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Prurient: Rose Pillar (11" LP, Book, 2009)

Heartworm Press Hrtwrm #25

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Price: €29.00

Deluxe edition, 11" vinyl full length album housed in a 108-page hardcover book.

Grading cover: NM/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW

"Earth-shattering LP and deluxe hardback book from Dominick Fernow - this is one of the most staggering artefacts we've ever laid our hands on!!! The Rose Pillar in traditional Roman culture is used to mark the graveyard or mausoleum, as a signpost of death. Usually they contained carvings of birds and plants signifying rebirth. Taking inspiration from authors like Whitman, Lechev and Rumi, Prurient delivers its first major literary endeavour in Rose Pillar. Prurient combines text, image and sound in this uniquely packaged and presented release by the Heartworm Press. What separates Dominick Fernow's Prurient project from the rest of the contemporary underground cannon is its unyielding personal subject matter. From the inception of Prurient the concept has always utilized intimate details, photographs, letters and other ephemera culled from places where most artists would choose to obscure. Prurient draws these details into focus more than ever on Rose Pillar, a 180-page hardbound book of Fernow's collage work and text supplied by his mother Jean Feraca from her previously published memoir I Hear Voices. Feraca tells the story of the death of Stephen, the brilliant but troubled older brother, an anthropologist who was adopted into a Sioux tribe ... In conversation Prurient has exclaimed Rose Pillar to be the end of an era in both function and material. This is Prurient taken to its furthest and most satisfyingly complete conclusion. Nothing will be the same after this release as this is the ultimate result of Prurient's process. Finality is a recurring theme with Rose Pillar and that says more than anything." (alt.vinyl)