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Siegmar Fricke's earliest musical experiments since 1981 involved reel-to-reel recordings of short-waves and acoustic noises that were arranged in the stereo-field to complete compositions of musique-concrète. After various activities within the worldwide tape-scene from 1985-1993 he concentrated on his solo-works and also on collaborations with important figures of the experimental scene: Conrad Schnitzler, Maurizio Bianchi from Milano, Miguel A. Ruiz (Orfeon Gagarin) from Madrid, Giancarlo Toniutti from Udine. PHARMAKUSTIK is related to medical subjects because the working-methods on sound have similarities to surgical procedures: cutting acoustic particles, decomposing, involving granular-synthesis and complex parameters for complete dissection and re-implantation of electronic fragments. Beside many CDs and net-releases worldwide there are two-vinyl-records by PHARMAKUSTIK so far: "Neurochemie" (2010 on www.rotorelief.com) and the limited private transparent vinyl-edition of the "Cryosection"-EP (2013). Since 2015 Pharmakustik has been concentrating on multitracked pharmacodynamic soundpools of mindexpanding nature.

Mittwoch, 28. September 2016

CONRAD SCHNITZLER + PHARMAKUSTIK 'Kontraktion' vinyl LP | out on Rotorelief France October 3, 2016


The album "Kontraktion" is the result of two long sessions that have been recorded on tapes by Conrad Schnitzler and Siegmar Fricke in Con's former studio Leberstrasse in Berlin. The five soundscapes (produced in November 1986 and July 1987 with EMS-Synthi A, KORG MS 10+20, delays) contain all the machinistic energy and infernal industrial sound-eruptions similar to Conrad's first three albums "Schwarz", "Rot" and  Blau" and to the rumbling train-wheel-rhythms of "Zug" (from the CON-album 1978). In addition "Kontraktion" carries the spirit of the first album by Cluster (released on Philips in 1971) due to the imposing bruitiste elements of uneasy sci-fi atmospheres. In 2014 the long sessions on tape have been edited, restructured and recombined by Siegmar Fricke at Pharmakustik-studio Germany and have now become a powerful milestone...30 years after they have been recorded.

OUT OCTOBER 3 ON ROTORELIEF | ORDER HERE






Donnerstag, 4. August 2016


LE SYNDICAT + PHARMAKUSTIK | Plasmoglitch
ROTOR0045 clear & blood [ LP ]

Plasmoglitch is a new developed and produced project by Le Syndicat (France) and Pharmakustik (Germany), mastered and released in 2016. The two long pieces of the album involve all sorts of rusty analogue hardware and reciprocating engines to form a new definition of 'glitch' in its most radical form: torsional vibrations, massive rotational motions, crankshaft-rhythms, magnaflux processes, metallic straightness, remelted granularity and thermal spraying. Microfinished and mixed by Ruelgo involving rusty analogue mastering-tools. Machined acceleration motorsport for the gourmets of rotary glitch-motions. Bleeding!

Freitag, 5. Februar 2016

new digital album FRACTURE MECHANICS on Unexplained Sounds Group | February 19, 2016


FRACTURE MECHANICS represents Pharmakustik's most complex work in microfracture sound-experimentation, consisting of six pharmacodynamic soundpools which have been developed within the past 14 months. Cracking/propulsive rhythms have been combined with various layers of macromolecular ambiences and vocoded articulations from the Broca Areal, embedded into a threedimensional audio-field. The album represents as well Pharmakustik's visionary perspective 2016: freeze-fracture rhythms disappearing into paracellular granularity; osmosis of multipolar sound-particles; neuromodulated ambiences;  synergy of ultrastructural acoustic events. FRACTURE MECHANICS has been generated with a wide range of analogue hardware, magnetophone-techniques and audiosurgical plugin-processing.

OUT FEBRUARY 19, 2016 ON UNEXPLAINED SOUNDS

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Montag, 2. Juni 2014

MAURIZIO BIANCHI + PHARMAKUSTIK Metaplasie | digipak-CD released in July 2014 on Naked Lunch Records/Italy





01  METAPLASIE (glandulär)  22:22
02  METAPLASIE (mamma)  20:43
03  METAPLASIE (myeloid)  22:17

"Metaplasie" wish to be the reversible replacement of modular withstands maturation in abnormal environment of electro-cells which cease to exist  the carcinogenic stimulus. The two histologic experimenters  irritated the mucosal epithelial into a pathological secretion in order to obtain sounds for stratified squamous metaplastic emotions. You are invited to enter their embryonic nightmare. Have a good "metaplasic" meditation!
(M.B.)

SOLD OUT on NAKED LUNCH RECORDS (Italy) since July, 15 2014
lim. digipak-CD-edition of 100 copies


Dienstag, 5. November 2013

PHARMAKUSTIK Cryosection | special vinyl-edition of 6 copies in November 2013




P H A R M A K U S T I K   C r y o s e c t i o n

 - s p e c i a l   l i m . t r a n s p a r e n t  v i n y l - E P  o f  6  c o p i e s -

A: CRYOSECTION  7:39
B: MICROTOMING  7:30

handcrafted cover-design with pasted photo | transparent vinyl-EP |
30 x 30 photo artwork (signed) | innersleeve with sticker (signed + numbered) |
special text-inlay (numbered)

E L E C T R O N I C A L L Y  G E N E R A T E D  A T  P H A R M A K U S T I K - S T U D I O  I N  O C T O B E R  2 0 1 3
P H A R M A K U S T I K :  C R Y O E M B E D D I N G ,  E N V E L O P E - A M P L I F I C A T I O N ,  
G R A N U L A R  S P E C I M E N ,  S U B C E L L U L A R  V O C O S E C T I O N ,
N U C L E A R  U L T R A S T R U C T U R E ,  F R O Z E N  S E C T I O N I N G ,
V I S U A L - S Y M B I O S I S


THIS IS A NON-STANDARD VINYL-RELEASE WITH HIGH PRODUCTION-COSTS
(HIGH QUALITY | 180 G | LATHE-CUT)

SOLD OUT



Samstag, 3. August 2013

PHARMAKUSTIK Neurochemie | vinyl-LP on ROTORELIEF (France)


NEUROCHEMIE consists of 8 pieces that involve complex arrangements of clinical ambiances and experiments in granular modulations...Some works also contain modified robotic, vocoded electronic voices and dismembered rhythmic particles. The Neurochemie album in a way sums up all the experiences of previous Pharmakustik-releases by concentrating on total modulation of sound and its effect on the nervous system using a wide range of plug-in effectors and many external sources.The album represents Siegmar Fricke perspective of Pharmakustik-sound.

01. Viszeromotor / 4:43
02. Distraktion A / 5:38
03. Chemsynaps / 5:08
04. Refraktärzeit / 6:35 
05. Distraktion B / 5:39
06. Pulskontur / 5:19
07. Malabsorber / 5:08
08. Formantprothetik / 5:58

LIMITED EDITION OF 333 COPIES




Donnerstag, 9. Mai 2013

Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2012

PHARMAKUSTIK Granulomatosis | new audio-cassette in January 2013


01  PATHOGENIC MECHANISM  4:15
02  GRANULOMATOSIS  5:28
03  VASCULO TRAJECTORY  5:08
04  INFRANECRION  9:44
05  OXYCODOSE  4:49

SOLD OUT

Dienstag, 19. Juni 2012

NUKLEARMEDIZIN [2011, Pharmafabrik Recordings]


Nuklearmedizin concentrates on Pharmakustik's current studies in radiopharmaceutical audio-processing and interventional radiology of seven neuroacoustic movements. Nuclear ambiences, molecular sound-orbitals and aneurysmic voices labeled with radioactive tracer have been combined to complex systems of resomagnetic ultrasound. Fluctuating radio-signals interacting in acoustic rooms of multiplanar imaging and industrial CT-scanning. Protonic algorithms for radiologic technologists.

01 NUKLEARMEDIZIN NUK 1 
02 NUKLEARMEDIZIN NUK 2 
03 ECHOCARDIO 
04 RADIOPHARMAKON
05 TRANSMURAL PRESSURE 
06 PLANAR TRACER 
07 SUCTION


GRAIN NUCLEATION [2011, bleak.at]



GRAIN NUCLEATION by PHARMAKUSTIK contains six movements in electronic audio-sputtering: ejection of acoustic atoms by granular bombardment. Within the complexity of microexplosions and collisional processes, the obscure ambiences and rhythmic granules permanently melt and re-melt and change the state from solid to liquid (and vice versa). Radiovoices become the multicomponent target for prolonged mechanical treatment and physical sputtering. Grain Nucleation is the most energetic and uncompromising Pharmakustik-album to date and introduces a new form of spectrometric ambiences, sputtered vocosynthesis, molten micro-granules and electron collisions.
Exclusive electrodramatic collaboration with QUORPEX on 'Electron Diffraction'.

01 GRAIN NUCLEATION
02 SPUTTER
03 ELECTRON DIFFRACTION
04 FERRIT
05 ROTARY EVAPORATOR
06 RADIOSITY



PHONOSURGERY [2011, Clinical Archives]


PHONOSURGERY by PHARMAKUSTIK contains eight phonomicrosurgical movements exploring the cartilaginous frameworks of radionecrotic audio-tissues and granular procedures. Phonation treshold pressure by decimated bitcrushing, functional reconstruction of implanted trauma and micronized granulisation form the main character of the album. Rheometric investigation of phonatory frequencies, viscoelastic ambiences and hyaluronic rhythms.

01 GRANULASE
 02 RASPATOR
03 POSITRON EMISSION
04 NIGRAL PERFUSION
05 RADIONECROSIS
06 COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS
07 MORPHEAFORM
08 PHONOSURGERY