(Modern Love, Ai Records)
is the pseudonym of Manchester based Mark Stewart
, Modern Love luminary whose Detroit and vintage Warp tinged productions have established the label’s reputation for deep, sparse, emotional output.
Stewart first used the Claro Intelecto moniker in 2002 when his track Two Thousand
, along with another of his early tracks, International
, were included as part of Manchester’s Ai Records limited compilation, Produce
. At the time, Ai was heavily oriented toward the genre formally known as IDM. Stewart followed-up with his now sought-after debut EP, Peace Of Mind
, in 2003. The title track ended up on several year-end DJ lists, and Contact
was included on Ricardo Villalobos
' Taka Taka
mix album. Stewart released a second 12", Section
, in early 2004, and a full-length followed soon after, in late April. The Warp-styled IDM/Techno album was titled Neurofibro
, allegedly named for the genetic nerve disease, Neurofibromatosis, Stewart was suffering from while making it.
In 2005, Stewart made the move to Modern Love and turned his focus to a more club-honed sound, taking in influences from warehouse classics heard in his days of frequenting legendary Manchester clubs like the Hacienda, Home and Paradise Factory. Stewart released two singles in 2005, Lacan / Episode
, before launching a new series at the beginning of 2006.
Early January saw the release of the Warehouse Sessions – a series of broodingly intense club tracks over four vinyl installments. In late 2007, the one sided Dependant
promo was released as a teaser to Stewart’s long-awaited new album Metanarrative
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