WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #37

Eikoh Hosoe ‘man and woman series’ (1960)

Picks Of The Week:

  • New York/Paris new gothic/ethereal/dream pop/darkwave project founded by Ein Rijin of Evil Symbols and Bat Kalaayan (lead singer), aka RITUEL ENCENS “Mystery”            

New fascinating French/American project gives us sublime ethereal and arcane electronic atmospheres full of mystery and intrigue, as subtly menacing and superbly obscure, as truly timeless, delving into magical mesmeric territories dear to early Dead Can Dance. For those goth at heart.

  • Geneva, Switzerland based electronic/EBM/synthpop/minimal synth project by Waving Hands founder Laurène Exposito aka EYE – ”Luscinia” from the forthcoming sophomore album “Metamujer” on Knekelhuis

We’re far fonder over here of the minimal wave project of the lovely synthesist Laurène Exposito, aka EYE relentlessly weaving, with grace and artistry, melodic patterns and rhythms pulses over alluring aloof vocals, through the use of various analogue synthesizers. The announced addition of EBM and synth-pop flavors paired with some Italian singing provide even further ‘thrills and spills’. After De Ambassade LP another exciting release for the always imaginative Knekelhuis label.

  • German postwave DIY solo project, A Transition “Faces”

Like Fornicata, the German-based project of Michael Smith would deserve more attention, last outing is melodic, melancholic and atmospheric shadowy ‘postwave’ elegy versus an increasingly ‘colder world’, through clear dramatic synth swirls and 80s-infused searing dismal guitar needlings, a perfect companion for the rapidly shortening and darkening brisk yet melancholic days of autumn.

  • Spanish electronic/synthwave/dark synth project from Barcelona, INTERSIGNO “Black Mask” from “No Redemption” EP                                                                                                                                                                   
  • UK electro-pop/electronic duo of former Ultravox frontman and fellow Manchester‘s musician/producer, John Foxx & Louis Gordon “Haunted” from the forthcoming album “Sideways” on Matematic Records.
  • Chicago‘s art-rock / post-punk four-piece Ganser “Buio” from the upcoming new 10″ EP “You Must Be New Here”
  • Los Angeles, CA darkwave/post-industrial/post-punk project of multi-instrumentalist/producer Ben Engebretson, aka Walk Onto Sun “Cast In Pale” from the s/t debut album on Icy Cold Records in cooperation with Manic Depression Records (Digital, CD) and Phage Tapes (cassette)                                                           
  • Italian electro wave/post-punk project Love Of Consolation “A Girl Without Eyes” new single                     
  • Washington, D.C. Electronic/Darkwave/Post-Punk/Synth-Pop project nosuchname “Days.gone.by” from the cassette “aBySs.” on Detriti Records
  • Glasgow, UK new wave/post-punk 4-piece of Joan (ex-The Royal We/Seconds/Rose McDowall’s band), Seb (ex-Anxiety/Pissy), Josh (The Downs/Kaspar Hauser/ex-Rose McDowall’s band) and Andrew (Shopping/As Ondas), Current Affairs “Breeding Feeling” from the upcoming album “Object & Subject” on Tough Love
  • Odessa, Ukraine indie/post-punk solo project ALEXANDER ‘Мы – лёд’ from album ‘Без меня. Трибьют Егору Летову’                                                                                                                                                                     
  • UK/Germany synthpop project of keyboard player/programmer/producer Lloyd Price and singer Gene Serene, aka THE FRIXION “I Cannot Play These Games” new single on Analogue Trash
  • Belgian Dark Electro/Synthpop/dark disco duo Karl Hefner & Hugh Lagerfeld “In the House” (Vantage Point cover)
  • Vienna‘s synth-pop/coldwave/minimal synth act Slow Glass – ”open boxes” (demo version)                               
  • Ciudad de México electro/synthwave/coldwave/darkwave project ALKALÁ “D Killer” from debut EP “Vacui I”
  • Darkwave/minimal synth/analog cold electronics project EERIE SOPOR – “Putrid Civilization” title-track of the upcoming cassette EP on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Synth Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Die Aura” on Nevel Records                                                               
  • Ciudad de Mexico dark electro/minimal wave/EBM duo E N T R E M E N T I R A S “Grave Error”                  
  • Northern Ireland‘s synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Indecent Images” (unreleased 2019)                                                                                                                                                       
  • Dutch electronic/ethereal/dream pop/synth-pop duo, Liminal Solace – “Poseidon” from forthcoming debut EP “Janus”
  • French post-industrial/synth-pop/minimal wave project of Geoffroy D, aka Derniere Volonte – “Dis Moi” from the forthcoming new album “Frontiere” on Tesco                                                                                                       
  • Orlando, CA dreamy gothic/ethereal wave project of Ean Martin, Mercury’s Butterfly “Evolve”                               
  • Melbourne, Australia DIY synth-pop artist CLAIRE BIRCHALL “Dead Air” new single on it records
  • Los Angeles new wave/synth-punk/post-punk all-girl trio AUTOMATIC “Strange Conversations” from the upcoming debut LP “Signal” on Stones Throw
  • Russian experimental / post-punk duo from Rostov-On-Don made of Vlad Paršina (Motorama, Утро, “Лето в Городе”) and Mikhail Nikulin (“Церковь Детства”, “Мёртвый Аксай”, “Атака Сзади”), TEZTEZTEZ / ТЭЦ ‘ВИДЕЛ Я НЕМАЛО ЛОШАДЕЙ/I’ve seen many horses’ new single
  • California‘s goth/electronic/synthwave/darkwave artist Fornicata “All The Ways”                                                 
  • Bristol, UK goth/post-punk band NAUT “Semele (Feat. Henrik Palm)” from the upcoming 3-track EP “Semele”
  • Dallas, TX post-punk trio Sub Sahara “10-15” new single
  • UK shoegaze / minimal electronics duo The KVB “Submersion” taken from forthcoming EP ”Submersion” on Invada Records                                                                                                                                                           
  • Brussels, Belgium coldwave /synth-pop duo FIGURE SECTION “Spectre” title-track from the upcoming EP on [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
  • Barcelona, Spain darkwave/new wave/synthpop/ solo project EN PENUMBRA “El Veneno (Lp Pop Version)” from the album “Dudas”
  • Seattle, WA goth/new wave/coldwave solo project of Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Invictus” new single                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Berlin, Germany Dark Punk/Deathrock four-piece Totenwald – ”Black Drops” from “Forward to the Past” EP     
  • Turkish post-punk/goth-wave band Merry’s Funeral “Solgun Düşler” from the new album “Medusa” on Secret Sin Records.
  • Kiev, Ukraine post-punk solo project of Roman Kornienko, Союзпечать ’80’
  • Gothic/post-punk/coldwave musician from Finland, JOEL AUKUSTI PEKSUJEFF “koneen tahto” from the 2-track single “kesän lapsien hauta”
  • Rome, Italy new wave/post-punk project of Marco Cattani, CHEMICAL WAVES “The Only Way (feat CLOSED MOUTH)”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • New England via NYC two-piece synth/darkwave/post-punk duo GRANDEUR “Kill Me Now”                             
  • Hovedstaden, Denmark darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze mysterious solo project (((S))) “IthoughtIwas” from the album “Black Dog”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine goth rock/post-punk trio the NIGHTCHILD “Painful Memories” title track from the new EP
  • Portuguese synth/gothic rock band PHANTOM VISION “Salvation” from the new 6th studio album “Guilty” on COP International
  • Russian coldwave/darkwave/post-punk band from Saratov, LITTLE FANTASTIC PARTNER “A little about my work” from new single “My Train”
  • Athens, Greece Synths/ Darkwave/ Synth-punk band END OF INNOCENCE ‘Το ξωτικό’ from S/T debut album
  • Paris, France electronic darkwave /post-punk trio ORDER 89 “Edward” from the upcoming debut LP “Blue Acier” on Icy Cold Records
  • Dresden, Germany garage/synth/wave/punk band NOWAVES “Dark Side (Of The Moon)” from debut LP “Good For Health Bad For Education” on Phantom Records
  • Singapore post hardcore/shoegaze/post-punk trio (formerly Bruised Willies), BLOOD PACT “Haunting” from new S/T EP
  • Glasgow, UK post hardcore/post-punk 4-piece ANTIGUO “Sunbleached” new single
  • London, UK based indie post-punk quartet Cross Wires ”How To Detox Smokers Lungs” second single to be taken from the forthcoming vinyl debut album ”A Life Extinct” via Culture War Records
  • Manchester, UK indie/shoegaze/post-punk/chamber-pop project of Patrick Fitzgerald [singer and bass player in Kitchens of Distinction and half of Lost Girls | The April Seven | Oskar’s Drum], Stephen Hero “Patient Here Myself” from the upcoming LP “Deciduous Eccentric”
  • Cape Town, South Africa shoegaze/post-punk band DANGERFIELDS “Prisoner” from the debut album “Echoes & Pulses”
  • Pasadena, CA darkwave/coldwave/dark synth project DARK ARCHES “Killing Spree” from the new EP “Natural Evils”
  • Spokane, WA experimental/dark synth/electronic/witch house producer Frank Ocean, BLVCK CEILING “Vermilion part III” on his own label Polycoffin

Eikoh Hosoe ‘man and woman series’ (1960)

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