It’s been a while since I posted a new live set.
This was recorded last weekend at Outlier Festival in London.
I’ve chopped off the last 30 mins as it has too many spoilers for music not yet released, although there are already plenty of new tracks in there already.
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.