Prurient - “Bermuda Drain” (Hydra Head Records 2011)
Man this record is so good. Prurient has almost completely dropped noise on this album; an album that is full of lush synth melodies and analog drum sequencers. Some people may be shocked to listen to this if their only other experience with Prurient is say, “History Of AIDS”, but to me it’s been a natural progression up to this album. Also his job of being lead synth player in Cold Cave I’m sure didn’t hurt either.
But yeah, this shit is solid gold. It’s like a heavy industrial/synth pop album with harsh vocals; something you don’t see often in this kind of style. Maybe some EBM bands do that, but I wouldn’t know. The album is very unlike anything I’ve ever heard. There is even still noise/power electronics on here, check out “Watch Silently”.
I can’t recommend this album enough. I swear you’ll get a huge boost in hipster points for buying it. And the vinyl version is so sexy it hurts me to look at it.