Unlike past PkWST material which ranges from variations on improv collages of cut-up/noisejazz to occasional conceptual or drone, the rhythms in Charming Wax have been pushed to the forefront, offering a cubist industrial release coated with fallout of kaleidoscopic sound collages and intermittent mysterious ambience, all wrapped up in glitchy beats that span IDM, trip-hop, and dub.
We've put it off for as long as possible, but it's now time to face reality. With COVID-19, the idea of future planning is really difficult. Saturation Bombing 3, as we intended it, is not going to happen. The idea that we could get all the international acts here and play in a packed venue seems like an impossibility now. We had hoped, when we announced Saturation Bombing 3, to have months to plan and months to promote it. Now with each day that passes, we lose time. We haven't been able to sell tickets, we haven't been able to continue promoting; we haven't even been able to plan out how much tickets could cost, since we don't know what capacity the venue would be able to hold, if any.
We've decided not to hold this up in the air any longer.
We are officially cancelling Saturation Bombing 3.
We've decided not to reschedule the event for a date in the future right now, since we have no idea when a suitable date might be.
In the meantime, Bugs Crawling out of People will continue. There's an upcoming Death of Self vs it-clings single in the works. We are working on some other releases too.
And we will endeavour to put on some local shows... We just don't know when.
We have immense gratitude for all the bands and our followers, and we thank you for your support.
- squid & razorgrrl