As previously reported, the upcoming JK Flesh and Prurient split, Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination, will be final Hydra Head release. The split will be released on December 11th but Brooklyn Vegan has an exclusive stream of two tracks from the upcoming split. JK Flesh’s (Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu) “Fear of Fear” is a noisy, heavy industrial beat down with a wicked primal beat. Prurient’s “I Understand You” is ambient and full of haunting layers of humming drones. Stream the songs below and be sure to pick it up on the 11th.
The legendary Hydra Head Records will end its nearly twenty year run with a split LP from noise artist Prurient and Justin Broadrick’s (Godflesh,Jesu,etc) industrial slam factory JK Flesh, whose debut album Posthuman is available now. The split will be entitled Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination and will see a release on December 11th. Pitchfork is currently streaming a cut from the upcoming split record entitled “I Understand You”, which is written by Prurient. The track is seven minutes of churning noise buzzing over a simple keyboard melody. The track is very repetitive but in a hypnotic kind of way. Check it out and be sure to listen to JK Flesh’s Posthuman. Here is a cut from that record.
Above is the grotesque artwork (created by Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis Breyer P-Orridge) for a new four song double 7″ release from noise artist, Prurient. The upcoming release will be titled Wrapped in the Flame of Illusion, Masked in the Clay of Behavior, and will be released on January 10th. Pitchfork has premiered the first track from the release, “God Is Truth and Light Is His Shadow”. It’s a very odd song that features a calm ambient drone with some strange samples layered on top of it. Just give it a listen.
By Lane Oliver
I am a big fan of Hydra Head Records. They seem to have an affinity for signing some of the most unique artists, and this release I am reviewing is no exception. Ian Dominick Fernow aka Prurient, is an electronic/noise/experimental artist that is, to be put in the nicest terms possible, weird. And I like weird. His new album, Bermuda Drain, was released earlier this year and it is probably one of the more interesting albums I have heard this year.
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