THE NEW BANALISTS ORCHESTRA IN DANGEROUS MINDS
Mark's collaboration with members of Crass, Killing Joke, PiL, and Current 93 as The New Banalists Orchestra has been featured in Dangerous Minds.
Mark Stewart titled the 2012 solo album he made with Kenneth Anger, Richard Hell, Tessa Pollitt, Keith Levene, Gina Birch, Factory Floor, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Youth, et al. The Politics of Envy. A proper dialectician, he prepared the way by singing about the “Envy of Politics” on 2011’s Mammon, a six-track digital album by London’s New Banalists Orchestra.
The orchestra appears to be the musical component of the New Banalists group founded by Stewart and the artist Rupert Goldsworthy. The Bandcamp page says only that the New Banalists “formed an orchestra to proclaim [their] manifesto”—which is refreshingly concise, as manifestos go, and seems to be slightly different in each iteration
TASTE IS A FORM OF PERSONAL CENSORSHIP | DENY THE POLITICS OF ENVY | TECHNIQUE IS A REFUGE OF THE INSECURE | SHADOW WAR