Blanck Mass – the solo electronic project of Scotland-based musician Benjamin John Power – has announced his new album, ‘Animated Violence Mild’, out August 16th on Sacred Bones.
The first glimpse of the new record comes with a track that accompanies the news, House vs House. It’s a constantly evolving slab of crystalline chords and samples that build up to this almost overwhelming climax.
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.”
‘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.
Pre-order Animated Violence Mild – https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr220-blanck-mass-animated-violence-mild