Alex Monk is a musician and producer based in London. He has released albums on Smeraldina Rima, Reverb Worship, and Eiderdown Records.
Monk draws on influences from the 60s and 70s acid folk movement combined with a curiosity to experiment with ambient music, found sound, drone and electronics. His early CDRs were dominated by a largely instrumental and ambient style, but from his highly acclaimed double vinyl “The Safety Machine” (2011) he moved more into a song based and guitar influenced universe where the raw and improvised encountered the dreamy, psychedelic and ghostly followed by the hypnotic reverie of 2013’s ‘Indiscreet Mirror’. In 2015 he produced ‘Fragments of lost rivers’, which was a collaborative project with the visual artist John Holt. In 2018 he released a new solo album ‘Come to your senses old devil’, along with two collaborative albums with Sand Snowman (Alex meets Sand) and Andrew Rowe (Komoran Woonekker.) Monk’s work has been compared to everything from Brian Eno and Jhon Balance/ Coil to Robert Wyatt and Islaja.
Alex Monk has played many shows in venues and festivals in the UK, and across Europe along with a wide range of artists including Damo Suzuki, Will Carruthers, Laetitia Sadier, Rocket Number nine, Sand Snowman, Mark Beazley (Rothko), Jozef Van Wissem, Dora Bleu and many others. Alex now runs the psyche folk music night ‘The Centre and the Circle’ in London.