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Top 10 Albums of the Year 2017: Blanck Mass - World Eater

Top 10 Albums of the Year 2017: Blanck Mass - World Eater

  • World Eater
    Artist
    Blanck Mass
    ReleaseProduct
    World Eater
    Label
    Sacred Bones Records
    Catalogue Number
    SBR174
    Release Date
    March 2017
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    Benjamin John Power's Blanck Mass presents his most vital work since 2013's Slow Focus. Seven tracks that move deeper into the waves of noise-laden electronica that has come to define his highly valued solo project.

    For those of you salivating at the thought of a new Fuck Buttons LP, World Eater is gonna take that hunger away for the foreseeable. Picking up where the brainfreeze ambient techno sludge of Dumb Flesh left off, World Eater applies a more ferociousness channeling of his cosmic electronic sound.

    Opening with the cerebral frequencies of 'John Doe's Carnival of Error' a slightly out of whack musical box slowly unravels, brilliantly calling to mind his last album's closer Lung and its clockwork roll. This is perfectly complimented by the vocals that come in at saturating point, brilliantly building the track into quite possibly the heaviest intro since 'Sweet Love For Planet Earth'. Showing no sign of slowing down, we are then launched head into the horrorcore whirlwind of Rhesus Negative for a full-on metal assault that remains totally techno.

    Squeezing its way into more slowed down funk territories, Please slowly uncurls itself around some Arca-like high-end synthesis with a gnarly broken garage swing. Building in momentum, it quickly becomes a destructive dose of operatic toxic sludge, before returning to the hyper gloss liquid metal of the record's core. The Rat flexes the sort of noise/pop that Prurient displayed on his Bermuda Drain LP, while Silent Treatment moves back into the rolling crunch-drum territory with more blended up vocal snatches gyrating against a melodic smashed up drum kit roll.

    Closing on the album's strongest notes, Minnesota / Eas Fors / Naked Hive and Mind Blanck Mass perfectly combine the raw anger with euphoric sheen that defines the project. Mincing together the sort of nail-shredding psychoactive death metal of Suicide Commando with the industrial warehouse punishment of Traversable Wormhole, distilling its influences yet undoubtfully coming from the mind of one Benjamin John Power.

    World Eater is the sort of album that, while listening to it creates the feeling of someone slowly drilled the music directly into your brain (in a good way, mind!). Whilst the record's closing minutes are the closest thing resembling anything like new music from his partnership with Andrew Hung, with Blanck Mass making records as strong (both musically and physically) as this, World Eater will be more than enough to take a large bite out of your Fuck Buttons appetite.

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    1. 1 John Doe's Carnival of Error 2:35 Blanck Mass Buy
    2. 2 Rhesus Negative 9:08 Blanck Mass Buy
    3. 3 Please 7:28 Blanck Mass Buy
    4. 4 The Rat 6:09 Blanck Mass Buy
    5. 5 Silent Treatment 7:35 Blanck Mass Buy
    6. 6 Minnesota / Eas Fors / Naked 7:28 Blanck Mass Buy
    7. 7 Hive Mind 8:31 Blanck Mass Buy

Blanck Mass' World Eater gave 2017 some serious bite. Splicing the noise-heavy DNA of Benjamin John Power's group Fuck Buttons with the shape-shifting sludge of his previous solo album Dumb Flesh, we can't think of a more fitting title than World Eater for an album that landed with such physical force and form. From brainfreeze ambient techno to operatic toxic sludge, World Eater is 2017's best example of angle grinder electronics for the ages.

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Benjamin John Power's Blanck Mass presents his most vital work since 2013's Slow Focus. Seven tracks that move deeper into the waves of noise-laden electronica that has come to define his highly valued solo project.

For those of you salivating at the thought of a new Fuck Buttons LP, World Eater is gonna take that hunger away for the foreseeable. Picking up where the brainfreeze ambient techno sludge of Dumb Flesh left off, World Eater applies a more ferociousness channeling of his cosmic electronic sound.

Opening with the cerebral frequencies of 'John Doe's Carnival of Error' a slightly out of whack musical box slowly unravels, brilliantly calling to mind his last album's closer Lung and its clockwork roll. This is perfectly complimented by the vocals that come in at saturating point, brilliantly building the track into quite possibly the heaviest intro since 'Sweet Love For Planet Earth'. Showing no sign of slowing down, we are then launched head into the horrorcore whirlwind of Rhesus Negative for a full-on metal assault that remains totally techno.

Squeezing its way into more slowed down funk territories, Please slowly uncurls itself around some Arca-like high-end synthesis with a gnarly broken garage swing. Building in momentum, it quickly becomes a destructive dose of operatic toxic sludge, before returning to the hyper gloss liquid metal of the record's core. The Rat flexes the sort of noise/pop that Prurient displayed on his Bermuda Drain LP, while Silent Treatment moves back into the rolling crunch-drum territory with more blended up vocal snatches gyrating against a melodic smashed up drum kit roll.

Closing on the album's strongest notes, Minnesota / Eas Fors / Naked Hive and Mind Blanck Mass perfectly combine the raw anger with euphoric sheen that defines the project. Mincing together the sort of nail-shredding psychoactive death metal of Suicide Commando with the industrial warehouse punishment of Traversable Wormhole, distilling its influences yet undoubtfully coming from the mind of one Benjamin John Power.

World Eater is the sort of album that, while listening to it creates the feeling of someone slowly drilled the music directly into your brain (in a good way, mind!). Whilst the record's closing minutes are the closest thing resembling anything like new music from his partnership with Andrew Hung, with Blanck Mass making records as strong (both musically and physically) as this, World Eater will be more than enough to take a large bite out of your Fuck Buttons appetite.

Top 10 Albums of the Year 2017

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  • Top 10 Albums of the Year 2017
    Artist
    Various Artists
    ReleaseProduct
    Top 10 Albums of the Year 2017
    Label
    Bleep
    Catalogue Number
    BLEEPEOY2017
    Release Date
    November 2017
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      • Kelela CD
      • Lee Gamble CD
      • Photay CD
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    2017 was a momentous year for music within our world, and with our top 10 albums we have compiled what we consider to be the most important releases from across the board.

    While the top spot is taken with the razor-sharp electronica of Jlin's Black Origami, Lee Gamble landed on Hyperdub pushing the boundaries of ambient jungle forward, while Brainwaltzera's update on the classic Braindance sound topped the acid-electronic revival by a mile. With new age receiving a massive resurgence in 2017, the most notable releases by far were from Visible Cloaks mystical reaching Reassemblage, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's influence exploring transitions of youth within The Kid and Alessandro Cortini's AVANTI presenting emotionally charged trip into the misty realms of nostalgia. Each album shone a light on a different aspect of this freshly realised sound.

    2017 also heralded the much-anticipated arrival of contemporary R&B icon Kelela's debut album Take Me Apart, an incredibly powerful album of soaring songcraft and experimental electronics delivered with a soulful edge. While Forest Swords turned in his greatest album to date with Compassion, splitting between the ecstasy and melancholy of his earlier recordings, his Compassion offered a journey through the nightland edges of his sound world. A journey perfectly complimented by Blanck Mass' brilliant album of brainfreeze techno and angle grinder electronics that was World Eater. While a special dedication goes out to Photay whose Onism packed in the year's tightest selection of ear worms designed to move your mind.

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