Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
Pharmakon is the solo experimental music project of Margaret Chardiet (born June 19, 1990), based out of New York City and formed in 2007. Margaret was a founding member of the Red Light District collective in Far Rockaway, NY, and has been a figurehead in the underground experimental scene since the age of seventeen. Pharmakon’s live musical act has been described as confrontational and concise, attempting to “cross the boundary between performer and audience”. Her songs are completely prearranged both live and in recordings, more focused on perfecting a sound rather than generating randomness in noise. Bestial Burden is her third release. After a medical emergency which resulted in a major surgery, Chardiet was bedridden for three weeks, time she used to write the lyrics and music that would become Bestial Burden. The record is a harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of Chardiet’s internal conflict.
Limited Edition To 500 Copies
Pressed On Bruise-Colored Vinyl
for the 10th Anniversary of Sacred Bones Records
Label: Sacred Bones Records
Cat. # SBR-117