Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #93 / 892
User Score
Based on 141 ratings
2015 Ratings: #129
May 12, 2015 / Release Date
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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
100
good
laz456
90
If you like dark, haunting, immersive album experiences you really need to give this thing a shot. It is one of the best records of the decade for that kind of category.
El_Bark
80
harsh, cold, dark, & depressive are 4 huge words that i can that i can reciprocate, and is what i what use to any who wishes to listen
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
bigR
90
This album is equivalent to getting distorted memories of really tragic moments, with a bit of grace and beauty all at once, wow.

Starting with the production, abrasive and really big for a noise album, getting these really amazing chords or strings going in the background, and all of the noise invading it like a snowstorm over an orchestra (if that makes any sense), and surprisingly pretty instrumental underneath of all of the noise in various songs, most of them are tight and really ... read more
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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