Review: When he's not playing one half of electronic duo Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power goes solo as Blanck Mass and the World Eater LP is his third album under this alias. It's an incredible journey over its seven tracks: at times strange but always moody, definitely ferocious right from the get go with the raw power of opener "Rhesus Negative" which will knock your socks off. From the Gothic power-R&B of "Please" with its pitched down pop vocals and crunchy beats, through to "The Rat" which sounds like a nervous night at the Circus accompanied by a bottle of Ritalin. There's some droney, black metal inspired dark ambient on "Minnesota/Eas Fors/Naked" too just to add to the general dystopian and bleak theme but trust us: it's a great listen!
Review: US' Blanck Mass has been impressing us as of late thanks to his twisted and singular take on techno, but this EP is perhaps the most special material that he's put out to date; the opener is a must-have for any noise/grindcore fan. This is partly due to the freedom and mysticism of his own soundscapes, but also because the artist sees his "No Light" tune remixed by none other than Genesis P Orridge, the foundational member of Throbbing Gristle - and if you're in any doubt as to who they are, you should be very disappointed with yourselves. Orridge delivers a sublime rework, transforming the original into a low-key techno stepper with subtle dub influences, and one hell of a kick groove. It's one of those subtle techno tracks that sounds simply amazing out on the loudspeakers. Don't miss it!