Fracture Mechanics

by Pharmakustik

Brocarupture 05:56
Neurofission 07:23


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.


released February 19, 2016

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 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.

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