Prurient performing live in 2007
|Birth name||Dominick Fernow|
|Also known as|
|Instruments||Amplifier, microphone, drums, vocals, synthesizer|
|Associated acts||Cold Cave|
Dominick Fernowis an American experimental musician, poet and multimedia artist. He is best known for extreme music released under the stage name Prurient, as well as numerous other aliases including Vatican Shadow and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. His first releases date back to 1998, the same year in which he founded the record label Hospital Productions.
Fernow was born in Ohio into a Roman Catholic household.Fernow recounts his entrance into public school and his exposure to death metal and tape trading as early sources of musical interest. In particular, Fernow cites the death metal band Deicide's album Once Upon the Cross as, "frightening ... A huge record for me, still to this day."
Fernow has resided in both New York City and Los Angeles,and runs the labels Hospital Productions and Bed Of Nails.
In his early work as Prurient, Fernow worked primarily with a microphone and amplifier, and sometimes drums. He eventually began utilizing more electronics, and currently works primarily with laptop and synthesizers. In the past, he collaborated with artists like John Wiese, Jeff Plummer (of Immaculate:Grotesque and Shallow Waters), Kris Lapke (of Alberich and MCMS), Wolf Eyes, Macronympha, and Philip Best (of Whitehouse and Consumer Electronics).
Fernow has also performed in various bands, such as Football Rabbit, Vegas Martyrs, Taylor Bow, Ash Pool (in which he also sings), and formerly as part of Cold Cave.Prurient has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, Kitty Play Records, American Tapes, and his own label Hospital Productions. Fernow has also recorded music under a variety of aliases, including Vatican Shadow, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Exploring Jezebel, River Magic, Winter Soldier, Window Cleaning By Ian, December Magic, and Tortured Hooker.
Prurient has been covered in outlets such as The New Yorker, Pitchfork Mediaand The Village Voice.
|1998||A Simple Mark||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|Blades Steam Red Sweat, Inside The Things I Dread||CD-R|
|Persistence||Beeshu Records||Cassette||split with Potassium Cyanide Dogbane Sentiment|
|1999||A Call For Help||Hospital Productions|
|Prurient / Jon Borges||split with Jon Borges|
|2000||Collaboration||Let It Rot||CD||with Richard Ramirez & Flatline Construct|
|Mundane||Ninth Circle Music||CD-R||split with Sickness|
|Noise Split Tape Vol. 1||Brainchaos||Cassette||split with Echo System|
|Ornamentation||Zaftig Research||CD-R||collaboration with Goose|
|Point And Void||Hospital Productions||2xCassette|
|2001||Arbitrary Witness||Deadline Recordings||2xCassette|
|Body Language||Peel Back the Sky||LP|
|Collaboration||Hospital Productions||CD||with Diagram A and Furisubi|
|Guide to Grooming||Monorail Trespassing||Cassette|
|Hunt in Couples||Hospital Productions, Anti-Everything||7"||split with ASD|
|Magnified Healing||Hospital Productions, T.E.F.||CD||split with T.E.F. & Richard Ramirez|
|Mater Dolorosa||Hospital Productions||CD|
|Mummification and Prayer||Cassette|
|White Plains Leather: Black River Falls||Cassette|
|Valve Testing||Electronic Musik||Compilation: 1 track:Pastune as Well|
|2002||Live Prayer||Electronic Musik||3", CD-R|
|Something Terrible Has Happened and I Need Your Help||Monorail Trespassing||Cassette|
|The History of Aids||Hospital Productions/Armageddon||CD|
|Troubled Sleep||Truculent Recordings||CD|
|We Set off in High Spirits||Gods of Tundra||Cassette|
|2004||60 Minutes of Silence||American Tapes||Cassette|
|Red Head||RRRecords||Cassette||with Pedestrial Deposit|
|Shipwreckers Diary||Ground Fault||CD|
|The Hidden Family/+White+||Load Records||12"/CD||with Kites|
|White Magic||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|2005||African Division||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|Akitsa / Prurient||Cassette||split with Akitsa|
|Black Vase||Load Records||CD/LP|
|Church of Ammunition||Troubleman Unlimited Records||7"|
|Devil In Broad Daylight||Chondritic Sound||2xCassette|
|Disappearance Of The Maya||Hospital Productions||4xCassette||split with Aaron Dilloway|
|In The Slaughterhouse||7"|
|Love and Romance||LP||split with Nicole 12|
|Macronympha + Prurient / Okha||Dada Drumming||12"||split with Macronympha and Okha|
|The Baron's Chamber||Nihilist Records||CD|
|The Warriors||Hospital Productions/Gods of Tundra||CD/LP||split with Wolf Eyes|
|Vegas Martyrs - Choking Doberman||Kitty Play Records||7"|
|2006||Cloven Spike||Hospital Productions||7"||with John Wiese|
|Grunt / Prurient||Freak Animal Records||Cassette||split with Grunt|
|Heavy Rain Returns||iDEAL Recordings||CD||with Carlos Giffoni|
|Memory Repeating||AA Records||7"|
|Pleasure Ground||Load Records||CD|
|Point and Void||Ninth Circle Music||CD|
|Snail on a Razor||Hospital Productions||CD|
|2007||All Are Guests in the House of the Lord||Hospital Productions||Cassette/CD||with Kevin Drumm|
|Caribbean Overdose||Cassette||edition of 200|
|Cave Depression||No Fun Productions||3x7"|
|Cocaine Death||Hospital Productions||Cassette||edition of 46|
|Colonialist Nature And Misanthropy||2xCassette|
|Split||Important Records||with Mindflayer|
|Taylor Bow - Hate Fuck||Hospital Productions||7"|
|Terminal Cases||aRCHIVE recordings||2x3" CD||split with Death Unit|
|The Golden Chamber||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|2008||And Still, Wanting||No Fun Productions||CD + Shield 5"|
|End Of Autumn||Troubleman Unlimited||2xLP||split with Sutcliffe Jügend|
|Ghosts Of Niagara||Hospital Productions||10xCass||split with Burning Star Core|
|Tylenol Murders||Cassette||edition of 20|
|Time Began in a Garden||2xCassette, C10 + Box||edition of 100|
|The Black Post Society||Cold Spring Records||CD|
|2009||Blood of the Lamb||BloodLust!||LP||split with Wilt ( edition of 100)|
|Palm Tree Corpse||Hospital Productions||3xCassette/LP|
|Rose Pillar||Heartworm Press||11"||with book (edition of 500)|
|Stars Explode||Hospital Productions||Cassette/LP||with Cold Cave|
|The Complete Kingdom Recordings||The Institute For Organic Conversations||4xCassette||split with Wilt|
|2010||Jesus||Hospital Productions||2xCassette||split with Nico Vascellari|
|Many Jewels Surround the Crown||Hydra Head||7"|
|Stun Gun||Quasi Pop Records||7"|
|2012||Of The Memories Of Friends||Hospital Productions||2xCassette|
|Tiger Smells A Corpse||3xCassette|
|Wrapped in the Flame of Illusion, Masked in the Clay of Behavior||Dais Records||2x7"|
|Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination||Hydra Head||12"||split with JK Flesh|
|2013||Through the Window||Blackest Ever Black||Cassette, Vinyl, CD|
|2014||Washed Against The Rocks||Handmade Birds||7"|
|2015||Frozen Niagara Falls||Profound Lore||2CD/3xLP|
|Cocaine Daughter||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|2016||Unknown Rains||Hospital Productions||2xLP|
|2017||Rainbow Mirror||Profound Lore||4CD/7xLP|
|2019||Garden of the Mutilated Paratroopers||Profound Lore||2CD/Cassette|
|2020||Casablanca Flamethrower||Tesco Organization||2xLP/Album|
|2011||Kneel Before Religious Icons||Hospital Productions, Type Records||Cassette, Vinyl LP|
|Pakistan Military Academy||Hospital Productions||Cassette|
|2012||Atta's Apartment Slated for Demolition||Cassette, Digital|
|Ghosts of Chechnya||Cassette, Digital|
|Ornamented Walls||Modern Love Records||Vinyl LP|
|2013||Remember Your Black Day||Hospital Productions||CD, Vinyl LP|
|2014||Games Have Rules||CD, Vinyl LP||with Function|
|2016||Media in the Service of Terror||Digital, Cassette|
|2010||Byzantine Private CIA||Hospital Productions||Cassette||4-tracks EP|
|2011||Washington Buries Al Qaeda Leader at Sea - Deck 1||Cassette||2-tracks single|
|Washington Buries Al Qaeda Leader at Sea - Deck 2||Cassette||2-tracks single|
|Washington Buries Al Qaeda Leader at Sea - Deck 3||Cassette||2-tracks single|
|The Serpent Carries Him Back Into Paradise||Cassette||4-track split EP with Contrepoison (2 tracks each)|
|Mural of Saddam||Cassette||3-tracks EP|
|Yemeni Commandos||Cassette||2-tracks EP|
|2012||Kuwaiti Airforce||Cassette||2-tracks EP|
|Operation Neptune Spear||Cassette, Digital||3-tracks EP|
|Iraqi Praetorian Guard||Vinyl 12"||3-tracks EP|
|September Cell||Vinyl 12"||4-tracks EP|
|Jordanian Descent||Cassette||2-tracks single|
|2013||When You Are Crawling||Digital, CD, Vinyl 12"||4-tracks EP|
|2014||April Silencer||Digital||2-tracks EP|
|Easing of Our Task||Digital||4-tracks EP|
|Elohim City||Digital||3-tracks EP|
|Enduring Mysteries||Digital||3-tracks EP|
|Oklahoma Military Academy||Digital||4-tracks EP|
|2017||Luxor Necropolitics||Digital, Vinyl 2x10"||5-tracks EP|
|Vatican Shadow / Ancient Methods - Bunkerterror||Digital, Vinyl 2x10"||2-tracks split with Ancient Methods|
|Rubbish of the Floodwaters||Ostgut Ton||Digital, Vinyl 12"||3-tracks EP|
|2018||Volta Forte Remixes||Hospital Productions||Digital||2-tracks EP|
|2011||Washington Buries Al Qaeda Leader At Sea: Decks 1-3||Hospital Productions||Lossless Digital|
|2012||It Stands to Conceal||Vinyl 12", Digital||Compilation of Jordanian Descent, Ghosts of Chechnya and Atta's Apartment Slated for Demolition|
|2014||Death Is Unity With God||Hospital Productions, Modern Love Records||Cassette, Vinyl LP, CD||Compilation of Fireball, Enduring Mysteries, Easing of Our Task, Oklahoma Military Academy, Elohim City and April Silencer|
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Time's Arrow is an EP by the American musical project Prurient, the performing name of the artist Dominick Fernow. It was released on October 25, 2011 through Hydra Head Records, and was described as "taking a bold step away from the sounds which drew attention his way in the formative years."
Successor is the debut studio album by American experimental artist Fred Warmsley, under the alias Dedekind Cut. It was released on November 11, 2016 by NON Worldwide and Hospital Productions. The album features guest vocals from Active Child, as well as co-production from producer Al Carlson, notable for his work on Oneohtrix Point Never's Replica and St. Vincent's Marry Me.
Rainbow Mirror is a triple album by the American musical project Prurient, the performing name of the artist Dominick Fernow. It was released on December 1, 2017 through Profound Lore Records. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Prurient project, Rainbow Mirror was released as a 4xCD and as a 7xLP, which was distributed by Hospital Productions. This Hospital Productions release bundled Rainbow Mirror with a limited cassette version of Godflesh's 2017 album, Post Self. The 8-panel digipak version of the album includes a short story by Fernow and Scott Bryan Wilson.
Death Is Unity With God is a studio album by American experimental musician Dominick Fernow under one of his aliases, Vatican Shadow, released on May 31, 2014 as a cassette box set on Hospital Productions and later reissued as an album in February 2015 and on June 11, 2015 on Modern Love.
Troubled Sleep is a studio album by American experimental musician Dominick Fernow under his alias Prurient, released in September 2003 as a limited edition CD on Truculent Recordings.