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This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh &… More »

It’s the last Monthly Mix of 2012, sweet people. We did it! It hasn’t been an easy run over in this corner of the blog, to be honest. This year saw an ever-diminishing store of free MP3 downloads, as artists increasingly preferred promoting their songs in a streaming fashion, via Soundcloud and its ilk. Which… More »

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Blanck Mass – “The Great Confuso Pt. 1″

Blanck Mass is the moniker for Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power, who creates his own immersive, high-stakes instrumental music but with a stronger grasp…
Charles Innis | November 3, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Stream Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh

Blanck Mass is the side project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power, who has put out two singles -- "Dead Format" and "Detritus" -- in…
James Rettig | May 4, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Blanck Mass – “Detritus”

Benjamin John Power, one half of Fuck Buttons, also runs the one-man noise project Blanck Mass, and he's got the new album Dumb Flesh coming…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Blanck Mass – “Dead Format” Video

Benjamin John Power is one half of the great Fuck Buttons, and he also releases his own intense white-knuckle synth experiments as Blanck Mass. He's…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 10:58 am

Blanck Mass – “Dead Format”

Benjamin John Power is one half of Fuck Buttons, and he also records noisy, intense electronic music on his own as Blanck Mass. Power just…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2015 - 10:54 am

John Carpenter – “Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)”

Tomorrow, the great horror/sci-fi/action movie director John Carpenter will release Lost Themes, his first-ever non-film-music album. This isn't a moonlighting-celebrity situation; Carpenter, who's basically retired…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Stream Fuck Buttons’ Slow Focus

A lot has changed in the four years since we last heard a new Fuck Buttons album -- the band has explored side projects, been…
Miles Bowe | July 9, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Blanck Mass – “Icke’s Struggle” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we posted Blanck Mass's "Land Disasters," I quoted the man behind the project, Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power, as saying, among other things: "Soundtracking…
brandon | June 20, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Blanck Mass (Benjamin John Power Of Fuck Buttons) – “Land Disasters”

Last year, Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power recorded an album's worth of material in his London apartment under the moniker Blanck Mass. The band name…
brandon | April 28, 2011 - 1:33 pm