Blanck Mass — the side project of Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power — is the latest artist to contribute a song to this year’s Adult Swim Singles Club, and his new track “D7-D5″ comes paired with a haunting black-and-white video that depicts an emotional breakdown in extreme close-up. It matches the dark, imposing industrial electronic thrall of the song itself. Power explains to Spin, who premiered the track:
‘D7-D5′ is intended as the second move in a game of chess initially instigated by Manuel Gottsching when he released (and named said release) ‘E2-E4,’ the recording which many believe pioneered techno. The video was made by [my] good friend Jake McGowan, and follows one man whilst he struggles to deal with a flurry of emotions and human states which are common during a battle of any size, including a game of chess.
Watch and listen below.