Erotic Electronica: Alex Smoke – “Dire Need”

ALEX SMOKE

Alex Smoke

“Dire Need”

Love Over Will

In Love Over Will, Alex Smoke has created a breath taking, electronica opus to the tenant of Thelema, created by famed occultist and ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley, which is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will,” with the central thread of the album being “a statement on the times we are living in, but with an optimism relating to ways forward that are possible.”  It is a powerful opus that is bound to open minds as well as offend those of small minds who find sexuality as “dirty”.  With artwork by famed artist/photographer Finlay MacKay,

 Alex Menzies explains. “The use of nudity also has something to say of our attitudes to it. Why should nudity and sexuality be shameful, whilst someone being graphically murdered is considered ok? The artwork is a response to the album but also chimes perfectly with the age we live in.”

Following is the play list.  This album is definitely worth the listen.  The artwork is graphic yet not titillating.  Alex Smoke is a genius.

1. Fair Is Foul
3. LossGain
4. Dust
5. Galdr
6. All My Atoms
7. Yearning Mississippi
8. Love Over Will
9. Manacles
10. Whitening
11. Astar Mara
12. Star At The Summit
13. Fall Out

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