Alex Menzies releases new BBC documentary soundtrack

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  • Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams is out now on Kathexis.
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  • Kathexis has just issued Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, a new documentary soundtrack from Alex Menzies, AKA Alex Smoke. It's the second original soundtrack the UK producer has made for a BBC4 documentary and released via the Boston-based Kathexis, after last year's Order & Disorder score. Made up of 20 short tracks, this one is based on a film that explores the world of automatons, or self-operating machines—an emphasis has been placed on types of instrumentation used by the automatons, "including bells, chimes and wind organs" and the album uses bits of percussion made from samples of machines in action. Like Order & Disorder, strings and choir play a role as well. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams is the second Menzies release in 2016—he appeared as Alex Smoke on R&S with another new experimental vocal album, Love Over Will, back in January. It's also the second full-length of the year for Kathexis, after Sophia Loizou's Singulacra LP. Listen to a few tracks from the soundtrack.
    Tracklist A1 2B A2 3C Rev2 A3 Not Upbeat 8 A4 Aristo R27 A5 Sketch 22 A6 Upbeat 7 A7 6C A8 7C Rev2 A9 12C II A10 14B B1 10F II B2 18B Rev2 B3 21B II B4 Sketch 1 B5 Sketch 5 II B6 7D B7 Upbeat 9 II B8 Sketch 17 III B9 Sketch 23 B10 Sketch 15 II Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams is available now on Kathexis.