The Squid's Ear Magazine
August 2012


 
4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter): Different Song - Step Into The Future
4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter):
Different Song - Step Into The Future

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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An unconventional blend of instruments creates different, but captivating, sounds and structures by 4tet, a quartet of Chinese musician Jing (pipa, guqin) and Swiss jazz and free improvisers Wintsch, Oester, and Pfammatter.

Akchote / Foussat / Turner: Acid Rain
Akchote / Foussat / Turner:
Acid Rain

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A burning release mixing free improv and ea forms from the trio of Jean-Marc Foussat (analog Synth), Noel Akchote (guitar) and Roger Turner (drums), recorded in Poitiers at Le Confort Moderne during a recent European tour.

Beuger, Antoine performed by Chabala / Lash / Owen: s'approcher s'eloigner s'absenter
Beuger, Antoine performed by Chabala / Lash / Owen:
s'approcher s'eloigner s'absenter

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Ben Owen (electronics), Barry Chabala (guitar) and Dominic Lash premier Wandelweiser founder Antoine Beuger's work "s'approcher s'eloigner s'absenter" recorded at erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2011 at The Stone, NYC.

Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo: Floating Ice
Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo:
Floating Ice

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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NY bassist Michael Bisio and pianist Matthew Shipp continue their collaborations from their trio work with Whit Dickey in this duo release recorded in the studio, beautiful and amazing telepathic communication.

Bleak House: Dark Poetry
Bleak House:
Dark Poetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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The Norwegian free-improvising trio of prepared pianist Dag-Filip Roaldsnes, alto saxophonist Kim-Erik Pedersen, and percussionist Tore Sandbakken in 14 darkly graceful and succinct works.

Cymerman, Jeremiah: Purification / Dissolution
Cymerman, Jeremiah:
Purification / Dissolution

(5049 Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman's solo work with clarinet, electronics and amplifier is a dark and aggressive work that mutates the potential of the single reed into a monstrous instrument of surprising properties.

Dunietz / Edwards / Noble: Cousin It
Dunietz / Edwards / Noble:
Cousin It

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Israeli pianist Maya Dunietz comes together with British free improvisers John Edwards (bass) and Steve Noble (drums) for a trio record of creative and informed playing, a marvel of power and inventiveness.

Favriou, Fabrice: Phases
Favriou, Fabrice:
Phases

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Six distinct "phases" of entrancing drones performed on an unprepared but slightly damaged harmonium by French improviser Monsieur Favriou, demonstrating the timbral range of the pedal-pumped reed organ.

Hobson's Choice: Of The Waves
Hobson's Choice:
Of The Waves

(Barnyard -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Canada's songwriting Hobson's Choice has developed into a tightly knit ensemble embracing elements of jazz, chamber, and singer-songwriter traditions, with sound-worlds ranging from midnight deep-woods marimba ballads to sunny cicada-sung anthems.

IKB: Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre
IKB:
Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Referencing the work of French artist and composer Yves Klein, this large group of Creative Sources regulars perform the 4 part Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre, a subtle and rich work of acoustic and electronic improvisation.

Uchihashi Kazuhisa And Yoshida Tatsuya: Barisshee
Uchihashi Kazuhisa And Yoshida Tatsuya:
Barisshee

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Magaibutsu drummer Yoshida Tatsuya and Innocence/Altered States guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa in a genre-shifting and inspired duo from two of Japan's most active rock improvisers.

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche
Loriot / Vincent:
Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

MMM Quartet (Frith / Leandre / Leimgruber / Curran): Live At The Metz' Arsenal
MMM Quartet (Frith / Leandre / Leimgruber / Curran):
Live At The Metz' Arsenal

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Master improvisers Joelle Leandre (double bass), Fred Frith (guitar), Alvin Curran (electronics, piano) and Urs Leimgruber (saxophones) in a new quartet for a live, abstract recording that moves at a fast past.

Modirzadeh, Hafez: Post-Chromodal Out!
Modirzadeh, Hafez:
Post-Chromodal Out!

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The next step in Iranian-American saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's quest to create a seamless cross-cultural exchange of musical structures between the Persian dastgah and American jazz.

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
Morris, Joe:
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

(Riti Publishing -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




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Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.

Remote Viewers, The: City of Nets
Remote Viewers, The:
City of Nets

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


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London's Remote Viewers in their 13th release, quoting W.H. Auden in an album of excellent structured improvisation with David Petts, Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch & Adrian Northover (saxes), John Edwards (bass & drums), and Rosa Lynch (keys and percussion).

Rubin / Frangenheim / Smulian: Suite
Rubin / Frangenheim / Smulian:
Suite

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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11 short works and a longer "suite" from the duo of Israeli clarinetist Harold Rubin and German bassist Alexander Frangenheim, with electric bassist Mark Smulian making the group a trio on three tracks.

Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff): The White  Spot
Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff):
The White Spot

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The UK and Vancouver meet for a second release under the Way Out Northwest name - British saxophone master John Butcher with bassist Torsten Muller and drummer Dylan van der Schyff - recording for Sonarchy Radio.

Wolff, Christian / Keith Rowe: ErstLive 010
Wolff, Christian / Keith Rowe:
ErstLive 010

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York School stalwart and John Cage collaborator Christian Wolff met AMM and EA-improvising guitarist Keith Rowe to perform this extended work at erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2011 show in NYC's The Stone.

Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra / Zorn, John: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19
Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra / Zorn, John:
Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 19th volume in the Book of Angels series is led by gimbri player Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz in a primal reading of Zorn's music with Eyal Maoz & Aram Bajakian (guitars) and Kenny Grohowski (drums).

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko: La legende de la pluie
Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko:
La legende de la pluie

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Compositions for synthesizers, electric harp, tabletop guitar, accordion, alto saxophone, percussion and voices performed by Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Zeena PArkins, Danielle Palardy Roger, and Tenko.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries
Silverman, Ken:
Visionaries

(SoundSeer -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Performing on solo electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango and synthesizer, NYC guitarist Ken Silverman dedicates this album to musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Hamza El Din, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, &c.

Various Artists: District of Noise Vol. 5
Various Artists:
District of Noise Vol. 5

(Sonic Circuits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The fifth installment of the District of Noise series featuring a diverse set of experimental noise and electronic artists from the Washington DC area released as part of the 2012 Sonic Circuits Festival.

Rogers / Dunmall: Distant
Rogers / Dunmall:
Distant

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Beautiful tonal improvisation from the duo of Paul Rogers on 7-string bass and Paul Dunmall on soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, intense and thoughtful music from two masters.

Killick: Bull****
Killick:
Bull****

(Solponticello Records -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Killick Hinds plays a custom-made 38 string harp guitar in twelve diverse solo tracks inspired by the pacifist writer Munro Leaf with resonant tones that are at times exciting and others hypnotic.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #2
Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #2

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )


Price: $9.95    




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The second volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano: Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]
Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano:
Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]

(Roaratorio -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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The second release from the duo of Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano, seven pieces from ballads to combustible free playing in an album dedicated to Fred Anderson, Paul Flaherty, Han Bennink, Kidd Jordan, &c.

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries <i>[Used Item]</i>
Silverman, Ken:
Visionaries [Used Item]

(SoundSeer -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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Performing on solo electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango and synthesizer, NYC guitarist Ken Silverman dedicates this album to musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Hamza El Din, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, &c.

Various Artists: Because Tomorrow Comes #3 <i>[Used Item]</i>
Various Artists:
Because Tomorrow Comes #3 [Used Item]

(Because Tomorrow Comes -- Germany )


Price: $8.00    




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The third volume of this excellent German sound magazine and audio CD, 9 artists working in sound art, electroacoustic composition; a "listenable exhibition" of modern compositional approach.

Bailey, Derek: New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs]
Bailey, Derek:
New Sights, Old Sounds [2 CDs]

(Incus -- UK )


Price: $27.95    




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A much-needed reissue of Derek Bailey's 1978 2-CD Japanese release on the Morgue label, the first disc a series of studio improvisations and the second presenting two live performances in Nagoya and Kalavinka.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

Bisio, Michael / Matt Shipp Duo: Floating Ice

Way Out Northwest (John Butcher / Tortsen Mueller / Dylan van der Shyff): The White Spot

Dunietz / Edwards / Noble: Cousin It

Akchote / Foussat / Turner: Acid Rain

Remote Viewers, The: City of Nets

Bleak House: Dark Poetry

Various Artists: District of Noise Vol. 5

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

Silverman, Ken: Visionaries

IKB: Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre

Killick: Bull****

Hobson's Choice: Of The Waves

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