Saturday, 1 October 2011

Mark Stewart

Mark Stewart is a founding member of The Pop Group and a pioneer of industrial hip-hop. Urban paranoia with a techno sensibility; the positivity of dub reggae gone horribly wrong; dystopian visions mixed with those of William Blake, Donna Summer and William Burroughs; voodoo and ultra-left texts. It does work, most of the time, and when it doesn't the fractures and fuck ups can be far more rewarding than the gleaming monolith of yet another corporate uber-production.


As The Veneer Of Democracy Begins To Fade (1985)

Regarded as one of the heaviest records ever made, Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto once stated that their initial aim was to make a record more extreme than this. This is just a small indication of how influential this record has been.

"Mark Stewart, he's my chaos."
- Tricky

Collaberating with artists such as Adrain Sherwood, Trent Reznor and Massive Attack, Stewart has released 7 albums, from 1983 with "Learning To Cope With Cowardice" to as recent as 2008 with "Edit".

 Uncompromising, confrontational, political, firey and aggressive. Totally recommended.

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