Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination

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Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination
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Studio album (split)by
ReleasedDecember 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)
  • 34:05
  • 54:19(Japanese release)
Label Hydra Head (HH666–236)
JK Flesh chronology
Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination
Nothing Is Free
Prurient chronology
Time's Arrow
Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination
Through the Window

Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination is a split album between experimental musicians Dominic Fernow under the pseudonym Prurient and Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh and Jesu) under the pseudonym JK Flesh. [1] Released on vinyl on December 11, 2012, Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination was the final release of new material by Hydra Head Records, [2] the label founded by former Isis member Aaron Turner.


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Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination received positive reviews. Maya Kalev of Fact wrote that the album was a triumphal and fitting end to the Hydra Head label. [3] 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." [4]

Track listing

All music is composed by JK Flesh.

1."Fear of Fear"5:20
3."Obedient Automaton"5:26
Total length:16:21

All music is composed by Prurient.

4."Chosen Books"5:52
5."Entering the Water"4:34
6."I Understand You"7:18
Total length:17:44 (34:05)
Digital and Japanese bonus tracks [5]
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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