With the news that Blanck Mass is set to release a new LP this summer, Getintothis’ Max Richardson brings the details.
Blanck Mass has announced the imminent release of a fourth album, titled Animated Violence Mild.
Blanck Mass, the monicker of Scotland-based Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons fame, has previously released three full-length studio albums, 2011’s Blanck Mass, Dumb Flesh (2015) and World Eater (2017).
The first single from the LP, House vs. House is a sensational track, beginning as aggressive neo-industrial electronica at its finest, seeing Benjamin John Power seemingly channel his inner Trent Reznor, only for the track to evolve into a slightly mellower track almost reminiscent of EDM, shifting and shimmering with the use of a broad palette of sounds.
Elsewhere on the album, No Dice, Blanck Mass’ latest single from the album, is at a lower tempo, verging on a hiphop sounding beat, yet mingling in elements of electronica such as sliced vocal samples and warm synths to create a really diverse, interesting track.
With these tracks retaining elements of similarity while also being distinctly different, it should be great to document this album, seemingly shaping up to be something special.
Power states that these eight tracks are his ‘most direct and honest yet’, immediately audible in the clear passion of the two singles released.
Animated Violence Mild is set to be released on August 16th, through label Sacred Bones.
The video for new single Love Is A Parasite has also been set out onto the world. The video was directed by Craig Murray who has previously made videos for Converge and Mogwai. Watch the video below:
“I wanted to speak to Craig Murray about making the ‘…Parasite’ video as his work definitely bridges that gap between the grotesque and the beautiful that I am so keen on” explains Power. “Presenting the darker theme of global mass consumerism whilst poking fun at the ’80s and starring a Drag Queen overseeing chaos wasn’t going to be an easy task but he nailed it.”
Blanck Mass has also announced some live dates to support this release, he will be playing:
August 19th – Rough Trade East, LONDON *
August 20th – Resident, BRIGHTON *
August 22nd – Rough Trade, BRISTOL *
November 26th – Scala, LONDON