If you weren't aware, Blanck Mass is half of Fuck Buttons, the half that answers to the name Benjamin John Power. There's a new album out this week, Dumb Flesh, and while there is the Fuck Buttons vibe evident, it's altogether stranger and darker in tone.
It's out on Sacred Bones records and their press release gives an indication of what it's all about. 'As a work of art, Dumb Flesh is a comment on the flaws of the human form in its current evolutionary state. The frailty of the human body naturally became a resonant and inescapable part of the album's gestation. “We are at the mercy of our genetic heritage everyday. No matter how intelligent we are compared to other life forms, we’re still made up of the same building blocks and things can go very wrong”. In particular, the first single ‘Dead Format’ reflects upon this reality, whilst ‘Atrophies’ and ‘Detritus’ acknowledge the organic decay we will all inevitably succumb to.'
Fair enough, yeah.
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