Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh

Hide-under-the-duvet terrifying...

Hell has probably never needed a soundtrack to play whilst the fires of eternal damnation are being stoked by pointy-tailed red dudes, but on the off-chance it does, we may have just found it.

'Dumb Flesh' is the latest offering from Fuck Buttons' side-project Blanck Mass and a truly nightmarish tone runs throughout. Fuck Buttons are hardly known for their radio-friendly jams, but the white noise, uncompromising textures and punishing percussion that underpin Benjamin John Power's record take things to the next level.

Rarely has a record built up such an evocative landscape through sound – 'Dumb Flesh' is a thrilling yet unsettling listen, and further proof that innovative and exciting ambient music continues to come from the Fuck Buttons stable.

It would be wrong to say that this is an enjoyable album, but it is rewarding in its own way. Be warned, you might never want to leave the house again.


Words: Joe Rivers

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