Published Nov 03, 2015Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power released his Blanck Mass album Dumb Flesh back in the spring, and he spent the summer and fall touring in support of it. Now, the British electronic musician has announced plans to keep on ploughing ahead, as he's unveiled an EP and expanded his tour into 2016.
The new EP is called The Great Confuso. It came out digitally today (November 3) through Sacred Bones, but for those who want a physical copy, some British indie stores will be giving away CDs of The Great Confuso as a bonus for those who buy Dumb Flesh. (That promotion will start on November 13 and run through the end of the year.)
The EP's title track is a three-part, 18-minute epic featuring guest vocals from Genesis P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV). The four-track EP is rounded out by remixes of three cuts from Dumb Flesh provided by P-Orridge, Dalhous and Konx-Om-Pax, respectively.
A press release explains, "Dark, glorious and by turn pulverizing industrial metal and hypnotic synth-wash soundscape, this is Power's most thrilling work to date. The obsession with human frailty so central to his previous work is focused here on the themes of confusion, anger and surrender. If Dumb Flesh depicted the frailty of the human body, this EP illustrates the fragility of the human mind."
The eight-minute opening part of "The Great Confuso" can be heard at the bottom of this page.
Also below, check out Blanck Mass's tour schedule. Following a European leg in the remainder of 2014, he will hit the road in North America in March 2016. This includes a string of U.S. appearances, plus Canadian stops in Toronto and Montreal.
The Great Confuso:
1. The Great Confuso (Pt. I, II & III)
2. Dead Format (Dalhous Remix)
3. No Lite (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge DREAMACHINE MIX)
4. Detritus (Konx-Om-Pax Remix)
11/06 Barcelona, Spain - MIRA Festival
11/07 London, UK - Illuminations
11/10 Poiters, France - Confort Moderne
11/12 Lorient, France - Les Indisciplinées
11/14 Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur
11/20 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who?
11/21 Hebden Bridge, UK - Trades Club
11/22 Norwich, UK - Arts Centre
11/25 London, UK - Heaven
11/27-29 Pontins, Wales - ATP 2.0 Nightmare Before Christmas 2015
11/29 Brighton, UK - Mutations
12/09 Aberdeen, Scotland - Lemontree
12/10 Dundee, Scotland - Beat Generator Live
12/11 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
03/04 Toronto, ON - The Drake
03/05 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
03/06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
03/07 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
03/08 Washington, DC - DC9
03/10 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
03/15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/18 San Francisco, CA - Richshaw Stop
03/19 Los Angeles, CA - Resident