Boomkat Product Review:
Iconic Prurient; collecting three rare Hospital Productions cassette releases, as well as two unreleased tracks - serving to highlight some of the most viscerally affective material in Dominick Fernow’s catalogue, spanning from pure noise configurations to winding, futuristic synth excursions.
‘Pretext’ opens with evocative and opaque synth noise, like some lost new age tape half restored from extensive water damage - underneath all the sonic detritus lies a beautiful, almost Vangelis-like tripper. 'Cocaine Death’ flips the vocal into more primal noise, but once again with an almost eye-watering sonic vista below - somewhere between My Bloody Valentine, The Caretaker and Sepultura. 'Lay By Son’ is a pure eviscerated noise modulation, while 'Garden Of Tranquility’ once again transcends into a kind of gauzy, sublime dystopia and 'Postscript’ ends things off with a more fragile, conventionally cinematic vapour trail.
Classic, definitive Fernow at his most ambiguous; evocative of both glamour and self destruction - ideal listening for noisy romance / introspection.