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Ouch! The price tag on this is a bit of a shocker but if you’re a Prurient fan and willing to shell out I’d be surprised if you were disappointed, as I think this is fucking brilliant. He’s operating here in classic catharsis mode, think the deep layered soundscapes of ‘Adam Turned To Stone’ or ‘Wrapped in the Flame of Illusion, Masked in the Clay of Behavior&rs ...

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Ltd coloured vinyl 7" on Handmade Birds. Edition of 500 copies.

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Washed Against The Rocks by Prurient
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9/10 Ant Staff review, 30 January 2014

Ouch! The price tag on this is a bit of a shocker but if you’re a Prurient fan and willing to shell out I’d be surprised if you were disappointed, as I think this is fucking brilliant. He’s operating here in classic catharsis mode, think the deep layered soundscapes of ‘Adam Turned To Stone’ or ‘Wrapped in the Flame of Illusion, Masked in the Clay of Behavior’ perhaps for a reference.

‘Doors Closed In Secrecy’ is up on the A-side with a bubbling bassline, high pitched tone/ feedback and cavernous F/X laden, hushed vocal. As the bassline loops the tension increases until it gets some distortion and things get really exciting like a huge storm is brewing and then the feedback volume increases, everything comes together and becomes pretty intense culminating in a huge wall of noise I could happily get lost in for an hour. Sadly it ends abruptly at just five minutes leaving me wanting more...

Over on the flipside is a stunningly gorgeous, soul stirring track entitled ‘Washed Against The Rocks’. The sorrowful synths here evoking a sense of loss and being lost. Similar in tone perhaps to his recent Vatican Shadow output minus the industrial techno rhythms. Apparently these tracks stem from a time of great personal hardship and you can really hear the tears. A very intimate and personal little record but then Dominick Fernow always throws his all into his music. Amazing stuff and of course highly recommended.


5/10 Jon Williams Customer review, 17th March 2014

I am a huge Prurient / Dominic Fernow fan, I but anything he does with out hearing it, especially the Vatican Shadow stuff. I know the last two Prurient releases were recorded at the same time as Bermuda Drain, but, this new single,for the price, is quite awful, the music is ok, even thought it's far more ambient then their usual stuff, but, the pressing is awful, loads of scratched and surface noise which makes into a scratched ambient concept. If they really wanted to do a limited release of an ambient track, they could of at least check the pressings first, with postage, this single came to £13, and, it's unlistenable. so, basically as waste of money, am big vinyl fan, but this release should have been digital. so not worth all that money for two unplayable songs, shame, as I have great admiration for the artist involved


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