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

WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #45

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PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Mexico City Synthwave/New wave/EBM/Post Punk solo project Werner Karloff – “Sons of snake” from the EP “Illuminated Displays” on Young & Cold Records

Mexico City synth musician delivers seamlessly dark e pulsating minimal wave with a clear 80s aftertaste, that will carry you on a swirling and mesmeric rollercoaster ride, both powerful, and familiar, steeped in a smouldering well of mechanical and obscure deep emotions, brimming with a relentless compulsion for the dance floor.

  • Canadian dark electro/coldwave/synthpop solo project of Francis Nothingwater from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “Sous Astéroïdes” the first single from the upcoming album “L’oubli des Origines” to be released in 2021 on Cold Transmission Music.

Touching and trance-inducing synth-driven new single from Montreal musician, melancholic like raindrops on a desolate hazy autumn afternoon, painful like the freezing cold of winter on a bleak soul, captivated in a whirlwind of dazzling synths, amid penetrating bass pulses and hissing, rotating beats, that climb high in the sky and dance sorrowfully along with the emotionally distressed deep vocals, echoing into the glittering dismal strains of dying dreams.

  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/psychedelic/minimal wave/synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Oh Liebes” new single

Now become almost a pleasant routine of the weekend, the aural company of Karl Cave, where he gives free rein to his uncompromising sonic instincts, hissing spacial synth swirls, a metronomic drum machine, a walking bassline and sharp weeping guitar chords over his alienated baritone, bringing distant blues of a less psychotic Alan Vega, the Swiss province is not NYC’s Bowery on the other part, but equally minimalist, essential and hypnotic, and if we don’t understand a shit about the lyrics it just doesn’t matter at all, oh liebes!

  • Moscow, Russia dark folk/neo-folk solo project, NEUTRAL “Between Tomorrow and Today” off the new album “Last Tale of Love” 
      
  • German goth post-punk band ROPE SECT “Odisseia” from a forthcoming 10” EP on Iron Bonehead Productions
  • US pair from Daughters and Soft Kill, Nick Sadler & Tobias Grave “Autoluminsecent” (Roland S. Howard cover) ltd. one-side etched 7″ single on Cercle Social Records
  • French Synth Emo Pop Music solo project AIGUE MORTE – “Fantoir” from the cassette “Aigue Morte” EP on Le Syndicat Des Scorpions
  • Oakland, Ca coldwave/minimal wave/synth project Arctic Domain “A Thin Shouldered Man” from the EP “Haunted By”                                                                                                                                                             
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands kraut /dream pop /electronic /psychedelic /synth /wave duo SPILL GOLD “Ecotone Part 1” from the upcoming LP “Highway Hypnosis” on Knekelhuis
  • New York‘s coldwave/electro/minimal synth project of Led Er Est member Sam De La Rosa featuring Karen Sharkey of The Coombe, Sam De La Rosa – “Repel” off the upcoming EP “Slick People” on Mannequin Records
  • Perm, Russian coldwave/minimal-synth side project of Konstantin Ostrovsky (aka Kondratie), Toska Po Domu [тоска по дому] “Morbid” from debut single “la femme / morbid”
  • San Diego Wave/Synth-Pop artist (formerly Tragedy), Fatal Portrait “Try It” (Demo)
  • Greek coldwave/minimal synth duo Kriistal Ann / Toxic Razor aka PARADOX OBSCUR “Deep Down In The Box” from the upcoming single “Not Of This World”
  • London, UK coldwave/art-rock/post-punk/electronic project led by Bastien Marshal, Detachments “Human Being Watched” off V/A “Generation Young and Cold Vol.5” via Young & Cold Records
  • London-based post-punk/synth-pop duo of former Visage keyboardist Logan Sky and vocalist Steven Jones, Steven Jones & Logan Sky “Sons of Hallucination (edit)” new EP on Etrangers Musique
  • New York DIY synthpop/dark wave project LIKE WHAT “Tired (Of Missing You)” new single
  • Rostov-on-Don, Russia electronic/synthpop side-project of Motorama, letovgorode [Лето В Городе] ‘ЭТО ВСЁ УЖЕ НЕ ТО/It’s already all wrong’ new single
  • Berlin based synthwave/minimal wave project ENFIN NOIR ‘ChansonPerdu v0.2’                                                         
  • French post-punk/synth-punk/new wave solo project Monsieur Crane “Coup Bas” from the forthcoming album due out on 12″ vinyl via New Sinister                                                                                                        
  • French expressionist-synth female artist MADMOIZEL “Funtime” (Iggy Pop cover)                                           
  • Croatian DIY experimental electronic multimedia collective formed in 1982 Zagreb by Dejan Krsic, NEP “Novi poredak (Metal Mix) feat. Alexx Kovacs” from archivial collection “Pop Not Pop – Songs For New Europe 1983-1989” on Fox & His Friends
         
  • FrancoRussian ‘coldrave’ duo of Justine Neulat (Bagarre Perdue, Deux Control) and Anton Berezin (Wolfstream, Otchim, Seven Knives), Justine & Berezin ‘Carte Postale’ from their upcoming LP “Trance de France” on Diffuse Reality sub-label, Periphylla Records                                                                                                     
  • New York minimal wave/synth project by Sean McBride, MARTIAL CANTEREL “Remake the World (Live)” from the live album “Hallowe’en 2020 – Live”
  • Oakland-based synth electronic solo project of one half of Max and Mara, Mara Barenbaum aka Group Rhoda “This Flame” from upcoming 4th LP “Passing Shades” on Dark Entries
  • Paris, French post-punk/coldwave duo of Gregg Anthe & Emmanuell.D, aka Morthem Vlade Art – “Heartache” from the new album “Afternoons”
  • Derniere Volonte´s minimal electronic/synthpop side project, POSITION PARALELLE “Visions” from the upcoming album “Mélodie en sous-sol” on Tesco Organisation Germany
  • Brownsville, TX new wave/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk duo TWIN TRIBES “The River (Skeleton Hands Remix)”
  • Vienna-based Polish EBM/darkwave/minimal synth electronic artist and Oramics collective member Mala Herba “Wszystko Marność” from the forthcoming “Demonologia” LP on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Copenhagen Electronic Post-Punk, Synth, Dark Wave project of former Metro Decay’s Christoffer Bagge featuring harpist Trina Echidna from Copenhagen, TOTEM “cell.memory.” new single
  • Athens, Greece experimental dark/minimal wave duo INCIRRINA “Shrapnel Words” from the new single “UTTER”
  • French/Swiss Cold Wave/Post-Punk/Minimal Wave band composed of Fabrice Lefebvre (Rajna), Théotime Lefebvre (Thermafrost) and Chroma Carbon (Sine Silex), FACTICE FACTORY ”Tucson” new single
  • Long Island, NY coldwave/synthpop/new wave project of Logan Brennan, lead singer/guitarist for NY surf-punk band Nazca Plate, and co-founder of collective Label of Goods, Lead Blocks – “Bobby Flowers” off new single “Bobby Flowers b/w One Million Diamonds” on Label of Goods
  • German New Wave/Minimal Wave trio from Stuttgart, The Minimal Trees “Places” single and title track from the upcoming album “Places”
  • German synth wave/post-punk/synthpop project from Hamburg, VIDEOTRAUM “Renacer” from the EP “Schatten”
  • Gothenburg, Sweden synthpop artist Anna Öberg “Handen eller hjärtat” from the new LP “Varelser inuti”
  • Los Angeles based synthpop duo since 1989, Mind Machine “Saying Sorry” from the upcoming “Saying Sorry” EP
  • Frankfurt-based electronic pop project and the brainchild of Swedish producer and songwriter Peter Johansson, SCALA “More” from “EP:01”
  • Filipino retro synthpop 5-piece band Them Bloody Royals “We Children Of The Night” new single on Lilystars Records
  • Dark Punk/Synthpop band from Singapore, PROSPEXX “Terrifying World” from S/T MAXI 12″ on Symphony of Destruction
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania new wave/post-punk 4-piece Take Me With You “Stranger” new single
  • Berlin-based new dark synth project of Italian artist (aka Words and Actions) and Detriti Records head, Ascending “E tu reagisci” from the debut album “Istintiva Bellezza”
  • Paris electronic/darkwave project of Brice Delourmel, guitarist of cold wave/shoegaze/electronics band DEAD, GIIRLS “Leave Home (Live)” Live at Le Jardin Moderne, Rennes on October 14th, 2020
  • Bogotà, Colombia coldwave/synthpop/darkwave duo, Antiflvx “Zugzwang” from new single “Infinito”
  • Canadian new wave/post-punk/synthpop act from Vancouver B.C, ACTORS “Love U More” new single
  • Dallas, TX post-punk band fronted by Leah Lane, Rosegarden Funeral Party – ‘Death II ft. Scott White of Deep Red’ (Pulp cover)
  • Brazilian darkwave project from Ceará, RATPAJAMA – “Lacunas Abissais” new single
  • Greek dark electro/minimal/coldwave duo from Athens, Strawberry Pills “Set to Rise Again” from the new album “Murder To A Beat” on Inner Ear
  • Salt Lake City‘s goth/new wave/post-punk trio Sculpture Club “Impatient (feat. Melody Maglione)” from “IIII” single on Cercle Social Records
  • Hamburg, Germany minimal wave/synthpop artist Konstantin Unwohl “Auf einem Hügel” from the upcoming LP “Im Institut Für Strömungstechnik” on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Austrian minimalistic post-punk artist from Wien, BRUCH – “XY” off new album “The Fool” out now via Cut Surface & TROST Records.
  • Bielefeld, Germany post-punk/new wave/coldwave duo ROSI “Complaints” from the upcoming album “Sad Dance Songs”
  • Omaha, Nebraska EBM/industrial/dark electro project NULL CELL “Hardware (feat. Michael from Chrome Corpse)” new single
  • Chicago, IL EBM/industrial/synthpop/darkwave/techno body music moniker of Wingtips duo Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon, VISCERAL ANATOMY “Surrender” from “Live On Strict Tempo” EP
  • Industrial/EBM band based in Seattle, WA made of Larry Kleinke (Computer Controlled) and Jason Pit, Black Agent “Cold Chrome Heart” from upcoming LP “Acid 2 Body” on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Seattle-based international industrial/EBM/dark electro band CHROME CORPSE “The Feeling Is Mutual (It’s Nothing Personal Mix)” from the cassette EP “HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY” on Vertex
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM/synthwave/minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Erinnerung”                                         
  • L.A.-based Australian/Iranian Electronic/Post-Punk /Industrial-Pop duo VOWWS “Stay Where You Are” new single on their own Anti Language Records
  • Mexico City Horror Punk/Post-Punk band Dance Skeleton “Edneud” second single
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia coldwave/post-punk/gothic rock project (one half of Konsum Kultur), Фактор Давления [Factor Pressure] “Бездна / Abyss” from S/T cassette album on tape label HИИ
  • Mexican Post-Punk Gothic Band Schrödinger “Bloody Eyes” from the new LP “Last Days on Earth” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Italian darkwave/sadwave one-man project of electronic producer known as Religius Order, STRANGERS FOR LOVE “I’ll Miss You” new single
  • Argentinian darkwave/gothic rock/post-punk band from Buenos Aires, SOL OSCURO “Dreaming / In Eternal Sleep” from the EP “Everything Turns Red”
  • Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine synthwave/post-punk duo Death Rate A Politics “Хороший” from “DOT.” single
  • Indie post-punk band from Belgium, SHOWSTAR “Cadavre” from the new single “Cadavre / Dead man walking”
  • Argentinian post-punk/synthwave project Кошка ‘President’ from debut ‘Sputnik’ EP
  • Darkwave project from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, GROTTA “На корню” from the album “Пустое солнце”
  • Swedish dream pop/coldwave/post-punk band The Secret French Postcards “Colours” title track from forthcoming album “Colours” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /new wave /coldwave solo project, The Sea At Midnight “Sweet Addiction” from the S/T debut album
  • Australian new wave/post-punk/synthpop collaborative project between singer-songwriter and guitarist from the band, the Dark Shadows, Brigitte Handley and creative collective, Matahari Ranch, Brigitte Handley | Matahari Ranch “Köln” new single on Select-A-Vision Records
  • Italian dream pop/darkwave/shoegaze/post-punk duo SCHONWALD “Fall Apart” from the album “Abstraction”
  • Milwaukee, WI goth/coldwave/post-punk 2-piece of Christopher Belkofer and Erik Gosnell, GENAU “CTHONIC USE” title track from “CTHONIC USE” EP
  • Bloomington, Indiana post-punk/deathrock trio SWAN WASH “Dark Water” from upcoming cassette EP “The Upstairs Museum” on Sister Cylinder
  • Rochester, NY darkwave/gothic rock solo project Lovers/Deceivers “Yo Pierdo el Control” (KVLT Tape Version) off 2-tracker “Oddments (2000 – 2020)”                                                                                                     
  • Cleveland, Oh darkwave electronic gothic rock duo, Petals And Thorns “Digital Religion” from the album “The Maid And The Blacksmith”
  • Omaha, Nebraska Deathrock/Goth Rock/Post-Punk band, NO THANKS “Silent Sarcophagus” from the debut vinyl 12″ LP “Submerger”
  • Paris based indie/post-punk/new wave 4-piece Berling Berlin “Hacienda” from “2” EP
  • Greek alternative rock/post-punk band from Athens, OUTPUT 10 “Love in the age of…” new single
  • Rockford, Illinois goth post-punk/darkwave outfit The Funeral March of the Marionettes “Useless (A Foolish Arrangement)”
  • Alaska-based gothic coldwave/darkwave artist, Bartram Haugh “Winter Chanterelle” from the album “Ancient Majesty”
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Running” from the new single “Running”
  • Tijuana, Mexico deathrock /post-punk trio CAVE ECHOES “Stalingrado” from the EP “Crimson Wave”
  • Lyon, France punk/post-punk trio BLACKNESS “A World To Rebuild” new single
  • Melbourne, Australia garage punk 5-piece CIVIC “Radiant Eye” new single on Flightless
  • Melbourne/Sydney, Australian punk band RED RED KROVVY “Despise the Rich” from upcoming “Managing” LP on Helta Skelta Records
  • Reykjavik, Iceland kraut/psych/post-punk 7-piece (members of Andi, Kælan Mikla, Grísalappalísa), RYBA “Alltof mikið” from the LP “Phantom Plaza”
  • Birmingham, AL post-punk/shoegaze trio WAX FUR “Fever Dreams” title track from the debut cassette EP “Fever Dreams” on Stiff Neck Records
  • Melbourne, Australia new wave/art-punk/post-punk band Worker & Parasite “Real Politik” new single
  • Fortaleza, Brazilian new wave/post-punk singer-songwriter Aerson Moreira, aka Anum Preto “Consequências” new single on MIADO ROUCO RECORDS.
  • Spanish devotional post-punk trio from Valencia (members of Acapvlco, La Bière Ganchosa and Bikini Girls), MAUSOLEO “Mentiré” from the debut LP “Absolución” on Flexidiscos & Desorden Sonoro
  • Russian one-man instrumental post-punk band from Rostov-on-Don, NEKUDA “Disquiet” from the cassette EP “Dust”.                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Brazilian experimental/ambient/drone/synth-pop/darkwave one man band from Rio de Janeiro, A World of Mystery “It Was All A Dream” from thhe EP “Embracing The Darkness”
  • London, UK folkwave music artist, Tragoe “Baby Elon” new single

©Carole Bellaïche

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