Blanck Mass is the solo project of Benjamin John Power, half of London’s noise duo Fuck Buttons. While Fuck Buttons is best known for their danceable beat-driven avalanches, Power took a different exit with Blanck Mass and ended up in an underwater city where everything moves in slow motion and where everybody seems to have all the time in the world.
Take “What You Know” for example… it starts off with some splashing sounds and synth sounds that seem to go on forever before building up to to something that is dark yet pretty at the same time, only to then slowly dissolve again. It’s just a bit of a shame that it takes ten minutes to get there.
If you’re into ambient albums that only slowly reveal their beauty, then you should definitely check out this album. I liked it for the most part yet always found myself skipping to the next track because things took too long… years of listening to punkrock will do that to a man!