Mark Stewart will headline an exclusive stream of music and visuals for a fundraiser curated by Our Music, with proceeds going to Our Kitchen, a charity helping to combat food poverty in the community of Thanet
Hosted by Faith In Strangers, Mark will be performing a DJ set, transmitting 'sci-fi lullabies from the haunted dancehall' and comprising selected material from an ongoing project with collaborator & On-U Sound archivist Patrick Dokter (aka Dr Dub / Uncle Fester on Acid)
'Working with Mark was something of a sound re-education. You spent a lot of studio time unlearning, experimenting and ignoring rules about levels to tape and studio do’s and don’ts. You discovered how much fun could be had in the land of overload'
Adrian Sherwood on his first meeting & early musical adventures with Mark Stewart for the 'Epiphanies' column in the March issue of Wire
Includes reflections on early days at Revolver Records in Bristol, The Pop Group era, Mark's lyrical content & reading list, working on material for the debut Maffia album 'Learning To Cope With Cowardice' & more
'We wanted to make a video where Mark Stewart was the ghost of past, present & future. He haunts the upper echelons of the scrambled channels of your teenage cable box, pulling back the curtain on the dystopian present. Imagine a parallel universe where Mark was Max Headroom...one of the reference points for this project was much of Mark’s solo work, and the words he penned and sent over fit perfectly within the concept'
Mark Stewart features on 'Stealth Empire', a new track & video taken from the 'Mondo Decay' project by Nun Gun
Nun Gun is Lee Tesche & Ryan Mahan of Algiers & visual artist Brad Feuerhelm
'Mondo Decay' Cassette & Limited Edition Book - Out February 19th