Monday, September 05, 2011

Blanck Mass interview

Benjamin John Power Has Space Madness

Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons / Blanck Mass shares his mental lists.
by Dylan Peterson

Jettison recently spent some time with experimental electronic artist Benjamin John Power, best known for his work as one half of the noise rock duo Fuck Buttons, Power is branching out with a new solo project called Blanck Mass. More droning and ambient than the frenetic and pulsating music of Fuck Buttons, Blanck Mass is dense with hazily psychedelic and blissfully meditative soundscapes. The self-titled debut album out now on Mogwai's Rock Action Records is absolutely hypnotic. With a catalog of releases that bend the imagination like pitch control knobs, we sat down with Power to ask what was going on in his head through a series of top 5 questions.

What are the top five experimental/noise albums of all time
1. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
2. Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds
3. Ashra - New Age of Earth
4. Wendy Carlos - Sonic Seasonings
5. Chris Watson - Storm

Who are the top five artists that inspire your music?
1. Carl Sagan
2. David Attenborough
3. Mark Rothko
4. Ennio Morricone
5. Stanley Kubrick

What are the top five drugs of all time?
1. Tea
2. Alcohol
3. Salvia
4. Amoyxcilin
5. Robitussin

What are five things you hope to experience in the future?
1. Zero gravity
2. The Amazon
3. Canadian Rockies
4. Madagascar
5. Today's beautiful sunshine

originally published by Jettison Quarterly

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