Mark Stewart - Exorcism Of Envy

An interesting experiment
Mark Stewart - Exorcism Of Envy

Throughout the thirty years since fronting rabble-rousers The Pop Group, Mark Stewart has never been backward in his forward-thinking approach to experimentation. Indeed ‘Exorcism Of Envy’ is in actual fact a radical - but only partially successful - reworking of his previous solo album, this year’s ‘The Politics Of Envy’. The new version of the ‘Stereotype’ single (now entitled ‘Sexorcist’) welds brilliantly ravaged electronic beats to Factory Floor’s intense paranoia, while ‘Gustav Says Dub’ is now a furious Goth disco banger. However, ‘Attack Dogs’ (morphed from ‘Automania’ and still featuring Primal Scream) is stripped of its previous viscera and rendered toothless. An interesting experiment.

6/10

Words by JOHN FREEMAN

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