Exorcism of Envy

Exorcism of Envy

by Mark Stewart
     
 

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Acting as complement and remix/dub disc for Mark Stewart's first release in 2012, The Politics of Envy, Exorcism of Envy allows Stewart and a wide variety of collaborators and inspirations, via reworkings of their appearances on the original, a little more room to explore his 21st century take on electronic echo and aggression. By default it's pretty

Overview

Acting as complement and remix/dub disc for Mark Stewart's first release in 2012, The Politics of Envy, Exorcism of Envy allows Stewart and a wide variety of collaborators and inspirations, via reworkings of their appearances on the original, a little more room to explore his 21st century take on electronic echo and aggression. By default it's pretty much a dub mix of the original album more than anything else, with Stewart's serenely voiced delivery chopped up or looped through songs like "Method to the Madness Dub," but with enough twists to make it very much its own beast. Factory Floor turn up on a few tracks, including the nervous but clean shudder of "Sexorcist," with Keith Levene adding his own spindly sharp guitar (in full echo mode), and the more threatening "Want Version." Levene also takes a turn on "Letter (Full of Tears)," revamping the cover of David Bowie's "Letter to Hermoine" from the original album into something far more unsettled. Meanwhile, "Mirror Wars" brings in Lee "Scratch" Perry and Xacute, while Daddy G of Massive Attack does a nicely whispery part on "Apocalypse Dub." Perhaps what's most interesting about the album in the end is how something that theoretically consists of dated approaches in its bubbling mix of electro-rock and '70s dub and more seems to suit 2012 just fine, a sleek collage no more out of place than any other number of similarly backward-glancing efforts around the globe. If anything, it makes the appearance of Primal Scream on "Attack Dogs" all that more appropriate, since there's more than a kissing-cousin feel to both Vanishing Point and XTRMNTR at play. Meanwhile, putting both Kenneth Anger and Richard Hell on a track -- the closing "Killswitch," a rework of the original album opener "Vanity Kills" -- is the kind of idea that just plain works, and more so when there's a snippet of Erik Satie to boot.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2012
Label:
Future Noise Music
UPC:
5055311060378
catalogNumber:
4

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Stewart   Primary Artist,Vocals,Dubs
Richard Hell   Vocals
Keith Levene   Guitar
Youth   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Dubs
Catholic Girls   Background Vocals
Gina Birch   Bass
Tim Bran   Keyboards
Martin Duffy   Keyboards
Bobby Gillespie   Vocals
Douglas Hart   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Andrew Innes   Guitar
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Vocals
Tessa Pollitt   Bass
Penny Rimbaud   Background Vocals
Grant Marshall   Vocals
Larry Love   Background Vocals
Kenneth Anger   Theremin
Achim Treu   Keyboards
Throb   Guitar
Nik Void   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mani   Bass
Darren Mooney   Drums
Gabe Gurnsey   Drums
Michael Rendall   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kahn   Synthesizer,Bass
Brian Butler   Guitar
Nicole Bottazzi   Background Vocals
Wuzzi   Rap

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Mark Stewart   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Keith Levene   Composer
Youth   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Tim Bran   Programming,Engineer
William Calhoun   Composer
Bobby Gillespie   Composer
Corey Glover   Composer
Andrew Innes   Composer
Vernon Reid   Composer
Doug Wimbish   Composer
Little Roy   Composer
Kenneth Anger   Composer
Achim Treu   Composer,Programming
Milan Cimfe   Composer
Daddy G   Composer
Leigh Dickson   Programming
Martin Glover   Composer
Nik Void   Composer
Gabe Gurnsey   Programming
Michael Rendall   Programming,Engineer
Kahn   Programming
Dan Brown   Programming
Brian Butler   Composer
Joe McGann   Composer
Stu Jackson   Programming

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