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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, coupled with the holidays, are making web sales untenable.

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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

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: All Stores
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: All Stores
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: Milwaukee Ave. and 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: All Stores
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: All Stores
New LP $9.99

Lionel O
Mlo (w/ Download)
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Self
"-MLO" is the sixth release from lo-fi pop auteur LIONEL O (Matthew Lionel Orenstein). It's a beautiful mess; it pivots on a dime from sugary-sweet pop to unhinged cacophony, with Orenstein playing the steady quartermaster at the eye of the storm. And did we mention it's catchy? Amid the chaos is an endless barrage of killer hooks. Recalling SMOG, GUIDED BY VOICES, & BROADCAST, "-MLO" percolates and careens towards the limits of control with reckless abandon as Lionel O hammers home his finest album yet. This one will show up on some year-end lists for sure ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Comes w/download.
Available at: All Stores
NCS $6.99

Torrisi, Nedelle
Advice From Paradise (w/ Download)
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Ethereal Sequence
2015 solo album from NEDELLE TORRISI, who has quite the resume. Her discography is somewhat low key, but include two albums as part of CRYPTACIZE (Asthmatic Kitty) & a few solo albums, including one on KILL ROCK STARS. Her last solo album was released way back in 2007 (prior to the CRYPTACIZE records)! "Advice From Paradise" showcases her beautiful voice over fat '80s synths & drum machine beats. Think the smooth style of SADE but filtered through L.A. by a 30-something. Very, very strong material on Etheral Sequence. Produced by KENNETH GILMORE from ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

Ro Maron
Collected #1 (imp, 2lp, W/ Cd)
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Musique Pour Danse
Incredible, revelatory, definitive collection of 1988 Belgian New Beat / acid / rave tracks from producer REMBERT DE SMET aka RO MARON. This mid-tempo slammer comes fully endorsed by APHEX TWIN who put out a remix in the deluge of material on his Soundcloud. EXCELLENT!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

Craig, Carl
More Songs About Food...(imp, 2lp) ...and Revolutionary Art
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Planet E
Planet E and Rush Hour present a remastered reissue of CARL CRAIG's 1997 techno classic 'More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art'. This beautiful, perfectly balanced arrangement of chords and rhythm is very timeless and comes as a most welcome event in 2015. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $22.99

Atobe, Shinichi
Butterfly Effect (imp, 2lp)
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Demdike Stare
Full-length debut from SHINICHI ATOBE known for a great CHAIN REACTION 12" from many years ago. Elegant, moving and unique album on DEMDIKE STARE's imprint. For fans of DJ SPRINKLES, ACTRESS, etc.
Available at: Loop
New LP $25.99

Place To Bury Strangers
Transfixiation (color Vinyl) (w/ Download Code)
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Dead Oceans
Fourth album for this JESUS & MARY CHAIN-loving Brooklyn group. It's a solid fuzzed-out rock album that fans of MY BLOODY VALENTINE, DISAPPEARS, SPACEMEN 3, etc, will appreciate. On Dead Oceans!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $13.99

Phosphorescent
Live At The Music Hall (3lp) (w/ Download Code)
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Dead Oceans
Recorded over four nights at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, this triple LP has all yer favorite songs in rollickin' live renditions!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $26.99

Bishop, Sir Richard
Tangier Sessions
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Drag City
There's a cool story behind the guitar that Sir Richard Bishop plays on his 2015 album "Tangier Session" that sounds like something out of a novel. In 2014, Bishop was in a tiny guitar shop in Switzerland & decided to leave after not finding anything. On the way out, the owner stopped him & showed him a very beat-up classical guitar with a hefty price-tag. Bishop returned to the store multiple times to play the guitar he was growing enchanted with. He eventually caved & paid the steep price. A few months later, Bishop improvised on this guitar & recorded for week in a hotel in Tangier. These are the recordings from those sessions. Bishop is an insane, bonkers guitarist which we already knew but damn, he's really in the zone here. Bishop's influences from around the world including Indian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, & even rock are all on display here.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

Six Organs Of Admittance
Hexadic
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Drag City
Here it is folks, the most rockin' & intense album from Ben Chasny's SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE project yet. Chasny is in full-on shred mode on this one with the majority of the songs being noisy & intense improvised rock pieces. There was always a pretty distinct divide between SIX ORGANS... & Chasny's other group COMETS ON FIRE but things are bleeding together a bit here. Think late 90's Twisted Village noise rock, legendary Japanese noise rockers LES RALLIZES DENUDES, Keiji Haino, DEAD C etc...
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

Terje, Todd
Preben Remixed (imp, 10") (i:cube, Prins Thomas)
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Olsen
TODD TERJE, whose neo-disco slammer 'It's Album Time' gets remixed by I:CUBE and PRINS THOMAS. A secret weapon in your crate.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $12.99

Watts, Alan & Friends
This Is It (2015 Numero Group Reissue) (w/ Download Code)
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Numero Group
Originally cut in 1962, "This Is It!" is regarded by many of the who's who of pscyh fanatics as the first aural document of psychedelia. It is plundering, blistering, free form freakouts of totally unselfconscious sonic exploration. A blissfully tweaked album that stands the test of time. Thanks again, NUMERO GROUP, for always managing to dig up gems for our listening pleasure!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Caught On Tape (moore/ Moloney)
Full Bleed (w/ Download Code)
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Northern Spy
Fourth release from CAUGHT ON TAPE, the duo comprised of THURSTON MOORE & JOHN MOLONEY (of SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN). Moloney has collaborated with Moore on several occasions (the drummer played on 2007's "Trees Outside the Academy" & 2013's "Chelsea Light Moving"), but the CAUGHT ON TAPE projects are more firmly rooted in an unrelenting experimental noise foundation than Moore's other "pop" explorations. Verging on becoming a metal album, this installment is brutally heavy but broken down into shorter song forms & improvised freakouts.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $16.99

Various Artists
Extermination Nights In The Sixth City Punk 45: Cleveland, Ohio (2lp)
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Soul Jazz
Soul Jazz continues to impress with their exploration into underground punk from the late 70s. This collection focuses on the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio & features singles from PERE UBU, ROCKETS FROM THE TOMB, THE PAGANS, X-X, & many more.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

Various Artists
Burn Rubber City, Burn! (2lp) Punk 45: Akron, Ohio: Punk & The Decline
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Soul Jazz
Soul Jazz continues to impress with their exploration into underground punk from the late 70s! This edition zeroes in on the Midwestern Punk scene coming out of Akron, Ohio at a time when the city & the rubber industry it relied on were in deep decline. This collection features DEVO, RUBBER CITY REBELS, JANE AIRE, CHI-PIG, THE WAITRESSES & loads more.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $27.99

Sherwood & Pinch
Late Night Endless (2lp) (w/ Download Code)
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On-U Sound
Debut album by the duo SHERWOOD & PINCH, each famous in their own right in the UK dance scene. Pinch is a dubstep titan & Adrian Sherwood a legendary dub & industrial producer. Together they have experimented across several EPs & numerous live shows, attempting to create a new chapter in the history of dubstep. On this album they succeed in creating a moody, "meditational" dub-step that oddly seductive & intriguingly gritty.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

Meshuggah
I Special Edition
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Century Media
2015 vinyl issue of MESHUGGAH's "I" features the 21- minute "I" track on side A, & three bonus songs on side B which are "Bleed (live)," "Dancers to a Discor- dant System (live)," & "Pitch Black." ESSENTIAL.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $16.99

Reis, Swami John
Modern Surf Classics (w/ Download)
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Swami
SWAMI JOHN REIS AND THE BLIND SHAKE pay tribute to the classic surf and rock'n'roll instrumentals of the '60s. This HOT SNAKES guitarist and SWAMI head knows the deal and lets it rip on this killer take on surf.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $13.99

Dj Clent
Last Bus To Lake Park (imp, 2lp, W/ Cd)
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Duck N' Cover
Duck N' Cover presents the first full-length album by Chicago footwork legend DJ CLENT. This album is dense, deep, innovative and totally listenable. Deep bass, samples and abstract production. This is like nothing you've ever heard and utterly ESSENTIAL!!! Don't sleep on this MONSTER ALBUM!!! They don't call him the LOW END LEGEND for nothing. This is the sound of the future--it's as if it were created by aliens with sub-woofers in their spacecraft. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $21.99

Pidgeon, Rebecca
Bad Poetry
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Toy Canteen
Another Scottish transplant who found a home in America, REBECCA PIDGEON has been making albums since the mid '80s, as well as having a parallel career as a much-revered actor. On this album 'Bad Poetry', she uses all her skills as a composer & excellent singer/guitarist to bring us a collection of songs that touch upon her early love of punk and folk, as well as her unique sense of humor and poetic wordplay, all brought to life with her crack band (also called BAD POETRY). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $9.99

Yorke, Thom
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (white Vinyl) (in Plastic Sleeve W/ Download)
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Self
RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke released this album via bittorrent in late 2014 without any notice or fanfare. The vinyl was also available for purchase then via the RADIOHEAD website & thankfully we can now stock it proudly in the Reckless racks. "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'" closest companion is "The Eraser" but we have to say that we think this is probably Yorke's best & most confident solo work yet. In some ways it seems that his electronic experiments with RADIOHEAD, Nigel Godrich on "The Eraser" & ATOMS FOR PEACE have all lead up to this. Like the past few RADIOHEAD albums & all of his solo work, we recommend giving this one some time, it's worth it, we swear. Yes, the price-tag is heavy but the packaging is unique & the vinyl pressing sounds fantastic. These are limited so don't wait on this!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $45.99