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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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I guess this is the poppiest record on the list, it’s the one with the hits on. Maybe you could say the Suicide record but that’s within a certain genre and this is just… You can’t fault that album, the last track on the album can reduce a grown man to tears in seconds and before that there’s not a bad moment on it.

‘Rhymes Of Goodbye’ is just the perfect album closer, I can’t think of a better one. It’s the one that I gravitate towards, I know it’s coming throughout the whole album. But having said that, what an amazing start - ‘The Seventh Seal’ is another I love. I’ve not seen the Bergman film (it’s in my DVD collection though) and my wife has been saying we need to watch it, she loves that album too. In every project I’ve ever worked on having a narrative is just as important as each individual component, even in my instrumental music. I almost feel like the records I make are soundtracks to films that don’t exist, the listener can create their own aesthetic to accompany my work. When I see a record that is so coherent in its narrative structure, a record that really takes you places, I automatically feel an affinity towards it.


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