Rainbow Mirror, the latest work from renowned multi-media artist Prurient, is a release exceeding three hours in length, consisting of new material that delves into the glacial, meditative, and ambient side of Dominick Fernow’s cult within the realm of noise music creating an epic of pure ‘Doom Electronics’.
Rainbow Mirror, which will coincide with the 20 year anniversary of Prurient, is a project that is steeped in history and origins, and will be released as a 4xCD and digital through Profound Lore on December 1st with the 7xLP vinyl edition to be released on Hospital Productions the same day. The cover art for Rainbow Mirror (below) is the first Prurient collage ever made.
Also in collaboration with Hospital Productions to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Prurient, a limited cassette will be released, entitled Buddha Strangled In Vines (1997). Comprised of three archival Prurient tracks dating back to the origins of the first tape recordings, the cassette will be released on October 31st (the day the first Prurient show occurred in 1997) and will only be available to purchase at the Hospital Productions anniversary show (where Prurient will perform in collaboration with Jesu & Nothing) in Brooklyn, NY on November 5th.
Like the first Prurient live performance 20 years earlier, the Rainbow Mirror lineup consists of three members. For this ambitious work, Fernow called upon Matt Folden (Dual Action) and Jim Mroz (Lussuria) to form the trio. All of the material was recorded live at Hospital Productions and later meticulously mixed and produced by Shifted in Berlin with expert mastering by Paul Corley.
Rainbow Mirror marks the second alliance between Profound Lore and Prurient and stands as another singular monument amongst the vast repertoire Fernow has amassed under the Prurient moniker. While familiar moments from the landmark Frozen Niagara Falls album can be found within the massive scope of Rainbow Mirror, through the three-plus hour duration of this rural ambient industrial creation, Rainbow Mirror is a monolithic, crawling psychological noisescape of time-stretching electronics, layered counterpoint feedback, machine loops and maximalist pulsating synth passages. Like the infinite and distorted reflections produced by a hall of mirrors, Rainbow Mirror is a portrait in perpetual tension.
Track listing and artwork for Rainbow Mirror, which will also include a short story of the same name written by Scott Bryan Wilson & Fernow in the spirit of violent dreams, as follows:
1. Barefoot God
2. Walking On Dehydrated Coral
3. Midnight Kabar
4. Chaos – Sex
1. Falling In The Water
2. Okinawan Burial Vaults
3. April Fool’s Day Aspect Sinister
4. Cruel Worlds
2. Blue Kimono Over Corpse
3. Path Is Short
4. Buddha Strangled In Vines (Part One)
5. Buddah Strangled In Vines (Part Two)
Disc Four (bonus shaped CD):
1. Lazarus Flamethrower Sleepwalk (bonus track)
2. Buddhist State (bonus track)
Track listing for the Buddha Strangled In Vines (1997) cassette (which will include the very first liner notes ever written for any Prurient release) as follows:
1. Rainbow Mirror
2. Buddha Strangled In Vines (1997)
3. What Will Be Our Ruin?
Listen to the sprawling & cinematic noisescape track “Naturecum” below: