Pharmakon is the solo industrial noise project of Brooklyn-based Margaret Chardiet. The ancient Greek word ‘pharmakon’ (‘drug’) has two paradoxical meanings: ‘remedy’ and ‘poison’. This duality is the key to Pharmakon’s ever so expanding world of sonic transcendence.
She released her third full length LP ‘Contact’ on Sacred Bones March 31st, a date which also marks the 10 year anniversary of her project. ‘Contact’ dissects the possibilities for escape from the existential dread, moments when our mind can come outside of and transcend our bodies. She explores trance states, always using sound and her body during live performances to create an exchange of energy and make contact with outside forces. You’re in for a treat