release date: May 1st, 2022
available as CD and digital download
Over the past decade, Sound/visual artist Parker Weston is involved in a variety of acts around Arizona, in a wide range of experimental styles. He has set a task to always strive for something oblique. His music is intense. From wall of noise releases as THE IDE OF EARTH, to the ritual ambient/drone quartet Butoh Sonics, homemade plunderphonic project like the no-fi cutups of Sugar Pills Bone (with Teuthis Galore), the audio cartoon nightmare that is the Ↄrinkles, and analog synth improv as Dummy Rifle. All of this is something that without a doubt is not for the casual listener.
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. It is a beast that has spawned out of some dark nether region, as if all the strangeness and auditory musings of Skinny Puppy, Crash Worship, and Muslimgauze were laid bare.
Mastered by Worms of the Earth