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Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver):
Light And Dance [2 CDs] (RogueArt)

A live recording at Instants Chavire's, in Montreuil, France in 2020, and a studio recording 5 days later in Malakoff, France, in the 2nd album from the Judson Trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, Gerald Cleaver on drums & small percussion, the entwining of viola and bass strings propelled with assertive restraint and accent from Cleaver. ... Click to View

All Set (Laubrock / Payen / Tordini / Rainey):
All Set (RogueArt)

Distinctive for the dual reed front line of French saxophonist Stephane Payen on straight alto sax and New York tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, with the spirited rhythm section of double bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Tom Rainey, formed in 2002 through the collectives HASK and F-IRE, finally realized in recordings with this 2019 studio encounter in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France. ... Click to View

Natural Information Society w/ Evan Parker:
Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (AGUIRRE RECORDS)

The first live album from Chicago bassist and guimbri player Joshua Abrams is the 6th Natural Information Society album, captured live in the summer of 2019 at Cafe Oto in London, the core quartet with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium, Mikel Patrick on drums and Jason Stein on bass clarinet joined by UK legend Evan Parker on soprano saxophone for four ecstatic improvisations. ... Click to View

Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Re-Union (RogueArt)

The kind of conversation only two profoundly accomplished jazz artists such as pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker could have, steeped in the history of the creative form and founded on a long history of collaborations between the two, here in four engaging extended dialogs recorded in the studio Sextan in La Fonderie, Malakoff, France. ... Click to View

Evan Parker:
Collected Solos [VINYL 4LP BOX / CASSETTE] (Otoroku)

A limited edition box set of solo Evan Parker, reissuing the 1986 Incus label box of four previous Incus LPs (Saxophone Solos (1976), The Snake Decides (1986), Monoceros (1978), and Six of One (1982)) plus a cassette of previously unreleased material, here in a beautifully produced box with a booklet by Paul Haines signed by Evan Parker, eacg box hand numbered 000/250. ... Click to View

Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet :
Karacho! (Euphorium)

A superb example of European Free Jazz tradition, modern and amazingly creative, from the quintet of pianist Oliver Schwerdt and reedist Peter Brotzmann performing on tenor sax, tarogato & clarinet, with Christian Lillinger on drums & percussion and dual double bassists in John Edwards and John Eckhardt, performing a 50+ minute free masterpiece at club naTo in Liepzig, 2017. ... Click to View

Susan Alcorn Quintet:
Pedernal [VINYL] (Very Good)

An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions. ... Click to View

Susan Alcorn / Phillip Greenlief:
Prism Mirror Lens [VINYL] (Very Good)

A beautifully balanced encounter between Baltimore pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and Bay Area reedist Phillip Greenlief, performing on tenor saxophone & B-flat clarinet, improvising four "colors" as the two span the spectrum from rapid interaction of weaving and pointillistic playing into deeply introspective and ruminating discourse, each the perfect complement for the other. ... Click to View

Fred Frith:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] (Recommended Records)

The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera. ... Click to View

Fred Frith:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] (Recommended Records)

The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter. ... Click to View

Fred Frith:
Stepping Out (Volume 3 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET] (Recommended Records)

The third of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Technology of Tears, Propaganda, Allies, Accidental, The Previous Evening, Happy End Problem, Nowhere, Sideshow, Field Days; Inimitable (previously unreleased). ... Click to View

Roy Campbell / John Dikeman / Raoul van der Weide / Peter Jacquemyn / Klaus Kugel:
When The Time Is Right (577 Records)

Performing at Bimhuis in 2013, the trans-Atlantic quintet of Roy Campbell on trumpet, flugelhorn & flute, John Dikeman on saxophone, Raoul van der Weide on cello & percussion, Peter Jacquemyn on bass & voice and Klaus Kugel on drums, perform an extended, energetic and dynamic set of free improvisation, with intricate melodies and beautifully rich transitions. ... Click to View

Elliott Sharp:
IrRational Music [BOOK] (TerraNova Press)

An insightful look at the history of New York composer, saxophonist and guitarist Elliott Sharp, "Sixteen Pieces in the Shape of a Memoir" as Sharp looks back at his musical influences and approach to playing and composing, with observations on music, art, politics and technology, a fascinating set of essays from a vanguard artist's point of view. ... Click to View

Charles Noyes K. :
Crimes In High Places, Part 1 (zOaR Records)

Known as a percussionist, Bay Area improviser Charles K. Noyes' first part of his Crimes In High Places is performed on electric & resonator guitars plus amplified guqin, expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey in free-form non-idiomatic playing as he works to create a personal language on the instrument, presenting a dark and creatively foreboding vision. ... Click to View

Gerald Cleaver / Devin Gray:
27 Licks (Rataplan Records)

Drummer Gerald Cleaver's significance in NY free jazz can't be understated, and his influence and work with younger generation drummer Devin Gray as a teacher, friend and associate has shaped Gray's work, as heard here in this monumental encounter between the two drummers, a duet that started many years before, playing in the streets of NYC, and now properly captured in the studio. ... Click to View

Devin Gray / Ralph Alessi / Angelica Sanchez:
Melt all the Guns (Rataplan Records)

Recorded in the fall of 2019 as a statement to help expand awareness and work for a future free from gun violence, composed in response to several gun violence incidents, performed at Douglass Recording in Brooklyn with the trio of Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Angelica Sanchez on piano, and Devin Gray on drums and providing the compositions, each title expressing his concern. ... Click to View

Devin Gray / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe :
Cloudsounds Trio (Rataplan Records)

NY drummer Devin Gray provides the compositions for this EP with his Cloudsounds trio of Ingrid Laubrock performing on tenor and soprano saxophones and Corey Smythe on piano, the sophisticated structures leading the improvisers into almost chamber jazz territory, with a light playfulness and warm interaction, Gray's intriguing rhythms shifting and propelling their music. ... Click to View

The Selva + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt):
Barbatrama (Shhpuma)

The Selva trio of Ricardo Jacinto on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Nuno Morao on drums join with Rutger Zuydervelt of Machinefabriek who adds unique electroacoustic transformations to their fusion of free improvisation and hydrid world elements, resulting in this wonderfully dark venture inside a virtual jungle of contrasting darkness and refined acoustic beauty. ... Click to View

Giovanni Di Domenico :
Decay Music n. 4: Downtown Ethnic Music [VINYL] (Die Schachtel)

The fourth release in Die Schachtel's Decay Music series is Italian composer Giovanni Di Domenico's Downtown Ethnic Music, a tapestry of synthetic and acoustic sources in a 4th world/Jon Hassell mode, with rhythms from drummer João Lobo, vocals by Pak Yan Lau and Patshiva CIE women choir, the horns of Ananta Roosens and Jordi Grognard; a gorgeous album of detailed ambience and atmosphere. ... Click to View

Adrian Knight:
Fly By Night [2 CDs] (thanatosis produktion)

A "travelogue" of Swedish composer and songwriter Adrian Knight's guitar explorations, works originally released on his digital-only and now dormant label Pink Pamphlet, drawing from work recorded in his home studio that developed from sketches and experimentation, along with new recordings including one with saxophonist David Lackner; beautifully moody and elegant music. ... Click to View

J/L Duo + Adrian Knight and Frew Elfineh Taha:
Ismalfa [VINYL] (thanatosis produktion)

A cohesive suite in eight parts on dynamics, tone and vocal narration in acoustic jazz from the joining of the 20+ year Swedish duo project J/L Duo of saxophonist Johan Jutterstrom and drummer/percussionist Andreas Hiroui Larsson, Brooklyn-based pianist Adrian Knight and vocalist/lyricist Frew Elfineh Taha (also known under the moniker Black Fist). ... Click to View

Marta Forsberg:
TKAĆ [VINYL] (thanatosis produktion)

Tkać means to weave, as Swedish electroacoustic sound artist Marta Forsberg interwines drones, first through a work of sound and light using frozen and processed violin sounds that slowly shift in minimal repetition; then in a synthetic work exploring darkness, light and colour by means of LED light, fabric, sequins, and minimalistic drone-based electronic music. ... Click to View

Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)

The electroacoustic duo of singer Andrea Silvia Giordano and drummer Nicholas Remondino, working with Pierre Bastien, E-cor Ensemble, Gianluca Verlingieri, Maria Dybbroe and Torstein Lavik Larsen, create uniquely motioned works of decay, deconstruction and destruction, percussion and voice weaving amid unusual sonic sources both abstract and rhythmic. ... Click to View

Yoshio Machida / Cal Lyall:
Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records] (By the Bluest of Seas)

Both members of the Tokyo band SuperDeluxe, drummer Yoshio Mashida performing on steelpan, gamelan and metal-slit drums, and 5-string banjo player Cal Lyall, performing largely on a tabletop guitar setup augmented with electronics, have developed a lovely and relaxed, compelling language of improvisational forms using structural ideas-based on minimal scalar patterns. ... Click to View

Fred Frith:
Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs) (Angelica)

RESTOCKED: Fred Frith's 1999 box set, presenting a large, flexible ensemble project using marked photographs and rules as scores while Frith directs and conducts as well as performing; permanent members are Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins, otherwise the balance of the 44 strong ensemble changes; recordings here are taken from 5 concerts, including the first in 1992 at AngelicA. ... Click to View

Robbie Avenaim / Chris Abrahams / Jim Denley:
Weft (Relative Pitch)

The Australian trio of percussionist Robbie Avenaim, keyboard player Chris Abrahams performing on a Waldorf Q+ Synthesiser and bass flutist Jim Denley, all compatriots in a variety of groupings, in an extended studio improvisation of spacious textures and rapidly understated percussive elements, aptly titled for the weaving and cris-crossing threads on a loom. ... Click to View

Sergio Armaroli / Fritz Hauser:
Angelica (Leo Records)

Performed at the Angelica Contemporary Music Festival in Bologna, Italy in 2019 and recorded with superb fidelity, drummer/percussionist Fritz Hauser joined with xylophonist Sergio Armaroli for an enthralling performance that balances chamber jazz forms with fully free exploration, avant yet embraceable as two interact in exquisite and authoritatively unhurried ways. ... Click to View

John Brennan Wolf:
Nitty Gritty Ditties (Leo Records)

33 songs & instrumentals in 74 minutes performed by Dublin composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist John Wolf Brennan, covering an eclectic and vast cross-section of styles and genres, from composers including Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Lars Hollmer, Tom Waits, Cornelius Cardew, Bela Bartok, Paul McCartney, John McLaughlin, &c. ... Click to View

Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey:
Zip (Leo Records)

Naming each track for the teeth of a different type of zip-fastener (curved, triangular, saggitate, &c) Swiss double bassists Daniel Studer and Peter K. Frey improvise a fascinating set of interlocking and intersecting abstractions, recorded live at at Kronen Galerie, in Zurich as the two celebrated their 20th anniversary as a duo through a series of 10 half-hour concerts. ... Click to View

Christer Bothen :
Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET] (thanatosis produktion)

Swedish contrabass clarinetist Christ Bothen in six extended works, the first and third disks a series of solo works using incredible technique and concentration, the 2nd disc a large work in an ensemble with fellow deep reedists Hans Koch & Per Texas Johansson, double bassist Vilhelm Bromander, pianists Kristine Scholz & Tisha Mukarji, and a spectral narrative from Sofia Jernberg. ... Click to View

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  • July 26, 2021:

    The rapid pace hasn't stopped here, with a wealth of new material flooding our doors. Notable has been the addition of Euphorium Records to our catalog, the last of the titles we're adding expected to be uploaded this week. Also notable is the addition of Elliot Sharp's long-running label ZoAr, which has become notably active over the last year. E# has given us some very good pricing on older releases that I highly recommend checking out, and new releases have arrived just this week. And last, the US distributor for Recommended Records has finally imported more copies of the Fred Frith boxes, which will at last be formally announced on our site this week.

    The EU & The VAT, plus International Economy

    International Customers: this has been a terrible month for collectors around the world, and particularly for those in the EU. The European Union has made the decision to charge VAT on all packages from all countries not in the EU. This requires the difficult challenge of registering, collecting, reporting and sending payments to each EU country, or hiring a broker to handle the accounting and charges. The charge for hiring a broker to a company of our size would essentially remove any profit from our sales, and is not a realistic option. Adding the administrative overhead for registering and reporting would require hiring personnel for that process, and is again unrealistic.

    The options to EU customers are as follows: is collecting the VAT and handling charges to each country on behalf of their sellers. We list a large portion of our catalog there, and you can visit our store at this link.

    We are very disappointed that the EU has no exception for small packages or companies that lack the resources to collect and report on taxes on a global level. It is a loss to the people of the EU that art and culture will be more limited at a time when one would hope that we would be finding ways to be closer, and to share our cultures.

    To make matters more complicated, our International Economy shipper has raised rates significantly, forcing us to increase our rates. The new rates are listed on our Payment & Shipping page. For small packages International Economy is still less expensive than the US Post Office, but the difference is no longer as significant.

    Philz Gets Older:

    I'm turning 60 on July 27 (tomorrow)! To celebrate I'm handing the keys to Squidco over to Carl while I run off to Lisbon for a couple of weeks. The store and distribution will continue to run as it always has, but there will be no email updates the weekends of August 6 and August 13, and no new products hitting the store during that time.

    Squidco Publishing Roundup:

    To end this entry, here are recent updates on Squidco & The Squid's Ear since my last entry. As a reminder, you can see new albums listed as they enter our Just In Stock Section, meaning that we physically have an album and are able to ship it with an order, but that we're not satisfied that we've added all the information we can about that release. You can also see recent restocks of previous items at our Recently Restocked page.

    July 22, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Robbie Avenaim/Chris Abrahams/Jim Denley -Weft [CD] (Relative Pitch)
    Sergio Armaroli/Fritz Hauser -Angelica [CD] (Leo Records)
    John Brennan Wolf -Nitty Gritty Ditties [CD] (Leo Records)
    Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey -Zip [CD] (Leo Records)
    Christer Bothen -Ambrosia [3 CD BOX SET] (thanatosis produktion)
    New Old Luten Quintet -Tumult! [CD] (Euphorium)
    Axel Dorner/Elan Pauer/Christian Lillinger -Dirn Bridge [CD] (Euphorium)
    Tibor Prettschnoder/Neues Leipziger Streichquartett -The Largo And The Lame [CD] (Euphorium)
    Jason Kahn -Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs] (Editions)
    Jean Jones Claude (JC) -Drones - 5th And Tibetan Bowls For Barre [CD] (Kadima)
    Jean Jones Claude (JC) -Give It Your All - Wild Guitar Musings 2 [CDR] (Kadima)
    Jos Smolders -Bagatellen [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)

    July 21, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio - Moon on the Lake (Libra Records) by John Eyles.

    July 20, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Alexey Kruglov/Carolyn Hume/Paul May/Oleg Yudanov -Last Train From Narvskaya [CD] (Leo Records)
    Sergio Armaroli/Giancarlo Schiaffini/Harri Sjostrom -Duos & Trios [CD] (Leo Records)
    Gregg Belisle-Chi -KOI - performing the music of Tim Berne [CD] (Relative Pitch)
    Robert Dick/Nicola L. Hein -Structures of Unreason [CD] (Shhpuma)
    Colonna/Miranda/Spera -N-EST [CD] (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
    Francisco Mela feat. Matthew Shipp/William Parker -Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 [CD] (577 Records)
    Jessica Ackerley/Daniel Carter -Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel [CD] (577 Records)
    Devin Gray/Jessica Pavone/Wendy Eisenberg -Universal Dwellings [CD] (Rataplan Records)
    Melaine Dalibert -Night Blossoms [CD] (elsewhere)
    Pierre Gerard -Pieces Of Apparatus [CD] (A New Wave of Jazz)

    July 20, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Youjin Sung/Simon Rose - Map of Dreams (Creative Sources) by Ken Waxman.

    July 15, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Frisque Concordance (Georg Graewe/John Butcher/ Wilbert De Joode/Mark Sanders) -Distinct Machinery [2 CDs] (Random Acoustics)
    Jauniaux/Charles /Mariage -L'amour [CD] (Ayler)
    Natsuki Tamura -Koki Solo [CD] (Libra)
    Martin Kuchen -Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL] (thanatosis produktion)
    Disquiet (Kurzmann/Brandlmayr/Jernberg/Williamson) -Disquiet [VINYL] (Trost Records)
    Matthias Muller/Ricardo Tejero/Vasco Trilla -Implositions [CDR] (Orbit577)
    Arvind Ganga/Riccardo Marogna -Ballads From The Wrecked Ship [CD] (A New Wave of Jazz)
    Arcane Device -Nodes [CD] (pulsewidth)
    Tucker Dulin/Ben Owen -Cat Guarding Geese [CD] (erstwhile)
    The Mighty Cloud (Dave Quam/Joe Foster) -Especially Songs [CD] (Sacred Realism)
    Iancu Dumitrescu/Ana-Maria Avram -At the GRM Paris (performed by Stephen O'Malley) [CD] (Ideologic Organ)

    July 15, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Mike Cooper / Duck Baker - Cumino In Mia Cucina (Confront Recordings) by Nick Ostrum.

    July 13, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Albert Ayler Trio -New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited [CD] (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)
    Ochs-Robinson Duo -A Civil Right [CD] (ESP-Disk)
    Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm -The Art Spirit [CD] (ESP-Disk)
    Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov -Brooklyn Mischiefs [CD] (Leo Records)
    Brandon Seabrook/Simon Nabatov -Voluptuaries [CD] (Leo Records)
    Keith Rowe -Absence [CD] (erstwhile)
    Alan Wilkinson/Dirk Serries -One In The Eye [2 CDs] (A New Wave of Jazz)
    Sergey Kostyrko/Tim Olive -Rasputitsa [CD] (845 Audio)
    Joakim Forsgren/Andreas Hiroui Larsson featuring David Lackner -Vending Machine [CD] (thanatosis produktion)
    Matthijs Kouw -The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)

    July 13, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: André Gonçalves - Instrumentals (Shhpuma Records) by Thomas Mellish.

    July 12, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Anemochore (Frantz Loriot / Sebastian Strinning / Daniel Studer / Benjamin Brodbeck) - Suites And Seeds (Creative Sources) by Massimo Ricci.

  • July 9, 2021:

    I have been frustrated that this blog is not updated weekly, or even more frequently! However, if you look at our Just In Stock Section you'll see that we have had a wealth of new releases enter our catalog over the last two weeks, so much so that we haven't been able to keep up. Aside from the new releases listed in this week's mailing list, we've added new titles from erstwhile records, Elsewhere Records, A New Wave of Jazz, Rataplan, Leo Records, Thanatosis Produktion, ESP-Disk, Libra, Die Schachtel, Trost, Orbit577 and Euphorium, to name a few. That's kept us extremely busy, and coming up behind those are a number of additional Trost albums, a set of new Kadima, many more Euphoriums, a new Ayler title on ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Ltd, two albums on Relative Pitch, a Jason Kahn LP and book on Editions, twelve new titles on Wandelweiser, several new releases on Creative Sources and the addition of Elliott Sharp's Zoar label, new revived, to our catalog. Phew!

    To keep life interesting, we also just prepared for and dodged a hurricane, the first of the season (Elsa), which blew a bunch of branches around but did no real damage. I did take the time to have a few very large trees removed from near my house, but we were fortunate not to lose any significant time to that event.

    Even more interesting — or perhaps depressing :) — is the imminent advance of my age to the milestone of 60. For those who take the time to read this blog, I will celebrate that in two ways. The first will correspond with the 2nd Record Store Day event of the year, next Saturday, July 17, where we will have some very special Philz Birthday Sale discounts and sale items available. We are also partnering with ezz-thetics by Hat Hut, Ltd to have a signficant discount sale of the majority of the 1000 series, corresponding with the release of the new Ayler New York Eye And Ear Control, Revisited album. Then, after the sales are completed, in the first week of August I will depart for a week in Lisbon, leaving Carl and crew in charge of the store.

    So you can see, it's a busy time with great new music, and the anticipation of wonderful things ahead. With a bit of luck I will have time to actually write about the music that has caught my ears over the last few weeks. In the meantime visit Squidco and The Squid's Ear regularly, where you can watch our activities unfold!

    Squidco Publishing Roundup:

    Here are the recent updates on Squidco & The Squid's Ear since my last entry. As a reminder, you can see new albums listed as they enter our Just In Stock Section, meaning that we physically have an album and are able to ship it with an order, but that we're not satisfied that we've added all the information we can about that release. You can also see recent restocks of previous items at our Recently Restocked page.

    July 9, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Kaze & Ikue Mori - Sand Storm (Libra Records) by Paul Serralheiro.

    July 8, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Linda Smith Catlin/Apartment House -Ballad [CD] (Another Timbre)
    Barbara Feldman Monk -Verses [CD] (Another Timbre)
    Oliver Leith -Me Hollywood [CD] (Another Timbre)
    James Weeks -Summer [CD] (Another Timbre)
    Opening Performance Orchestra Plays Phill Niblock -Four Walls Full Of Sound [CD] (Sub Rosa)
    Hecker/Okkyung Lee -Statistique Synthetique/Teum (the Silvery Slit) [VINYL] (Portraits GRM)
    Will Guthrie/James Rushford -Real Real World [VINYL] (Black Truffle)
    Alvin Curran -The Works [VINYL] (Our Swimmer)
    Michele Bokanowski -Rhapsodia/Battements Solaires [VINYL] (Recollection GRM)
    Lionel Marchetti -La Grande Vallee/Micro-climat [LP] (Recollection GRM)
    News From Babel -Letters Home [VINYL] (ReR Vinyl)
    Williams Burroughs S./Brion Gysin -Williams S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin [VINYL] (Cold Spring Records)

    July 8, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Susan Alcorn Quintet - Pedernal (Relative Pitch) by Thomas Mellish.

    July 6, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Duck Baker (w/ Bailey/Beresford/Dresser/Butcher/Moore/Rudd/Ward/Williamson/Edwards/Noble) -Confabulations [CD] (ESP-Disk)
    Susan Alcorn -The Heart Sutra (Arranged by Janel Leppin) [VINYL] (Ideologic Organ)
    Arcana: Bill Laswell/Tony Williams -Arc of the Testimony [CD] (Mod Reloaded)
    Barry Chabala/Ann Coman -In And Out Of Focus [CD] (Roeba)
    Amirtha Kidambi/Matteo Liberatore -Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Editions)
    Regenorchester XII -Relics [VINYL] (Trost Records)
    Joshua Abrams -Represencing [VINYL] (AGUIRRE RECORDS)
    Comes & Simonis -Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)
    Torsten Papenheim -Hellerau [CD] (Creative Sources)
    Jeremy Baysse -In C [CD] (Creative Sources)
    Ember (Urs Leimgruber/Christian Lillinger/Alexander Schubert/Oliver Schwerdt) -Oullh d'baham` [CD] (Euphorium)

    July 7, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Jean-Marc Foussat / Thomas Lehn - Spielgelungen (Fou Records) by Massimo Ricci.

    July 2, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Cecil Taylor Ensemble -Goetingen [2 CDs] (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
    Tony Oxley/Alan Davie -Elaboration Of Particulars [CD] (Confront)
    The Killing Popes (Steidle/Mobus/Nicholls/Downes/Donkin) -Ego Kills [CD] (Shhpuma)
    Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears (Gallo/Milesi/Bigoni/Black/feat: Lorenzo Corti) -A View Through a Slot [CD] (Clean Feed)
    Luis Lopes Lisbon Berlin Quartet -Sinister Hypnotization [CD] (Clean Feed)
    Pedro Carneiro/Pedro Melo Alves -Bad Company [CD] (Clean Feed)
    Luis Vincente Trio (w/ Goncalo Almeida/Pedro Melo Alves) -Chanting In The Name Of [CD] (Clean Feed)
    Gyan Riley -Silver Lining [CD] (Tzadik)
    Jean-Marc Fousatt -Nouvelles [VINYL 2 LPs + DVD] (Fou Records)
    Jean-Marc Fousatt -Les Vraies Richesses [VINYL + DVD] (Fou Records)
    Bryan Eubanks/Xavier Lopez -Natural Realms [CD] (Sacred Realism)
    Mario Pavone/The Tampa Quartet -Isabella [CD] (Clean Feed)

    July 1, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: AMM (Tilbury / Prevost) - Industria (Matchless) by Brian Olewnick.

    June 29, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Mario Pavone/The Tampa Quartet -Isabella [CD] (Clean Feed)
    Roots Magic (Pololla/De Fabritiis/Tedeschi/Spera) -Take Root Among The Stars [VINYL] (Clean Feed)
    Anthony Pateras -Pseudacusis [CD] (Bocian)
    Ayumi Ishito -The Spacemen Vol. 1 [CD] (577 Records)
    Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni -Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Spirits)
    Tim Olive -Spot of the Foul (total mass retain) [CD] (845 Audio)
    Hprizm -Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL] (577 Records)
    Strings5 -Lost In Labyrinth [CD] (Casco Records)
    Guy-Frank Pellerin/Mattias Boss/Eugenio Sanna -Water Reflections [CD] (FMR)
    subterrene -Coercer [CDR] (Bad Architect Records)
    Stephen Horenstein/Eyal Netzer -Speaking Through The Walls [CD] (Creative Sources)

    June 29, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Cecil Taylor Quintet - Lifting The Bandstand (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)) by Jeph Jerman.

    June 28, 2021: New Review @ The Squid's Ear: Ian Power - Diligence (Edition Wandelweiser) by Brian Olewnick.

    June 24, 2021: New @ Squidco:
    Yuma Uesaka/Marilyn Crispell -Streams [CD] (Not Two)
    Chris Schlarb/Chad Taylor -Time No Changes [VINYL] (Astral Spirits)
    Aaron Novik -Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Spirits)
    Gryphon Rue/Merche Blasco -North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Editions)
    Hprizm -Signs Remixed [CD] (Positive Elevation/577 Records)
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    Daniel Vujanic -Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)
    Matt Weston -Four Lies In The Eavesdrop Business [VINYL 2 LPS] (7272music)


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