Last month, revered New York experimental artist Margaret Chardiet announced her second long-player under the Pharmakon pseudonym with a bleak and rather disturbing teaser trailer. Album track “Body Betrays Itself” goes some way in mapping out just what’s to be expected when the album drops on October 13.
A concept record that depicts Chardiet’s recent stint in hospital and new found hyper awareness of her body (and its insides), Bestial Burden is described as “a harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of internal conflict.”
Listen to “Body Betrays Itself” below and cop the strangely beautiful accompanying artwork above. Head over to the Sacred Bones website for more information on the release and to bag a pre-order - the first 300 of which arrive hand-numbered pressed onto blood red vinyl in wax-sealed deluxe packaging along with an alternate collage art wrap-around sleeve, and companion DVD.