Alex Smoke Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Alex Menzies takes time out from his Alex Smoke alias to follow a slightly different tack. Other World Music Vol. 1 delves into various musical traditions, modes and techniques in order to find new ways to sound, with acoustic and electroacoustic sources and processes applied. Cassette release on OWM.
Available as CD and vinyl LP on R&S, Love over Will is a grand and melancholy collection of electronica from Alex Smoke. Following a run of great EPs, this album blends icy new wave synths and drum machines with Smoke’s classical training and longing voice. His crisp electronic productions are always matched with a dark and inventive wit.
Glasgow’s Alex Smoke just doesn’t sit still, hopping from label to label with a wide range of electronic belters. The Stauner EP is four tracks of groovy upbeat repetition. Arriving in a Scottish colour-coded sleeve it’s tinged with patriotism. Out on 12” vinyl from Optimo Trax.
Deliciously dark and boisterously bouncy, this latest EP from Glasgow-based Alex Smoke is as accomplished and assured as you’d expect from an artist of this calibre. Deceptively complex and fluid, it’s a propulsive set of blackened, bubbling tunes from a highland hero. Out on 12” vinyl from R&S.