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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #47

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Edgy Electronic Beats 181120 – Odilon’s Grip DJ Set                                                                                           

Seamless DJ set from Odilon’s Grip with new music from Visceral Anatomy, No, Kat Koan, ZEA, New Neon, GIIRLS, Metal Disco, NNHMN, QEK Junior, NZM99, WLDV, Fotoapparat, Visitor, and many others. A perfect opportunity to revise some of the best releases from the past few days. Join Odilon’s Grip‘s Mixcloud channel at this link.

  • Brazilian darkwave solo project from Ceará, RATPAJAMA “Dark Church” new single

Second week-in-a-row dark cinematic horror slab of darkwave vibes from the Brazilian artist to ignite icy sharp synth strains’ shrieking stabs, amid crunchy and lashing forceful rhythm patterns, smouldering in cool aloof female vocals narcotic release of hypnotic, witchy spells.

  • Synth Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Princesa Demonio” (Nevel Records 2021)                           

A blast of fuzzy, kinetic synth-infused post-punk at breakneck speed propelled by hard-hitting fast-paced beats cut by harsh jerking guitar riffs and eery blinding synth stabs, over choked dead airless male vocals distorted release of twisted pain, as dull grinding, vibrating abrasions rise in evil, menacing allure.

  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Rainfall” new single

Doesn’t disappoint as usual the French post-punk craftsman dropping early ‘Cure-sque” dismal layers of reverb-strewn glistening guitar chimes to ring airily amid gurgling bass throbs’ sludgy torment, icy watery synth washes and narcotic clacking rhythms, whilst angst-ridden atmospheric male vocals echo, sway, and fade painfully away.

  • NYC‘s goth/shoegaze/synthwave/post-punk solo project of instrumentalist, producer and engineer George Grant, aka Black Rose Burning “Glowing” (Unreleased) from the acoustic EP “Open The Gate”
  • UK experimental electronic legendary group lead by the remaining member Richard H. Kirk (Sweet Exorcist), Cabaret Voltaire “The Power (Of Their Knowledge)” from “Shadow of Fear” CV’s first studio album in 26 years on Mute
  • Norway synthwave/dark electronics project Rêve Sombre ‘Coma’                                                                                   
  • Miami, FL Gothic Esoteric Old Wave project formed by Priest M., Corpus Principium “Flowing Sequins”           
  • Baltimore goth/electronic/industrial/darkwave solo project SISTER SARIN “Softly” new single
  • New York industrial/minimal wave/coldwave project REVHIS “Paradia” from the debut EP “Archaic Impulse”
  • Naarm/Melbourne synthwave/synthpop duo Rain Dogs ‘Catacomb Eyes’ second single from the forthcoming self-titled EP – out soon via .jpeg Artefacts.
  • Frankfurt-area experimental/trance/minimal wave/post-punk electronic artists Benedikt Frey and Naia d’Alò, aka INIT “Other Side”” from the new album “Gravity” on Hivern Discs
  • Coldwave/minimal wave project of Berlin-based, Italian-born producer, DJ and Mannequin Records label owner Alessandro Adriani, NEWCLEAR WAVES “Northern Lights” from the upcoming vinyl album “Archive Tracks 2005-2009” on Electronic Emergencies                                                                                                             
  • San Antonio, TX darkwave/coldwave synth project of Veronica Campbell, DEATH LOVE VERONICA “Lies” new single
  • Belgian dark minimal electro wave duo from Wevelgem, Black Snow In Summer “Lost Feelings” from the upcoming 12″ vinyl EP
  • Montreal, Canada industrial /dark synth /post-punk /techno project of multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tetsuo Paradi, aka The Marquis – “Poison” taken from the sophomore LP “The Suburbs Dream Of Bloodshed” [a+wlp032] on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Synth-darkwave act from Sweden, T.G.T.B – “Coexist” from cassette EP “Hypermnesia” on Detriti Records
  • Portland, OR industrial /coldwave /minimal synth electronics project ORTROTASCE “Distant In Time”                              
  • French coldwave/synthwave/minimal synth project from Brittany of IRENE de Milo (bass, guitar and voice) & Boris Völt (drums, synth and guitars), Irène de Milo “Se serrant contre lui” from the new EP “Encore (un peu plus) à l’ouest”                                                                                                                                             
  • Perm, Russia punk-punk/coldwave/darkwave one-man-band Kondratie [Кондратий] “Inter Arma Non Silent Musae” new single
  • Greek dark experimental minimal project from Athens, Das Noir “B-City” from the “Das Noir” EP
  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/psychedelic/minimal wave/synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Liebe” off the new EP “Durch die Zeit”
  • Frankfurt, Germany experimental synth/kraut/no wave/post-punk electronic pop duo Les Trucs – “Wir Fahren Klaviere” off upcoming new EP “Wir zieh’n das Geld an, wie ein Magnet” via ICHI ICHI
  • Austin, TX based experimental/ minimal synth/ electro/ coldwave musician and DJ (of the band Led Er Est, and with Karen Sharkey of The Coombe), Sam De La Rosa “Who Are You Today?” from “Slick People” 12” EP on Mannequin Records
  • UK experimental/dark/ambient/darkwave/post-punk solo project Abrasive Trees “Bound For An Infinite Sea (Sebastian Swarm Remix)”
  • Oakland-based synth electronic solo project of one half of Max and Mara, Mara Barenbaum aka Group Rhoda “This Flame” from upcoming 4th album “Passing Shades’’ on Dark Entries
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands kraut /dream pop /electronic /psychedelic /synth /wave duo SPILL GOLD “Burning” from the new debut LP ‘Highway Hypnosis’ on Knekelhuis                                                                                         
  • Nantes, France coldwave side project of the singer of NABTA and Prinzessin, Never Wake Up “I Wish…” debut single                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Munich, Germany post-punk/minimal synth/coldwave trio Rue Oberkampf “Caméra (doom version)” b-side from “Negativraum” 7″ single on Ant-Zen
  • Los Angeles‘ dark electronic/electro-punk/EBM/audio/visual solo project of Sextile‘s Brady Keehn, aka Panther Modern “Kick It Our” new single
  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Matter Of Class”
  • Paris‘ dreamy dark synth-pop project of Matthieu Roche, FRAGRANCE. “Crisis” new single on Synth Religion
  • Paris, France synthwave/coldwave/electronic producer Rose Sfin, aka DYSNOMIA “Envie De Fuir”                       
  • Germany based synthpop/darkwave duo of Tina Mar (vox, guitar, bass) & Stefan Scott (vox, keyboards), Caput Medusae “Kiss Me Deadly” sophomore single                                                                                              )      
  • Tallahassee, Fl darkwave/new wave/synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Unbroken Code” title track from “Unbroken Code” EP
               
  • Los Angeles coldwave/synthpop/synthwave project EM_LEN “Rise” new single
  • Vladivostok-based Russian synthwave/synthpop band SYNTHAPEX “Starfall” from the new LP “Embers City”
  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “This Lonely Night” from the debut album “Music in a Time of Uncertainty”
  • Hong Kong-based noir nordic synth-pop project of Swedish musician Johan Hansson, We The North “The Great Reset” title track from new EP “The Great Reset”
  • Gatineau, Québec post-punk/coldwave/new wave/synthwave duo Menthüll – “Germe 43” new single
  • Los Angeles minimal synth/synthpop solo project No One Lives On Henley “The Message” new single
  • Dortmund, Germany retro analogue synthpop duo, Purwien & Kowa “Du (Clubmix)” from the upcoming “The Passenger” EP
  • Swedish EBM/old wave/electronics duo from Stockholm, Operation Blue Eyes “Regime” from “New Totalitarians” EP
  • Costa Rica darkwave/dark electro artist based in San Jose, MAVROSKELETO – “Unseen” new single
  • French industrial rock/electro/cold wave duo from Rennes, VERTEBRE “Hungry” from the single “Last Trip Baby (remix) / Hungry”
  • Tallahassee, Fl darkwave/new wave/synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Unbroken Code” title track from the new EP “Unbroken Code”
  • Dark synth wave DIY solo project Zervos Éskhatos – “Journey to Nowhere” last track from the album “EUDAIMONIA”                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Polish coldwave/new wave/post-punk DIY project Niechec “C U D”                                                                       
  • Sheffield, UK dance synth-punk/post-punk band NASTY CATHOLIC “ST. VITUS’ DANCE”                                   
  • Kyiv, Ukraine synth-punk solo project Олексій Дьячков – ‘Жовте листя/Yellow leaves’                                                      
  • London, UK minimalistic post-punk quartet DRY CLEANING “Scratchcard Lanyard” new single on 4AD
  • Athens, Greece darkwave/post-punk band THE VILLIONS “Doubts” from the debut album “Memories Of Scent” CD edition on Icy Cold Records (Originally released by Geheimnis Records on Vinyl Edition the 22th of March 2018)
  • Sacramento post-punk/synth band featuring former members of NMBRSTTN (Number Station), CREUX LIES “The Veil” off the 7″ blue vinyl single “Blue/The Veil”
  • Greek post-punk/darkwave group from Patra, Grey Gallows ”Enemy” from V/A “The Unquiet Grave 2020” on Cleopatra Records
  • Juárez MX // NYC coldwave/darkwave project UN HOMBRE SOLO “Cebras! (Alaska y Dinarama cover)
  • Peruvian Dark Coldwave “one-man band” from Lima, SCHMERZ “Silencio Entre Nosotros” (Euroshima Cover)
  • San Antonio, TX indie-goth/dance-punk/post-punk solo project PHANTOM “Red” from the demo album “Vehemence”
  • Los Angeles-based, PakistaniAmerican coldwave/darkwave group, AURAT “Waiting For You Live” from “Livestream” live album
  • Mexico City goth/darkwave/post-punk solo project GOD CAT – “DEVOCIÓN” new single on his own We are one Records
  • Russian post-punk/gothic/darkwave band Goremyka [ГОРЕМЫ́КА] – “Goremyka” from cassette EP “Strashnyye zvuki na russkom” on Detriti
  • Melbourne, Australia Darkwave/post-punk project of Scud Viney [Caustic Grip, Ritual and Repetition, Deader], Dreams Burn Down “Through The Cracks” from the new EP “Tomorrow Might Come”
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “No More Words”
  • Mexico DIY synthwave/new wave/post-punk/coldwave solo project DARKØ “2019” title track from the debut EP “2019”
  • Canadian shoegaze/coldwave/post-punk band from Montreal, THE CITY GATES “Cape of Good Hope” off V/A “Northern Noise Vol. I” on Velouria Recordz                                                                                                           
  • Texan Goth Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Cold” new single
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL – “Ducky” from upcoming LP “Dead Kids, R.I.P. City” out now on Cercle Social Records
  • Late 80s Belgian Post-Punk/Gothrock/Ethereal Darkwave 4-piece The Breath Of Life “She Wore A Crown” from the new album “Sparks Around Us” on Wool-E Discs
  • Rouen, France dark post-punk /coldwave solo project NICE COLD NATION “Afterlife” from the upcoming CD album “Time” the 2nd part of the trilogy started in 2019 with “Life” LP.
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave/post-punk outfit MB “Oceanos” from the new EP “Réptil Vol.2” on Réptil Ibérico Emissões
  • Brighton, UK post-punk quartet Public Body ‘Table Manners’ new single                                                             
  • Russian indie/new wave/post-punk band Nishubert “Танцы в квартире” from the S/T album collection of their Seven Singles on Русский пост-панк
  • Russian post-punk/alternative rock solo project from Balakovo, Helgi Olegov “Fall” off debut EP “Train To Russia”
  • Boston, Ma Gothic Rock/Coldwave/Industrial/Darkwave duo, CELIA’S DREAM “Gone” from the album “Persistence” (recorded 1997 – 2000)
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia coldwave/post-punk/gothic rock project (one half of Konsum Kultur), Фактор Давления [Factor Pressure] “Ceremony” new single
  • Dunedin, New Zealand experimental/post-punk/darkwave duo of partners Renee Barrance (Élan Vital) and Tim Player (Opposite Sex), OV PAIN “Excess and Expenditure” first single off their forthcoming sophomore album “The Churning Blue of Noon” due for release in 2021 on It Records
  • Warsaw, Poland experimental/dub/coldwave/industrial/electronic/post-punk duo Blokowisko “Syzyf” from upcoming EP “Plonie”
  • Braga, Portugal experimental/industrial/trip-hop project of Márcio Alfama Freitas (Dead Men Talking) and Marco Pereira (Tatsumaki, Cadeira Eléctrica, NyX Kaos), NO!ON “Nature” available soon on the compilation “Children” via North Shadows Records as well as the “7 2 6 ” NO!ON debut album
  • Buffalo, NY post-punk/no wave/noise rock/art-punk 4-piece Alpha Hopper “Big Body” from the album “Alpha Hex Index” on Swimming Faith Records
  • Dutch Punk/Psych/nNoise/Post-Punk quartet from Rotterdam, Rats On Rafts ”A Trail Of Wind And Fire” from forthcoming 3rd album ”Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths” on Adrian Records
  • US gothic/deathrock/dark punk outfit TOXIFERINE “Emptiness and” Silence” from 2-track single “Sorrow in the Country”
  • Mid 90s Philadelphia alt/gothic rock band SRI LANKA “Leviathan” title track from our upcoming new album after 25 years.                                                                                                                                                           
  • Spanish Darkwave duo from Madrid, Tremenda Máquina “St. Peter” debut single                                                 
  • Rouen, France post-punk /coldwave solo project NICE COLD NATION “Low Space” from the upcoming CD album “Invictus” the 3nd part of the trilogy started in 2019 with “Life” LP.
  • Seattle‘s ambient ethereal neo-folk /darkwave /dreampop duo of Brian and Marselle Hodges aka THE BLUE HOUR “Behind Blue Eyes” (The Who Cover)