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SQUIDCO Email Update + Winter Hat Sale February 16, 2024

     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
February 16, 2024

"Noise is a word for a pool of sounds."
—Franz Hautzinger

   Essential Artists

• Arnold, Martin
• Andrew Bazzicalupo
• Frank Denyer/Octandre Ensemble
• Tom Djll
• +DOG+
• DUOT & ZARM Ensemble
• Isabelle Duthoit/Franz Hautzinger
• Fully Celebrated Orchestra
• Hollow Deck
• [ism] (Pat Thomas/Joel Grip/Aontonin Gerbal)
• Paquet X Landry
• Reid/Edwards/Coudoux
• Star City Survivor
• T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen
• Tamarisk (Carter/Menestres/Weathers)
• Terton (Belogenis/Dunn/Sawyer)
• Vuoto Bersagli (Mascolo/Mongelli/PinMontecalvo)
• Nate Wooley

Squid Bubbles  Essential Labels

577 Records
Another Timbre
Editions Glomar
Editions Verde
Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Love Earth Music

Relative Pitch
Soul City Sounds
Soul On Rice
Tour de Bras
Tripticks Tapes



Squidco Winter Hat Sale

This weekend ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd has authorized us to reduce the price of 90 albums in their 1000 and 1100 series by $12 each on each. That's 84 single CD albums on sale at $6.95 each, 6 double CDs at $7.95!

Click Here to See Winter Hat Sale Items

90 albums at an exceptional price gives our customers a chance to fill in their collection of these important and extraordinary albums of creative improvisation, composition, and the merging of both. A number of these albums have never been on sale before, so take a close look soon as some titles are limited in quantity, and this sale ends Thursday, February 22nd!

In-stock items only. Sold out items will disappear from store. Orders must be placed through our shopping cart. Price shown is discounted price. Sale ends Thursday February 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. While quantities last. Discounted items will not receive Squidco Reward Points.

   New Albums This Week

   Jazz & Improvisation

Bazzicalupo, Andrew: The Ball I Threw Has Not Yet Reached The Ground
(Tour de Bras)

Recording in the studio in Nice, France, guitarist Andrea Bazzicalupo's solo album is a collection of pieces, consisting exclusively of improvisations and instant creations, moving between sonic explorations, melodic textures, experimental material and spontaneous compositions, a well-paced collection of introspective and assertive explorations.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

DUOT & ZARM Ensemble (Cirera / Prats / Zingaro / Alves / Mitzlaff / Rosso): DUOT with Strings
(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The DUOT pairing of Argentinian, Barcelona-based sax player Albert Cirera and Spanish drummer Ramón Prats is joined on their 6th album by the Portuguese string quartet ZARM Ensemble of Carlos Zingaro on violin, David Alves on violin, Ulrich Mitzlaf on cello and Alvaro Rosso on double bass for a dynamic concert at Igreja do Espírito Santo in Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Duthoit, Isabelle / Franz Hautzinger: Dans le Morvan
(Relative Pitch)

French free vocalist Isabelle Duthoit and world traveling improviser and Zeitkratzer trumpeter Franz Hautzinger continue their collaborations at GMEA Centre National de Creation Musicale, in Albi, France to record these 11 unusual duos, using outrageous technique and inexplicable intent to create aberrant accompaniments to your most subtle and frightening dreams.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Fully Celebrated Orchestra (Hobbs / Bynum / Ayers / Gray / Shanko): Sob Story
(Relative Pitch)

Picking up from their last album in 2005, Lapis Exilis, alto saxophonist Jim Hobb's Fully Celebrated Orchestra joyfully returns with a new set of lyrical Hobb's compositions, Timo Shanko still creating a solid bass foundation and Luther Gray taking Django Carranza's place, extending the band with AYCH member Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ian Ayers on guitar.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

[ism] (Pat Thomas / Joel Grip / Aontonin Gerbal): Maua
(577 Records)

Recordings from the Berlin club Au Topsi Pohl where the [ism] piano trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Joel Grip on double bass and Antonin Gerbal on drums played 4-nights in a row, May 18-21, 2022, Thomas performing on a Bösendorfer grand piano, creating an omnipresent and precise sound that drove the band to great heights of interactive, warmly diverse playing.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $16.00      Listen          

Paquet X Landry: Planter du sel
(Tour de Bras)

Alternating between classical and electric guitars, Pascal Landry and François Paquet use a non-traditional broadcast system where the signal from their electric guitars is sent through materials selected by the musicians, creating unique tones and timbres, and providing an interesting visual aspect to their dialogs, captured here in the studio in Beauport, Quebec in 2021.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Reid / Edwards / Coudoux:
(Relative Pitch)

Three innovative cellists at the intersection of improvisation, contemporary compositional and experimental forms — Tomeka Reid from Chicago, Isidora Edwards from Chile and based in London, and Elisabeth Coudoux from Germany — meet in Wiesbaden to record these four multi-layered improvisations merging their unique perspectives with great concentrative expression.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Star City Survivor: Wilderness
(Soul City Sounds)

The follow-up to their debut album, Orbital Decay, finds guitarist Phil Venable and drummer Tommy Jackson delving deeper into their free duo referencing free jazz, ambient, no wave, and other forms of experimental and avant-garde music, their often turbulent dialog inspired by a desire to find hope in the world despite a contemporary period of death and injustice.
     Buy      $12.95      Listen          

Tamarisk (Carter / Menestres / Weathers): House of the People, Property is Theft
(Editions Glomar)

The Tamarisk trio of bassist David Menestres, guitarist Andrew Weathers and vocalist Christina Carter (Charalambides) are heard live at Casa del Popolo, in Montreal and at PIT, in Brooklyn, New York, joined in Brooklyn by flutist Laura Cocks, each performance an extended journey between assertive, cathartic improvisation and introspective rumination.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

Terton (Belogenis / Dunn / Sawyer): Outer, Inner, Secret

In Tibetan Buddhism a terton is a person who is a discoverer of ancient hidden texts or terma, an apt description of the masterful, exploratory free jazz heard in the New York City band Terton of Trevor Dunn on bass, Louie Belogenis on tenor & soprano saxophones and Ryan Sawyer on drums, in ten powerfully assertive studio improvisations.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Vuoto Bersagli (Carlo Mascolo / Giacomo Mongelli / Pino Montecalvo): Vuoto Bersagli

A unique approach to improvisation, the Italian trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone & no-input trombone, Giacomo Mongelli on drums & objects and Pino Montecalvo on trombone & toy junk, use a "Blind Instant Composition" approach to their live studio improvisations, where the players are unable to see each other, forcing close listening & response to their quirky and fascinating conversations.
     Buy      $14.95      Listen          

Wooley, Nate: Moths
(Editions Verde)

Nate Wooley's exquisite improvised composition begins with a musical gesture and four parameters of change from each player--harmonic motion, articulation, extension, & physicality--which directs their "flight" in its slowly evolving pace, creating a varying mosaic of sound, as beautifully rendered by Laura Cocks (flute), Madison Greenstone (clarinet) and Eric Wubbels (keys & voice).
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $14.95      Listen          



Djll, Tom: Thistle
(Soul On Rice)

Using analog computers that "require a lot of real-time intervention to flesh out their neurotic narratives", the typically trumpeter Tom Djll (Grosse Abfahrt) turns his attention to a series of prickly sound works of strange intention and direction, through fourteen works titled like a series of math equations mashed into a dictionary; good weird fun.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          

+DOG+: To Share Forever With You
(Love Earth Music)

Love Earth Music label leader and sound artist Steve Davis' +DOG+ project is joined by a cast of noise and sound artists--Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin--for a mix of rich sonic assaults, collage constructions and possibly some live captures, in an interesting and well-produced collection of diverse approaches to sound.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          

T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen: Personality Chrysler
(Love Earth Music)

A duo recorded in Tokyo in 2019 as a live performance, and through remote collaboration on the internet, between NY sound artist Victoria Shen, who focuses her work on extreme textures and gestural tones, using "chaotic sound" to oppose signal and information to elude traditionally embedded meaning, and Japanese noisician Toshiji Mikawa of Hijokaidan & Incapacitants fame.
     Buy      $8.95      Listen          



Hollow Deck: Over East [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tripticks Tapes)

Straddling quirky folk song and experimental sound collage, the long-running Western Massachusettes duo of fiddler, banjo player & singer Mia Friedman and clarinetist, wind player & sound artist Andy Allen (Guerilla Toss) present an album of observational songs with unusual perspectives and an anything goes approach to the music that surrounds each song; delightful.
     Buy      $9.95      Listen          



Arnold, Martin: Flax
(Another Timbre)

Commissioned in 2020 by pianist Philip Thomas, whose health prevented him from performing the work, Canadian composer Martin Arnold's 79-minute hypnotic solo work for piano emphasizes the keyboard's upper register in slow moving textural melodies influenced by innovative 50's & 60's bop pianists, performed in 2022 at the University of Huddersfield by pianist Kerry Yong.
     Buy      $15.95      Listen          

Denyer, Frank / Octandre Ensemble: Screens
(Another Timbre)

An exceptional collection of works by composer Frank Denyer written between 1973 and 2021, especially the monumental 5-part "Five Views of the Path", performed by the UK Octandre Ensemble led by composer Christian Mason and conductor Jon Hargreaves, which focuses on modern composers with an emphasis on works of timbre and ritual, Denyer's work being an ideal match.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $15.95      Listen          


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 Stay Current With Squidco

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 see the newest additions to our catalog in our Just In Stock Section.

• You can see the latest fully cataloged items in our store by using our New Releases section.

• You can see Recently Restocked items on this page.

• You can ask to have us email you when Upcoming Releases are in stock.


Robert Cahen:
La nef des fous [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

The Cassiber Box redux [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]
(Recommended Records)

Djll / Perkins:
(Artifact Recordings)

(Love Earth Music)

Fred Frith:
Guitar Solos/Fifty [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Week-End Records)

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
With Pats On The Head, Just One Too Few Is Evil, One Too Many Is Good That's All It Is [VINYL 3 LPs]
(Black Truffle)

Impetus Group (Serries / Webster / Verbruggen / Verhoeven / Jackson)):
Density Dots

L'eclipse Nue:
Degradation Bliss [VINYL]
(Love Earth Music)

Catherine Sikora / Susan Alcorn:
(Relative Pitch)

Surplus 1980:
Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]
(Surplus Industries)

Horacio Vaggione :
Schall / Rechant [VINYL]
(Recollection GRM)

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