Blanck Mass, Dumb Flesh, 'Dead Format'. All of these are adjectives followed by a noun. Just thought I'd point that out, not with any real significance – just an observation.

Anyway, yes, this is the news that Blanck Mass – solo project of Benjamin John Power (one half of duo Fuck Buttons) – will be gracing the world with a new release. The album, Dumb Flesh, will arrive on 12th May via Sacred Bones; you'll find the tracklist at the end of this post.

'Dead Format' is the first track to be taken from the album. It's a brutal, damaged electronic track that features a hefty, bellicose beat and sharp daggers of synth that swirl around and cut through all of its low-end sludge; chopped FX'd samples rise up twisted and unintelligible, like an extreme tidal recession on a beach to reveal incomprehensible alien sea creatures writhing and stranded on dry land. Listen below.

  • Dumb Flesh tracklist:
  • 01 Loam
  • 02 Dead Format
  • 03 No Lite
  • 04 Atrophies
  • 05 Cruel Sport
  • 06 Double Cross
  • 07 Lung
  • 08 Detritus
  • 09 Life Science [Vinyl Only]