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Siegmar Fricke started his first musical experiments in 1981 using tape-recorders and shortwave-radio signals to create collages of musique-concrète that has been recorded on various cassettes. After intense activities in the European tape-scene between 1985 and 1993 Siegmar Fricke founded the project Efficient Refineries together with Miguel A. Ruiz from Madrid (Orfeon Gagarin, Ventral Metaphor) who is already active in the Spanish electronic scene since the 80s. Several collaboration-projects with Italian sound-artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti were realized as well. Together with his fiancee Heike Böhm he realized a new album entitledRead More...
"Chloramphenol" by [A:M:B], published on the Norwegian label TIBPROD.
Siegmar Fricke describes his works as "Pharmakustik":
Pharmakustik might be a new path of sound-innovation in today‘s technological music that often lacks the approach of intense electromodulation by focussing just on preset-sounds, melodies and familiar song-structures. Pharmakustik instead consists of reduced and syncopated rhythmic patterns, clinically filtered ambiences generated by sampling-technlogy, electro-modulated voices and linear structure; in detail all single audio-elements are heavily modulated by various electronic devices and therefore very futuristic and abstract.