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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – October #40-21

  • Berlin-based synthwave /minimal wave solo project ENFIN NOIR “TanzImKreis” [09-2021]

Dark, stinging and mystical electro-synth slab by Berlin-based one-man-band ignites an intense warped dimension combining plodding, dipping and hypnotic rhythms along with buzzing, hallucinating basslines, obsessively pulsing back-and-forth, stabbed by abrasive industrialized twisted synth swirls, surrounding dissociated vocals to bind a witchy and alluring love spell into a nightmarish spiralling dancing trip.

  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo of former members of 9voltRevolt, Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, aka Who Saw Her Die? “Relentless” single

After a recent solid debut EP of 80s UK influenced moody, melodic and atmospheric darkwave, Louisville‘s duo is back with the Halloween spoof new single, “Relentless”, combining blood-curdling lyrics of lush ritual lore with sinister tinkly synth glows, and shiny glistening guitar lines radiating through dire, haunted male vocals and ominous demonic hums to craft a ghost-like spooky soundtrack of the darkest nightmares and most troubling celebrations.

  • Belgium‘s Dark Pop /Synthpop /Minimal Wave music visual project (formerly one half of The Hermetic Electric) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, aka OCD “Dance with me” from “Intrusives Thoughts” 1/2 EP

Before entering into a seemingly indefinite hiatus, Belgian minimal wave project OCD invites us to join an enigmatic, immersive, aloof dance lead by hypnotic heart-racing beats, dragging and buzzing low ends surrounded by whirling, gusty atmospheric synth distortions to swarm chilling and droning spirals of obsessive fear around a distant magnetic David Bowie-esque robotic vocals, longing in lonely desperation for lost love.

  • Danish dark neo-folk project started by Kim Larsen in 1998, OF THE WAND & THE MOON “Les journées sans fin Et les nuits solitaires” off of the 6th album from “YOUR LOVE CAN’T HOLD THIS WREATH OF SORROW” on Tesco Organisation Germany
  • Nijmegen, Netherland based, English experimental psychedelic /wave singer/songwriter/musician and The Legendary Pink Dots mastermind, Edward Ka Spel “…Now You Don’t” from ltd. cassette album “Songs Of Solitude” on 4mg Records
  • Toulouse, France ambient /electronic /dark synth wave solo project Sopoorific “Blessed with the Silent Rain” from the upcoming cassette album “Auras Around Humans” on Grande Rousse Disques
  • French experimental /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Standing Here” (Single)
  • Hamilton, UK-based goth /darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Anger” (Single)
  • German Postpunk/ Coldwave/ Dark-Ambient/ Darkwave solo project of Anna Nin (previously called NONE), GLARING “Pain Walks With Me” from upcoming album “Nebula” on Wave Tension Records (Tape) and Peripheral Minimal Records (Vinyl 12″)
  • The Hague, Netherlands one-woman analog /dark ambient /industrial /noise /dark synth project Dim Garden “Fahrende Gesellen” from the album “Dread Grotesque” (released in May on tape via Ophism)
  • Experimental synth collective project Tral Neu “Ages And Eons” (feat. Moira Kirstin Boyd & Iv/An) from “Tral Neu” album on Tonal Shifts
  • German electro/minimal synth/synthpop project of Harry Haller from Essen, FOKKER “Ice Ceam In Moscow”     
  • French minimal synth /cold wave project by Boris VölT from Rennes, MODE In GliANY Feat. LenoRe – “Eis (Aus)” from the ltd. 7″ vinyl 2-track single “Eis // Bild in Blau” on Berlin’s Circonstances A.
  • Brussels based ambient /synth wave /synth-pop act from members of Plein Sud and Undo Seat Belts, PAL “El Spectaclo” off upcoming LP “Music For Hikers” on Kiosk Recs
  • Freiburg based post-punk /synthpop /wave German duo SCHNEIDER “Mitternacht” 2-track 7″ single on Reach Another System
  • Krasnodar, Russia electronic /techno /synthpop solo project Проделки Больной Головы [prodelki bolnoy golovi] “Проделки больной головы – Пустить на самотёк и будь, что будет” from the debut mini-LP “Cамотёк”
  • Cleveland, Oh minimal analog synth solo project Our Unseen Guest “Shadow of Death” from upcoming EP “Marble Tears”
  • Brooklyn, NY based post-punk /electropop /dark synth wave duo comprising Frankie Rose (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls) and Matthew Hord (Running, Pop. 1280, Brandy), aka FINE PLACE “This New Heaven” title track from the upcoming LP “This New Heaven” on Night School 
  • Linz, Austria post-punk synthpop /coldwave solo project CONCORDE – “The Same Dream” title track from the new LP “The Same Dream” via Urban Lurk (tape)
  • Tallinn, Estonia new wave /post-punk project of Lauri Lember, aka Merry Go Raum – “Genug” from debut s/t EP on Off-Kilter
  • Kamloops, Canadian industrial /gothic /darkwave solo project Spoils Of Grace – “The Hermit” (Single)
  • Swedish Darkwave /synth project of Erik Marklund from Stockholm, Mellowlands “Ghosts”                                         
  • UK new wave /synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “Unforgiveable”                                                                          
  • Italian electronic /synth-pop solo project (fka My Dear), Digital Romantic – “Connected” debut single               
  • Copenhagen, Danish electro/synthpop duo of singer Laura Noszczyk (also Solyara) and musician/producer Steffen Rasmussen, AEX “Euphoria” from the upcoming LP “AEon deuX”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina electronic /dark wave producer B4DE & CÓSIMA “Sirena” (Single)
  • French dark synth electronic /coldwave duo POTOCHKINE “Les Chevaux (remix by COMMUTER)” from the upcoming remix LP “Sortilèges Dans Le Club” on Unknown Pleasures Records
  • Mexican minimal synth /wave /synth-punk /EBM /dark techno producer Carlos GrabStein, aka 89s† feat. Cruz de Cal & Petra Flurr – “We’re Here” from upcoming V/A “Terrorize Mortals” compilation album on S H I S H I
  • Turin-based Italian electronic /darkwave artist Paolo Virdis “Only Lovers” single from the upcoming EP “Confessions of a romantic demon”.
  • French coldwave /post-punk /synth-wave duo ECHOBERYL “Mother Solitude” off of upcoming album “Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales” on their own label Mother Solitude Records
  • Chicago, IL synthwave/darkwave/post-punk solo project of dark crooner Jack Armondo, PANIC PRIEST “ANGELSTEAL” (Single)
  • New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (Fka The Endless) based in Albuquerque, Slow Danse With The Dead “I Chased You Away (Featuring Lady Despair)” single
  • UK early ’80s post-punk /gothic rock band (pre Ausgang), KABUKI “And She” demo (recorded at Rich Bitch, Birmingham) from 1981/82.
  • Tennessee Darkwave /Gothic Rock duo of Michael Louis and Kyle Andrew, aka Chronic Twilight “Citadel” from the new album “Deadlight”
  • Italian Darkwave /Post-Punk solo project IC2 “A Night” (Single)
  • Perth, Australia gothic /post-punk /darkwave band LIFE CULT “Apparition” from the S/T EP
  • Rockford, Illinois goth post-punk / darkwave band The Funeral March of the Marionettes “Flood” title track from the new EP “The Flood”
  • Ottawa, Ontario ethereal goth rock duo HEADLESS NAMELESS “Flash in the Dark” from upcoming LP “Ominus Spiritus” on Artoffact Records
  • Bogotá, Colombia synth-punk/post-punk trio TAN LEJOS “Tan lejos” from the new single “Tan lejos / Nada”
  • Polish Gothic Rock /Death Rock /Post-Punk band from Poznań, YAKUTIAN CULT “Tomb” from debut “Tomb” EP
  • Los Angeles based goth /macabre /punk rock /post-punk trio Hotel Enigma – “Vida” new single
  • Valencia, Spain darkwave /post-punk /synth-punk duo GAMADA “Invierno” from upcoming EP “II” on Desorden Sonoro
  • Colombian 4-piece Post-Punk band based in Bogotá, Azar Paralelo “Nada” new single                                     
  • Antwerpen, Belgium garage /post-punk 3-piece DEAD HIGH WIRE “The Lock-Up” new single on Wagonmaniac Music.
  • Mississippi shoegaze /post-punk solo project DETECTS “The Other Night” from upcoming debut LP “Conditions”
  • Miami, FL darkwave /synthwave /dark electronic music duo Deep Down Wise – “Out of Sight” new single.
  • Tijuana-based, Mexican industrial /electro-wave /new wave /post-punk duo DANCING STRANGERS “1981” off of debut S/T album on Red Maze Records, BizarioTrax and Strange Arts
  • UK shoegaze /minimal electronics /coldwave duo of Kat Day & Nicholas Wood, aka The KVB “Unité” from the upcoming LP “Unity” on Invada
  • Dutch goth /post-punk /new wave duo from Eindhoven, PALAIS IDEAL ”Age Of Intransigence” from new EP “Negative Space” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Melbourne‘s synth wave / post-punk four-piece Screensaver “Attention Economy” from the debut LP “Expressions Of Interest” on Heavy Machinery (AU) and Upset the Rhythm (UK) Records.
  • Australian Post-Goth project from Brisbane, LOCUST REVIVAL “LIVING IN AN AGE OF HOPELESSNESS” new single
  • Washington, DC. experimental dark rock band LUNA HONEY “Intervention” from the upcoming album “Ballast” on D.S.I., BLIGHT.Records and Venas Rotas Discos
  • Detroit, Michigan goth /deathrock /post-punk band INSTINCTS “Sea of Nothing” from 4-track “Demo”
  • Austin, TX three-piece Post-punk /Darkwave /Alternative band HAUNT ME “Our Ghosts” from the debut LP “This Sadness Never Ends”
  • Boston, Ma post-punk /darkwave /coldwave duo TRUTH FAITH “I Wanted More” from the upcoming sophomore album “They Can Always Hurt You More” on a La Carte Records
  • Texas‘ Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Soju” from the new album “Misanthropic Moon”
  • Russian new wave /post-punk duo from Saint Petersburg, MА́ITSA “Иду к тебе” from the mini-album “Здесь нет любви”
  • Mexican dark pop /post-punk band Cat Fiction “Sailing Caves” (Single) on We are one Records
  • Kirov, Russia new wave /dream pop /shoegaze /post-punk band Звёздная Грань [The StarFace] “Грязь / Dirt” from the debut LP “Метель / Snowstorm”
  • Australian post-punk solo project from Melbourne, Desmond Doom “Tears of Mothers”                                  
  • Mexico City synthpop /post-punk /new wave/ ‘post wave’ band, THE ETERNAL NOW “Passion”                                    
  • Utrecht, Netherlands garage /synth-punk band Daisy Daisy – “Oopsy Daisy” off of debut EP “Fairy Liquid” on Kapitaal Records
  • US Lo-Fi /Wave /Punk act MANIAC “Digital” off of “Digital / Flexi Disc” flexi single on Goodbye Boozy
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia ambient /chamber pop /dark folk artist Mariana Semkina “Ne Hagyj Itt” from the EP “Disillusioned”

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