The LP will arrive on January 22nd.
The LP is the Scottish producer's third release on R&S, following 2013's Dust EP and the Green Man from 2014. This record sees Alex Smoke, real name Alex Menzies, further experimenting with his own voice—something he explored on his 2013 album as Wraetlic. "The human voice is the ultimate transducer of emotion," he says. "I feel it, I sing it, the listener hears it, the listener feels it. Even the slightest vocal can carry a heavy emotional current. Adding words is creating another layer of meaning again, sometimes altering, sometimes reinforcing the intrinsic feeling of the music."
The sleeve artwork comes from photographer Finlay McKay. Menzies explains: "I gave him the album, the title and some background and gave him free rein to come up with the image. The album title relates to Thelema, Crowley's religion for the new age, and Fin's artwork has clear links to magical thinking. The use of nudity also has something to say of our attitudes to it. Why should nudity and sexuality be shameful, while 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."
Listen to album cut "Dire need" below.
01. Fair Is Foul
02. Dire Need
06. All My Atoms
07. Yearning Mississippi
08. Love Over Will
11. Astar Mara
12. Star At The Summit
13. Fall Out
R&S Records will release Love Over Will on January 22nd, 2016.