Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh

As one half of Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power produced 2013’s excellent dystopian vision, Slow Focus. With Dumb Flesh he takes us into the nightclub. The cover’s weirdly unidentifiable flesh portrays something visceral and weirdly futuristic, which is an apt metaphor for the music itself. There’s a muscular power and intensity throughout, which may at first seem brutal but always turns out to be compellingly listenable. Case in point: the abruptly terrifying audio assault at the start of lead single Dead Format, which gradually morphs into a sleek tribal groove; when the noise returns it fits seamlessly into the track’s structure, effectively as the ‘chorus’.