BLANCK MASS announces Nov/Dec UK tour
Album 'Animated Violence Mild' out on Friday via Sacred Bones!
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"It’s darkly ecstatic music, music that sounds like it’s channeling vast and impersonal forces... positively full of hooks" - Album of the Week, Stereogum
"It's an astonishing work; actively abrasive and incandescent with fury with a core of inaffected raw feeling." - ***** Album of the Month, The Skinny
"A thrilling testament to the unsung genius that is Benjamin John Power." - ***** The Irish Times
"The past eight years have seen Blanck Mass creep forwards to slowly become one of the UK’s most exciting experimental producers. ‘Animated Violence Mild’ is the pay-off, a fantastic, delirious soundtrack to our demise." - **** NME
"It's a wild trip to the heart of aural madness that's aggressive, uncompromising and as sonically furious as it is exploratory." - 8/10, DJ Mag
"A dense, combative electronic slab that's more thrash metal than minimal techno." - 8/10, Uncut
"An enjoyable ball of energy and passion, that reveals what pop music would sound like if you put it through and organ grinder." - London in Stereo
"Animated Violence Mild leaves the indelible afterburn of a civilisation going to hell in a blazing handcart." - Q
"Nine Inch Nails peaking on weapon-grade MDMA, seasoned with evilly screeching black metal vocals." - Mixmag
"Animated Violence Mild is an Olympic suite perfect for the Hell-world we inhabit in 2019." - Electronic Sound
"Power's surname has never seemed so apt." - MOJO
Ahead of the release, he has announced UK and European tour dates for this Autumn & Winter, in addition to the previously announced record shop in-store appearances next week and Scala headline show in November.
Aug 03 - Genk, BE - Absolutely Free Festival
Speaking on the record, Power offers the following statement: “In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have manifested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.
I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated — brought to life by humankind. Violent — insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild — delicious."
Watch the video for "Love Is A Parasite":
Power has been making music under the Blanck Mass moniker since 2010. In 2012, ”Sundowner” – the second track from the self-titled Blanck Mass debut – soundtracked the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. The song was chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony Orchestra to 900 million people worldwide. Since then, Power has released two albums, 2015's 'Dumb Flesh' and 2017's 'World Eater', on Sacred Bones.
'Animated Violence Mild' is Power's fourth full-length as Blanck Mass, and having worked extensively throughout his musical life with dramatics, narrative, and ‘melody against all odds’, these tracks are the most direct and honest yet.
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August 28, 2019 8:52am ET by Stereo Sanctity