GENERAL UPDATE/ SEPTEMBER 2015

There’s quite a bit to fill you in on. Here goes nothing…

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE/ BLANCK MASS ‘NO LITE’ REMIX 12"

I’ll start with the news of a very exciting BLANCK MASS/ GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle) 12" remix vinyl, being released by SACRED BONES on October 16th 2015. The Blanck Mass track remixed by Genesis herself was ‘No Lite’ from Dumb Flesh. It’s limited to 500 copies and is expected to go very quickly. USA can preorder HERE and details of where to order from the rest of the world will be announced soon, although it will be available to buy in store at decent record stores. 

Grab one before they run out.

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‘BLANCK MASS PRESENTS… THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS’ RE-SCORE 

over the past 6 months or so I devised and undertook a project (commissioned by East End Film Festival) in which I chose several artists to collectively re-score the contemporary Belgian Horror movie ’The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears’. The soundtrack has now been released by DEATH WALTZ RECORDS and is avaliable to buy on double vinyl 12" HERE. Here’s a little from the press release to explain the project in more detail:

“Death Waltz Originals are proud to present a spectacular new record curated by Blanck Mass & commissioned exclusively by the East End Film Festival, an alternative score to the 2013 film THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, directed by Bruno Forzani and Héléne Catet. A full-on homage to the Italian giallo films from Mario Bava and Dario Argento, the original release had no original score and instead used music from existing giallo films. Edinburgh musician Ben Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) devised to use this as a stage for experimentation and collaboration with several artists from across the globe.

Each artist was given a scene to work with and was given complete free reign to restore the scene how they wanted to, without any knowledge of what was planned for the film by other musicians. Contributions came from Stockholm’s Roll The Dice, London’s Helm, Moon Gangs and Phil Julian, Glasgow’s Konx-Om-Pax, and New York’s C. Spencer Yeh, as well as Blanck Mass. The end result is a fascinating score that enthralls, seduces and terrifies in equal measures. Due to be performed live later in 2015, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS re-score is a testament to the quality of alternative artists working today, as well as evidence of the ongoing inspiration that Italian horror continues to supply to contemporary art.”

 

Listen to “Laura’s Blood’ from the Soundtrack here -

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JOHN CARPENTER’S ‘FALLEN’ (BLANCK MASS REMIX) GETS A PHYSICAL RELEASE

Earlier this year when JOHN CARPENTER released his new LP ‘Lost Themes’ I was one of the lucky few chosen to work on a remix of one of the tracks. Initially, the remixes were digital only bonus material. SACRED BONES have now decided to release the Carpenter remixes on physical format, which is amazing news. The 12” is available 16th October 2015, and can be pre-ordered HERE

 

If you missed my remix of ‘Fallen’ first time around, hear it now -

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USA/ CANADA SEPTEMBER TOUR CANCELLATION

Regretfully I had to cancel this current USA/CANADA tour due to visa complications BUT i assure you that rescheduling is at the top of my list of priorities. Watch this space…

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BLANCK MASS LIVE IN THE BOILER ROOM
 
I played live for THE BOILER ROOM last month. It’s available to watch online now. Right here. Now. 

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GENERAL POSITIVITY

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time out to come and see my live shows. There are more and more live dates constantly being added into my calendar so don’t forget to check back in to my SHOWS page to see what’s good. 

…New Blanck Mass music coming soon…

Big love,

BJP

9/8/2015

BLANCK MASS ‘DUMB FLESH’ USA LIVE DEBUT NEXT WEEKEND

Hola

I’m going to be playing material from DUMB FLESH live for the first time on USA soil next weekend and I am pretty excited about it. Details below >

Saturday 13th June > Blanck Mass Headline show @ Saint Vitus, NYC > TICKETS

Sunday 14th June > Main Support to Zola Jesus @ Warsaw, NYC > TICKETS

Just two shows in NYC this trip but I promise I will be back to tour North America/ Canada very soon. Watch this space ;-)

Looking forward to seeing you all there

BJP

3/6/2015

BLANCK MASS ‘SEQUENCES’ LIVE SESSION FOR FRENCH TV

I recently recorded a short live set for SEQUENCES, a series of electronic sessions for French television. You can watch the whole session below. Probably should come with an epilepsy warning >

So, there you have it.

Yours in heavy strobe,

BM

28/5/2015

‘THE SKINNY’ COVER FEATURE, ELECTRIC FIELDS AND LIVE UPDATE

As you can see below, Blanck Mass is the cover feature for the May 2015 issue of THE SKINNY. An honour! 

Leading on from this I’m pleased to announce that I will be headlining ‘The Skinny’ stage at this ELECTRIC FIELDS in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, this year. Details HERE

See you at the castle,

BM

29/4/2015

BLANCK MASS SHARES ‘DETRITUS’ & LIVE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

I’m very happy to share the second single from the forthcoming DUMB FLESH LP with you. It’s called DETRITUS and can be heard here >  

I hope you enjoy this one. Full length is out in just under a month.

Also, There have been a few new tour dates added to the SHOWS page, including The Great Escape in Brighton and Liverpool Psych festival. Here’s a video for the Psych-Fest 

Keep on checking in for upcoming Live dates as more will be announced over the next coming weeks

Respect,

BJP

25/4/2015

UPCOMING SHOWS

22ND JAN 21 / Ulster Sports Club, Belfast

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23RD JAN 21 / The Workman's Club, Dublin

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29TH JAN 21 / Fuchs2 - Prague, CZ

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30TH JAN 21 / Poglos, Warsaw

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31ST JAN 21 / Circolo Magnolia, Milan

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