Prurient is the performing name of Ian Dominick Fernow. He has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, Kitty Play Records, and his own label Hospital Productions. Since the 2000s, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music,, and has been covered in outlets such as The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice.
Fernow works primarily with a microphone and amplifier, and sometimes drums. On some releases he has been joined by Ben Barnett, Richard Dunn (FFH), John Wiese, Jeff Plummer (Immaculate:Grotesque, Shallow Waters), Kris Lapke (Alberich, MCMS), Sickness, Wolf Eyes, Macronympha, Philip Best, Sutcliffe Jugend, The Hototogisu, Carlos Giffoni, Wilt, Grunt, Nicole 12, and Emily Salvatierra. Fernow grew up in Wisconsin but now lives in Manhattan and runs the Hospital Productions record label and retail record store. Fernow was also the guitarist of bands Football Rabbit, Vegas Martyrs, Taylor Bow, and Ash Pool (in which he also sings). More recently, Fernow has started marketing to the black metal audience with his label and creative works and is currently the primary live synthesizer player for Cold Cave. Fernow also releases industrial techno under the moniker, Vatican Shadow.
Partial discography 
1998 A Simple Mark, cass (Hospital Productions)Persistence, cass, split with Potassium Cyanide Dogbane Sentiment (Beeshu Records)
2001 Body Language, LP (Peel Back the Sky)Collaboration CD with Richard Ramirez & Flatline Construct (Hospital Productions, Peel Back the Sky, Monorail Trespassing)Guide to Grooming, cass (Monorail Trespassing)Hunt in Couples, 7", split with ASD (Hospital Productions, Anti-Everything)Magnified Healing, CD, split with T.E.F. & Richard Ramirez (Hospital Productions, T.E.F.)Mater Dolorosa, CD (Hospital Productions)Mummification and Prayer, cass (Hospital Productions)White Plains Leather: Black River Falls, cass (Hospital Productions)Valve Testing (Electronic Musik compilation, 1 track: "Pastune as Well")
2002 Something Terrible Has Happened and I Need Your Help, cass (Monorail Trespassing)The History of Aids, CD (Hospital Productions/Armageddon)Live Prayer, 3", CD-R (Electronic Musik)
2003 Recycled Music, cass (RRRecords)Troubled Sleep, CD (Truculent Recordings)We Set off in High Spirits, cass (Gods of Tundra)
2004 60 Minutes of Silence, cass (American Tapes)Fossil, CD (Truculent Recordings)Red Head, cass, with Pedestrial Deposit (RRRecords)Shipwreckers Diary, CD (Ground Fault)Starvation, cass (Hospital Productions)Sexual Magic, 2xCass (Hospital Productions)The Hidden Family/+White+, 12"/CD, with Kites (Load Records)
2005 African Division, cass (Hospital Productions)Black Vase, CD/LP (Load Records)Love and Romance, LP (Hospital Productions)The Baron's Chamber, CD (Nihilist Records)The Warriors, CD/LP (Hospital Productions/Gods of Tundra)Church of Ammunition, 7" (Troubleman Unlimited Records)Vegas Martyrs - Choking Doberman, 7" (Kitty Play Records)
2006 Heavy Rain Returns, CD, with Carlos Giffoni (iDEAL Recordings)Memory Repeating, 7" (AA Records)Pleasure Ground, CD (Load Records)Point and Void, CD (Ninth Circle Music)Snail on a Razor, CD, with Hototogisu (Hospital Productions)
2007 Cave Depression, 3x7" (No Fun Productions)Taylor Bow - Hate Fuck, 7" (Hospital Productions)Prurient, LP (Hanson Records)Split, with Mindflayer (Important Records)Terminal Cases, 2x3" CD, split with Death Unit (aRCHIVE recordings)The Golden Chamber, cass (Hospital Productions)All Are Guests in the House of the Lord, cass/CD, with Kevin Drumm (Hospital Productions)Cocaine Death, cass (Hospital Productions, edition of 46)Caribbean Overdose, cass (Hospital Productions, edition of 200)
2008 And Still, Wanting, CD + Shield 5" (No Fun Productions)Arrowhead, CD (Mego)Tylenol Murders, cass (Hospital Productions, edition of 20)Cocaine Death, CD (Hospital Productions)Time Began in a Garden, 2xC10 (edition of 100)The Black Post Society, CD (Cold Spring Records)
2009 Blood of the Lamb, LP, with Wilt (BloodLust!, edition of 100)Rose Pillar, 11" record, with book (Heartworm Press, edition of 500)Stars Explode, cass/LP, with Cold Cave (Hospital Productions)
2011 Many Jewels Surround the Crown, 7" (Hydra Head)Bermuda Drain, CD/LP/cassette (Hydra Head)Time's Arrow, Ep (Hydra Head)Stun Gun, 7" (Quasi Pop Records)Despiritualized, Cassette (Hospital Productions)
2012 Oxidation, Cassette (Hospital Productions)Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination (split with JK Flesh) Hydra Head Records
2013 Through the Window