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Reckless Records 5/3/24 New Releases

Reckless Records 5/3/24 New Releases

BROADCAST – Spell Blanket: Collected Demos 2006-2009 LP/CD (Warp)

Big 36 track collection of demos and sketches from Trish Keenan & BROADCAST’s productive post-“Tender Buttons” period of 2006-09. This should scratch the same itch that their “Microtronics’ series does, as well as the third demo LP of STEREOLAB’s reissue campaign of the last few years. VERY RECOMMENDED!

CAMERA OBSCURA – Look to the East, Look to the West LP/CD (Merge) black or ltd. blue & white vinyl

First album in over ten years for Glaswegian twee pop torchbearers CAMERA OBSCURA sounds as if they never left. Stylistic changes that go through Americana, minimal synth pop and retro jangle pop are all held together by some excellent earworm melodies. A warm, welcome return for these indie stalwarts. RECOMMENDED!

MDOU MOCTAR – Funeral For Justice LP/CD (Matador)

After the acoustic-inflected “Afrique Victime”, Tuareg guitar wiz MDOU MOCTAR returns to the fast, shredding, psychedelic wildness that’s his band’s bread & butter. Wicked, searing feedback and shuffling rhythms make the background for MOCTAR’s increasingly strident political lyrics and themes, resulting in a pointedly Nigerien record that seems to be channeled through the sound of late period ZEPPELIN (think something soaring like “Achilles’ Last Stand”). RECOMMENDED!

JESSICA PRATT – Here in the Pitch LP/CD (Mexican Summer) black or ltd. brown vinyl

A brilliant fourth record from California psych folk singer JESSICA PRATT, who burrows deeper into the dreamlike mystery of her songwriting. “Here in the Pitch” is dotted with spacious, reverberating vocals, elliptical acoustic guitars and opaque lyrics – all PRATT signatures – but with some arrangements that flesh out the compositions without making them sound too robust. A bit of NICK DRAKE’s “Bryter Layter”, a bit of BROADCAST’s Trish Keenan-esque vocalizations, a bit of dusty 78rpm hauntology, all wrapped up in inviting songcraft. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Scaling Triangles LP (Zaius Tapes)

Zaius Tapes has reissued this compilation of early 80s outsider girl groups from the UK. Minimal post-punk & electronics that will appeal to fans of bands like YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS & Chicago’s ALGEBRA SUICIDE, the early Rough Trade singles, labels like COLOR TAPES etc… will dig this.

KAMASI WASHINGTON – Fearless Movement LP/CD (Young) black or ltd. red & blue vinyl

2024 record from spiritual jazz bandleader KAMASI WASHINGTON is short by his standards (a “brisk” 90 minutes), and traverses styles from hip-hop, gospel, Latin jazz, funk and contemporary classical. Features contributions from the acclaimed flautist ANDRE 3000, as well as GEORGE CLINTON, THUNDERCAT, BJ the CHICAGO KID and TERRACE MARTIN among others. Gorgeous, life affirming maximalist jazz. RECOMMENDED!

Other Important New Releases:

AGRICULTURE – Living Is Easy LP (The Flenser)

BEHERIT – The Oath of Black Blood LP (Nuclear War Now) picture disc

DONALD BYRD – Byrd’s Eye View LP (Blue Note) tone poet

JOHN CARPENTER – Lost Themes IV: Noir LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black

RACHEL CHINOURIRI – What a Devastating Turn of Events LP (Elektra)

CINDY LEE – Model Express LP (W. 25) back in stock!

DEATH LENS – Cold World LP (Epitaph)

DELTA 5 – Singles & Sessions 1979-1981 LP (Kill Rock Stars) sea glass vinyl

THE FAUNS – How Lost LP (Invada) red vinyl

GENESIS – Turn It On Again: The Hits LP (Atlantic)

HEADACHE – The Head Hurts But the Heart Knows the Truth LP (PLZ Make it Ruins)

HEALTH – Disco4: Generations Edition (Loma Vista)

BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Total Eclipse LP (Blue Note) tone poet

IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – Pull the Rope LP/CD (Merge) black or ltd. swirl vinyl

KID CONGO & THE MONKEY BIRDS – That Delicious Vice LP (In the Red)

KLEENEX / LILIPUT – First Songs LP (Kill Rock Stars) purple vinyl

LAUFEY – Typical Of Me LP (AWAL)

LEMON TWIGS – A Dream Is All We Know LP (Captured Tracks)

DUA LIPA – Radical Optimism LP (Warner) indie only color or black

LOCAL H – Here Comes the Zoo: 20TH Anniversary LP (Brutal Panda)

MELANIE MARTINEZ – K-12 LP (Atlantic) reissue on pink vinyl

MATMOS – Return to Archive LP (Smithsonian Folkways)

DAVE MATTHEWS – Some Devil LP (Sony)

JON McKIEL – Hex LP (You’ve Changed) pink vinyl

MELT-BANANA – Cell Scape LP (A-Zap)

SANDY NELSON – Drums a Go-Go LP (Sundazed) remastered, green vinyl

NOURISHED BY TIME – Catching Chickens 12” (XL)

NUCLEUS – Nucleus LP (Sundazed) remastered, white vinyl

PEARL JAM – Dark Matter LP (Monkeywrench) Chicago edition red & blue galaxy color

    back in stock!

SIA – Reasonable Woman LP (Atlantic) baby pink or baby blue vinyl

SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – Perennial Favorites LP (Hollywood)

SUN RA – Thunder of the Gods LP (Modern Harmonic) yellow vinyl

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Eccentric Soul: The Tammy Label LP (Numero)

WILLOW – Empathogen LP (Three Six Zero)

CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON – Cyan Blue LP/CD (XL) black or coke bottle green vinyl

WINGED WHEEL – Big Hotel LP (12XU)