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UPDATE
January 22, 2015
"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself,
incredible and inconceivable."
-Aaron Copland


Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Another Timbre
Banned Productions
Edition Rz
Eremite
Foom
NEOS Music
NoBusiness

    
Otoroku
PLANAM
Rekem Records
Samadhi Sound
Saturn
Trost Records
Unrock

 
      Creative Artists
    

• Akama, Ryoko /
     Bruno Duplant /
     Dominic Lash
• Billy Bang /
     William Parker
• Sir Bishop Richard /
     Bill Orcutt
• Dave Burrell /
     Steve Swell
• Ted Daniel's
     Energy Module
     (featuring
     Oliver Lake and
      Daniel Carter)
• Decimus
• Aaron Dilloway
• Jamie Drouin &
     Lance Austin Olsen
• Morton Feldman
     played by
     John Tilbury &
     Philip Thomas
• Scott Fields Ensemble


      

• Chris Forsyth /
     Nate Wooley
• Barry Guy
• Ferdinand Kriwet
• Christof Kurzmann
• John Lely played by
     Anton Lukoszevieze
• Tony Malaby /
     Juan Pablo Carletti /
     Christopher Hoffman
• Luigi Nono
• Evan Parker /
     Derek Bailey /
     Han Bennink
• ROIL (Chris Abrahams /
     Mike Majkowski /
     James Waples)
• Schlippenbach Trio
• Solidarity Unit, Inc
• Gunter Sommer Baby
• Sun Ra
• David Sylvian
     (w/ Franz Wright /
     Christian Fennesz)
• Peter Zummo



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Squidco 12th Anniversary Sale

Squidco started business in the beginning of 2003, making January 2015 our 12th anniversary selling amazing, creative, unusual, inexplicable, and wonderful music!

We couldn't be happier to know the thousand of global customers we've sent music to, the hundreds of artist and labels with whom we do business, and the thousand of amazing recordings that we've listed over the years. If the first 12 years was this rewarding, then we can't wait for the next 12!

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But hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, January 25th at midnight!

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   Jazz & Improvisation

Bang, Billy / William Parker: Medicine Buddha
(NoBusiness)


A 2009 concert at The Rubin Museum Of Art, New York, on the 8th May, 2009 from the duo of double bassist William Parker, also performing on shakuhashi, dousn gouni; and the late violinist Billy Bang, also performing on thumb piano; organic and deeply felt dialog.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Burrell, Dave / Steve Swell: Turning Point
(NoBusiness)


The 3rd in a series of 5 suites from pianist Dave Burrell commemorating the people and events of the American Civil War, a mature and passionate work performed in a duo with NY trombonist Steve Swell, performed live at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Daniel's, Ted Energy Module (feat. Oliver Lake and Daniel Carter): Innerconnection
(NoBusiness)


Trumpeter Ted Daniel's Energy Module with Daniel Carter, Oliver Lake, Richard Pierce and Tatsuya Nakamura, a post-bop free improvising quintet from the mid-70s, here in an unreleased studio session showing raw power and superb playing.
   
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

 
Daniel's, Ted Energy Module (feat. Oliver Lake and Daniel Carter): Innerconnection [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)


Vinyl 2 LP edition of the CD listed above.
   
     Buy      $36.95      Listen          

 
Drouin, Jamie & Lance Austin Olsen: Sometimes We All Disappear
(Another Timbre)


A restrained electronic improvisation from the duo of Jamie Drouin on suitcase modular & portable radio, and Lance Austin Olsen on amplified objects and audio cassettes, utlitizing space, isolated and connected events, and the listener's own environment.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Fields, Scott Ensemble: Music For The Radio Program This American Life
(NEOS Music)


Music for the Chicago public radio program "This American Life", with guitarist Scott Fields leading the quartet of Sebastian Gramss on bass, Joao Lobo on percussion, and Scott Roller on cello for 5 extended improvisations.
   
     Buy      $9.95          

 
Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley: Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)


The 3rd collaboration between guitarist Chris Forsyth and trumpeter Nate Wooley following "The Duchess of Oysterville" and "Chocolate Monk", here recording live in concert in Philadelphia for the two part "Evening Rage", creating rich sonic palettes of unexpected sound.
   
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 
Guy, Barry : Five Fizzles for Samuel Beckett [10-inch VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


A limited 10-inch pressing from European Free Improvisation bassist Barry Guy, performing with the ambiance of St. Catherine's Church in Vilnius, Lithuania, using extended techniques and unusual approaches to the instrument that are both remarkable and satisfying.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95          

 
Malaby, Tony / Juan Pablo Carletti / Christopher Hoffman: Nino/Brujo [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Percussionist Juan Pablo Carletti leads a trio with Tony Malaby on sax and Christopher Hoffman on cello, beautifully unfolding jazz that balances light and dark, melodic and free approaches with textural percussive work.
   
     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

 
Parker, Evan / Derek Bailey / Han Bennink: The Topography of the Lungs [VINYL]
(Otoroku)


A much-needed vinyl reissue of the seminal London & European Free Improv trio release from 1970, an amazing album showing the relationships between established jazz forms and the emerging modern language.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 
ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples): Raft Of The Meadows [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)


Free improvisation using the jazz idiom as a jumping off point from the trio of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), bassist Mike Majkowski, and drummer James Waples, superb technical playing with a melodic intent and excellent pacing.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $25.95      Listen          

 
Schlippenbach Trio: First Recordings [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


These 1972 trio recordings of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's Trio with Evan Parker on tenor & soprano sax, and Paul Lovens on drums recording at the Workshop Freie Musik at the Acadamy of the Arts, Berlin, were found in the FMP archives and are issued for the first time ever.
   
     Buy      $22.95      Listen          

 
Solidarity Unit, Inc: Red, Black and Green [VINYL]
(Eremite)


Percussionist Charles "Bobo" Shaw produced this album, which documents what happened at the Black Artists Group Room in St. Louis, MO, on September 18, 1970, the day Jimi Hendrix died, performed in an ensemble with Oliver Lake on sax & flute and Joseph Bowie on trombone.
   
     Buy      $29.95          

 
Sommer, Gunter Baby: Whispering Eurasia
(NEOS Music)


The 1st recording from the ensemble of Akira Ando (bass), Xu Fengxia (guzheng), Gunter Baby Sommer (percussion) and Gunda Gottschalk (violin), draws on the aesthetics of Chinese classical music, Japanese improvisation, American-style jazz, & European free improvisation.
   
     Buy      $9.95          

 
Sun Ra: Discipline 27-II [VINYL]
(Saturn)


The 2nd volume in Sun Ra's "Discipline" series was recorded during the same sessions as 1972's Impulse release "Space Is the Place", with Sun Ra on electronic keyboards and Moog, and a large band including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Akh Tal Ebah, June Tyson, &c.
   
     Buy      $14.95          

 
Sylvian, David (w/ Franz Wright / Christian Fennesz): There's a Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight
(Samadhi Sound)


David Sylvian's long form composition is a collaboration with American Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright, with music performed by Sylvian, Christian Fennesz and John Tilbury in a single long narrated work of insight and remarkable electroacoustic accompaniment.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Zummo, Peter: Lateral Pass [VINYL]
(Foom)


Originally written as the score for the Trisha Brown Dance Company production of the same name, Zummo's "Lateral Pass" features Arthur Russell on amplified cello and vocals, Bill Ruyle and Mustafa Ahmed on percussion, Guy Kluvecsek on accordion, and Zummon on trombone.
   
     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

 




   Experimental/Electronic

Akama, Ryoko / Bruno Duplant / Dominic Lash: Next To Nothing
(Another Timbre)


Four text scores composed by Ryoko Akama and performed by himself on VCS3 synthesizer with Bruno Duplant on percussion & tone generator and Dominic Lash on double bass, clarinet & laptop; four beautifully evolving and carefully paced works.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Decimus: Decimus 4 [VINYL]
(PLANAM)


Founding member of No Neck Blues Band Pat Murano's solo project of abrasive atmospheric aggressions, dark experimental work built from guitar and synth with a curious yet raging undertone.
   
     Buy      $23.95          

 
Dilloway, Aaron: Banned/Bent [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)


Two sides of "Banned" and "Bent" from experimental sound artist Aaron Dilloway, using synthetic and sampled sounds to create a revolving audio excursion of bizarre sonic substance, thickly mysterious and satisfying.
   
     Buy      $5.95          

 




   Rock/R.I.O./Prog

Bishop, Sir Richard / Bill Orcutt: Road Stories (Kali) [VINYL]
(Unrock)


The fist release in Unrock Records' string wringer Saraswati Series is this limited edition LP, presenting one side each from guitarists Bill Orcutt on 4-string guitar for 5 acoustic instrumentals, and Sir Richard Bishop on electric guitar for one extended track.
   
     Buy      $25.95          

 
Kurzmann, Christof: Then & Now [VINYL]
(Trost Records)


Christof Kurzmann has been a part of Extended Versions, The Magic I.D., Made to Break, El Infierno, Trio x 3, &c; this double LP collects unreleased tracks from a diversity of projects with collaborators B. Fleischmann, Ken Vandermark, Robert Wyatt, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Buck, &c. &c.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $27.95          

 




   Compositional

Feldman, Morton played by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas: Two Pianos And Other Pieces 1953-1969 [2 CDs]
(Another Timbre)


"Two Pianos" is one of Morton Feldman's most experimental and radical works, performed here by John Tilbury & Philip Thomas; plus lesser known works including 'Piece for Four Pianos', 'Between Categories', 'False Relationships and the Extended Ending' and 'Two Pieces for Three Pianos'.
 
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $28.95      Listen          

 
Kriwet, Ferdinand : Hortexte Radio Texts Zwei [VINYL 2 LP Picture Discs]
(Edition Rz)


A beautiful 2 picture disc LP and booklet of radio plays (Horspiele) from sound artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet, presenting 6 works including Hortext (radiotext) I, and Rotoradios I & II.
   
     Buy      $51.95          

 
Lely, John played by Anton Lukoszevieze: The Harmonics Of Real Strings
(Another Timbre)


Four realisations of composer John Lely's simple but brilliant composition 'The Harmonics of Real Strings', a very slow glissando along the full length of one bowed string, performed by Anton Lukoszevieze; one realization for each string of the cello.
   
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

 
Nono, Luigi: Seguente [2 CDs]
(Edition Rz)


Reissuing composer Luigi Nono's 1990 Edition Rz LP with the addition of 3 works, presenting 6 remarkable symphonic works combining live electronics and voice, intended to expandg the technical possibilities of sound and the perceptive faculties of the listener.
   
     Buy      $32.95      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.



Ballister:
The Ballister Monologues [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Broken Trap Ensemble (Shelton / Rankin-Parker / Dutton / Pearce):
Upes [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Peter Brotzmann & Jason Adasiewicz:
Mollie's in the Mood [VINYL]
(Bro)

Cornelius Cardew :
Nova Musicha No. 6: Four Principles on Ireland and Other Pieces (1974) [VINYL]
(MiruMir (Cramps))

Philip Corner:
Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades (Improvizations After François Couperin) [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)

Carlo Costa Quartet:
Sediment
(Neither/Nor Records)

Will Guthrie:
Stepped Stoned [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)

Jeph Jerman:
Rundle [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)

Francisco Lopez :
Untitled #274
(Important Records)

Don Nichols / Bryce Beverlin II:
Fortments [3-inch CD]
(Bicephalic)

Sult (Dryer / Heule / Moe / Skaset):
Svimmelhed
(Conrad Sound / Humbler Records ‎)

Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark:
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



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