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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – January #01-21

‘Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard)’, Barbara Kruger, 1985

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Finnish dark electronic/synth-punk project of Jacques Saph (Wild Roses Of Winter, Virgin in Veil, Masquerade), aka Carnal Machinery “Twilight Zone” new single

Helsinki one-man-band mixes fierce punk attitude, vigorously pummeled, dance-inducing rhythmic propulsion along stabbing glowing synth danger to fuel desperate falling vocals’ disruptive release of alienating dystopian disillusionment.

  • Belgium synth-pop/coldwave/EBM/darkwave solo project Such Beautiful Flowers “Kiss The Grave” new single

Dark and cold 80s-tinged, electronic DIY project by Donny Woestenborghs (front-man of hardcore punk outfit Midnight Souls) greets the new year with an intense injection of bleak and foreboding, droning moods unleashed by hypnotizing mechanical rhythms, throbbing bassline and blazing swirling synth stabs, while his magnetic vocals dance on and kiss the grave of an agonizing distorted society.

  • Russian post-punk one-man-band BLAZH – “Ты прости / Sorry” new single                                                 

New noisy and emotional-ridden post-punk one-man-band from Russia whose new single unravels urgent rhythms and tightly pulsing bassline, smeared by icily crystallized shards of guitar, and cut through by abrasive riff menace, to wave a piercing sense of lingering doom around dramatic vocals, shifting from whispers of shame to an angry release of pain, sarcastically begging for forgiveness.

  • São Paulo, Brazilian medieval fantasy dungeon-synth/dark ambient project, Illusory Gates “In the Sky, Among the Stars” from the album “A Mystical Memory”
  • Brussels experimental/EBM/Industrial Techno duo TECHNO THRILLER “Les Chimères feat Naomie Klaus” from the album “Decameron” on Teenage Menopause Rds
  • Zurich, Switzerland post-punk/wave artist and producer BLANCHE BIAU “Just Wait Til Next Year (John Maus Cover)”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Brooklyn’s coldwave/post-punk/dream-pop band The Harrow “Beyond Stars” (feat. Alethea Leventhal on vocals/lyrics) new single
     
  • Helsingborg, Sweden industrial/future pop/technopop band COVENANT “Winter Kills” (Yazoo Cover)
  • German post-punk/coldwave/postwave solo project, A Transition “Sleep alone in between years” off “Stop Time” EP
           
  • French goth/shoegaze/post-punk/coldwave solo project from Orléans, GLASSZONE “Under the Streetlights” new single
  • Spanish darkwave/post-punk/coldwave solo project URCO “Creia en ti” title track from the new EP “Creia en ti”
  • Poitiers, French coldwave/darkwave/post-punk project of Nicolas Albin, THEN CAME THE RAIN “Blasphemous Rumours” (a Depeche Mode cover)
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT – “Dhyāna” from the EP “Tenebris Aetheres”
  • Seattle, WA goth/new wave/darkwave/coldwave project of Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Changes” new single
  • Los Angeles coldwave/synthpop/synthwave project EM_LEN “Phantom” new single
  • Greek dark minimal synth /synthpop one-man synth project by Ioakim Vasileiadis based in Thessaloniki, MISFORTUNES “Υπάνθρωποι” from the new V/A “Fast Forward” compilation out now via Tonn Recordings
  • FrancoRussian new wave/synthpop alliance of Anton Berezin (Wolfstream, Seven Knives) and Jordi Sorder (Order89), OTCHIM “Assassine”                                                                                                                               
  • Berlin-based synthwave/minimal wave project ENFIN NOIR ‘JeSuis’
  • Perm, Russia punk-punk/coldwave/darkwave one-man-band Kondratie [Кондратий] “Vnimanie (feat. Гагат)” from Split Cassette Album ‘Kondratie/ Toska Po Domu’ on tape label HИИ
     
  • Rennes, France cold wave/new wave/electronic trio EX FULGUR “Insolation.” from the album “Post-Humanité” on Kerviniou Recordz
  • Leipzig, Germany techno/coldwave/darkwave/synth solo project, нат.аша ‘mei.nt’
  • Cologne, Germany NDW/minimal wave wave project  of musician /composer and singer (Explizit Einsam, Minimal Kommando and Stromkonstante), Andreas Ohle – “UFO” new single
  • Germany minimal wave/synthpop artist Konstantin Unwohl “In Rom” from the upcoming LP “Im Institut Für Strömungstechnik” on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Colombian industrial/dark electronics/EBM act from Palmira, Dire Forze– ”Tausende von Jahren” off V/A “M.A.D.” compilation on Music Analysis Discussions Records
  • Oakland, Ca coldwave /minimal wave /synth project Arctic Domain “Plaza” from the EP “Treachery of Light”
  • Vermont‘s coldwave/synthpop/minimal wave solo project Triumphant Race “Where You Hide” from the new Triumphant Race EP “Subtle Ways” (2021).                                                                                                              
  • Kassel/Essen German darkwave/post-punk/synthpop duo of Soykut Gür and Rio Black, NTID – ‘No Trust In Dawn’
  • DIY electronic/coldwave/synthwave/synthpop one-man project, Zervos Eskhatos “Neuromancer”                                                
  • Melbourne-based Australian minimal synth/darkwave side project of Savage Nobles‘ guitarist/vocalist Liam Power aka VLF “Fashion”                                                                                                                                         
  • Kuwait post-punk/darkwave/synthpop project Matiajka – “Off You Go (Jump off the top of the roof and die I’m sick of your complaining)” from the album “Desolated Statues In Feumia” on Al’indithar Tapes
  • Wichita, Kansas Dark Electronic Audio Duo featuring Annie Adams (Evasive Flowers, Milkwave) and Mason Monigold (Master Mood TV), Remains to be Seen “Space Case” new single
  • Louisville EBM/darkwave/minimal synth/dark synthpop solo project of Kim Bell, BROKEN NAILS – “Mirror” from the debut album “Overcome” out now on Swiss Dark Nights Label
  • Hamburg-based dream pop /darkwave /synthpop /synthwave project of Gloria de Oliveira & Spampoets, LOVESPELLS “Another World (Parallel Universe Mix)” new single on La Double Vie                                                        
  • Canadian synthpop/coldwave band from Northern Ontario, FAUXCILS “Church Bells” from “DEMO FEST 2020” EP
  • US dark synth wave artist/vocalist, TENDERLASH “Cold Outside” from the new album “Hold Still” on SwissDarkNights Label.
  • US darkwave/post-punk/ambient band that was formed in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona, LYCIA “Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Tubeway Army Cover)”
  • Québec City, Canada post-wave band Handful of Snowdrops “Between The Devil and The Blue Sea (Recovered) [2020] from “A Short Story (Highlights In Low Light)” a retrospective collection [1984-2020]
  • Naples-based synthwave/synthpop /darkwave band Navigator Project “In the Spiral (Lost Messages Remix)”
  • Oaxaca, Mexico synthpop/darkwave trio La bande-son imaginaire – “La morte en vintage” title track from the album “La muerte en vintage”
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave/darkwave/dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “Beautiful” new single
  • Minsk, Belarus post-punk/coldwave band Super Besse – ”Odin protiv vseh” (Trud Cover) from the new cover EP “Temps Libre”
  • Brownsville, TX new wave/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk duo TWIN TRIBES “Fantasmas (Ash Code Remix)”
  • Kraków, Poland goth post-punk outfit MEKONG “Industria” debut single from the LP “End Of The World”
  • Dortmund, Germany darkwave/coldwave duo ISLA OLA “Gelaufen” new single
  • Barcelona, Spain experimental /industrial /dark synth /darkwave project of Des Âmes Libres member Germán Sánchez, aka MANDIVULA “Faceless” from debut EP “False Gods”
  • Peruvian lo-fi/EBM/industrial/dark synth/coldwave/darkwave duo TRIUMVIRS “Osiris Torches Eden” from the new album “Venoms of Woe”.
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (Radiohead Cover)
  • St. Gallen, Switzerland cold wave/post-punk trio Q-7 Three Times “Dr. D.P. Schreber // Mechanimal Dark City Remix (Radio Edit)” (remix by Giannis Papaioannou of ION and Mechanimal) new remix single
  • Melbourne, Australia experimental/industrial/post-punk one-woman recording project of Miel, aka CELIAC “Germinate” from the “MatchSticks II” EP
  • Atlanta/Portland witch house /dark electronic /synthwave project by Corey Davenport (Cairn Elan) & Kyle Mac (Dead Fe†us), SUFFER RING “Henker (MONOMORTE Remix)” from “Henker Remixes” album on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Mission, TX cyber/horror/synthpunk solo project I Killed Techno! “Fear No God” new single
  • Munich, Germany 8bit/wave/synthpunk solo project GrGr “Abstand” new single
  • Russian post-punk/minimal synth band from Saint-Petersburg, мой друг магнитофон – “ИЖ-303” new single
  • Mexican post-punk/darkwave project REPENT. “Ciclo:Celebración” new single
  • Russian industrial/synth-rock band based in Saint Petersburg, Disciplina Medicina “Jump” new single
  • Berlin synthpop act Blue Forge “Clouds – Radio Mix” 3rd single from the upcoming debut album “Pre-Star”
  • L.A. based left field synthpop music by Choadus, Bowl Cuts “Blue Moon, Black Out” new single
  • German ‘strange electro-pop’ solo project from Cremlingen, Blinky Blinky Computerband feat. Darrin Campbell Huss “Up Close (THX 1971 Remix)” from “Up Close” EP
  • Hampden, Maine chillwave/vaporwave/synthwave producer Vulkari64 “Trip” from “Gas Station Breeze” EP
  • Portland, Or death disco /post-punk /synthpop project of former Ritual Veil synthesist/multi-instrumentalist Tim Iserman, aka SALO “Saudade” new single
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil retro synthwave /synthpop artist Quântico Romance – “Sonhos Doces” new single on Paranoia Musique
  • Leipzig, Germany synthwave /synthpop duo DOLPHINS “Crossing Lines” off “Content” EP on Atoria Records
  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave/electro/post-punk gothic disco project The Ghost Of Bela Lugosi ”Levitator” new single
  • L.A. new wave/synthpop/darkwave duo (formerly The Blinking Lights), Never Knows Best “Connelly” off new EP “Wait and See”
  • Brussels minimal wave/synthpop duo of Lou Savary & Luc Bersier, aka REYMOUR “Holly Mother” from the upcoming album “Leviosa” on Knekelhuis
  • Dallas, TX post-punk band fronted by Leah Lane, Rosegarden Funeral Party – “Gates of Heaven” new single
  • Pittsburgh‘s post-punk / goth /darkwave solo project of film composer and electronic musician Josh Loughrey, Doors In The Labyrinth “Something Wicked” from the upcoming album “In The Shadow Of The Monolith”
  • Liverpool, UK goth rock duo The Faces of Sarah – “Divided Night”
  • Tau, Norway gothic dark rock trio ELUSIVE “The Turning Point” from the album “Obscured part 2”
  • Brussels electro-goth-rock/post-punk solo project Déhà “Dissolution” from the album “Obstruct” on his own Musical Excrements
  • Austria-based indie/new wave/post-punk project of Russian musician Mikhail Shlepin, aka Скубут ‘Акт Самоубийства’ off the EP “Меланхоличен”                                                                                                               
  • Darkwave/Post-Punk trio PALLIATE “The Stage” off 2-Track Demo [Montreal DEMO FEST]
  • Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine coldwave/post-punk trio The Last Passenger “Холодний подих грудня /December’s cold breath” new single
  • Cordoba, Argentinian shoegaze/post-punk solo project ENOUGH. “Introspección I” off “Introspección EP
  • Russian new wave/post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Siberia, PLOHO – “Прости” from the upcoming LP “Фантомные Чувства” on Artoffact Records
  • Gilbert, AZ new wave/goth/post-punk solo project RARE KREAUTURE “Dirty Filters” off the album “Deth Knell”
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Thousand Faces” new single
  • San Antonio, TX Post-Punk band, DRESDEN WOODS “Bare Limbs” new single
  • Three-piece post-punk from Chicago, LOVE LANGUAGE “Frameless” from the debut EP”IV”
  • Santiago De Querétaro, Mexico post-punk band SATELLITE SORDER “Who Is Real?” from the album “Condenser”
  • Texan Darkwave /Post-Punk /Dreampop trio based out of Houston, Monochrome Lover “Savior” from the debut S/T EP
  • Russian indie/post-punk/coldwave duo from Krasnodar, LA MENSCH “Преломление”title track from the new album
  • Toronto Post-Punk /Cold-Wave band Zersetzung “Никотин и кофеин” from the cassette EP “Воздух нас душить” on Death Shadow Records
  • Sintra, Portugal darkwave/post-punk band RUSSIAN BLOOD “Nocturnal Gift” new single
  • Spanish post-punk/shoegaze/darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Cold”                                                    
  • St. Louis‘ minimal synthpop /post-punk band Trauma Harness “Northern Lights” from “Northern Lights” EP
  • Canadian garage/post-punk band from Montréal, Québec. NEW VOGUE “Safe On The Autobahn” from the S/T cassette album
  • Chicago, IL gothic rock band LEPER “One of these days” from “Can You Hear Me Chewing Gum? An Unofficial Tribute to Undercover” album.
  • Russian post-punk/synth one-man-band from Moscow, Холодный звонок [Cold Calling] “До весны / Until Spring” new single
  • Alaska-based gothic coldwave/darkwave artist, Bartram Haugh “Chaldea” second single from the upcoming full-length album “Monuments to Decay.”
  • England, UK goth post-punk 4-piece MEZZOTINT “The Starlings Flew South at the Death of the World” new single
  • Paris, France new wave/darkwave/coldwave solo project Under A Dark Light “Loneliness” new single
  • New York synthpop/synthwave duo VH x RR “Somewhere In Time (12 inch Extended Mix) [Instrumental]” from “Somewhere In Time” maxi single
  • Worcester, UK industrial/dub/noise/electronic/punk project ROSEBUD “THE magick OV krismes”

 

Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Seen and Not Heard), Barbara Kruger, 1985

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