|Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination|
|Studio album (split)by JK Flesh & Prurient|
|Released||December 11, 2012|
|Label||Hydra Head (HH666–236)|
|JK Flesh chronology|
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Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination received positive reviews. Maya Kalev of Fact wrote that the album was a trimuphal and fitting end to the Hydra Head label.Pitchfork writer Grayson Currin said, "These six tracks provide heaviness in a half-dozen different ways, a functional and fitting elegy for an imprint that achieved that mission with enviable consistency."
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All music composed by JK Flesh.
|1.||"Fear of Fear"||5:20|
All music composed by Prurient.
|5.||"Entering the Water"||4:34|
|6.||"I Understand You"||7:18|
|Total length:||17:44 (34:05)|
|Digital and Japanese bonus tracks|
|7.||"Mundanity of Suspended Anxiety" (Prurient remix)||Aaron Turner||7:00|
|8.||"JK Flesh Merges Prurient 1"||5:22|
|9.||"JK Flesh Merges Prurient 2"||7:52|
|Total length:||20:14 (54:19)|
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