PRURIENT: POINT AND VOID
CD: Ninth Circle NC021406 [2006]


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Prurient is the work of Dominick Fernow. He also runs the Hospital Productions record label. I have two other Prurient releases in my collection. I bought them you know. With real money. The releases I have are
"The history of Aids" and "Troubled Sleep" and I 'kind of' like them. I say 'kind of' because if you've heard the noise this man makes you'll know what I mean. He doesn't make 'pick up and play' music you can listen to every day. Therefore you've 'kind of' got to be in the right frame of mind and mood to listen to them. Harsh words you may think... but not half as harsh as the music he throws out.

"Point and Void" is the... actually I don't know how many releases Prurient have out there. I searched the web for a bit and found another two. These were "Black Vase" and "Shipmakers Diary" - of which of course I know nothing. According to some websites though he doesn't half put on a live performance. Gives his adoring public value for money. Which is nice to read. "Point and Void" is 6 untitled tracks of music to have ulcers to. Roll up, roll up, step this way to have your eardrums perforated. In case you missed the clues laid out so far Prurient is an exponent of extreme / power electronics music. Another one. He throws out all manner of high painful frequencies without a care in the world. Feedback gone bad. He screams. He hollers. He'll fuck you over for a dollar. Rhythms that last bit. What does separates this release, from the myriad of other recordings out there, somewhat is his use of changing the tone on certain pieces. Instead of going like the clappers at a 100 mph he'll happily bring the tempo down to an almost minimalist slant. Before letting rip once more. The addition of conversations used at certain points also greatly adds to the overall feel, and dare I say ambience, of the music. As for his version of the Lords Prayer... let's just say you won't hear this in any church. Not in the real world anyway. What else can I add? The music is as raw, brutal, passionate, highly textured, highly emotive and aggressive as you‚ll ever hear. Which is good news all round for those who can't get enough of that old noise thing.

Which makes me 'kind of' love this release as much as the other two in my collection. When I'm pissed off. Or want to hurt somebody... or even myself... then I'll play this. When I'm full of misery and despair... I'll play this. When I just don't give a fuck anymore... I'll play this. For all other times in my life it will remain hidden away. The music created by Dominick Fernow is the Samaritan of your record collection. There to help you in a time of need. Just a clear jewelled CD case away. Now isn't that comforting and reassuring to know?


ANM

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Prurient: [Troubled Sleep]

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