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In 1981 first musique-concrète-experiments with magnetophones and shortwave-radio signals have been recorded on various cassettes, followed by intense activities in the European tape-scene between 1985 and 1993. Together with Stefano Barban (Italy) and Miguel A. Ruiz (Spain) Siegmar Fricke founded the industrial projects AMBULATORIO SEGRETO and EFFICIENT REFINERIES. Further collaborations with the Italian sound-artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti were realized. Since 2001 Siegmar Fricke characterizes his musical universe as "Pharmakustik": audioclinical investigation; sound-research; implantation and re-implanation of acoustic fragments; exclusion of harmonies/melodies/traditional song-structures; generation of completely electronic and highly abstract tissues; intermodulating soundpools related to medical subjects; neurochemical ambiences; formantmodulation of selected voice-particles, bitcrushed fractures of rhythm; complex combinations of plugins/modulators/effect-periphery. Actual release: MESONEPHRIC MORPHING [LONA RECORDS, Hong Kong]

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



Montag, 7. Oktober 2013

SOUNDDOG65 + PHARMAKUSTIK Radionik / The Brown Nose Genome | new collaboration-EP in October 2013


    01 RADIONIK
02 THE BROWN NOSE GENOME

special collaboration-EP, available for free download on SOUNDDOG65 

Microsterilized collaboration EP between SOUNDDOG65 and PHARMAKUSTIK containing  two epic tracks: starting with RADIONIK, a sinister and radiating illbient journey with various paranormally glitched oscillations of vocoded particles and gloomy pulsations (also accompanied by a special video in 2012)...continuing with THE BROWN NOSE GENOME, a straightforward sequence stepping through the jungle of krauty modular-electronic-sound-complexity, random modulations and resometric metallics. A funky-motoric 11:32 min. hypnoscape with a surprising drop.

Sonntag, 1. September 2013

MAURIZIO BIANCHI + PHARMAKUSTIK "Anoikis" CDr | handmade limited edition of 10 copies


MAURIZIO BIANCHI  +  PHARMAKUSTIK   |  A n o i k i s 
[ Apoptotic sonata of oncogenic mechanisms and fibroblast proliferation in extracellular plasm ] 

22:43 min.

 M.B.: necroptotic electronics, nuclear fragmentation | S.F.: granular dysregulation


Mini-CDr with red backside in white natural digipak with pasted photo taken by PHARMAKUSTIK on the frontside | collage by M.B. on the inside | sticker with information (handnumbered) + autograph by M.B. on the backside 

Limited edition of 10 copies
+++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


Ultrastructural audio-studies of necrobiotic areas and vasculo-scleral modulations, electronically generated at PHARMAKUSTIK-studio in January 2013 involving modular-patch-synthesis. 

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


new limited PHARMAKUSTIK audiocassette-editions on Craniotapes | January 2013


more infos soon

Mittwoch, 21. November 2012

SOUNDDOG65__PHARMAKUSTIK Radionik [clip November 2012]

SOUNDDOG65__PHARMAKUSTIK Radionik from PHARMAKUSTIK on Vimeo.

electronically generated by SOUNDDOG65 and PHARMAKUSTIK  in November 2012 | exclusive non-album-track | SOUNDDOG65:
voice-processing, frequency-shifting, visual glitch-programming; PHARMAKUSTIK: granular sound-morphing, audioglitch, visualsymbiosis

Dienstag, 19. Juni 2012

MODULAR PROSTHETICS [2012, Pharmafabrik Recordings]



MODULAR PROSTHETICS catapults PHARMAKUSTIK's audiosurgical interventions into a new, yet unheard era of prosthetic sound-synthesis developed by a complex plugin-apparatus  within the last months at Pharmakustik-studio. Resection, replacement and restoration of audio-fragments, simultaneous interaction of dissected voice-particles and powerful convulsive electronics form the main basis of the seven tracks on which all abscesses of harmonies, repetitive rhythmic forms and conventional structures have been completely removed. Instead periprosthetic fracture-mechanics, modular sound-expansions, processed electrical signals and endosonic research are the main structural components of the album. MODULAR PROSTHETICS combines multislice, mediglitch, granular sputter, speech-processing, infradrones, antiseptronics, vocoblast, microchop and tone-crunch for the new auditory conscience. Released in August 2012 on PHARMAFABRIK RECORDINGS


PULSOGRAM EP [2012, bandcamp]


01 PULSOGRAM radio mix
02 PULSOGRAM Pharmakustik vs Seraph mix
03 PULSOGRAM ventral mix
04 PULSOGRAM respirator mix


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



GRANULAR COMPUTING [2010, DNA Production]



Granular Computing features radical new techniques in granular transformation of audio-particles, clinical rhythms and robotic voices for a powerful, innovative and harsh electronica-sound-perspective 2011. 
The album involves excessive use of new software and imposing plug-in-machinery.

01-06  GRANULAR COMPUTING



NEPCHYL [with IMPULSANTWORT, 2010, Clinical Archives]



IMPULSANTWORT + PHARMAKUSTIK are back with a new album of subclinical epileptiform structures, electronically engineered during intense nocturnal sessions at the hermetic Bunker-studio.
NEPCHYL consists of five progressing movements involving a wide range of dark wave patterns and periodic impulses, embedded into paraneoplastic ambiences and abandoned pyogenic organisms. Potential voltage-impact of pulse-wave encephalopatia and cluster-forms of high amplitude-drones.

01 AMPROBE
02 COLTSCYC
03 HAULCRANG
04 NEUCUISH
05 AIMULE




FORMANTPROTHETIK [2010, Clinical Archives]



Formantprothetik by Pharmakustik offers five intracranial bullets of formantshifting, voiceprocessings and intermodulated malformations. The surgical approaches and techniques inside the teratoma regions led to a new acoustic result of clinico-topographical correlation. Pilocytic neurosurgical storms of decompressed dynamics.

01 MORPHOCRANIAL ARCHITECTURE
02 DYSPHONIE A
03 DURACOMPRESSION
04 DYSPHONIE B
05 FORMANTPROTHETIK B


NEPHROSPASIS [2007, Abdicate Cell]


In the oliguria of acute sonoric insufficiency which occurs as a result of trauma and catharsis was born Nephrospasis, a horizontal acoustic area of extracellular fluids and blood-plasma-fractions. After reverberating fluid intake has been permanently increased and vasopressor response accelerated, the oliguric listener enters the acoustic phase of nephron nephrosis and uremic ambience. Absorption of harmonies by antiseptic cleansing.

01 VASOPRESSOR RESPONSE
02 NEPHROSPASIS
03 UREMIC COMA
04 LAPAROSCOPIC SPLENOPEXY





ORTHOTIC [2007, Nishi]



Mechanical debridements on microscopic rhythmo-fissures. Antimicrobial lavage, transverse cut sections and high-pressure irrigation for traumatized audio-fractures.

01 VACUUM CURETTAGE
02 CEMENTED ARTHROPLASTY
03 FEMUR 3
04 PULSATILE LAVAGE