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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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  • superjchamma

    @eriqk why are you calling yourself a hipster

    Yesterday 3:03pm Reply
  • eriqk

    commercial noise for hipsters

    Yesterday 2:53pm Reply
  • menyauthe

    the new album is fucking raw

    23 May 10:41am Reply
  • CodeDVA

    The new album was tagged 'metal' on bandcamp for whatever reason and gave me a scare. Nevertheless gave it a listen and its fantastic from start to finish. Possible AOTY so far for me.

    21 May 6:32am Reply
  • no_count

    Lovely music by a lovely boy.

    20 May 6:19am Reply
  • mokkorikuku

    FNF Pretty Cool and Insane. Vatican Shadow x Prurient Merged Super Sound.

    17 May 6:51pm Reply
  • Microfoot

    I feel peaceful listening to the new album.

    15 May 2:59am Reply
  • sleepingpill23

    I really can't get over how excellent the vocals are on this album.

    14 May 11:42pm Reply

    Good stuff

    14 May 9:10am Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    this record is incredible

    14 May 5:57am Reply
  • OhJohnNo

    new album is aoty

    14 May 1:51am Reply
  • elcruusto

    I love it when prurient does stuff that doesn't sound like prurient

    14 May 12:48am Reply
  • jz___

    @come59 i think emotion has been with him since near the start of Prurient

    13 May 11:57am Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    new album is pretty good. almost up there with time began in a garden.

    13 May 12:12am Reply
  • Massive_Anus

    cute new album, prurie. :3

    12 May 9:16pm Reply
  • oghst

    New album's gorgeous.

    12 May 7:29pm Reply
  • Come59

    his new album is absolutely brilliant. Is it new for him to show so much emotion in his work ? That's something that seems quite uncommon in the noise scene.

    12 May 4:09pm Reply
  • Fleppy

    learning the lyrics from the booklet for the next time I do karaoke

    11 May 1:22am Reply
  • sicknessreport

    album of the year so far [3]

    10 May 9:44pm Reply
  • gabystarlight

    album of the year so far [2]

    10 May 6:22pm Reply
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