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Blanck Mass (Love Record Stores Edition)

    Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.

    Limited to one per person.

    We've put out Blanck Mass's last three albums on Sacred Bones, so it makes sense for us to revisit the record that started it all and put it back into print for his many fans who were unable to get it the first time around. As well as launching the solo career of Benjamin John Power, it also rose to fame when "Sundowner" was performed during the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony by London Symphony Orchestra. 

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Green and blue starburst colour vinyl.

    Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

    Blanck Mass

    Calm With Horses

      Invada Records are proud to release Blanck Mass’ score to ‘Calm With Horses’ on vinyl and CD! Black Mass’ first feature length, synth-heavy score was previously released on digital platforms on 13th March.  Blanck Mass is the solo project of Benjamin John Power. The musician, also one half of Fuck Buttons, has been making music under the moniker since 2010 and has released three albums on Sacred Bones, 2015's Dumb Flesh, 2017's World Eater and 2019’s Animated Violence Mild. Calm With Horses, Nick Rowland’s feature film debut, is a raw and beautiful tale of one man’s struggle to navigate both crime and family life in rural Ireland.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: The vinyl is pressed on black & white marble vinyl, and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with printed insert and digital download card included.

      “In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have manifested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.

      Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass’ studio outside of Edinburgh. These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief - the latter of which reared its head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what I have lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumerism, only to be ravaged by it. 

      I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated - brought to life by humankind. Violent - insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild - delicious.
      This is perhaps the most concise body of work I have written to date. Having worked extensively throughout my musical life with dramatics, narrative, and ‘melody against all odds’, these tracks are the most direct and honest yet. The level of articulation in these tracks surpasses anything I have utilized before.”
      - Benjamin John Power.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Huge lurching arpeggios and cavernous percussion snaps glitch their way around a solid core of 16-bit reductions and skittering vocal shards. Drawing a flawless line between game soundtracks, rawkous EDM and the slowly building electronics of dancefloor trance or the incremental atmospheric accentuation of 70's prog. Indescribably mad, but thoroughly addictive.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Dinked Edition LP Info: • Exclusive numbered edition of 500 units only.
      • Exclusive pink coloured vinyl.
      • Exclusive tote bag.
      • Exclusive Sticker.
      • Exclusive print.

      An electronica-infused alternative version of Editors’ acclaimed Top 10 album ‘Violence’, ‘The Blank Mass Sessions’ casts the songs in a bold new light, offering a fascinating insight into the album’s creative process.

      The eight track album, made up of producer Blanck Mass’ original productions of ‘Violence’, also includes the brand new single ‘Barricades’.

      For ‘Barricades’, Smith’s hopeful lyrics combine with yearning synths over robotic drum machines and sweeping basslines, while ‘Cold’ is given a frostier edge through Blanck Mass’ harsh percussion and robotic directness.

      ‘Violence’’s stripped back beat builds and erupts into a synth-fuelled chorus brim-full of busy drum patterns and ‘Magazine’s jaunty, sweeping synths and rolling snares lend it even more electronic swagger than the original.

      ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’ gifts the greatest insight into the triangular relationship ‘Violence’ was born from. The warmth of the album version’s acoustic guitar and industrial fuelled chorus are replaced with sparse, ethereal synths, giving the track and ‘The Blanck Mass Sessions’ in general, a mechanical, other-worldly edge.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Info: Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.

      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      Blanck Mass

      Odd Scene B/w Shit Luck

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        These two tracks have been recorded specifically with RSD in mind, and were committed to tape in the space of a frenzied two day session in January 2018. Neither track will appear on any Blanck Mass album. They are in a style that is not normally associated with Blanck Mass. BM wanted to do something special and as RSD is a special day for all music fans and collectors of one off releases by their favourite artists, this is the perfect release date. 


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