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Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild

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I love Blanck Mass but this picture is hilariously wank

 

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What do you guys mean by pretentious? This description is the least pretentious thing I've ever read:

 

“In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have manifested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.

Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass’ studio outside of Edinburgh. These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief - the latter of which reared its head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what I have lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumerism, only to be ravaged by it.

I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated — brought to life by humankind. Violent — insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild — delicious.

This is perhaps the most concise body of work I have written to date. Having worked extensively throughout my musical life with dramatics, narrative, and ‘melody against all odds’, these tracks are the most direct and honest yet. The level of articulation in these tracks surpasses anything I have utilized before.”

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What a load of shit 

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Slow Focus is fine - was one of my fave releases of that year 
Yeah i love that 1

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What do you guys mean by pretentious? This description is the least pretentious thing I've ever read:
 
“In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have manifested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.

Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass’ studio outside of Edinburgh. These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief - the latter of which reared its head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what I have lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumerism, only to be ravaged by it.

I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated — brought to life by humankind. Violent — insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild — delicious.

This is perhaps the most concise body of work I have written to date. Having worked extensively throughout my musical life with dramatics, narrative, and ‘melody against all odds’, these tracks are the most direct and honest yet. The level of articulation in these tracks surpasses anything I have utilized before.”


yikes lmao

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17 hours ago, Rubin Farr said:

 

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I'm glad I don't verbally suck my own cock

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I like this stuff but I think it's for reasons I doubt many of the major music outlets will relate to, except maybe TinyMixTapes. I feel like this is weird kitsch cyberpunk meets late 90s / early 00s alt rock and industrial / EBM stuff. Like if the Initial D took place in some Mad Max hellhole and this was the score.

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I know what you mean. The way it's marketed is so unlike how I hear it. That music video above is such a poor representation of the music IMO, I find the music quite silly and over the top and fun (though admittedly the tracks from the new album sound a bit pants) but the video is going more a "disturbing" style like it's supposed to make you uncomfortable. It doesn't make me uncomfortable at all, it just smacks of somebody taking themselves a bit too seriously. From now on I'm referring to this album as Blanck Mass - A Level Student

 

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I really don't like the sound and the look of this. The pretentiousness of this guy is a big turnoff as well.

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The pretentious label is a fair one but do you think there is no truth to what he is saying? He obviously feels strongly about it and can hardly say “humanity is destroying itself, lol”.

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Music video coupled with the track is disgusting and not in a good way. I must listen to his other albums a bit more but this doesn't sound good. The pretentiousness of the guy is still very off putting

On 8/4/2019 at 9:44 AM, thumbass said:

I really don't like the sound and the look of this. The pretentiousness of this guy is a big turnoff as well.

So my opinion still stands after a few listens

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He looks like it feels great to torture bunny rabbits. Come here little fluffy one, go on I'll tempt you near my grasp with a carrot. Hop nearer.... just a little closer....

Now I have you I'll fucking rip your ears off!!!

Nasty, nasty man, with his nasty music. 

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50 minutes ago, beer badger said:

He looks like it feels great to torture bunny rabbits. Come here little fluffy one, go on I'll tempt you near my grasp with a carrot. Hop nearer.... just a little closer....

Now I have you I'll fucking rip your ears off!!!

Nasty, nasty man, with his nasty music. 

Lol the nasty sounds dont bother me though, the song is just bad and the video triest way to hard to be shocking

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Not a fan, tbh. I'm new to them though, but what I'm hearing in these youtubes, it's pop music with some distortion added to the mix. Gives it an edge at first, but wears thin pretty quick. The pop is fairly blend. And the distortion is too one dimensional and becomes nothing more than a schtick after a minute or so. 

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given the wealth of amazing electronic music out there, past and present, it boggles the mind why people would spend money and time on this. it's only because of media coverage.

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this isn't grabbing me. and the album title is ridiculous, not to mention the blurb up there ^. it's a pity cos I really liked Dumb Flesh, World Eater a bit less so.

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10 minutes ago, usagi said:

this isn't grabbing me. and the album title is ridiculous, not to mention the blurb up there ^. it's a pity cos I really liked Dumb Flesh, World Eater a bit less so.

I think I’d agree, Dumb Flesh is by far a more cohesive album than World Eater. But “Rhesus Negative” blows any single track from it out of the water IMO.

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On 8/1/2019 at 3:17 AM, Blir said:

I love Blanck Mass but this picture is hilariously wank

 

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I'm getting an Underworld circa 1989 vibe:

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It sounds exactly like his last album and I'd rather listen to that

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Hmmm, really liked a lot of World Eater but the new one's sounding fairly naff to me... must be those chintzy EDM-style leads. Hush Money in particular is a big nope.

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*kermit sipping tea*

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