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Squidco & The Squid's Ear
April 17, 2014
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is the fact that when it was done,
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845 Audio
Cien Fuegos
Creative Sources
IRCdiscs / Impressus
Latham / Impressus Records
Laurence Family Records

Recollection GRM
Runningonair Music
Spring Garden Msuic
The Wire
Trost Records

      Creative Artists

• Tetuzi Akiyama,
      Tim Barnes,
      Masafumi Ezaki
• Tim Barnes/
      Toshio Kajiwara/
      Marina Rosenfeld
• Guy Birkin
• Peter Brotzmann
• Franck Condon
• Miro Cosottini/
      Tonino Miano
• Kim Ha-Yang
• Charles Hayward
• Nick Hennies
• Hot Four: Backer/
• Jason Kahn/
      Tim Olive
• John Zorn
• Koch/
• Lean Left


• Jason Lescalleet
• Maria Lucchese/
      Matthias Bauer
• Alvin Lucier/MAZE
• Angus MacLise
• Made to Break
• Tonino Miano/
      Brian Groder
• Tobias Picker
• Jean-Claude Risset
• Rodrigues/
• Stephen Christopher
• Morton Subotnick
• Sun Ra &
      His Arkestra
• Sun Ra &
      His Astro
      Infinity Arkestra
• Vandermark/
      Nilssen-Love Duo
• The Wire
• Wright/Pensado/

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Squidco's 2014 Record Store Day Sale

Saturday, April 19, 2014 is Record Store Day, a day to celebrate record stores and the music they carry! Our retail store is open Saturday with sales and special offers, and online we're offering 10% off ALL new CDs, LPs, Books & Magazines in the store from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday. Used CDs and closeouts will be on sale at 20% off, and the home page will have links to other items reduced by 20% off or more!! Come join us in person or virtually, and help us celebrate our day!

In-stock items only, orders must use our shopping cart. Sale runs from Friday, April 18 at midnight until Saturday, April 19 at midnight EST (GMT-5)

   Jazz & Improvisation

Akiyama, Tetuzi, Tim Barnes, Masafumi Ezaki: Futuro

A surprisingly lyrical yet sparse session from the NY trio of Tetuzi Akiyama on guitar, Tim Barnes on percussion, and Masafumi Ezaki on trumpet, using their instruments in unusual and extended ways.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Barnes, Tim / Toshio Kajiwara / Marina Rosenfeld: A Water's Wake

Available again after a 10 year break, the trio of of drummer and label-leader Tim Barnes with two NY turntablists and electronic artists - Toshio Kajiwara and Marina Rosenfeld - in unusual and unique sonic dialogs.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Brotzmann Trio, Peter: For Adolphe Sax [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)

Reissuing Peter Brotzmann's first album from 1967 on his own BRO label (subsequently reissued by FMP in 1972) in a trio with German bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Sven Ake Johansson.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $29.95      Listen          

Cosottini, Miro / Miano, Tonino: The Inner Life Of Residue
(IRCdiscs / Impressus)

The duo of NY-based pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Mirio Cosottini in a "voyage within where the musicians try to abandon pre-conceived notions of sound and let the past and the present collide to give us clues as to who we are".
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Hot Four: Backer / Stackenas / Williamson / Solberg: Eye of the Moose
(Creative Sources)

The quartet of Andreas Backer on voice, David Stackenas on guitars, Joe Williamson on bass, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion, for open-minded, improvised chamber music focusing on interaction, textures, dynamic variations and timbre.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Jason Kahn / Tim Olive: Two Sunrise
(845 Audio)

The first meetings of Jason Kahn (analog electronic) and Tim Olive (one-string magnetic pickup device) recording in a studio session in Kyoto, 2012 for four eventful and intricately structured works with a distinct developmental momentum.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Koch / Badrutt / Babel: Species-Appropriate Animal Husbandry
(Creative Sources)

Three Swiss improvisers - Hans Koch on bass clarinet, Alexandre Bable on percussion, and Gaudenz Badrutt on electronics - in an inventive and exceptionally well-balanced 7 part suite of tonal work, quick interplay, and extended techniques.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lean Left: Live At Area Sismica

The amazing combination of Ex guitarists Terrie Ex and Andy Moor with drummer Paal Nilssen-love and Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark in their 5th release, a live album from Italy showing the aggressive and exuberantly determined band in excellent form.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Lucchese, Maria / Matthias Bauer: Alchimia Organica
(Creative Sources)

Bassist Matthias Bauer and Maria Lucchese on theremin, zither, didgeridoo, launeddas, oceandrum, and gong, perform free improvisation with Bauer providing a solid melodic foundation which Lucchese punctuates and expands in unique and surprising ways.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Lucier, Alvin / MAZE: (Amsterdam) Memory Space

Composer Lucier's score instructs the players to go to an outside environment and record by any means the sound situations of those environments, then in performance re-create, solely by means of your voices, instruments and memory, those outside sound situations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

MacLise, Angus: Astral Collapse

Experiments in sound from early Velvet Underground member Angus Maclise performing on vocals, prepared tape, cembalum, bells, arp synthesizer and field recordings, joined by Hetty Maclise on organ, piano and autoharp.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Made to Break: Cherchez la Femme
(Trost Records)

The quartet of Ken Vandermark on saxes, Christof Kurzmann on electronics, Devin Hoff on bass and Tim Daisy on drums trace women's influence on contemporary art, especially music, painting and photography, through 3 incredible examples of modern jazz.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.95      Listen          

Made to Break: Cherchez la Femme [VINYL]
(Trost Records)

Vinyl edition of the CD listed above.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          

Miano, Tonino / Brian Groder: FluiDensity
(Latham / Impressus Records)

The duo of pianist Tonino Miano and trumpeter Brian Groder, both NY based, in a sophisticated jazz duo that borrows from melodic, avant and compositional jazz forms in a strong and compelling dialog.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Rodrigues / Chaparreiro / Oliveira: Paris
(Creative Sources)

An excellent dialog using strong dynamics and space from electroacoustic improvisers Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Anotonio Chaparreiro (electric guitar) and Jose Oliveira (percussion).
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Bad And Beautiful [VINYL]

180 gram Saturn reissue of Sun Ra's 1961 recordings at the Choreographers' Workshop in NYC, during a period where Sun Ra started transitioning from big band formats to smaller, freer units, here with John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Ronnie Boykins & Tommy Hunter.
     Buy      $14.95          

Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra: My Brother The Wind

Ra's Astro Infinity Arkestra, a small grouping of John Gilmore, Marshall Allen & Danny Davis, with Ra on 2 Moog synthesizers, playing freer and more experimental music showing the "out" side of Sun Ra as he pushes his players into intergalactic territory.
     Buy      $14.95          

Vandermark / Nilssen-Love Duo: Lightning Over Water [VINYL 2 LPs +7"]
(Laurence Family Records)

Portions of two nights of the long-running duo of saxophonist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love live at the Dragon Club in Poland, 2011, ferocious and intense free playing, packaged in an oversize 2 LP cardboard case with a 7" record.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $44.95      Listen          

Wright, Jack / Pensado / Wright / Lak: Crunch
(Spring Garden Msuic)

The free improvising quartet of Jack Wright on alto and soprano sax with three electronic artists--Andrea Pensado, Stephanie Lak, and Walter Wright--recording in the studio in Philadelphia PA for two extended pieces of unusual character and dynamic.
     Buy      $11.95      Listen          



Birkin, Guy: Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I
(Runningonair Music)

Using Arvo Part's tinntinabuli approach to composition, where two electronic voices work in an arpeggiated relationship to each other, composer Guy Birkin presents 11 compositions that slowly develop beautiful aural environments.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Condon, Franck: Purity Hall
(Runningonair Music)

Musical application of mathematical techniques and visual representation of sound, particularly frequency domain manipulations of sound, from Wim Dehaen a.k.a. Franck Condon, originally from Leuven, Belgium currently residing in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Lescalleet, Jason: Much To My Demise [VINYL]

Sound artist Lescalleet literally decomposes his analog tape sources where pre-recorded reels of tape were buried in soil and encouraged to corrode, then excavated, transferred, and edited to form an apparitional triptych of faded gesture and mood.
     Buy      $19.95      Listen          

Risset, Jean-Claude: Music from Computer [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

Three major compositions from Jean-Claude Risset's unique and innovative work that illustrates the close link sustained between the music and the research from this pioneering figure in the development of computer and technology-based music.
     Buy      $22.95          

Stamper, Stephen Christopher: Echoic [CDr & Download]
(Runningonair Music)

Using a shoebox full of old cassette tapes from friend's recordings, Stamper applied Ulric Neisser's concept of echoic memory, or auditory sensory memory, to extractions from those cassettes, making these rich and powerfully beautiful compositions.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Subotnick, Morton: Silver Apples of the Moon [VINYL]

Morton Subotnicks landmark 1967 album, the first full-scale composition for electronic music written specifically for release as a phonographic album, created at the School of the Arts at New York University using Buchla's modular electronic music system.
     Buy      $19.59          



Hayward, Charles: Smell Of Metal [VINYL 2 12" EPs]

"Smell of Metal" & "Lopside" are from drummer Charles Hayward's 1990 Sub Rosa album "Skew-Whiff-A tribute to Mark Rothko", reissued in 2 EPs where the first 12" presents the original tracks, and the 2nd offering remixes of each track by Maxmillion Dunbar & JD Twitch.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $23.95      Listen          



Ha-Yang, Kim: Threadsuns

Cellist and composer Ha-Yang Kim draws influences from a range of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, noise, improvised music, music from Bali, Korea and South Indian classical music, here in her 2nd Tzadik CD with JACK quartet peforming this 3 part work.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Hennies, Nick: Work

A solo album from Louisville, KY percussionist and composer Nick Hennies, including "Settle" for vibraphone (3 players) and "Expenditures" for vibraphone & ensemble; extended and immersive works of a hypnotic and psychoacoustic nature.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

John Zorn: Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections

Four of John Zorn's compositions for large ensembles performed by Arcana, a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of Maestro David Fulmer
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Picker, Tobias: Invisible Lilacs

NYC composer Tobias Picker presents four powerful and original pieces of chamber music spanning four decades of creative activity (1976-2011), chamber masterworks by one of America's major compositional voices.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          


   Books & Magazines

Wire, The: 362 April 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(The Wire)

Inside the issue: The Ex; Malcom Pointon; Akira Sakata; Collateral Damage Salome Voegelin; Cross Platform Cevdet Erek; Global Ear Rio De Janiero; Bites; Tashi Dorji; Maya Dunietz; Laurence Crane; plus the Wire Tapper CD compilation.
     Buy      $9.95          


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   Recent Reviews

Ingrid Lee:
Mouth To Mouth
(Another Timbre)

Paul Dunmall / Mark Hanslip / Philip Gibbs / Ed Ricart:
Weeping Idols

Squidco Radio broadcast for April 2, 2014

Thomas Heberer and Achim Kaufmann:
(Red Toucan)

Various Artists:
To Live and Shave in L.A. The Grief That Shrieked to Multiply

Kristoff K. Roll / Daunik Lazro:
Chants du Milieu
(Creative Sources)

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Alexius / Hertenstein / Nies / Grammss / eDincise / SeDincise / Bondi:
(Creative Sources)

Altman / Brooks / Mayas:
(Creative Sources)

Blancarte, Tom:
The Shortening Of The Way

Broken Consort:

Burroughs, William S. :
In Dub (Conducted by Dub Spencer & Trance Hill)
(Echo Beach)

Cage, John:
Early Electronic and Tape Music
(Sub Rosa)

Chaton, Anne-James:
Decade [CD & BOOK]

Big Wad Excisions

Crossland / Frangenheim:
Ape Green
(Creative Sources)

Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey:

Davis, George :
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(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Dorner / Willers / Kaufmann:
AAA. Live
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Electric Bird Noise:
Kind Of Black

Feel No Other:
Feel No Other

Garcia, Margarida / Barry Weisblat:

Gate, The:
Destruction of Darkness
(Carrier Records)

Gate, The:
Vomit Dreams
(Heat Retention Records)

Gintas K:
nota demo
(Creative Sources)

Gustafsson, Mats :
Torturing the Saxophone
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander):
Return From The Centre of Earth

Korekyojinn (Yoshida Tatsuya):
Jackson [2014 Remaster] (incl "Kaleidoscope" and "Yes Medley")
(Magaibutsu Limited)

Laddaga, Reinaldo :
Things That A Mutant Needs To Know: More Short And Amazing Stories [BOOK + 2 CDs]

Le Grand Frisson:
(Creative Sources)

Majkowski, Mike :
Why Is There Something Instead Of Nothing [VINYL]

Mazurek, Rob :
Mother Ode
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)


Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson:
Con Gas [2 x 7-inch SINGLES]

Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson:
Sin Gas [CD]

Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson:
Sin Gas [Vinyl]

Nom-Tom (Wright / Genetti / Mueller):
(Spring Garden Music)

PAK & Ron Anderson / Nonoko Yoshida / Tatsuya Yoshida:

Parodi, Claudio:
Heavy Nichel
(Creative Sources)

Peck, Dan:

Rodrigues / Gauguet / Guerreiro:
Early Reflections
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Laurain / Rodrigues / Guerreiro:
(Creative Sources)

Rodrigues / Torres / Bullock / eDincise / SeDincise / Bondi:
Asteres Planetai
(Creative Sources)

Schindler / Harnik:
Empty Pigeonhole
(Creative Sources)

Schindler / Winter:
Form & Material
(Creative Sources)

Schmid, Peter A. / Ned Rothenberg:
En Passant
(Creative Works Records)

Sogawa, Kinya:
Playing Bamboo

Speed, Chris with Chris Tordini / Dave King:
Really OK

Wright / Falesch:
I'd Rather Be A Sparrow
(Spring Garden Music)

Wright / Rainey / Ingalls / Djll:
Signs Of Life
(Spring Garden Music)

Wright / Rainey / Lonberg-Holm / March:
Double Double
(Spring Garden Music)

Wright, Jack:
As Is: Solos From Beirut & Barcelona
(Spring Garden Music)

Wright, Jack / John Nystrom :
Audible Shadows
(Spring Garden Music)

(Erototox Decodings)

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