I imagined John Blanke as an international sound pioneer and global trader of groundbreaking audio niceness. He has achieved what all migrants achieve, breaking out from national borders to test the world's ability to accept change and innovation. Whether by choice or enforced, John Blanke – who changed his name from 'Blacke' to help smooth his path in a world that struggles to accept the direct power of Blackness – is a person who uses the tools at his disposal to travel widely and express himself freely.
Toby Laurent Belson
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