Blanck Mass (the solo project of Benjamin John Power of electronic noise duo Fuck
Buttons) brings his incredible live show to Australian shores this June.
The Fuck Buttons musician has been making music under the moniker since 2010. His initial ambient creations were to be studio only, and were a collection of beat-less
shimmering soundscapes, released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. Interest steadily grew and soon his crafted worlds were to reach the ears of billions as his track, “Sundowner”, was used extensively in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony).
Ben then followed up his self titled debut with a successful EP release on Software into a more beat driven territory, and has since taken Blanck Mass out of the studio and into the live sphere, touring as main support to the likes of Sigur Ros and Jon Hopkins.
His latest offering, Dumb Flesh (via Sacred Bones Records), was written, produced and recorded by Benjamin in a number of different locations over the space of a year. It began life in Fuck Buttons’ ‘Space Mountain’ studio, moved into a windowless attic space in Hatch End, North London, then was finished up at Ben’s new home in Edinburgh. The geographical spread of the sessions is reflected in the shifting landscapes of the tracks and the ever-changing sound-palette used to realise Dumb Flesh as an expansive body of work.
Touring Australia for the first time, his live shows have had fans in awe and critics universally applauding, calling it everything from “a fantastic instrumental voyage” (The Guardian) to “the best soundtrack in the world EVER” (Louder Than War).
Tickets on sale Tuesday 3rd of May.