Blanck Mass announces The Great Confuso EP


The release of his latest album Dumb Flesh in May 2015, and an ongoing European tour have kept the electronic maverick Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of F*ck Buttons) very busy. The album was solely written, produced and recorded by Benjamin in a number of different locations over the space of a year. As a work of art, Dumb Flesh is a comment on the flaws of the human form in its current evolutionary state.

The follow up is the incredible 33 minute EP, The Great Confuso, recorded at the end of summer 2015. Consisting of the colossal new title track piece, which runs at over 18 minutes in three parts (featuring guest vocals from Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV legend Genesis P-Orridge), and three previously released Dumb Flesh remixes — “Dead Format”, “Detritus” & “No Lite” remixed by Dalhous, Konx-Om-Pax & Geneses P-Orridge respectively.


The Great Confuso EP is out digitally today, and additionally several UK independent shops will be supplying limited edition CDEPs of The Great Confuso with purchase of Dumb Flesh from November 13 through the end of the year. Including; Resident, Normans, Bleep, Piccadilly, Rough Trade East / West, Recordstore, Boomkat, The Music Exchange, Hot Salvation + Drift

Following the cancellation of his previously scheduled 2015 United States tour dates, Blanck Mass is pleased to announce he will be returning to the United States with tour dates throughout March 2016. Itinerary below. 

It was once suggested that everything we as human beings have ever achieved is merely the culmination of our refusal to acknowledge, or accept our own mortality: a vain, pathetic grasp at immortality via the fatuous notions of legacy, society, family, tradition, art. Whatever. In the greatest traditions of folklore, Blanck Mass summons forth the entity sardonically named The Great Confuso to embody the taunting cruelty of death, and the unknowable beyond. This is the ambitious and gloriously uncomfortable aural propagation of looming disaster.

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. Dispassionate and candid, stark and bold, ferocious and tender, The Great Confuso stands as a new electronic masterpiece.

Remaining 2015 UK/EU Tour Dates:

Nov 06 – Barcelona, Spain – MIRA Festival

Nov 07 – London, UK – Illuminations

Nov 10 – Poiters, France – Confort Moderne

Nov 12 – Lorient, France – Les Indisciplinées

Nov 14 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur

Nov 20 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who?

Nov 21 – Hebden Bridge, UK – Trades Club

Nov 22 – Norwich, UK – Arts Centre

Nov 25 – London, UK – Heaven

Nov 27-29 – Pontins, Wales – ATP 2.0 Nightmare Before Christmas 2015

Nov 29 – Brighton, UK – Mutations

Dec 09 – Aberdeen, Scotland – Lemontree

Dec 10 – Dundee, Scotland – Beat Generator Live

Dec 11 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo


Mar 04 – Toronto, ON – The Drake

Mar 05 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz

Mar 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

Mar 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Mar 08 – Washington, DC – DC9

Mar 10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Mar 18 – San Francisco, CA – Richshaw Stop

Mar 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Residence