MWF is a pseudonym of Mark Flake (born 1960, in Memphis,Tennessee). He is an American painter and sculptor, but is best known as an avant-gardemusician. He has appeared on more than fifty albums and compact discs. Radio Revolution described his work as "the perfect blend of Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart", but he has most often been compared stylistically to The Residents and to Frank Zappa. The music runs through a wide variety of stylistic categories that includes everything from folk and experimental rock, to avante garde jazz, punk and noise, to serious chamber compositions and music concrete. As a performer, he is probably best known as an electric guitar soloist and improviser.