Record Label: Profound Lore
Housed in a six-panel, spot-gloss-printed, double-gatefold jacket complete with printed lyrics.
America’s most prominent noise figure, Dominick Fernow has for the better part of two decades helped shape and reinvent the genre with a stream of works under the Prurient moniker. A project unlike any other in the realms of experimental, ambient and noise, Prurient continually mutates from one incarnation to the next.
Fernow often treads a fine line between harsh noise extremity and atmospheric beauty - his massive, layered walls of sound may be comprised of piercing feedback, tortured vocals and machine-like industrial pounding, or incorporate meticulous sampling, entrancing beats and waves of electronica - yet his prolific output is never less than compelling.
Prurient’s first full-length since the 2011 game-changer Bermuda Drain sees Fernow deliver the project’s most ambitious release to date. A sprawling album clocking in at just under 90 minutes, Frozen Niagara Falls is the result of over a year of work. It is without a doubt Prurient’s magnum opus, and will solidify the artist’s standing as a visionary master able to break down barriers between genres while creating something entirely new and different.