- SPIN Rating:8 of 10
Label: Hydra Head
This year's Bermuda Drain was the least chaotic album yet from New York noise savant Dominick Fenrow, the brutalist electronics artist doing business as Prurient. Time's Arrow is a worthy coda: Two versions of the pulsing, basement-new-wave title track meditate on the Black Dahlia murder and Martin Amis; "Let's Make a Slave" and "Maskless Face" scream like a demon in your malfunctioning hard drive; and the instrumental "Slavery in the Bahamas" revels in stuttering digital chaos. All told, it's more a polite straight razor down the forearm than a rude shotgun blast to the face.