If you're the sort who needs a blast of industrial noise to get them through the week, then this will be just the ticket for you. You may not be aware of Margaret Chardiet, but she's been involved in the NYC experimental scene for five years; now 22, she's gearing up to release her first album under the Pharmakon moniker (consisting of four tracks, of course).

Abandon is out on May 13th via Sacred Bones (with artwork which is technically NSFW), and the first cut to be taken from the album - which, we have been assured, contains 'a good half-hour of music' - is 'Crawling on Bruised Knees'. Thudding drums? Check. Garbled, wailing vocals? Check. An almost overwhelming sense of dread which resonates with the album's themes of 'Loss. Losing everything. Relinquishing control. Complete psychic abandon. Blind leaps of faith into the fire, walking out unscathed. Crawling out of the pit.'? You bet. The 6-and-a-half minute track is streaming below, and the full tracklisting for Abandon looks like this:

  • 1. 'Milkweed / It Hangs Heavy'
  • 2. 'Ache'
  • 3. 'Pitted'
  • 4. 'Crawling On Bruised Knees'