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Pharmakon

Contact

Fourth album from experimental/industrial noise artist Margaret Chardiet

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Sacred Bones
UK Release date
31/03/2017
US Release date
31/03/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Committing to the experience offered here is draining, by design
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  2. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    A continuation of the thumping, emotionally wounding sound that has drawn listeners in over the last decade on her first two albums and solidifies, in context, those elements as a sound that is entirely and remarkably her own
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  3. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    The album is confrontational but it isn’t meant to be alienating
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Chardiet has created a rare thing here: a noise album that offers hope, rather than simply confrontation
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This record is better placed alongside, rather than in opposition to, Chardiet’s prior two releases. It’s another excellent entry in her catalogue of searingly distressing, and physically exhausting, noise
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  6. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    NEW The album is hostile and debilitating. But playing Contact at home still falls short of experiencing Pharmakon live, despite Chardiet's efforts to transpose the energy that's exchanged between audience and performer at her shows
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  7. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Each track of the new Pharmakon LP can be heard as a violent scuffle between mind and body. Even when her visceral noise achieves moments of transcendence, it still strikes you in the gut
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The most varied Pharmakon album to date, bringing insistent rhythms closer to the fore more than on previous efforts
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  9. 7.0 |   Crack

    It might not be enjoyable, but boy, is it powerful
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  10. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Chardiet extends her influence outwards with a confidence that is simply intoxicating
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's startling and uncomfortable, but it's highly compelling
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  12. 6.9 |   Earbuddy

    “Sentient” and “Transmission” hits with a one-two punch that challenges anything on Burden in terms of structure and impact. All the same, it lacks the spark of that album
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  13. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A decade into her career under the moniker, Chardiet is still carving noise that asks her to give all of herself and then some
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