Blanck Mass, aka Benjamin John Power – one half of Fuck Buttons – will release his third full length album World Eater next Friday, March 3rd via Sacred Bones. Starting today, the new album is now streaming in full in advance of release, courtesy of NPR. Listen to it below.
In World Eater, Benjamin John Power has made a “reactionary and representative record of a previous year teeming with anger, violence, confusion and frustration. If a beast has been awoken from this then it is wild and untamed, chewing and gnawing at civilization, compassion and progression.” “The title is a reference to both the inner beast inside human beings that when grouped en-masse stops us from moving forward towards good,“ says Power.
Whilst musically World Eater “captures an anger and intensity through a progression of hissing electronics and furious beats, it also too possesses a tender side and amongst the rage lays actual love songs.” “Being surrounded by so much hate in the world right now throws a whole new light on the importance of love. I have never set out to make a protest record. I’ve never set out to make any kind of record really, but during the creative process for this and any of my past releases I start to form a bond with the project as we grow together.”
A record planted equally in fear and hope, perhaps an apt sign for what the future holds, as Power says. “Fear and hope are both parts of our human make up, but it’s the way that we act upon these feelings that is of concern to me – to understand the beast or to become the beast.”
Blanck Mass UK/EU Tour Dates:
March 31 – The Hague, Netherlands – Rewire Festival
April 15 – Bruges, BE – More Music Festival
April 21 – Glasgow, UK – CCA
April 22 – Prestatyn, UK – Safe As Milk Festival
April 26 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt (w/ Pharmakon supporting) [
April 27 – London, UK – Rich Mix
April 29 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
May 13 – Brussels, BE – Drill Festival @ AB