidco Pick

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LOK 03+1 (Schlippenbach / Takase / DJ Illvibe / Lovens): Signals
(Trost Records)


Percussionist Paul Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Aki Takase (piano), and DJ Illvibe (turntables) for the follow-up to their 2005 debut, here in an extended album of playfully unexpected improv from four masterful players.
 
Squidco Pick

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Mazur, Rafel / Keir Neuringer: Diachronic Paths
(Relative Pitch)


A beautifully evolving set of duos, or "paths" from Philadelphia saxophonist Keir Neuringer and Polish bassis Rafal Mazur, using monumental technique to support a dialog that's technical and intensely focused while remaining lyrically sophisticated and imaginative.
 
Squidco Pick

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Mezei, Szilard Trio: Secret Public
(Aural Terrains)


Serbian violist Szilard Mezei trio with double bassist Ervin Malina and drummer/percussionist Istvan Csik, in two extended works that blend seemingly chaotic approaches to improvisation with subtle and spacious playing, a tremendous achievement.
   
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Moondoc, Jemeel / Hilliard Greene: Cosmic Nickelodeon
(Relative Pitch)


Jemeel Moondoc's third release on New York's Relative Pitch label is this duo with bassist Hilliar Greene, a soulful album of bluesy free playing, Greene's solid finger and bow work anchoring Moondoc for beautiful, informed, quirky and sincerely heartfelt playing.
   
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Schmickler, Marcus / John Tilbury: Timekeepers
(A-Musik)


The second release between legendary AMM pianist John Tilbury and MIMEO member Marcus Schmickler on computer, in a gradual and subtle work that pairs electronic environments to Tilbury's chord progressions, yielding spacious intervals with delicate and mysterious sound.
   
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   Experimental/Electronic

AMK: Wiretap [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)


Legendary sound artist AMK in a 6 track cassette release of sounds performed on records and record players with sources including Elvin Jones, Gary Madeley, Aston Barrestt, Carlton Barrett, Joe Higgs, John B, John Bonham, Keith Moon and Howard Stelzer.
   
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Blechmann, Tim / Goh Lee Kwang: DRONE
(Herbal International)


Recorded at Herbal International headquarters, Finders Art Space in Kuala Lumpur, Tim Bleichman and label founder Goh Lee Kwang reunite for this album of no-input mixer and laptop, an extended work of powerful sound, glitch, and indescribeable sonic environments.
   
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Blonk, Jaap: August Ananke - Eight Meditations on Just Intonations
(Kontrans)


Eight meditations on just intonations from electroacoustic artist and vocalist Jaap Blonk, here focusing on instrumental aspects while creating beautiful environments of serene and shimmering sound.
   
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Karkowski, Zbigniew / Jean-Louis Huhta / Lars Akerlund: A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush: The Last Recordings, Sweden, November 2013 [2 CDs]
(Sub Rosa)


The last recording from sound artist Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013), recording with Jean-Louis Huhta and Lars Akerlund at the EMS Studios in Stockholm for two large works, one a rich and varied work of noise, the other a diverse droning work of confrontational tones.
   
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Kwang, Goh Lee: Innere Freuden / Internal Pleasures
(Herbal International)


The title of this work for a cross-wired analog DJ mixer from Goh Lee Kwang translates to "Internal Pleasures", as he finds unexpected sounds from the noise floor of his equipment, which he develops into 7 untitled sound works of hiss, hum, controlled feedback, and rich sound.
   
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Mr. Stonecipher: The Fleeting EP
(910 Noise)


The solo harsh dream sound project of media and sound artist Ryan Lewis, delving deep into his childhood traumas through sound, which he developed as an outlet and meditative release for the artist using sound.
   
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Naka, Takuji / Tim Olive: The New Attractive
(EM Records)


The magnetic heads on Takuji Naka's cassette decks and Tim Olive's magnetic pickups explain The New "Attractive" aspect of the title, as this duo use pliable metals, analog electronics and a battered spring reverb unit to create a unique journey in sound.
   
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Pisaro, Michael : Hearing Metal 1
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Greg Stuart realizes Michael Pisaro's first and haunting "Hearing Metal" on tam-tam, a large piece of metal which is mic-ed and recorded to create a vast and rich sound when played by bow or hand, here in 3 compositions layering the instrument in combination with sine tones.
   
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Robair, Gino : Two Pieces, Two Decades Apart [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)


Gino Robair recorded this cassette of ham radio in Alaska while on tour with organist Dave Hyatt, taking his feed off the radio of a friendly operator while they listened to an anonymous operator trolling the airwaves and taunting others, over strange whines and radio timbre.
   
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Stelzer, Howard / Frans De Waard: However [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)


A recomposition of sound artists Howard Stelzer and Frans de Waard's album "Pink Pearl", reworked into two extended compositions of throbbing ambience that glacially grows over the life of each compositions.
   
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   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Burroughs, William S. : Call Me Burroughs [VINYL]
(Superior Viaduct)


The recorded debut of William Burroughs reading routines from "Naked Lunch" and "Nova Express", in descriptive, startling, insightful, scathing and ultimately hilarious narratives that use the cut-up method developed by himself and artist Brion Gysin.
   
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El Grande, Jono: Melody of a Muddled Mason
(Rune Grammofon)


Ecclectic rock composer Jono el Grande in a refined album borrowing from prog, Canterbury and RIO forms with references to Frank Zappa, Stravinsky, Magma, Henry Cow and Gentle Giant, creating a superb masterwork of instrumental and vocal rock orchestration.
   
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El Grande, Jono: Melody of a Muddled Mason [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
   
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Motorpsycho: Child of the Future [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)


Repressed for the first time in 5 years, this was originally released in 2009, presenting six trademark Motorpsycho high energy rockers recorded by Steve Albini in his Chicago studio, referencing 60s and 70s rock in thick riffs and a powerful songs.
   
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Residents, The: Please Do Not Steal It!
(Cryptic Corporation)


Created for college radio in an original edition of 1000 copies, this 1979 LP was recorded while The Residents were beginning to get attention, extolling DJs not to steal the LP, which made it all the more theft-worthy; reissued for Record Store Day 2016.
   
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   Compositional

Cage, John: Early Music
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Early compositions from John Cage performed on accordion by Edwin Alexander Buchholz and violin by Joanna Becker, presenting "Dream" (1948); "In a Landscape" (1948); "Six Melodies" (1950); and "Souvenir" (1983).
   
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Frey, Jurg: 24 Worter
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)


Composer Jurg Frey's "Landscape with Words" presents 27 compositions, 24 of which are based on individual words in orchestration with piano and violin, understated and minimal yet sumptuously lyrical and evocative, using space and tension to illustrate each segment.
 
Squidco Pick

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Tilbury, John / Zygmunt Krauze: Grand Tour
(Bolt)


Polish conceptual composer Zygmunt Krauze meets pianist John Tilbury, who studied in Warsaw in the 1960s, and returned in 2015 for a residency; this delicate and beautiful work was recorded at the Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw with 4 pianos and a percussionist.
   
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #124 Spring 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)


The Spring 2016 issue of Canada's best creative music magazine covering composed, improvised and experimental music. Articles include: Juan Camilo Vasquez' Caliope (canto de las abejas); First-Place Winner, Musicworks' 2015 Electronic Music Composition Contest; Jennie Punter; Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's Open-Heart Tunings; Christine Duncan Unleashes the Elements; Guelph Jazz Festival; Ken Waxman; In the Sea. Henry Crabapple Dissappear; Thanos Chrysakis. Above The Hidden Track An Endless Blaze (Aural Terrains).
   
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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.


 

The Artaud Beats :
Logos
(Recommended Records)

Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli):
Good Times in the End Times
(Immediata)

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)

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

Cyro Baptista:
Bluefly
(Tzadik)

Antoine Beuger:
Keine Fernen Mehr
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Antoine Beuger :
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records )

David Bowie:
Blackstar
(Columbia)

John Cage:
Empty Words
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert:
Kathmandu
(FMR)

Kevin Drumm :
The Back Room [VINYL]
(Monotype)

Leif Elggren:
Das Baank [VINYL]
(Fragment Factory)

Dganit Elyakim :
Failing Better
(Aural Terrains)

eRikm:
Doubse Hysterie
(Monotype)

The Ex:
The Ex at The Bimhuis (1991-2015) [2 CDs]
(Ex Records)

Extended Pianos:
Switch On A Dime
(Immediata)

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

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

Jurg Frey:
String Quartet No. 3 / Unhorbare Zeit
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee):
Geste
(Tour de Bras)

Globe Unity Orchestra:
Globe Unity 67/70
(Atavistic)

Ben Goldberg / John Schott / Trevor Dunn:
Almost Never
(Nuscope)

Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ):
Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]
(RogueArt)

Oki Itaru / Leena Circus:
Zanshin
(Improvising Beings)

Tom Johnson:
Counting Keys
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Tom Johnson / Samuel Vriezen :
The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths
(Edition Wandelweiser Records )

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs
(845 Audio)

Martin Kay:
Courtyards
(Herbal International)

Serocki Kazimierz :
Pianophonie
(Bolt)

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

Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio:
The Pity Of It All [VINYL]
(Moserobie Music)

Kuhn / Sewelson / Cleaver / Roland:
Our Earth / Our World
(pfmentum)

Jonas Kullhammar & The New Kids On The Rock:
[VINYL]
(Moserobie Music)

Licht-Akiyama Trios:
Tomorrow Outside Tomorrow
(Editions Mego)

Barbara Majewska Kinga / Emilia Sitarz:
play Franz Schubert Winterreise
(Bolt)

Nacka Forum (Kajfes / Kullhammar / Berthling / Osgood):
We Are The World
(Moserobie Music)

Nacka Forum (Kajfes / Kullhammar / Berthling / Osgood):
We Are The World [VINYL]
(Moserobie Music)

Nigero:
Lunras Negras [CASSETTE]
(Small Scale Music)

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66
(845 Audio)

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

Linda Sharrock Network The:
They Begin To Speak [2CDs]
(Improvising Beings)

Joanna Sokolowska Halszka:
plays Franz Schubert Winterreise
(Bolt)

Howard Stelzer :
The Case Against
(Monotype)

Kamil Szuszkiewicz :
Robot Czarek
(Bolt)

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up:
Old Locks and Irregular Verbs
(Pi Recordings)

Unlimited:
The Sound Within
(FMR)

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

Ken Vandermark / Paal Nilssen-Love:
The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards
(Audiographic Records)

Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark:
All Directions Home
(Audiographic Records / Pleasure of the Text Records)

Richard Youngs :
plays Parallel Winter
(Bolt)

John Zorn:
The Painted Bird
(Tzadik)



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