Under the Prurient moniker, noise artist Dominick Fernow spent much of his massive discography exploring harsh textures and grim isolation via rewired electronics and writhing, pained feedback tones. These dark compositions were informed by the harsh noise tradition of artists like Aube, Merzbow, and Wolf Eyes, but also took cues from black metal and grindcore, resulting in sounds with a devilish intensity. Through the Window sees Fernow further embracing more traditional forms of European techno, with discernible beats and electronic melodies co-existing with squelches of noise. While more accessible than most of his previous work, the three pieces here are just as tormented, in particular the septic relentlessness of the 18-minute title track.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas