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Cinematic Quality: Blanck Mass' Favourite Albums
James Benge , May 12th, 2015 13:12

He's just released his second solo album, Dumb Flesh, and is set to play tQ's stage at The Great Escape on Friday. Before that, the Fuck Buttons man gives James Benge the rundown of his top 13 records

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Stars Of The Lid - The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid
I find that album has such a strong start. The first couple of tracks really epitomise that record and draw you deep in; after them you’re pretty much in a state where you can listen to the whole thing. I find it very meditative.

The Stars Of The Lid record was one I’d listen to every night on tour when I was falling asleep, something I’d kind of religiously do for a very long time. It’s not something I’ve done in a while, I haven’t done a much longer tour recently, but that was my go-to album to go to sleep to for a very long time. It’s a total palette cleanser.

For a very long period of time I found it very hard to sleep anyway. Obviously modern life means there’s 110 things to think about every minute; good music should put you in a place where you can escape and this album really blocks out everything else. When I listen to this it feels like nothing else really matters.


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