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2814'
Rain Temple (2lp, Import) (w/download)
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Dream Catalogue
THE WAIT IS OVER. RAIN TEMPLE IS HERE! What more can we say about 2814 that hasn't already been said? Their stunning 2015 release "Birth Of A New Day" came out of nowhere, from the dark recesses of the web, with little to no launch or promotion.. It's dark, sleek, rain- soaked atmosphere was too powerful to ignore, and it went from a small run of 100 CDs to several sold out runs of tapes and LPs, not to mention winding up on several year end lists. Here is the much anticipated follow-up, RAIN TEMPLE, and we are here to tell you it was well worth the wait. Expanding in every way upon their previous efforts, HKE & Telepath have outdone themselves. Taking a bolder, more cinematic approach to their trademark futuristic city-in-rain sonic atmosphere. There is a "future noir" feel here that we haven't heard since Vangelis's score for Blade Runner (we nominate 2814 to soundtrack the upcoming sequel). 2814 have created a memorable audio experience by truly immersing the listener in their rain-soaked neon lit sonic environments. Packaged in a beautiful matte gatefold complete with booming sonics and a seriously heavy low end, imported directly from Dream Catalogue HQ in London. Sorry about the price, it wasn't cheap to ship these overseas. These won't last long, so grab one now or forever scour discogs! HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!
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New LP $43.99

Various
Best Of Dream Catalogue 2814-2815 (import)
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Dream Catalogue
A greatest hits compilation and perfect gateway drug to one of our favorite new labels to emerge from the depths of the internet in 2014- the mighty DREAM CATALOGUE. This comp collects 20 tracks from the label's vast 120+ releases- some of which have vanished from the Catalogue. If you are into electronic music at all, you owe it to yourself to give this label a shot. Plenty of treasures you won't find covered on Pitchfork- featuring NMESH, Telepath, HKE, 2814, WosX, and Vaperror among others. Seriously- pick this one up and discover a whole new world!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $14.99

Lillith
Hazard Garden (import) (season_0)
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Dream Catalogue
LILLITH is the brand new project from SAIBA'98, who produced a handfull of perfectly dreamy and futuristic trap albums on his bandcamp, netlabel ELEMENTAL95 as well as 2 classic DREAM CATALOGUE releases- DIGITAL FORREST & COMPUTER DREAMS. HAZARD GARDEN (SEASON_0) takes the project in a whole new direction- immersive and massive soundscapes lay the foundation for abstract, non-gridded beats and intense surges of low end impact. LILLITH should be on your radar if you like anything from the HYPERDUB or TRIANGLE labels. RECOMMENDED!
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NCS $14.99

Chessmaster
I Am Chesumasuta (import)
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Dream Catalogue
Who the heck is Chessmaster? A mysterious producer hailing from Japan? A psuedonym of another well known producer? Either way, I Am CHESUMASUTA continues the evolution from hazed out sample-based vaporwave to chilling ambient synth soundscapes. It is also the companion piece to his brilliant android-ambient 2015 release NON-ENTITY. There is a vauge narrative here that pulls you into it's sonic world- and we don't want to leave. On DREAM CATALOGUE and limited! Recommended! Don't sleep on it!
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NCS $14.99

Winter Sleep
Dreams (import)
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Dream Catalogue
One of the many excellent projects to come from the brilliant mind of JAMES WEBSTER- you may know him from a lil group called DEATH's DYNAMIC SHROUD.WMV. Webster's WINTER SLEEP alias is an ode to the carefree nostalgia of childhood days and nights spent playing NiGHTS into DREAMS. Originally released on now-defunct chiptune label PAUSE, DREAMS functions as the soundtrack to an imaginary Sega Saturn game we wish existed. Any fan of 32 bit era gaming will absolutely love this, and possibly be moved to tears. On DREAM CATALOGUE, and highly recommended. A very special release.
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NCS $14.99

Wosx
Brasil World Cup 2034 (import)
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Dream Catalogue
BRASIL WORLD CUP 2034 might be the craziest soccer themed cassette tape we've ever carried here at Reckless. It's a concept album about a fictional terrorist attack on the 2034 world football (soccer) tournament- to the tune of moombahton! The simple but sleek synths and bass heavy beats remind us of early 90's electronica. Perfect for this heat wave! Peep the story here- https://dreamcatalogue.net/heatwave/
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NCS $14.99

Shima33
Release (import)
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Dream Catalogue
SHIMA33 is a prolific producer who wears many masks- future funk, vaporwave, ambient, etc... RELEASE marks a new chapter in the Shima33 story. Tranquil new age vibes coming from a very dark void. RELEASE would be the perfect soundtrack to watching a lunar eclipse from the bay window of a space station. On DREAM CATALOGUE and limited!
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NCS $14.99

Black X
Black X (green Vinyl, Ltd 200) 48 Hours
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I Defy
Debut 7-inch from Buffalo's BLACK X features members & ex-members of HARM'S WAY & THEY LIVE, respectively. Buffalo has always produced potent hardcore bands (BURIED ALIVE, SNAPCASE) & this is no exception.
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New 45 $4.99

Atonement Theory
Illumination
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I Defy
JAY from HARM'S WAY delivers a dense post-hardcore record that really reminds us of an updated GODFLESH. Dense but still with a touch of melody for good measure.
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New LP $14.99

Olson, John "inzane"
Life Is A Rip Off
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Third Man
375 pages of JOHN OLSON (WOLF EYES) reviewing one title per day in a year. From DAFT PUNK to DEICIDE, OLSON's prose is funny & extremely well-written. On Third Man Books & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New Book/Magazine $25.00

Sin Orden
Hay Llegado El Memento
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Not Normal
We think these are the final recordings from Chicago's long-running SIN ORDEN. Unrelenting thrashy punk. 7 song 7-inch!
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New 45 $7.99

Julie Ruin
Hit Reset (color Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Hardly Art
Kathleen Hanna returns with the second album by her Band JULIE RUIN. Hannas voice sounds as good as ever & she really belts it out on a few tunes. Some of the songs have a girl group vibe to them & the album as a whole is pretty fun. Fans of this punk rock legend & her impressive career will be more than please with this.
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New LP $15.99

Lynn, Jackie
Jackie Lynn (color Vinyl, W/ Download)
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Thrill Jockey
Haley Fohr is one of the most talented musicians in Chicago in 2016. Over the past few years, her main gig CIRCUIT DES YEUX has become a true force, whether she's in her purest form as a solo act, or one of the various 'band' versions of the group that she plays with whenever it suits her. On this one, Fohr has stepped into the shoes of a fictional (or is it?) character known as Jackie Lynn, a cocaine snorting country outlaw that nobody seems to know much about. Interestingly, none of the music is really very country sounding but all of that bleakness & despair you desire in an outlaw country tune is found here in Fohrs road-worn & clever lyrics. It's easy to imagine happening on Jackie at some roadhouse in her creepy mask & nudie suit playing these songs on a cheap Casio backed with the pre-programmed bossa nova beat then disappearing into the night before you even realized that she had stopped playing. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $14.99

Various Artists
Wonder Of Stevie Volume 3 (2lp) Dj Spinna Presents
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BBE
Third installment of this series that was born out of DJ SPINNA's "Wonderfull" parties that aimed to pay tribute to the man himself, STEVIE WONDER. This double-LP collection features songs WONDER wrote for others & cool covers from the likes of the FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Beautiful!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

Bracken
High Passes (w/download)
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Baro
In 2014, local tape label BARO brought us the first effort from Anticon alumni BRACKEN since 2007's "We Know About The Need". It made quite a splash in the tape scene and was declared UK distro Norman Records' album of the year. We are happy to say that "Exist Resist" was not a flash-in-the-pan and Bracken has been continually refining his sonic palette since. HIGH PASSES is electronic pop mastery blending elements of dub, UK garage, IDM, and future bass into a cohesive meld. Melancholy vocal melodies cascade over live drums, precise drum machines, & a barrage of synths and samples. If you love ENO's pop records, you'll find a lot to like here- HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
NCS $5.99

Case, Brian
Tense Nature (imp W/ Download)
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Hand in the Dark
Brian Case has been an important cog in the Chicago music machine since the mid 90's, fronting great bands such as 90 DAY MEN & DISAPPEARS. "Tense Nature" is his debut solo album. In many ways, the music here is a logical extension of the last few DISAPPEARS albums as the band has experimented more & more with stark, minimalist song structures. Case fully realizes that concept here with these cold, naked post-industrial, minimal techno experiments that would work well as mini-soundtracks for Brothers Quay or Stan Brakhage films. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

Aphex Twin
Cheetah (12")
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Warp
The post-hiatus era of APHEX TWIN certainly has been exciting for us fans. "Syro" seems to be where Richard D. James dumped his biggest & most grandiose ideas & all of the releases since have been smaller, almost like compartmentalized experiments. "Cheetah" (which is named after a semi-obscure synth of the same name) is a more subdued & mellow record. The songs are slower & the beats are simpler but it's not less engaging. More genius from R.D.J.!
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New LP $19.99

Radiohead
Moon Shaped Pool (2lp, 180g, Black Vinyl A Moon Shaped Pool (w/ Download)
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XL
Us regular folks knew something was up in mid 2016 when all of RADIOHEAD's social media posts were deleted & their website gradually faded to a white screen. Obviously something was amiss & we were thankfully treated to a stream of the first single & the full album soon after. As we all mostly know now, it was more than worth the wait. Their previous record "King of Limbs" is regarded by some a misstep by the band despite the fact a few of the songs have become staples in their live show. There's very little to complain with this one as the lads from Oxford have made their finest LP since "In Rainbows." Many die hard fans already know many of these tunes as the band has been wood shedding them at shows for a few years now. The song "True Love Waits" is a legit oldie that appeared on the "I Might Be Wrong" live album with Thom on acoustic guitar but this version has been re-worked on piano with some studio trickery in the background. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this album though is that Jonny Greenwood's years of scoring films has finally reared its head on a RADIOHEAD record. Many of the songs have complex string arrangements & it adds a remarkably rich texture. Basically "A Moon Shaped Pool" is one of the best bands in the world using all of the tools at their disposal on one incredible collection of songs. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE!!
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New LP $23.99

Melvins
Basses Loaded
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Ipecac
The Melvins and Meghan Trainor finally have one thing in common: they are ALL about that BASS. Bassess Loaded features all of the Melvin's rotating bassists- along with Krist Novoselic from a little band called NIRVANA. This record is typical Melvins fare- you should know what to expect at this point. The riffs are colossal, the drums cacophonus, and Buzz's signature vocal sneer is still lovable as ever. Also hinted at is the band's love of baseball, as evidenced by the closing cut- a hilarious cover of Take Me Out To The Ball Game. For those of you weirded out by HOLD IT IN, this one is more of a traditional MELVINS affair! All hail BASS!
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New LP $14.99

Maxwell
Black Summers' Night (2lp, 180g) Blacksummers'night (w/ Download)
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Columbia
The second part of Maxwell's trilogy has been long coming. Still it's obvious the care taken with the record has paid off, immediately. Maxwell's new record is sleek & smooth with a well-crafted & timeless feel, mostly untouched by current trends, & follows more in the lane he created for himself on Urban Hang Suite.
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New LP $24.99

Swear Beam
Swear Beam
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Max Pelt
Shoegaze rock with the mood of JESUS & MARY CHAIN but a burst of power-pop here & there to pump things up. Heavy mascara for sure on both the male/female vocalists. Drift off with the help of Max Pelt Records!
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New LP $12.99

Basement Family
Basement Family (green Vinyl)
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Max Pelt
HEAVY guitar rock that runs the gamut of styles within "heavy guitar rock," like uptempo fuzz-pop, a touch of AmRep style noise rock & a SLEEP/DEAD MEADOW jam to end the LP. Appropriately on GREEN vinyl. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $12.99

Erg, Mikey
Tentative Decisions (w/ Download)
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Don Giovanni
Mikey Erg of the much-loved ERGS flexes his pop-punk songwriting muscle on this 2016 solo album.
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New LP $16.99

Dj Shadow
Mountain Will Fall (2lp) (w/ Sticker Sheet, Stencil & Download)
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Mass Appeal
First album in five years from DJ SHADOW, who adds a bevy of live instruments & original composition to his sample-loving style. Features a banger with RUN THE JEWELS & other tracks with NILS FRAHM, ERNIE FRESH & others.
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New LP $26.99

Melvins
Stoner Witch (reissue)
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Third Man
BEAUTIFUL reissues of these legendary MELVINS albums that have been OOP on vinyl for a loooong time! On Third Man & mega-duh: RECOMMENDED for all your crushing-riffs needs!!
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New LP $19.99

Melvins
Stag (2lp, Reissue)
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Third Man
BEAUTIFUL reissues of these legendary MELVINS albums that have been OOP on vinyl for a loooong time! On Third Man & mega-duh: RECOMMENDED for all your crushing-riffs needs!!
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New LP $23.99

J Dilla
Diary Instrumentals
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Pay Jay
INSTRUMENTALS from the final solo album that J DILLA had planned before his untimely death features beats from DILLA, MADLIB, PETE ROCK, HOUSE SHOES, NOTTZ & more!
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New LP $21.99

Lady Wray
Do It Again (plain Sleeve) In Love (don't Mess Things Up)
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Big Crown
First single from LADY WRAY's 2016 album is two sides of horn & drum-centric soul prodced by LEON MICHELS & THOMAS BRENNECK.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $7.99

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Jungle Fever (plain Sleeve) Tender Trap
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Big Crown
Two extra-hot tracks from the debut BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND LP "55!" A-side is a cover of CHAKACHA's classic "Jungle Fever" & the B-side is an original burner.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $7.99

El Michels Affair Feat. The Shacks
Strange Boy No Surprise
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Big Crown
Unlike a "normal" EL MICHELS AFFAIR release, which tend to be quite funky, this time around LEON MICHELS & crew team up with THE SHACKS for a pair of slinky, dreamy pop tunes.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $8.99