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Dear web customers:

AS OF DECEMBER 6 2014, RECKLESS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL ORDER OPERATIONS.

There are a number of factors that are complicating our ability to properly run the mail order operations and we have chosen to suspend operations for the time being. We are in the process of major repairs at one location and we will be moving another location to a new building in the coming months. These projects are making web sales untenable.

The website will still show our catalog of in-stock items but we WILL NOT SHIP ORDERS. The shopping cart will be disabled and WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ORDERS VIA TELEPHONE FOR SHIPMENT, EITHER. We are sorry, we know we have a lot of great regular customers but we have to maintain this as a hard and fast rule.

We will make sure all previous orders have been fullfilled and any lingering questions addressed.

We will still sell GIFT CERTIFICATES for use in the shops, but they will not be redeemable online. We will refund anyone with a gift certificate who is unable to come into one of our shops in person.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to be back up and running some time next year after the dust (literally!) settles.

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If you do not see it on the list, it is gone. We have been known to get some titles back in, either from distributors or customer returns so it cannot hurt to check back once in a while. You never know what may show back up.


Ant'lrd
Sunnup
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Baro
Mr. Blanton kicks off his shoes and stretches out on this one. Six new longform "imaginary landscapes" to envelop your head in. Blanton has really taken his time with this one, stretching samples into morphing clouds of pure emotion. You can sleep TO it, but don't sleep ON this one.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
NCS $4.99

Various
Skyward Territories (2cs)
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Baro
KYLE LANDSTRA/GARDENER/DIFFERENCE CLOUDS/VILLAGES The BARO boys bring you their biggest release to date, almost 80 minutes of the finest skyjams from Chicago and Asheville's finest etheral architects. Kyle Landstra lends his dramatic sequenced digital synthesizer tones ala STEVE ROACH. Gardener brings us further upwards with analog kosmische vibes, not unlike BITCHIN BAJAS. Tape 2 starts with Bathetic veteran DIFFERENCE CLOUDS's futuristic OST vibes, could be an alternate soundtrack to AKIRA or BLADE RUNNER. VILLAGES brings us back down to earth with dense clouds of prepared piano & strings, kind of like STEVE REICH on ludes. Mastered by Odd Nosdam & HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
NCS $11.99

Harm's Way
Rust (die-cut Outer Sleeve) (clear "rust" Vinyl, W/ Download)
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Deathwish
2015 album from Chicago's HARM'S WAY shows what can happen if a band sticks it out long enough to grow & morph into something unique but familiar. These guys started as a fast-as-fuck hardcore/grind band, got more deliberate in their approach & now have fully formed into a lumbering, electronics-tinged hardcore beast. The mechanical theme of "Rust" hits on every level. The music is still hardcore, but its exactness is machine-like in execution & the atmosphere is weighty in & of itself. This is the band's debut for the Deathwish label, once again proving that Deathwish knows how to pick 'em. Recorded by ANDY NELSON at Bricktop Studio & VERY VERY VERY REOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Jesso Jr, Tobias
Goon (w/ Download)
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True Panther
'Goon' is the 2015 debut album from Canadian singer-songwriter TOBIAS JESSO JR. This album is imbued with honesty and sincerity. The '70s production captures an intimate feeling that may appeal to fans of FATHER JOHN MISTY or JESSO's former outfit, GIRLS.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Hansard, Glen
It Was Triumph We Once Proposed Songs Of Jason Molina (w/ Download)
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Overcoat
5 SONGS: OHIA tracks performed in tribute to JASON MOLINA, by friend & colleague GLEN HANASARD of the SWELL SEASON...
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

Do Nascimento, Fabiano
Danca Dos Tempos (w/ Download)
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Now Again
Now Again Records debut for FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO, a Brazilian born guitarist who combines his native sound with -- as you might have guessed with this LP being on Now Again -- a funky flavor. Beautiful.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

Butler, Will
Policy (w/ Download)
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Merge
WILL BUTLER from ARCADE FIRE (younger brother to lead singer Win Butler) brings us his debut solo album. You'll recognize Will as the multi-instrumentalist (guitar, synth, clarinet, back up vocals) for ARCADE FIRE with a manic power electric enough to carry his own. He has a contagious energy in his voice, at times he's smooth and at times he's wild. And to match, the music takes a few different directions throughout "Policy" as well. A couple tracks are a bluesy rock n roll, others give us a more electronic pop vibe, and then there's one or two with BUTLER giving us his crooner voice next to piano. Lucky for him he can actually pull off all the varying sounds. It's an impressive debut worth a few repeat listens. And for the die hard ARCADE FIRE fan, don't worry, that influence is still kicking around in Butler's music.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Heems
Eat Pray Thug
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Megaforce
First solo album from a member of the now-defunct DAS RACIST comes in the form of HEEMS' "Eat Pray Thug." HEEMS' dense & sometimes-funny flow is right on point & often poignant over DAS RACIST-y, bass-heavy beats.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $13.99

Various Artists
Hypnotic Cajun & Obscure Zydeco 2 (silk-screened Sleeve W/ Poster)
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Moi J'Connais
The first volume of Moi J'Connais "Hypnotic Cajun & Obscure Zydeco" was a big success & it's been a long five years since that 1st release. The label has dug even deeper into the musical history of Southern Louisiana & some of these tracks are being released on vinyl for the first time. This is a great introduction to the rich world of Cajun & Zydeco music.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $22.99

No Age
Weirdo Rippers (reissue) (w/ Download)
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Fat Cat
First U.S. pressing of this 2007 album from these spazzy art rockers.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $14.99

Moon Duo
Shadow Of The Sun (w/ Bonus 7") (ltd. Ed. Red Vinyl)
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Sacred Bones
MOON DUO Ripley Johnson & Sanae Yamada are back with a new one for 2015 & technically they're not a duo on this one as they've brought in drummer John Jeffrey. Repetition is still the name of game on "Shadow of the Sun" though things seem a little more sugary & bubblegum this time. A few of the songs even remind us of early B52s. Fans of their other stuff, WOODEN SHJIPS, SUICIDE, HAWKWIND, STOOGES etc... will be pleased. Limited edition red vinyl w/ bonus 7".
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $15.99

Tusques, Francois & Don Cherry
La Maison Fille Du Soleil (imp, 2 Trks)
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Cacophonic
2015 repress of a very rare private press 7" that unites two leading lights of French and American free jazz. Originally made to accompany a 1964 exhibitiion in Naples.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $13.99

Purity Ring
Another Eternity (clear Vinyl, W/ Download)
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4AD
Megan James & Corin Roddick aka PURITY RING return their sophomore album. "Shrines" was a massive success & seemed to fill a void felt by many waiting for a new GRIMES album. This album is a much more straight ahead, mainstream pop record & it's easy to imagine a few of these tunes being legit hits or maybe turning up on movie or tv soundtrack in the next few years. Fans of their first album & forward thinking electronic pop will not be disappointed. Limited edition clear vinyl pressing.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Russell, Arthur
Calling Out Of Context (2lp)
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Audika
Yes, perhaps the Soul Jazz collection "World Of Arthur Russell" was not for people ready to go back to the Garage or the Loft, with its steady concentration of disco cuts. However, this collection on AUDIKA is just another world of RUSSELL's vast work. Here are 12 tracks never before released (coming from two scrapped albums, "Corn" and another for Rough Trade, that RUSSELL could not finish at the time of passing in 1992). This is the bridge between his "World of Echo" album and say "In the Light of The Miracle" single; there's beats that are dancey at points, but the focus on cello and voice here are so somber and depressing that its hypnotic detail and emotional release make it one of the saddest records ever recorded (especially when you take into account the last months of Russell's life). Once again, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $29.99

Eleh
Homage (3cd) Homage To The Square Wave/ Sine Wave...
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Important
For the first time on CD is ELEH's 'Homage' series, containing 'Homage to the Square Wave', '...Sine Wave', and '...Pointed Waveforms'. This has been remastered, capturing certain frequencies that couldn't be cut on LP. ELEH uses his austere approach to explore minimalism without the interference of white noise.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $36.99

Shore, Howard
Scanners / Brood (180grm, Soundtrack) (colored Vinyl)
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Mondo
This is the first ever vinyl release for Howard Shore's scores for the legendary horror/sci-fi films by David Cronenberg "Scanners" & "The Brood". Heavily orchestrated themes that worked so well with the films in the style of Hitchcock/Herrmann. RECOMMENDED. Limited edition on colored vinyl.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $33.99

Elfman, Danny
Batman: The Animated Series (soundtrack) Die-cut 12"
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Mondo
Limited edition 12" featuring Danny Elfman's score for the Batman animated series. The record is die-cut in the shape of the Bat Signal.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $29.99

Various Artist
Ultra High Frequencies (2lp, Die-cut) Chicago Party (w/ Dvd)
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Numero Group
If you lived in Chicago in 1982, you might remember a wacky & bizarre TV show called "The Chicago Party" that played for about 6 months or so. The death knell of disco had already been rung, but many people were still holding on for dear life & this show celebrated those post-disco sounds & also featured magic tricks & video effects & plenty of fat ties & big collars. Numero once again celebrates a nearly forgotten side of Chicago music history with this collection of rare, mostly self-released singles by artists featured on "The Chicago Party", some previously unreleased music & a 100 minute DVD video 'mixtape' of the show.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Beausoleil, Bobby
Orb
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Black Moss
Iinitially released as a "private press" CD-R, this 2001 album is the proper follow-up to BEAUSOLEIL's masterful "Lucifer Rising" soundtrack. "Orb" is inspired by -- and brings to mind -- Indian imagery. Two sides of synth-heavy tracks laced with percussion.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Hein, Kevin
Zonescaping (w/sticker)
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Self
Chicago-based ambient artist KEVIN HEIN is quickly becoming a mystic of sublime frequencies. On his third release "Zonescaping," waves of lo-fi reverb weave in and out of intricate synth and guitar. Absolute beauty emerges around every corner, with multiple listens unlocking new parts to love. It's the kind of music that makes you "feel"- the kind of music where you find yourself effortlessly escaping to another world, floating and dancing from one "zone" to the next. Let's put it this way, if you like the COCTEAU TWINS, you'll love this. HEIN comes very close to hitting that same aura (minus Elizabeth Fraser's vocal). Enough said, right? This comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from the Reckless crew.
Available at: All Stores
NCS $4.99

Inquisition
Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan (2lp, 2015 Reissue, 45rpm)
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Season of Mist
2015 reissue of INQUISITIONS legendary second album from 2002! Majestic is right . . . this is about as epic as blasting, two-piece black metal can get. Fans of MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL, IMMORTAL, etc get this! These Season of Mist reissues feature all-new artwork.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $25.99

Torche
Restarter (w/ Download)
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Relapse
2015 album from the unstoppable TORCHE! These guys seem to be bouncing between doing FLOOR reunion stuff & TORCHE, but their vision has not wavered in the slightest. Listening to "Restarter," all we can think is that, "This could have been HELMET . . ." But thankfully we have TORCHE & their bottom heavy, melodic jams in the same ballpark as earlier BARONESS or even HELMET, but with a punk spirit that cannot be suppressed. This'll perk your ears up! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Bedemon
Child Of Darkness (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Demo recordings from the 1970s band BEDEMON, which features three original members of doom legends PENTAGRAM, including vocalist BOBBY LIEBLING. Sabbath-y doom for occult completists.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Human Remains
Using Sickness As A Hero (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Possible the most underrated technical metal band EVER, these guys set the bar super high and no one seems to know it. Only six songs long, HUMAN REMAINS managed to fit about 1000 riffs in a very small amount of time. Tons of blasts, weird beeps and boops, and the best use of two seven-string guitars since the dawn of time to present day, this is a complete classic. GET THIS RIGHT NOW!!! Oh yeah...members went on to be in other great bands like DEADGUY, DISCORDANCE AXIS, and BURNT BY THE SUN. Art by Wes Bencoster. ***FIRST TIME ON VINYL! B-side has the "Using Sickness" demos.***
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $16.99

Iron & Wine
Archive Series Volume No. 1 (2lp) (white Vinyl, Limited Ed. W/ Download)
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Black Cricket
Sam Beam, aka the brains behind IRON & WINE, has started a new series dedicated to releasing music from his supposedly vast vault of demos & home recordings. Volume 1 features 16 previously unreleased 4-track recordings. Those of you that are familiar with the excellent "Creek Drank the Cradle" album will be pleased to hear that this sounds very much like that record. This more or less listens like a brand new IRON & WINE record so get stoked! White vinyl is limited edition.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Laika
Silver Apples Of The Moon (imp, 180grm) (reissue, Colored Vinyl)
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Medical
180grm reissue of this classic 1994 record that was originally released on STEREOLAB's Too Pure label. Member Margaret Fiedler was also in MOONSHAKE & both bands utilized dubby drum programming, samples & a U.K. dance music influence. Fans of STEREOLAB, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, PORTISHEAD & Jah Wobble's work in PIL.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Moore, Steve
Moon Occults Saturn At Dawn (imp) Val Sans Retour
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Ghost Box
Two excellent, minimalist synth pieces from the talented composer & ZOMBI member Steve Moore. These are some pretty spaced-out tunes that will appeal to ZOMBI fans, John Carpenter obsessives etc... Ghost Box wins again!
Available at: Loop
New 45 $7.99

Post Industrial Noise
Official Anthology (180grm Copper Vinyl) (imp)
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Medical
Compilation of very rare recordings from this trio that was based out of Columbus, Ohio. The group went on to form NEAR PARIS who have also been reissued by Medical Records. These recordings are remastered from the original tapes (that were released as a tape & a flexi 7") & their name couldn't really describe the sound of their music much better. Fans of early industrial/cold wave stuff like THROBBING GRISTLE, CHRIS & COSEY, CABARET VOLTAIRE will love.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $19.99

Hard Skin
Do You Like Hospital Food? (import)
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JT Classics
Six new songs from HARD SKIN, who take the piss out of punk/oi but are also one of the best punk/oi bands around.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

Disrotted
Disrotted (w/ Download)
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Diseased Audio
Debut full-length from Chicago death-doom three-piece DISROTTED. First off, this is NOT NOT NOT stoner rock. So if you have Wizard-filled dreams of spacing out with your rocketship-shaped bong on your beanbag this LP is not for you. Glacial-paced death with a mixture of guttural & screamed vocals. Fans of KHANATE listen up. Members of KUNGFU RICK, SICK/TIRED, HARPOON, CHRONIC BLEEDING SYNDROME, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $9.99