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)

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.

Available here.

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)