Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh on 2LP + Download
Blanck Mass is Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power. His initial ambient creations were to be studio only, and were a collection of beat-less shimmering soundscapes, released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. Interest steadily grew and soon his crafted worlds were to reach the ears of billions as his track, "Sundowner," was used extensively in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Ben then followed up his self titled debut with a successful EP release on Software into a more beat driven territory, and has since taken Blanck Mass out of the studio and into the live sphere, touring as main support to the likes of Sigur Ros and Jon Hopkins. Blanck Mass' newest album Dumb Flesh will be released on Sacred Bones Records in May 2015.
Power explains, “There must have been at least three occasions where I re-produced the whole thing, replacing instrumentation and experimenting with new machines until I was happy with where the evolution of the project had arrived. That’s the difference between the subject matter of Dumb Flesh and the process of creating it; an end point can be reached. Saying that, I don’t like to stick around in one place too long so we’ll see where this leads to next.”
Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh Track Listing:
2. Dead Format
3. No Lite
5 Cruel Sport
6. Double Cross
9. Life Science Suite