Stewart Walker started making electronic music in 1993 when he bought his first synthesizers and a drum machine. His first European release “Artificial Music for Artificial People” came out on Christian Vogel's Mosquito imprint from Brighton, England. In 1999 he released his debut on Tresor Records, “Nothing Produces Stark Imagery” and the now-classic album “Stabiles” on Mille Plateaux which cemented Stewart a seminal role in the development of minimal techno. In 2001 Stewart created his own label Persona Records with the intention to bring humanity back to electronic. After Kraftwerk, and Plastikman, he felt it was time to dispose of dehumanized avatars, and hopefully communicate human emotion through analog and digital waveforms, and occasionally the plucked guitar string. Since 2005 Stewart lives and works in Berlin. Life in Berlin strongly renewed Stewart's appreciation of club culture, and new environments to enjoy dance music. Opposite of the hard and fast techno which inspired him in the early days, he explored the bubbling micro-rhythms and looser construction utilized by contemporaries while still bringing his own melodic interpretations and unmistakably American grooves. His live technology switched from the hardware setup of his early career to a computer with greater flexibility. His latest album “Concentricity” was written during most of 2006 as Stewart reconciled his multiple perceptions of “the Berlin sound” from past and present, and presenting the music as a mix, since even the structural and song-shaped music he produces requires a context from which to emerge.
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