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Prurient – “Through The Window” – [Blackest Ever Black]

incognito   5/1/2013   12-inch, A Library

This February 2013 release from Prurient is a three track techno album, with metal influences and elements of noise and darkwave. Prurient provides his own whispered vocals, describing the album as “Music to listen to at night, in the hills, watching as headlights approach.” I read this described as “doom techno,” which I suppose is as accurate description as any. The 17 minute title track is pounding, yet subdued four to the floor piece with subtle nods to doom/black metal and noise. “You Show Great spirit” is a resolution to the tension built by “Through the Window” and the much shorter “Terracotta Spine.” The first two tracks build a dark, oppressive atmosphere, while the final track is more progressive, with a lighter atmosphere. This is a rather pensive, introspective release that I enjoyed quite a bit.

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