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UPDATE
July 31, 2020

"To me, the worst thought is stagnation,
And the exciting thing about being a creative musician
Is the idea of continually growing, developing,
Challenging oneself to discover something new."
—Mary Halvorson


   Creative Artists

• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh
• Alva Noto
• Bonjintan (Sakata/O'Rourke/Di Domenico/Yamamoto)
• BROM (Lapshin/Ponomarev/Mikensky/Kurilo)
• Giuliano d'Angiolini
• Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon
• Dustin Laurenzi Snaketime
• Machinefabriek/Anne Bakker
• Master Oogway
• Berangere Maximin
• Matias Riquelme/Fernando Ulzion
• Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm/Macri/Rumback)
• Sun City Girls
• Thumbscrew (Fujiwara/Halvorson/Formanek)
• Toyozumi/Yandsen/Countryman
• Various Artists
    (Guy/Leandre/Mazur/Nilssen-Love/Kaucic/Fernandez/Gustafsson/
    Vandermark/Trzaska/Brotzmann/Swell/Holmlander/Homburger)

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Astral Spirits
ChapChap Records
Cuneiform
KARLRECORDS
Listen! Foundation
Not Two

    
Noton
RIOT SEASON
Rune Grammofon
Trost Records
Twenty One Eighty Two Recording Company
Zoharum

    

    





   Jazz & Improvisation

Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto): Dental Kafka
(Trost Records)


The 2nd release from the Bonjintan quartet led by Akira Sakata on saxophone, clarinet & voice, with Jim O'Rourke on double bass, Giovanni Di Domenico on piano & Hohner pianet, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto on drums, an international grouping with experimental approaches to improvisation and avant music, yielding unusual results of great character, tension and pointed expression.
   
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Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto): Dental Kafka [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
   
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BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Mikensky / Kurilo): Dance With An Idiot [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Raw, raucous and dauntless improvisation from the Russian quartet of Anton Ponomarev on alto saxophone, Dmitry Lapshin on bass guitar, Felix Mikensky on guitar & electronics, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, in 7 passionate collective improvisations with a dark melodic bent with titles like "demon" or "iron hair", plus a twisted take on Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts".
   
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Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon: To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Fully free improvisation from Chicago musicians, electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer/percussionist Tyler Damon, performing live in a concert at Horatio N. May Chapel in 2018, the resonance of the location adding a rich reverberant level to their evolving dialog, building to ecstatic sonic states and releasing to energetically ruminative discourse.
 
Squidco Pick

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Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime: Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)


Originally planned for release in conjunction with their appearance at the 2020 Pitchfork Festival, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime Octet celebrates the theoretical 104th birthday of eccentric NY composer Moondog with 4 tracks intended for his 2019 Snaketime album, performed with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.
   
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Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds
(Rune Grammofon)


The second album from the Norwegian electric jazz quartet of Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Karl Erik Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Heggli Mellem on drums, after their 2018 album The Concert Koan on the Clean Feed label, here in six powerfully thrilling tracks of youthful exuberance and impressive skill.
 
Squidco Pick

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Master Oogway: Earth And Other Worlds [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
 
Squidco Pick

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Riquelme, Matias / Fernando Ulzion: La Trahison Des Mots
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))


Using the natural resonance of the Apodaka church in Alava, Spain, the Bilbao-based experimental improvising duo of cellist Francia Matías Riquelme and saxophonist Fernando Ulzion on soprano and alto, present an introspective and informed set of works titled as iconic jazz compositions, an implication of the impressionist approach their expansive and thoughtful playing invokes.
   
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Stirrup + 6 (Lonberg-Holdm / Macri / Rumback): The Avondale Addition
(Cuneiform)


The Stirrup trio of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) is merged with improvisers from Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra project--Keefe Jackson & Mars Williams on reeds, guitarist Peter Maunu, violist Jen Clare Paulson, trumpeter Russ Johnson & Zoots Houston on electronics -for this compelling structured performance at Elastic Arts.
 
Squidco Pick

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Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project
(Cuneiform)


The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.
 
Squidco Pick

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Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman: Future of Change
(ChapChap Records)


The collaboration of American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman with legendary Japanese free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumim, also performing on Erhu, continues with this outstanding performance at the LIMBO Art Gallery in Makati, Philippines in 2020, joined by Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen for a burning set of free jazz.
 
Squidco Pick

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Various Artists (Barry Guy/Joelle Leandre/Rafal Mazur/Paal Nilssen-Love/Zlatko Kaucic/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson/Ken Vandermark/Mikolaj Trzaska/Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Per Ake Holmlander/Maya Homburger): Not Two... But Twenty [5 CDs in Wooden Box]
(Not Two)


Not Two Records celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a festival in Wlen, Poland, inviting 13 of the finest European & US improvisers--Guy, Leandre, Mazur, Nilssen-Love, Kaucic, Fernandez, Gustafsson, Vandermark, Trzaska, Brotzmann, Swell, Holmlander, & Homburg--performing in configurations from duo to quintet, released in a limited 5-CD wooden box set.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Experimental/Electronic

Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 4
(Noton)


The 4th of 5 Xerox releases from electronic and sound composer Carsten Nicolai, based on the concept of digital replication of source material, Nicolai replicates his recordings and utilizes their changes, in Volume 4 creating melodic ambient works, warm tones that are colored and affected by subtle texture, creating a beautiful set of 14 cinematic expressions.
 
Squidco Pick

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Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 4 [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Noton)


Vinyl 2-LP edition of the CD listed above.
 
Squidco Pick

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Machinefabriek / Anne Bakker: Short Scenes
(Zoharum)


While developing a soundtrack with violinist and violist Anne Bakker, Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek, began editing a series of Bakker's improvisations, creating new works from those recordings by layering them into succinct short works or "scenes"--twenty of them in the end--that he sequenced into this album of confidently dramatic and delicately beautiful episodes.
   
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Maximin, Berangere: Land of Waves [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
(KARLRECORDS)


The sixth album of embraceable electroacoustic and acousmatic French composer Bérangère Maximin, whose work with Ina-GRM, Stockholm's EMS points to her extraordinary skills in organize other-worldly sound, imbued with her ability to create warmly embraceable works with mystery amongst propelling rhythm, here exploring recordings from city parks & abandoned properties.
 
Squidco Pick

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   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh : Chosen Star Child's Confession
(RIOT SEASON)


The Japanese space rock collective Acid Mothers Temple led by Makoto Kawabata & Hiroshi Higashi, reformed in 2015 with new members and here featuring Henry Cow wind player Geoff Leigh on flute and sax, take on a free-form and sometimes mellower psychedelia as the band dips in and out of our space, dimension, and time while re-imagining the best of kraut/prog/spacerock.
   
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh : Chosen Star Child's Confession [VINYL]
(RIOT SEASON)


Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
   
     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

 
Sun City Girls: Live at the Sky Church - September 3rd, 2004 [VINYL LP & DVD]
(Twenty One Eighty Two Recording Company)


A 2004 live performance in LP and DVD from the experimental, irreverent and twisted rock trio Sun City Girls performing at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, from strange songs of weird, blunt or vulgar intent to experimental cutups--an unorthodox exorcism in sound--all presented with bizarre theatrical accompaniment as documented on the accompanying DVD.
   
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   Compositional

d'Angiolini, Giuliano: Antifona
(Another Timbre)


Another Timbre's second CD of chamber works by the Paris-based Italian composer Giuliano d'Angiolini: Four pieces - ensemble works performed by Apartment House and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, a duo for flute and piano, and a piece for solo piano played by the composer, all performed at the 2018 Angelica festival in Bologna Italy.
   
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Pedro Alves Melo (Johnson / Nunes / Dionisio / Risser / Dresser / Moieme / Alves):
In Igma
(Clean Feed)


Conny Bauer / Matthias Bauer / Dag Magnus Narvesen:
The Gift [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Adam Caine Quartet, feat Adam Lane / Bob Lanzetti / Billy Mintz:
Transmissions
(NoBusiness)


Lynn Cassiers (w/ der Werf / Vermeulen / Dumoulin / Cabras / Patrman):
Yun
(Clean Feed)


Vincent Chancey / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith:
The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Cliff Trio (Pandelis Karayorgis / Damon Smith / Eric Rosenthal):
Precipice
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))


Rhodri Davies:
Telyn Rawn
(Amgen Records)


DUX Orchestra (Dave Sewelson / Mats Gustafsson / Susie Ibarra / Will Connell Jr. / Dave Hofstra / Walter "Sweet" Perkins / JC Morrison):
Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Klaus Filip / Moe Kamura:
Passagein
(Winds Measure)


Magnus Granberg / Skogen:
Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost
(Another Timbre)


Tyler Higgins (w/ Monticello / Stevens):
Broken Blues
(Shhpuma)


Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann / Jan Roder / Willi Kellers):
Some More Jazz [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Quin Kirchner:
The Shadows and The Light [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits)


Martin Kuchen / Landaeus Trio (w/ Lanaeus / Nilsson / Aman):
Mind The Gap Of Silence
(Clean Feed)


Machinefabriek:
Amalgaam
(Zoharum)


Machinefabriek:
Wendingen (selected remixes 2005-2015)
(Zoharum)


Don Malfon / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy:
Mutations
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))


Larry Ochs / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton):
Continental Drift
(Clean Feed)


Takamitsu Ohta:
Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure)


Evan Parker / RGG:
Live@Alchemia
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))


Anton Ponomarev Trio (w/ Per Ole Jorgens / Dmitri Lapshin):
Dodsdromen
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))


Tomeka Reid Quartet:
Old New
(Cuneiform)


Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera):
Take Root Among The Stars
(Clean Feed)


Nicolas Snyder:
Temporary Places
(Shhpuma)


Steve Swell (w / Cyrille / Hwang / Bart / Lonberg-Holm / Boston):
The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille
(Not Two)


Chad Taylor Trio (Feat Brian Settles / Neil Podgurski):
The Daily Biological
(Cuneiform)


Threadbare (Jason Stein / Ben Cruz / Emerson Hunton):
Silver Dollar
(NoBusiness)


Dimos Vryzas:
Really Short And Tonal
(Creative Sources)


Who Trio (Wintsch / Hemingway / Oester):
Strell
(Clean Feed)


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