Blanck 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. We already shared “House vs. House”; “Dice“is a new 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.