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New York, United States (1997 – present)

Prurient is noise musician Dominick Fernow. He has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, and his own label Hospital Productions. Active since 1997, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in the noise field, having been covered in major outlets such as Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice.

Fernow works primarily with a microphone and amplifier, and sometimes drums. On some releases he has been joined by Ben Barnett, Richard Dunn (FFH), John Wiese, Jeff Plummer (Immaculate:Grotesque, Shallow Waters), Kris Lapke (Alberich, MCMS), Sickness, Wolf Eyes, Macronympha, Philip Best (Whitehouse, Consumer Electronics), Sutcliffe Jugend, The Hototogisu, Carlos Giffoni, Wilt, Grunt, Nicole 12, and Emily Salvatierra. Fernow grew up in Wisconsin but now lives in New York and runs the Hospital Productions record label and retail record store. Fernow was also the guitarist of bands Football Rabbit, Vegas Martyrs, Taylor Bow, and Ash Pool (in which he also sings). More recently, Fernow has started marketing to the black metal audience with his label and creative works. He also is the primary live synthesizer player for Cold Cave.


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  • I0000days

    You Show Great Spirit might just be one of my favorite pieces of music ever, its repetitive nature and the dark mood it captures feels so vividly nostalgic and 90s + it makes me dance.

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  • Microfoot

    Pfft. This is no Skrillex.

    9 Jul 5:46am Reply
  • eeviac

    only hipsters refer to things as hipsters or 35 year old korn fans in huge pants and chain wallets

    18 Jun 9:26am Reply
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  • Merowinger110

    New pictures

    9 Apr 2:06pm Reply
  • Orbonen

    eh... its alright

    1 Apr 3:45pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    has anybody heard his 90's material from when he was just starting? is it any good?

    27 Mar 10:08am Reply
  • NoIZeFAQ

    Изящно. И со вкусом.

    10 Mar 1:29pm Reply
  • AliceInChains15

    I love his recent stuff, to be honest. Noisy, dark techno works surprisingly well for me.

    9 Mar 3:12pm Reply
  • casbahrock90

    i wish i discovered this guy when he made a baby's ears bleed age 16. his recent stuff sounds like glam rock ala sparks mixed with the drive soundtrack

    17 Feb 4:24pm Reply
  • johnnyboy898

    the only pictures of his first tapes i've seen on the internet

    8 Feb 11:40pm Reply
  • AliceInChains15

    Anyone know why he isn't touring with Godflesh anymore? I'm psyched that Pharmakon will be replacing him, but I was really looking forward to seeing Prurient.

    1 Feb 5:41pm Reply

    Washed Against The Rocks sounds great! Can't wait for his forthcoming Profound Lore release.

    29 Jan 12:06pm Reply
  • combatdress

    shipwrecker's diary sure is nice.

    15 Jan 4:16am Reply
  • johnnyboy898

    new album coming on Profound Lore some time

    9 Jan 4:06am Reply

    I dunno Clockworker, I thought Shrimp Crescent was fucking quality. The others I'm kinda iffy on, though.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nabraxas

    also, Sexual Magic is PRIMe rib. along with Wrapped In The Flame Of Illusion, Masked In The Clay Of Behavior

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nabraxas

    @Clockworker18: New is always g000d. Dom's bag of trix is ever-expanding and I (for 1) am an enthusiastic passenger, constantly appreciating the back catalog while breathing fresh whiffs with the new material from his Shadowy realms of alternate monikers... I personally just hope that he marries his harsh noisebleeds better with his minimal synth pulses. Also, I'd love for him to do some kind of cinematic atmosfearic werx, under whatever-the-fuck name...

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
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