Thought I’d better post about the new live shows, as I’ve changed things round a bit for the new album.
I’ll now be doing two different shows as Alex Smoke, one for dancefloors and one for watching and listening.
The first is like my old live show but totally reworked and incorporating new hardware and nearly all new music. It will be billed as the usual ‘Alex Smoke Live’.
The second is a much more esoteric mix of sound and visuals, and aimed more as a gig, with Florence To in charge of the visual elements. It will be billed as ‘Alex Smoke – L.O.W A/V’.
I’ll be posting a dancefloor live set soon, but for now these videos are teasers for the A/V show.
A new mix, done for Thump.
Best loud and in the dark.
W.B. Yeats – The Second Coming (Read by Harold Pinter)
Jim Williams – Kill List (Rook Films)
Mica Levi – Ident 2 (Channel 4)
Anna Homler & Steve Moshier – Oo Nu Dah (RVNG Int.)
Burning Star Core – Unfinished/Guitar Solo (Self-Released)
Ernst Reijseger – Gaga (Winter & Winter)
Autechre – Os Veix3 (Warp)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Cognition (Forbes) (DDS)
David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Parlophone)
Wraetlic – El Straightlinn (Unreleased)
Unnamed – Gnu (Unreleased)
Jerusalem In My Heart – Yudaghdegh El-ra3ey Walal-Ghanam (Constellation)
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Never Were The Way She Was (Constellation)
Laurel Halo – Wow (Hyperdub)
Meredith Monk – Dolmen Music (ECM)
COV – Etanan Chimes (Unreleased)
Aisha Devi – Initiation To An Illusion (Houndstooth)
Unnamed – Gysin (Unreleased)
Throbbing Gristle – What A Day (Industrial)
Jahiliyya Fields – Chance Life Moon Dance (L.I.E.S)
Unnamed – Spitt (Unreleased)
A long time coming, this album.
Out today on R&S and I am very glad to see it out in the world.
It’s on Vinyl, CD and Digital
Any Bandcamp purchase comes with 5 extra vocal-free dub versions.
To be released on R&S on 22nd January 2016
First track is now available to preview.
More info over at XLR8R
Mine and Florence To’s new installation performance under the name of CØV.
It’s based on our ongoing work to do with psycho-acoustics, modal music and entrainment, and is basically designed to be as immersive as possible. It has been created especially for Sonic-a 2015, and more particularly for the small pool at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow, home of the most incredible reverb.
We don’t like to be too prescriptive in telling what it’s all about, but there is an Egyptian thread running through it and it can be seen as the darker sibling of next year’s Transcending project.
Performances run 3 times a day, from 5th – 7th November, every half hour from 6pm.
Tickets are £5 and space is extremely limited.
Have just done this podcast for XLR8R.
Music of a reflective kind.
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: