Black Mass is the solo project of Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power. Two years after his solo third album World Eater, and 2018’s 12” Odd Scene/Shit Luck, he announced the release of a new full-length. Animated Violence Mild is out on August 16th via Sacred Bones. “House vs. House” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass’ studio outside of Edinburgh. These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief – the latter of which reared its head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what Benjamin John Power has lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumerism, only to be ravaged by it.