Blanck Mass—the solo electronic project of Scotland-based musician Benjamin John Power—has announced his new album, Animated Violence Mild, out August 16 on Sacred Bones. Alongside the announcement, he has shared new album track “House vs. House.”
Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018 at Power’s studio outside of Edinburgh. The 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 album narrative, both for what Power has lost personally but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to consumerism.
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. 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 is said to be.his "most emotionally direct statement yet."
02. Death Drop
03. House vs. House
04. Hush Money
05. Love is a Parasite
06. Creature / West Fuqua
07. No Dice
08. Wings of Hate
Animated Violence Mild LP lands August 16 via Sacred Bones, with "House vs. House" streaming below.