Blanck Mass, the project of musician Benjamin John Power, announced the release of his new record, In Ferneaux, and it will be out on February 26th on Sacred Bones.
Following 2019’s album Animation Violence Mild, In Ferneaux explores pain in motion, building audio-spatial chambers of experience and memory. Today Blanck Mass has shared an excerpt from one of the record’s two long-form works, entitled “Starstuff”.
Listen to “Starstuff” below:
Using an archive of field recordings from a decade of global travels, isolation gave Blanck Mass an opportunity to make connections in a moment when being together is impossible. The record is divided into two long-form journeys that gather the memories of being with now-distant others through the composition of a nostalgic travelogue. The journeys are haunted with the vestiges of voices, places, and sensations. These scenes alternate with the building up and releasing of great aural tension, intensities that emerge from the trauma of a personal grieving process which has perhaps embraced its rage moment.
In Ferneaux artwork & tracklist:
1. Phase I
2. Phase II