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Legal name: Dominick Fernow

Also performs as: Christian Cosmos (Dominick Fernow side project), Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Vatican Shadow


Prurient is the performing name of Dominick Fernow. Prurient has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, Kitty Play Records, and his own label Hospital Productions. Since the 2000s, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music,, and has been covered in outlets such as The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice.

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.

In his work as Prurient, 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, Sutcliffe Jugend, The Hototogisu, Carlos Giffoni, Wilt, Grunt, Nicole 12, and Emily Salvatierra. Fernow was born in Wisconsin, lived in New York, and then moved to Los Angeles, where he now runs the labels Hospital Productions and Bed Of Nails. 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Jason Campbell / Prurient Jason Campbell / Prurient 1
2000 Ornamentation Prurient & Goose 1
2001 Mater Dolorosa Prurient 1
2001 Mummification and Prayer Prurient 2
2002 The History of Aids Prurient 1
2003 Shipwrecker's Diary Prurient 1
2003 Troubled Sleep Prurient 1
2004 60 Minutes of Silence: Memorial for Lenka Orlikova Prurient 1
2004 Fossil Prurient 1
2004 The Hidden Family/+White+ Kites / Prurient 2
2005 Ghosts of Niagara Burning Star Core / Prurient 1
2005 Black Vase Prurient 1
2005 Love / Romance Nicole 12 / Prurient 1
2005 Disappearance of the Maya Aaron Dilloway & Prurient 1
2005 The Warriors Wolf Eyes / Prurient 1
2006 Point and Void Prurient 1
2006 Snail on a Razor Hototogisu - Prurient 1
2006 Heavy Rain Returns Carlos Giffoni / Prurient 1
2006 Pleasure Ground Prurient 1
2007 Terminal Cases Death Unit + Prurient 1
2007 Adam Tied to Stone Prurient 2
2007 All Are Guests in the House of the Lord Prurient & Kevin Drumm 2
2007 Colonialist Nature and Misanthropy Prurient 2
2008 Arrowhead Prurient 1
2008 Time Began in a Garden Prurient 1
2008 The Black Post Society Prurient 1
2008 And Still, Wanting Prurient 1
2009 The Complete Kingdom Recordings Prurient + Wilt 1
2011 Bermuda Drain Prurient 4
2011 Despiritualized Prurient 1
2011 Annihilationist Prurient 3
2012 Oxidation Prurient 1
2012 Tiger Smells a Corpse Prurient 2
2013 Worship Is the Cleansing of the Imagination JK Flesh / Prurient 2
2013 Through the Window Prurient 1
2015 Frozen Niagara Falls Prurient 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Cocaine Death Prurient 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 FACT Mix 266: Prurient Prurient 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Cloven Spike Prurient / John Wiese 1
2011 Time's Arrow Prurient 2
2012 Pleasure of Ruins Prurient 1
2014 Washed Against the Rocks Prurient 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Persistence Prurient / Potassium Cyanide Dogbane Sentiment 1
1999 Aeronuatic Monkey Bones Prurient / Joshua Norton Cabal 1
2000 Mundane Sickness / Prurient 1
2001 Guide to Grooming Prurient 1
2004 Red Head Pedestrian Deposit / Prurient 1
2005 Akitsa / Prurient Akitsa / Prurient 2
2005 The Baron's Chamber Prurient 1
2007 The Golden Chamber Prurient 2

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