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Reckless Records 5/31/24 New Releases

APHEX TWIN – Didgeridoo: Expanded 12” (R&S)

This 1992 EP has been unavailable for over 20 years & it’s now been expanded for this 2024 reissue. “Didgeridoo” is regarded as one of the finest moments in Richard D. James’ ridiculously stacked discography. Supposedly he wrote the track to tire people out dancing at the end of raves in Cornwall. At over 7 minutes, this heavy track actually tracked in the U.K. back then. We’re really stoked to have this back in the racks again. RECOMMENDED.

BAT FOR LASHES – The Dream of Delphi LP/CD (Mercury) limited color or black

During the pandemic Natasha Khan had her first baby & her 2024 album is dedicated to her. The arrangements are mostly sparse with piano compositions with strings & minimal, sometimes ambient synth textures. Easy comparisons are Bjork & Kate Bush but the songs lean more new age than that, making us think of Julia Holter, Julianna Barwick & even Johann Johannsson. It’s a truly beautiful album. RECOMMENDED.

AKIRA KOSEMURA & LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Selene LP (Temporary Residence)

“Selene” is the 2024 collaboration album by the Japanese artist Akira Kosemura & Lawrence English who is based in Australia. Deep bass drones that seem to be rising from the bottom of the ocean with Harold Budd style piano explorations. 

DREW MCDOWALL – A Thread, Silvered & Trembling LP (Dais) limited red or black

Former COIL member Drew McDowall returns to his explorations with the Scottish bagpipe style known as pibroch, something he experimented with on the classic “Time Machines” album. By processing the recordings electronically & adding other instruments such as cello, viola, harp & french horn, McDowall has created a rich world of unique drones & blasting chords that are as beautiful as they aremenacing. 

ROY MONTGOMERY – Temple IV LP (Kranky)

First ever vinyl release for Roy Montgomery’s legendary 1995 album “Temple IV.” Montgomery got his start in the New Zealand band PIN GROUP who were associated with the who’s who of the Kiwi sound at the time. In 1994 Roy released a record on Kranky with the band DADAMAH & soon after made his way to New York City. While there he recorded two albums including this one on a 4 track machine with a cheap guitar & a few effects pedals. Long form guitar jams with drone elements that fit in somewhere between POPOL VUH, the drony side of V.U., German legends Achim Reichel & Manuel Gottsching. This one is absolutely epic. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.


AROOJ AFTAB – Night Reign LP (Verve) color or black

ARS NOVA – Ars Nova LP (Sundazed) remastered, green vinyl

BLACK SABBATH – Anno Domini 1989-1995 4LP4/CD super deluxe box set (Rhino)

HABIBI – Dreamachine LP (Kill Rock Stars) blue vinyl

MAYA HAWKE – Chaos Angel LP/CD/TAPE (Mom + Pop)

KING HANNAH – Big Swimmer LP (City Slang) blue vinyl

CYNDI LAUPER – Let the Canary Sing LP (Legacy)

MARIAS – Submarine LP (Atlantic)

NEUTRALS – New Town Dream LP (Slumberland) blue vinyl

RINGO STARR – Crooked Boy LP/CD (Universal)

SUN RA – Inside the Light World: Sun Ra Meets the OVC CD (Strut)

JIMI TENOR – Is There Love in Outer Space LP (Timmion)

RICHARD THOMPSON – Ship to Shore LP/CD (New West) black or limited marbled vinyl with signed insert

THOU – Umbilical LP w/ 7”/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Eccentric Soul: Minibus LP (Numero)

WINDY & CARL – Consciousness LP (Kranky) back in print