Have just done this podcast for XLR8R.
Music of a reflective kind.
Podcast 393: Alex Smoke by Xlr8r on Mixcloud
Autechre – Melve (Warp)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – Strange Dreams (RVNG Intl.)
Burning Star Core – The Point Of Departure (NoFi)
Aphex Twin – Vordhosbn (Leila Cover Version) (Warp)
Oliver Coates – Raimondas Rumsas (PRAH)
Junior Loves – Ignacio’s Daydream (1080)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
Alva Noto – Xerrox Isola (Raster Noton)
OOBE – Radiation (1080)
Arca – Wound (Mute)
Alice Coltrane – Yamuna Tira Vihari (Avatar Book Institute)
Damaindeh-Bau – Mo-Mo (Rounder)
Der Zyklus – Eigenface (Facial Asymetry) (Clone)
Burning Star Core – I Wanna Make A Supersonic Woman Out Of You (NoFi)
Errorsmith & Mark Fell – Cuica Digitales (PAN)
Yahshu – Somebody Else’s Dream (Rysunku)
Alex Menzies – Robots Upbeat 7 (Kathexis)
Aphex Twin – rhubarb orc. 19.53 rev (Self Released)
Fugue – Out Of Darkness (Unreleased)
Limited green vinyl pressing of my Order Disorder score composed for the BBC series of the same name. Includes free mp3 version.
That’s the Dropbox album download finished.
If you want the Fool album it’s now on Bandcamp, and still costs nothing.
It also now includes all the remixes from Rustie, Hud Mo, Chris De Luca & Phon.o and 2Tall.
The CD booklet art is also included.
This is my hip hop album collaboration with Non from the Shadowhuntaz from 2008.
Originally penned for release on my Hum+Haw label.
It never saw the light of day as we ran out of cash and I lost faith in it a bit. But now enough time has passed that I don’t care, and I’d rather have it out than not.
So here it is:
New chart up at RA, which includes all the links etc.
The order is arbitrary.
Below in alternate Top 12 simpleton format:
Aphex Twin – MARCHROMT30A Edit 2b (Warp)
NGLY – LIES019.5 (L.I.E.S)
Oliver Coates – Towards The Blessed Islands (PRAH)
Workshop 21 (Workshop)
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy – Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)
Drumtalk – Drumtalk EP (Huntleys + Palmers)
Eomac – Hither, Pappy (Trilogy Tapes)
Clark – Flame Rave (Warp)
DMX Krew – Reith Trax (Rush Hour)
Matrixmann – Stuxnet EP (Ghostly)
Masks – Food Plus Drug (II) (Opal Tapes)
Rezzett – Goodness (Trilogy Tapes)
BNJMN – BracktapeX1 (Brack)
Also coming out this month is the score I wrote for the BBC’s Order & Disorder programme in 2012, now getting a release through Ricardo Donoso’s new Kathexis imprint. It’s under my real name and is released on 24th April.
You can pre-order the translucent blue-green vinyl on the Kathexis webpage, and you’ll get the digital album for free.
New EP upcoming on Optimo Trax.
4 tracks. dancefloor. Out April 6th
Alex Smoke – Stauner EP
A1) Remembered II
As a precursor to the Transcending installation in Glasgow Cathedral later in the year, myself and Florence To will be doing a one-off show at Cafe OTO in East London.
We shall be incorporating elements of the research we have done so far to create an immersive A/V performance, utilising aspects of brain entrainment, psychoacoustics, modal music and ritual.
That’s all well and good I hear you say, but most importantly it should be something different to wrap your ears and eyes around. It will NOT be me standing at my modular making squeaking noises, like a mouse stuck in a tube, while Flo puts the strobe on.
Booking details and further info here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/cov-alex-menzies-florence/
I’ve launched a new website dedicated to all my composition/film/sound installation work which goes under my real name.
New live set to download, recorded at R&S label night at iBoat in Bordeaux on 12.12.14.