Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2015 Ratings: #100 / 771
User Score
Based on 78 ratings
2015 Ratings: #155
May 12, 2015 / Release Date
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Profound Lore / Label
Noise, Industrial / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Resident Advisor
Abrasive, affecting and more melancholy than ever, this is the most wide-reaching Prurient album yet.
85
Pitchfork

With Niagara, he's taken strengths from his entire oeuvre to reach deeper into himself and produce what may be his best record yet, one that brings all the fulfillment of noise and transcends them all the same.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes
The album is dripping in homage to power electronics, harsh noise, and ambient synth music; it’s a combination of influences that have been explored to varying extents throughout his back catalogue, and it’s been done here to impeccable effect.
80
Alternative Press
This is Dominick Fernow’s most high-profile release in his long career recording under the name Prurient, and it’s akin to an epic compilation of his life’s work.
80
The Skinny

Frozen Niagara Falls digs beyond human emotion into a dizzying journey of large scale disaster.

80
Spin

Blare Falls in the prescribed order, on shuffle, in a plane, on a train: You’ll dance, you’ll cringe, your Mom will freak out, your homies may start rumors about you — which is as it should be.

80
The Needle Drop
Prurient's new double album is a soul-crushing carnival of blissful, tundra-temperature misery.
75
Consequence of Sound
Whether you’re walking the streets with a broken heart or raging in a cramped studio apartment, whether you lean more toward dense, abrasive power electronics or dark, airy ambience, Fernow sees where you’re coming from.
70
The Line of Best Fit

It transforms you and gives you the opportunity to love and be loved, and while these aren't songs explicit like a singer-songwriter record - despite Fernow initially planning on Frozen Niagara Falls as an acoustic album - you can search through and find the beauty in the shit.

70
AllMusic

Any Prurient release is a demanding listen, but Frozen Niagara Falls is one of his most surprising and rewarding works.

amygoodall
95
good
Feedme120
90
Not a big fan of harsh noise music but I liked this. It felt varied in sound instead of being repetitive and annoying
912
55
no wonder there aren't any good noise albums
MrMclainy
100
This album is that special case of industrial noise that I’m constantly itching and frantically reaching to shut off because of how abrasive and harsh it is but every time I try, I can’t—because despite all of that, it’s a really dreary, tortured and beautiful listen. Absolute nihilism. I am a glutton for punishment.
Doofy
75
Moments of cinematic elegance punctured by distortion and harsh noise.

Despite the geography of the album being spelt out as New York the album basically sounds like 'the apocalypse brought to a city near you'.
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Track List

  1. Myth Of Building Bridges
  2. Dragonflies To Sew You Up
  3. A Sorrow With A Braid
  4. Every Relationship Earthrise
  5. Traditional Snowfall
  6. Jester In Agony
  7. Poinsettia Pills
  8. Shoulders Of Summerstones
  9. Wildflowers (Long Hair With Stocking Cap)
  10. Greenpoint
  11. Lives Torn Apart (NYC)
  12. Frozen Niagara Falls (Portion One)
  13. Cocaine Daughter
  14. Falling Mask
  15. Frozen Niagara Falls (Portion Two)
  16. Christ Among The Broken Glass
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Added on: March 26, 2015