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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – May#20-21

  • Odilon’s Grip‘s Edgy Electronic Beats 19/05/21                                                                                                     

Odilon is back to unleash new tracks from NNHMN, Pixel Grip, Ludviq, Oppenheimer MK II, Black Light Smoke, Hante., Churros Bâtiment, Night in Athens, Minuit Machine, Super Drama, Harlem, Ivan de la Rouch, and many others. More info on Odilon’s Mixcloud page here.         

  • The Hague, Netherlands one-woman analog dark synth project Dim Garden “Cold And Stern”

Elusive one-woman analog synth project based in The Hague, keeps on her experimental and oblique imaginative creative path that incorporates different sonic elements, as raw and phantasmagoric, as it is melodic and abrasive. The alienating and conceptual “Cold And Stern” crawls hypnotically between obsessive and distorted rhythms, leaping, vibrating bass pulses, and swishing spacey whirls, relentlessly smeared by icy glaring forsaken synth drifts over aloof vocals creating a hypnotic atmosphere, magical, mysterious and eerie at the same time. Check the recent tape release listed below for a more challenging and rugged listening pleasure.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (aka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Dark Embrace” from the 2-track single “Into the Dark”

The new single from Albuquerque‘s bat, draws you into the disturbing and enveloping spiral of his distinctive glacial and arcane darkwave, through ominous creepy synth tension injects by sinister swirling strains along with buzzing bass pulses, whilst atmospheric vocals rolling into hypnotic eerie mumblings and intense baritone hauntings to “unlock your deepest fears” and “wrap the soul in its dark embrace”.

  • Peruvian Minimal Dark Coldwave “one-man-band” from Lima, SCHMERZ “Frozen Heart” (single)

Coldwave one-man band from Lima penetrates the oppressive haze of pain, fear and desolation, showing his achingly emotional and darkly passionate side, through a sober and dry drum machine, and dominant ceremonious keyboards that weave soothing, swirling, almost symphonic, arabesques of ignited passions somberly echoing frigid tense baritone croons laced with subdued female choral harmonies in a moving romantic connection that defies all binds. 

  • Gothenburg, Sweden experimental /psych /folk /post-punk /synth solo project JJULIUS “Följ inte efter” from the debut vinyl 12″ album “JJULIUS – VOL. 1” on Mammas Mysteriska Jukebox
  • French new wave /synthpop duo À Trois Sur La Plage – “Behind” from the debut S/T album on Gone With The Weed
  • Greek retro-sci-fi-noir electronic music project from Athens, ΦΩΝΟΠΤΙΚΟΝ [Fonoptikon] – “The Hitcher”
  • Ukrainian electronic/synthpop /post-punk group Stereo Kassety / Стерео Кассеты – “Strange Space” from the EP “Virtual Universe”
  • Amsterdam based ‘Goth-Wave’ Synth one-man-band Grimdeluxe “Love This Life” from the forthcoming album soon on cassette via TONN Recordings.                                                                                                       
  • German experimental /minimal wave solo project Omino Unto “Mekanikal Liebe”                                               
  • The Hague, Netherlands one-woman experimental analog dark synth project Dim Garden “Drapes of Wickedness” from the cassette album “Dread Grotesque” on Ophism
  • Hamburg, Germany new wave /no-wave /minimal synth duo of Inox Kapell and Dieter Mauson (2/3 of Sauerstofff), aka Nostalgie Éternelle “Human Biodiversity” from upcoming “Face á l’incertitude” EP 12″ on Raw Culture
  • Charleroi, Belgium electro /coldwave producer/DJ (Roulette Rekordz head honcho and half of Cercle Futur), Poladroïd “Русалка” from cassette EP “Eurosiberie” on Detriti Records
  • Aguascalientes City, Mexico cold minimal wave act SKNNRS – “Come On” new single [Haunted Space Records]                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Berlin-based electropop /synthwave music project of Cult Club and Sixth June’s Serbian-bred artist Laszlo Antal, aka DIESEIN “Find your love” new single
  • French EBM /minimal wave/ electroclash duo from Nantes, NABTA “Constant Journey (Inhalt Midnight Rework)” from upcoming “Dance And Fight” EP on CrowHunt Records
  • Dublin electronic /synthpop project of Aidan Casserly, aka Sebastian And The Dream ‘Blood Is Mine [ft. Wave In Head]’ new single
  • Winnipeg, Canada electronic synth punk /new wave /synthpop project, VIVA NON “Go On” off upcoming Viva Non’s 3rd studio album ‘We Grow’ on Negative Gain Prod.                                                                                  
  • UK synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “Bedlam (The Extended Mix)” 


  • Synthpop /Electronic duo from Sweden, Blipblop “Hemlighet (version) [Composed 1985. Recorded 2013. Remixed 2021.]                                                                                                                                                         
  • Santiago, Chile darkwave /trip-hop /electropop duo Premium Banana & Sofía Tupper – “Robot” (single)
  • Reutlingen, Germany synthpop artist FELIX MARC “Heartbox” new single
  • Chicago, IL Electronic /Dreampop /Shoegaze /Dark Pop duo, New Canyons “Breathe” from the new album, “Heavy Water” on Feeltrip Records
  • Australian no-wave /kraut /post-punk band from Melbourne, EXEK – “The Plot” from the upcoming LP “Good Thing They Ripped Up The Carpet” on LULUS SONIC DISC CLUB
  • Sidney, Australia lo-fi goth /post-punk /darkwave solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Misery” new single
  • Toronto based EBM /industrial /minimal wave /technopop duo, !Bang Elektronika “Aktivierung! (Original 1991 Version)” from the vinyl 12″ EP “Aktivierung!” on mecanica
  • Bremen, Germany EBM /post-punk /electro-punk band Gladbeck City Bombing “Pool” from the fifth album “Produkte und Gefühle” on Latenz
  • German synthpop duo from Hamburg, Wolfsheim “It’s Not Too Late (Don’t Sorrow) (24-Bit Remastered 2021 by Carlos Perón)” upcoming maxi-single on Sub Culture Records
  • Berlin-based German goth futurepop / synthpop duo BLUTENGEL “Wie Sand” (single) off upcoming LP “Erlösung – The Victory Of Light” on Out Of Line
  • Toronto based synthpop production designer and musician Zosia Mackenzie, aka SZAIO “W Naszym Domu” from the EP “Obraz”
  • Madrid, Spain darkwave /synthpop /synthwave trio ARTIK FALLS “The Sea Of Rome” from upcoming V/A “El hombre es el animal” album (CRLP160) on contubernio records
  • Los Angeles, Ca synthpop /new wave duo SECOND SKIN “Eyes Closed” second single
  • Swedish EBM /cold wave /electronics /industrial pop duo from Stockholm, Operation Blue Eyes “Still Dancing” from “Volte-face” EP
  • Chicago‘s electronic /synthpop /goth disco trio PIXEL GRIP “Dancing On Your Grave” off the sophomore LP “Arena” on Feeltrip Records
  • Russia/Belgium new wave /synthpop collaboration, Purple Fog Side & Elsehow – “To The Moon And Back” (Single) on skyQode
  • NYC-based darkwave /coldwave project A Cloud of Ravens “World on Fire [Clan of Xymox Remix]” from upcoming remix LP “Another Kind of Midnight [The Remixes]” on Cleopatra Records
  • German post-punk/coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Unreflektiert” [Single]
  • Sacramento, CA dark epic gothic rock trio Ashes Fallen “We Belong Nowhere” from the upcoming album “A Fleeting Melody out of a Fading Dream”
  • Wenatchee, Wa new wave/darkwave/post-punk solo project of Datura frontman David Betancourt, SHANX FM “Yesterday” (single) on Cold Transmission
  • Italian darkwave/synth-wave duo Lost Messages “Our Time Will Come Again” new single on SwissDarkNights
  • French coldwave /post-punk duo My Hanging Gardens “Corps Vides” new single
  • Bruxelles, Belgium coldwave /darkwave project ???????????????? ???????????????????? “Por La Puerta De Atras” from the debut “Good-Bye My Hero” EP on Red Maze Records
  • Greek Dark Wave/Post-Punk project of Stavros Nikolau based in Thessaloniki, HERE X “домой (Domoi) feat. David Adam” from the mini-album “You’re Coming Home” on Oráculo Records
  • UK darkwave /coldwave /post-punk solo project Bone Pixie “Slowburn” [single]
  • French experimental /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Don’t leave you alone” from “Don’t Leave You Alone” (EP)
  • Amsterdam-based one-man coldwave /post-punk /darkwave music project of Brazilian artist Vini Ferreira, aka Flor Concreta “She’s Closer” new single
  • Seattle‘s dark post-punk /goth rock /deathrock quartet NOX NOVACULA “Ascension” title track from the upcoming album “Ascension” on Manic Depression Records
  • New York deathrock /post-punk trio 149 “Vertigo” from the cassette debut S/T EP
  • Santiago, Chile darkpunk /deathrock band DGA 95 “Siniestrox” (single)
  • South Carolina goth/darkwave/post-punk solo project of multi-instrumentalist Bruce Nullify, aka ORCUS NULLIFY “Fall from Faith” from the “Beautiful Hell” EP
  • Alaska-based gothic coldwave/darkwave artist, Bartram Haugh “Pluto’s Sky” (single)
  • Russian new wave /post-punk duo from Saint-Petersburg, Едешь “Больше нет” from the EP “По радиоволнам” on Русский пост-панк
  • Mexico City goth /darkwave /post-punk band Stranger and Lovers “The Snoop.” from the LP “Masochistic Love”
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “What You See” (single)
  • New York‘s goth/darkwave/post-punk duo of singer Alex Virlios (Blue Images) and guitarist/producer Andrew Sega (Iris, The Alpha Conspiracy), HALLOWED HEARTS “Fly” off 5-track EP “Ruins”.
  • Russian goth /coldwave /post-punk band from Smolensk, горемыка [Goremyka] “дурак” from the cassette EP “Durak” on Detriti Records
  • Austin, TX coldwave /darkwave /post-punk solo project SKLTN CHR – “Buried Right Beside Me” new single
  • Late 80s/early 90s French new wave /synthpop /post-punk duo based in Arles of Brigitte Balian (Azor Qolor, Martin Dupont) and Chris Teissier aka XFnX (Fahrenheit 451), aka UNZEN – “Keep your dog away” from “The lost tapes 1990-1991” upcoming on Metadrone records                                                                                                  
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “The Concern”                 
  • Mexico Shoegaze/ Dreampop /Post-Punk outfit DAWN HAZE “Ya No Hay Verano” new single                                 
  • New York-based, Spanish post-punk /shoegaze /darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Is It Over (Or Give It A Chance)”                                                                                                                                                           
  • Manchester, UK indie rock /post-punk trio The Early Mornings “Days Spent” new single from the debut EP ‘Unnecessary Creation’ out on June 18th
  • L.A. based alt post-punk band (members of Fury, Lock, Death Bells, and Leather Slave), Object Of Affection – “Night + Day” new single
  • Nottingham, England alt /new wave /post-punk quartet, Hurtsfall “The Power” (single)
  • Chicago, IL new wave /synthpop act Rose Lake “Dark Party” from debut “Enter” EP
  • Slovenia shoegaze /new wave /post-punk band Lilith Cage “Heaven Calls” from the debut LP “Shadows”
  • Son, Mexico post punk solo project Sombras Etéreas “Sin Rumbo” debut single
  • Miami, FL no-wave/post-punk performance art trio DONZII “Mines” from upcoming cassette album “Hissy Hits” on Noir Age
  • Berlin, Germany anarcho punk /garage /post-punk 4-piece MASKE – “Leere Blicke” from the album “Tape 2”
  • Australian experimental electronics /noise rock 4-piece from Melbourne, VOICE IMITATOR “Sweltering In Leather (Steven Harris Remix)” on 12XU
  • Lyon, France punk rock/spoken word /post-punk trio UNDER 45 “PUT DA BOOT IN” from the album “Cancelled” on Destructure records
  • Stuttgart, Germany post-punk /spoken words solo project The Krimis “Dull” from upcoming tape/7″ EP “Dull” via Polaks Records and rds records
  • Greek neo-classical /darkwave duo Onism “The Crowd” from the upcoming EP “The Diary Of Fools”
  • Italian experimental /dark ambient /doomgaze collective from Pordenone, Ghost City Collective “Gloom / Turn” from “The Great Darkening” EP
  • Melbourne neo-folk /martial industrial /anarcho post-punk project of Sean Bailey aka LAKES “Silver Thorns (ft. Ela Stiles)” from 3 cassettes collection “Painted Wreath” [2012-2017] on AR53
  • Russian ambient /neo-folk band Рабо́р “Холод да бурьян” (single)

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