10/16/20 NEW RELEASES
AUTECHRE – Sign 2LP/CD (Warp)
IDM titans AUTECHRE have put out a deluge of material within the last handful of years, from live sets to radio shows to small-scale digital-only releases, but “Sign” is their first proper album-album since 2013. The duo’s remote songwriting process has never been more suited for the times of 2020, and the resulting record has a remarkable human touch to it, evolving less as a series of discrete tracks but as a whole piece. Another fantastic record from a duo that has been at it for more than three decades.
QUIN KIRCHNER – Shadows & the Light LP (Astral Spirits)
“The Shadows & the Light” is the impressive 2020 album by the Chicago musician Quin Kirchner. Inspired by some of his favorite musicians like SUN RA, Phil Cohran & Charles Mingus to name a few, Kirchner & a large crew of collaborators have made a fantastic double album of forward-thinking jazz that honors its past. Includes covers of SUN RA, Phil Cohran & Carla Bley. RECOMMENDED!
KEVIN MORBY – Sundowner LP/CD (Dead Oceans) color or black vinyl
After living in NYC & L.A. for the past decade or so, Kevin Morby returned to his home in Kansas City & “Sundowner” is the first record he’s made since his going back. Stripped-down acoustic songs recorded on 4-track that remind us of his early work. “Sundowner” is a term he reappropriated to describe the bummer feeling he often experiences after the sun goes down. Fans of Morby’s more strippped-down recordings & his influences Leonard Cohen & Dylan will approve.
LAMA LOBSANG PALDEN & JIM BECKER – Compassion LP (Drag City)
Mesmerizing collaboration between local treasure Jim Becker (CALIFONE, IRON & WINE) & Lama Lobsang Palden.Becker was seeking treatment from Palden when the Lama suggested they record an album. The friendship has now lasted 10 years & the result here is stunning, with Becker’s multi-instrumental talent on full display alongside Palden’s trance-inducing voice. Each track flows into another seamlessly with interludes of field recordings & back-masked instruments. Sometimes folky, sometimes droney, always beautiful. Put some COMPASSION in your life! For fans of TERRY RILEY, TONY CONRAD & the like.
TOM PETTY – Wildflowers & All the Rest 3LP/7LP/9LP/2CD/4CD (Warner)
Tom Petty’s beloved “Wildflowers” gets the DELUXE deluxe treatment for its 25th anniversary with 3 vinyl versions (3LP, 7LP box set or indie only 9LP box) and 2 CD versions (2CD & 4CD). This is one of the most requested back catalog albums at Reckless & we’re excited to be able to offer a pre-order for these. We’re big fans of the album too and we can’t wait to hear all of the outtakes & alternate versions.
SPIRIT ADRIFT – Enlightened in Eternity LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) limited color or black vinyl
2020 album from the Phoenix heavy metal band SPIRIT ADRIFT. This band has always done a great job of paying respect to classic metal of the past, specifically NWOBHM & power metal & this one is no different. Melodic riffs & hooks, triumphant guitar harmonies & soaring vocals. Fans of 80’s metal & melodic hard rock will love this.
ROBERT WYATT – His Greatest Misses 2LP/CD (Domino) limited green vinyl
A wonderful, non-chronological collection of art-rock pioneer ROBERT WYATT’s best solo work, spanning from his 70s psych-folk to the fusion jazz of his 00s. This is a perfect primer to the music of one of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic songwriters of his generation.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
MATT BERNINGER – Serpentine Prison LP (Concord) solo album from THE NATIONAL member
DEAD C – Unknowns CD (Ba Da Bing)
DIRTY PROJECTORS – Super João EP (Domino)
BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND – Transmissions LP (Transgressive)
HEAD MACHINE (Gods) – Orgasm LP (Audio Clarity)
IVEYS – Maybe Tomorrow LP (Audio Clarity)
JUICE WRLD – Legends Never Die LP (Interscope)
HEN OGLEDD – Free Humans 2LP/CD (Domino) limited blue & yellow vinyl
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – Confessions of a Knife… LP 30th anniversary ed. (Wax Trax!) limited “hell-fire” color vinyl or black
STRIKE UNDER – 09-09-80 7” (Wax Trax!)