'IN FERNEAUX' RELEASED TODAY

The new Blanck Mass LP 'IN FERNEAUX' is officially released TODAY via the ever amazing Sacred Bones Records

I'm extremely happy to be able to share this one with you. These are trying times for all of us and I hope this record gives you a little insight into where my head has been at.

Grab your physical copy from the offical Blanck Mass Webstore or digitally from Itunes or your preferred digital retailer.

Thanks for always listening, 

Blanck Mass

26/2/2021

'IN FERNEAUX' LP ANNOUNCED / PRE-ORDER & LISTEN TO 'STARSTUFF (PHASE I EXCERPT)'

I'm EXTREMELY happy to announce the release of 'IN FERNEAUX' LP on 26th February this year. I can't wait for you to be able to hear this one.

It will be released by Sacred Bones Records and it's creation took a slightly different approach from that which I am used to. The LP is made up of two long-form movements (PHASE I & PHASE II) and branches out into a great deal of sonic territory. It was made during a particularly trying time and doing so was incredibly cathartic. So I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

Pre-orders are up and running at the BLANCK MASS OFFICIAL STORE or the SACRED BONES WEBSITE 

You can listen to an initial excerpt from 'PHASE I' named 'STARSTUFF' HERE

Some words on IN FERNEAUX below:

What is the utility of pain? Can it do anything but fester? In Ferneaux explores pain in motion, building audio-spatial chambers of experience and memory. Using an archive of field recordings from a decade of global travels, isolation gave Blanck Mass an opportunity to make connections in a moment when being together is impossible. The record is divided into two long-form journeys that gather the memories of being with now-distant others through the composition of a nostalgic travelogue. The journeys are haunted with the vestiges of voices, places, and sensations. These scenes alternate with the building up and releasing of great aural tension, intensities that emerge from the trauma of a personal grieving process which has perhaps embraced its rage moment.

An encounter with a prophetic figure on the streets of San Francisco presented the question of “how to handle the misery on the way to the blessing.” This is the quandary of the impasse we now all find ourselves in, trapped in our little caves, grappling with the unease of the self at rest – without movement, without the consumerist agenda of “new experiences.” The possibility of growth, always defined by our connections with others, held in limbo. Sartre said that “Hell is other people,” but perhaps this is the Inferno of the present: the space of sitting with the self.

A blessing is often thought of as a future reward, above and beyond the material plane. With In Ferneaux, Blanck Mass wrangles the immanent materials of the here-and-now to build a sense of transcendence. Here, the uncanny angelic hymn sits comfortably beside the dirge. The misery and blessing are one.
 

Stay safe out there,

Blanck Mass

11/1/2021

DEFTONES REMIX SET FOR RELEASE

OKAY. extremely excited to announce this one. DEFTONES are releasing their 'White Pony' remix album 'BLACK STALLION' on 11th Decemebr this year and I was asked to remix 'ELITE'. Can't wait for you all to share this with you.

Pre-order 'Black Stallion' HERE

30/10/2020

'ANIMATED VIOLENCE MILD' goes on to make the SHORTLIST for the SAY Award

Extremely pleased to announce that ANIMATED VIOLENCE MILD has made it from the Longlist to the Shortlist of the SAY Award 2020 placing it in the final 10 Scottish Albums of 2020. This is a HUGE honour. The winner will be announced on Thursday 29th October 2020.

Thanks to all who have considered me during this process,

Blanck Mass

15/10/2020

'ANIMATED VIOLENCE MILD' Makes the longlist for Scottish Album of the Year 2020

Feeling honoured to announce that 'Animated Violence Mild' has officially been announced as a contender for the SAY Award 2020 

Thanks to everyone involved and I'll keep you posted if this develops any further. More information about the award can be found via that link I left up there.

Stay safe,

Blanck Mass

18/9/2020

UPCOMING SHOWS

15TH APR 21 / Roadburn Festival (streamed performance)

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2ND JUL 21 / Wrong Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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8TH AUG 21 / Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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3RD SEP 21 / End Of The Road Festival, Dorset, UK

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