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Blanck Mass


Fifth full-length album of drone-heavy electronica from Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power

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Sacred Bones
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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The raw components of the record are recognisable enough – Power’s hyperactive synths are pursued by his customary snarls of digital distortion and white noise, intermittently broken up by scatty field recordings and disarmingly open piano chords – but it’s their presentation that’s so captivating
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    All of his projects to date have been brilliant. The Dantesque In Ferneaux is his most emotional, probing, and moving yet
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The strange numbness and disorientation of our times is reflected in the music
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  4. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A staggering behemoth of electronic storytelling
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Crafted during the COVID-19 lockdown out of years of field recordings, Benjamin John Power's fifth album is a haunting expression of the need to connect
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  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A ferocious and often anarchic statement of intent from the noise composer
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Provides hard proof that electronic music is one of the few genres evolving and innovating right before our very ears
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  8. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Usually, Blanck Mass records should be listened to at intense volume, whereas In Ferenaux is so densely packed and beautifully mixed that headphones whilst walking alone late at night are your best option
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  9. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Pieced together with a decade’s worth of field recordings, In Ferneaux isn’t likely to be a favorite for many Blanck Mass fans, but serves as a fascinating point in Benjamin John Power’s personal journey with this project
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  10. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Have you ever woken from a dream that was so vivid but so obscure that you found it hard to explain its nature? That’s ‘In Ferneaux’ in a nutshell
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  11. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The cumulative effect is melancholy, generally compelling and often beautiful, a haunted dancehall of memory and loss. Print edition only

  12. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    On his fifth solo album, Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power channels industrial menace and ambient dread to ask a timely question: What is real life, and will life ever feel real again?
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Benjamin John Power returns with a more reflective and hymnal take on the Blanck Mass sound
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  14. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Arguably Benjamin John Power’s most subdued effort under the Blanck Mass moniker
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  15. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Reveals itself to be the work of an artist that appears to be enduring a period of reflection, rather than looking forward to the future
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