A surge of dub-influenced electro-rock
[a]Mark Stewart[/a] was once so stern that, with The Pop Group, he titled an album ‘For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?’. He hasn’t mellowed since, but he has made friends: collaborators here range from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Richard Hell to members of Massive Attack, and Bobby Gillespie (who guests on ‘Autonomia’). Thankfully, it’s less safety-in-numbers than trouble-loves-company. ‘The Politics Of Envy’ is a belligerent surge of dub-influenced electro-rock and angst-ridden sloganeering. Hook-ups with sonic pugilists Factory Floor account for some gentler interludes, confirming that Stewart can’t be confined to the nostalgia circuit just yet.
Director: Mark Stewart
Record label: Future Noise
Release date: 26 Mar, 2012