‘The next Brian Eno’ The Guardian
Last year’s Mercury-nominated album Immunity is widely regarded as a landmark in electronic music. Now it forms the basis for this live performance by one of the most exciting artists around, as Jon Hopkins is joined by the guitarist Leo Abrahams and Grammy-winning string arranger Davide Rossi for a stunning audio-visual show.
Performing new explorations of tracks from Immunity alongside music from his three film scores and other collaborations, Hopkins conjures a hypnotic blend of analogue synthesis and real-world sounds to create a unique brand of super sophisticated dance music.
‘A remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end’ Pitchfork on Immunity (Best New Music)
Blanck Mass is Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power. His initial ambient creations were to be studio only, and were a collection of beat-less shimmering soundscapes, released on Mogwai's Rock Action label. Interest steadily grew and soon his crafted worlds were to reach the ears of billions as his track, Sundowner, was used extensively in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. Ben then followed up his self titled debut with a successful EP release on Software into a more beat driven territory, and has since taken Blanck Mass out of the studio and into the live sphere, touring as main support to the likes of Sigur Ros and Jon Hopkins. Ben is currently finalising his next LP as the protean Blanck Mass and is eager to unveil the his dark new behemoth offerings.