Dominick Fernow, once most active under the Prurient moniker, seems to be throwing the bulk of his energies into his Vatican Shadow alias.
As best demonstrated on this year’s fantastic reissue Kneel Before Religious Icons, Fernow’s work as Vatican Shadow fuses Muslimgauze-style intrigue with scuzzy techno rhythms. The project’s recent US live debut, featuring Fernow dressed in full combat fatigues, sounds like it was a sight to behold. With new cassette Ghosts Of Chechnya on the way, Fernow has now announced details of a proper European campaign, dubbed the ‘Autumn Remembrance’ tour.
After a solitary US date in Los Angeles, Fernow will be wending his way to the Continent, stopping by in Spain, Germany, Holland, Finland, Poland and the UK. Dates of note include an appearance at Berghain on October 2 (alongside Surgeon, Regis and Cut Hands) and a performance as part of Poland’s Unsound festival on October 15. He’ll also be playing a mega-Blackest Ever Black night on October 13. Those TBC dates will be (as Fernow puts it) “declassified” in the coming weeks.
Ghosts Of Chechnya track ‘Voices Came Crackling Across a Motorola Hand-Held Radio’ (of course) has also been made available to stream. Click below to listen – or, alternatively, check out Fernow’s George Bush Snr.-enhanced flyer at the top of the post.
September 29 – Los Angeles, US
October 2 – Berlin, Germany
October 3 – Barcelona, Spain
October 4 – Madrid, Spain
October 5 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 6 – Vittorio Veneto, Italy
October 9 – TBC
October 10 – Hamburg, Germany
October 11 – TBC
October 12 – Helsinki, Finland
October 13 – London, England
October 15 – Krakow, Poland