Alex Smoke/Alex Menzies is an electronic music producer and composer from Glasgow. He has released five albums and myriad singles as Alex Smoke and Wraetlic, and has also been an in demand remixer, working on music by everyone from Steve Reich to Depeche Mode. He also tours extensively, performing live all over the world.
His background in classical music has also led to composing for orchestral musicians and writing music for film and TV, working most recently with the highly respected Scottish Ensemble on a full score for the 1926 film of Faust, and scoring the BBC series’ Order & Disorder and Mechanical Marvels. He also works frequently alongside respected visual artist Florence To in the creation of site-specific installation pieces as CØV, currently working on a series of pieces of varying scale exploring the world of ritual sound and modal music.
Alex Smoke : Love Over Will
January 22rd saw the release of Alex Smoke’s much-anticipated LP ‘Love Over Will’ representing his third collaboration with the R&S crew, which further exploring the vocal territory of his earlier side-project, Wraetlic. Along with the album, Alex debuts an all-new live show at London’s Pickle Factory, which took place on January 28th, leaving the dance floor context of his usual sets, and embarking on an intriguing performance featuring live animations by Florence To. The album has been well received with reviews 8/10 in Mix Mag, 8/10 in DJ Mag, The Quietus & The Clash.
ALEX SMOKE [GB]