Frozen Niagara Falls (2CD)
Label: Profound Lore Records
"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 machinelike 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."