Alex Smoke is restless. While his music may reside on the dancefloor along with his renowned live sets, it also resonates so much further than this. Alex Smoke’s music evolves in new directions with every new project he undertakes. Musically it’s consistently fulfilling, regardless of the listener’s preferred genre.
2012 saw Alex return with a new, more vocal-led alias of ‘Wraetlic’, a project that focused on shorter song-based structures and a full AV live show created by Arch Project, Japan, premiering at Mutek in June 2012. The self-titled album aired on Convex Industries in April 2013. He at once sounds utterly contemporary yet strangely alien. It’s an uncompromising work, and one that’s as arresting as all Smoke’s equally singular statements over the last eight years of his dynamic career. ‘Wraetlic’ unifies both sides of his split musical personalities. The classical swoon with a huge understanding of composition, yet grafted to the nocturnal and narcotic wild tendencies of dance music’s continual and vital revision.