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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – January #03-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia goth /post-punk /darkwave band BLIND DREAMS “Her Anxiety” new single

Saint Petersburg‘s duo returns, after their last year’s promising debut EP, by plunging into both lysergic and ceremonial, sparkling darkness built on a chunky and brooding bassline that throbs with a metronomic hypnotic menace, thickened by ringing and distorted, icy edgy guitar layers to shoot a smouldering enshrouding edge of dramatic sentiments around haunted baritone vocals cast an ominous agonized exhalations of cold pain from the murky and hallucinated shadows of fear.

  • South Korea darkwave /coldwave /post-punk solo project of Zujeka from Seoul, Bendi Boi “Diorama Dominik” from upcoming LP “Meine Gäste”

On pre-order the upcoming album from the enigmatic and fascinating South Korean artist with three previews of which, together with the mechanical and throbbing “Folk Tanz”, shines as well the more introspective and poignant “Diorama Dominik”, whose evocative vocalizations, switch organically, as often, between English and German inclinations, to burst with aching and moving intimate melancholic melodicism, pierced by painful and sparkling guitar wails, in an obsessive mesh of haunted fears and morphed baritone shadows of doubt, releasing the beautiful angst and restless tears of the gripping lyrical poetry into a dark and brooding longing of nightmarish fate.

  • Italian Electronic /Coldwave /Post-Punk moniker of musician, Cristian HC Usai, aka LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Fall” from the cassette EP “Wither On A Spring Day” on beach buddies records

Cassette edition for last Summer’s 4-track EP “Wither on a spring day”, with the addition of two unreleased tracks, both of which are not mere fillers, but ultimately adding extra substance and quality to the whole. The Sardinian musician weaves a minimal, diseased, and obsessive classic ’80s post-punk in its purest and most organic form, which expresses a deep contemplative inner tension without necessarily ever bursting, curiously in stark contrast to his other projects, where noise or, at least distortion, are the masters. A meandering and dirging bassline, ceaselessly on the foreground, drives dark and dreary auras through a morbid and alienated veil of warped, bleary, at times slightly dissonant, glinting guitar reverbs, whilst muted, haunted vocals drop grey bleak introspective poetry and raw melancholy.

  • Sheffield, UK ambient /cinematic /neoclassical /electronic band since 1981 formed by brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone, aka IN THE NURSERY “H43 Ektachrome (The Animator)” from the upcoming studio LP “HUMBERSTONE”
  • Gent, Belgium Organic /Ritual /Electro-Acoustic /Ambient /Doom /Post-Industrial /Soundtrack project of Nicolas Van Meirhaeghe, AKA Empusae “Virago” from “Præter” EP                                                                                                                                                                    
  • French experimental post-punk act of Vincent K (BABEL 17, ex-NO TEARS) and singer and lyricist Léo de St Germain, aka THE DISEASE “Nirgends” single
  • Greek industrial /post-punk audio-visual modular band hailing from Athens, led songwriter and music producer Giannis Papaioannou, aka Mechanimal – “Εμπρός! (Misfortunes Remix)” from tenth-anniversary remix album “Living With Animal Ghosts” on Inner Ear.
  • Nice-born, Brussels based industrial /noise /post-punk /dark electronics producer and Unknown Precept co-founder, AIR LQD – “Us plus them equals we” from “SPLIT: JIHEM RITA / AIR LQD” split cassette album on Champ Döner
  • Wien, Austria based synthpop / minimal synth duo, Mitra Mitra “Hands Remain” title track of the upcoming new album “Hands Remain” on Polytechnic Youth
  • Mysterious Long Beach, Ca lo-fi /darkwave /coldwave /minimal synth solo project, Nights Templar “SMS” from the cassette collection EP “Volume Two” on Private Experiment
  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Ghost” title track from “Ghost” EP via A-Dur Records
  • Amsterdam based electronic /darkwave /post-punk /cold wave one-band man Grimdeluxe “De tijd staat still”       
  • French shoegaze /coldwave project of Parisian artist Remi Lauvergne, AKA Sad Madona “Love Balmain” (slow version).                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Californian dark electronic /post-punk /industrial /synthwave solo project FORNICATA “Auto Suggestion” single                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Finnish EBM /synth wave /synthpunk duo Lola Kumtus “Guidelines” (originally from 2017 cassette) off of “This Modern Slave” EP 12″ on Oráculo Records
  • UK lo-fi coldwave solo project of Max Levy (formerly singer and songwriter of Garden Centre and The Snivellers), aka FLUID TOWER “The Back” from upcoming cassette EP “The Back” on Gob Nation
  • Russian synth post-punk /coldwave duo from Moscow, Музыка для грузовых лифтов “Свидание на кладбище” single
  • Tennessee experimental /goth /dark electronics /darkwave/post-punk project of Daniel Holt, AKA Human Figures “Breaking Free” off of upcoming EP “Tabula Rasa” [Dead Channel Records]                                                               
  • Berlin-based, Buenos Aires‘s dark disco / dark electronic / wave producer Skelesys “Kill Me With Love” from “Epsilon” EP 12″ on Oráculo Records
  • Thessaloniki, Greece based ambient /EBM /Industrial /dark electronics producer Alpha Sect “La Liberté (feat. Sydney Valette)” off of V/A “Punks For Biologica Squat” fundraising solidarity compilation
  • Berlin-based dark disco /dark electronic /wave collaboration between DJ/producers duo Vamparela & Brax Moody and Buenos Aires-native Damian, aka Local Suicide & Skelesys – “You Are Mine” title track from “You’re Mine” EP on Snap, Crackle & Pop
  • French EBM /industrial techno /electro /darkwave artist from Paris, SIERRA “See Me Now” title track from “See Me Now” EP
  • London-based EBM /Techno /Synthwave /electronic project of Oliver Gibson, AKA Øliver “Neither Wise Nor Gods Feat. HIV+” from “Neither Wise Nor Gods” EP 12″ on Oráculo Records
  • Swiss EBM /Italo disco /post-punk /coldwave/synth-pop/minimal wave one-man-band (aka Karl Kave), Carlo Onda “Darker Days” from the new album “Sturm + Drang” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Swedish darkwave collaboration project between the electronic musicians Tobias Bernstrup and Erica Li Lundqvist (ABU NEIN singer), O+HER “Brave Bodies Burn” debut single on Tonight Records
  • England, UK experimental /neo-folk /industrial /post-punk /death-pop group Vukovar “The Sheltering Sky (MAX EMRG)” 7″ lathe-cut single from the upcoming album “The Body Abdicator”, the third and final movement of the “Eternity Ends Here” triptych on Other Voices
  • Greek darkwave /electro-pop /dark pop project of recording artist-graphic designer Spyros Psarras based in Athens, KORFIAN “Nuclear Option” single
  • French darkwave /post-punk /coldwave duo from Lille, Dageist – ”NO ONE IS INNOCENT (Flying Mix by Scott Vardan)” on Danse Macabre
  • San Antonio, TX industrial /techno /synthpop /synthwave project, ZEN HANDER “Home Watcher” from the second “Shimmer” EP
  • Indonesian Dark Disco /Dark Pop duo from Jakarta, CAMLANN “Midnight Euphoria” single
  • Toronto based art-disco /post-punk band AUS!Funkt “Information YEAH!” from “Post-Stagnation” EP
  • England, UK experimental /neo-folk /industrial /post-punk /death-pop group Vukovar “The Sheltering Sky (MAX EMRG)” 7″ lathe-cut single from the upcoming album “The Body Abdicator”, the third and final movement of the “Eternity Ends Here” triptych on Other Voices
  • UK electronic /darkwave /synthpop project of legendary producer John Fryer (NiN, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, etc), Black Needle Noise “Magic (ft. Beca)” [written by John Clifford Farrar for Olivia Newton-John] from the cover album “These Mortal Covers” on COP International
  • Mexico City based industrial /electronic /goth /darkwave solo project, RITUALZ “Disintegration” maxi-single from forthcoming LP “Radical Macabro”
  • Danish synthpop solo project of Dan Beck (Vaylon), Second Complex “Drowned” from “Drowned [Feat. Color Theory]” EP
  • New York darkwave /synth-pop act LIKE WHAT “Out Alive” single
  • Norwegian synthpop act Echo Image “Mono No Aware” new single on Pitch Black Drive Productions
  • Barcelona based New Wave / Synth-Pop duo FATAMORGANA – “El Uróboro” from the upcoming album “TAhora Aquí, Todavía No” on La Vida Es Un Mus
  • Los Angeles-based synth band consisting of members Sea Fjerstad and Tamara Sky, More Ephemerol “Fertile Energy” from the upcoming LP, “Apotheosis Pageant” on Ephemerol Night Terrors
  •  Rennes, French Italo /techno /synthwave /coldwave trio Depht Mod “I Try To Stay” from the second EP “Catch the Blue” on Tripalium Corp.
  • German ambient /kraut /coldwave /cosmic /psychedelic moniker of Leipzig-based composer Jonas Wehner, Warm Graves “Sound Sleeper” from the upcoming second studio album “Ease” on Fuzz Club Records
  • Portuguese Post-Punk /Darkwave /Goth /Dark Synth Producer and Musician David Wolf (of She Pleasures Herself and Wolf X), When The Roses Die – “Go To The Moon” debut single
  • French coldwave /dark shoegaze band A Movement Of Return “A strange void” from the new album in two parts “Safe Harbor /Part Two: Darkness” on les disques Normal
         
  • New York-based, Spanish post-punk /shoegaze /darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Into The Dark We Fall” single                                                                                                                                                   
  • Italian electronic /dark wave solo project from Milan, Weekend by the sea “Castigo” in collaboration with Señor Noise                                                                                                                                                             
  • Berlin‘s electronic/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze project of Alexander Leonard Donat, aka VLIMMER “Erdgeruch” from CDr single “Erdgeruch / Space Dementia”
  • Leeds, UK post-punk /new wave /art-rock solo project Modern Girls “Love Song” from the album “Walls”
  • Brașov, Romania based independent Dark Wave / Synth-Pop duo The Killing Moon “To Fall Quiet” from the debut EP “Strange Desolation”
  • Mendoza, Argentina post-industrial /darkwave /post-punk band Post Machinery Environment “Dry Bodies” maxi-single
  • French gothic /deathrock /post-punk band The Last Oath – “None Of Us Will Be Back” from the upcoming debut LP “Palynsyndrome” on Bat-Cave Productions
       
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (Fka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “The Candle Burns Away” [rough cassette demo]
  • French coldwave /darkwave solo project from Liverdun, Cold Grey Rain “A fool can not see” from the archival EP “Early Dreams #1”
  • Swiss wave artist and producer from Zürich, Blanche Biau “Versinken” from the cassette “Maraudé” on Detriti Records
  • Tilburg, Netherlands based Post-Punk band Docile Bodies “Linking The Narratives” from the new EP “Arc”
  • Helsinki, Finland post-punk /ethereal wave /shoegaze 4-piece Chamber of Reflection “Above The Clouds” title track from the debut EP
  • Ukrainian Post Punk /Darkwave trio based in Slovyansk, Delirium “Хтонь” from the album “Некролог”
  • Turkish Post-Punk /Dark Wave duo DUCTAPE “Sorular” from the second LP “RUH” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Texas post-industrial /gothic /dark electro /dark wave solo project by Veronica Campbell, AKA Death Loves Veronica “When I Was Dead (feat. Tim Skold)” from the upcoming album on Cold Transmission Music
  • Swedish goth /darkwave /synthwave solo project by Then Comes Silence frontman Alex Svenson, Neonpocalypse “Broken Circles (Ash Code Remix)” from the debut EP “-ISH” on Swiss Dark Nights
  • Paris based French noise rock /post-punk /coldwave trio VERSARI “La Nuit je Mens” (Bashung Cover) from the new “Reviens” EP
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “She said go” title track from the new EP “She said go”
  • Dallas, TX griefwave /dreamgaze /grating pop solo project of Kennedy Ashlyn (vocalist/keyboardist of Them Are Us Too), SRSQ “Someday I Will Bask in the Sun” single
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia synth-rock /darkwave /industrial rock act N-616 “No Roots” single
  • French electro /post-punk duo of Federico Iovino + Sabatel from Lille, DEAR DEER “Joan” first single taken from the forthcoming album “Collect and Reject” on Manic Depression Records / Swiss Dark Nights
  • Brighton, UK indie /post-punk quartet Public Body “Reset My Password” from upcoming “Flavour of Labour” EP on Six Tonnes De Chair Records
  • Irish indie rock/post-punk band from Dublin, SPRINTS “Modern Job” title track from the new EP “Modern Job” on Nice Swan Recordings.
  • Bielefeld, Germany post-punk /punk trio Dead Years “Breath of Clarity” from “Dead Years” via My Ruin (Europe) and Dirt Cult Records (USA)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio lo-fi egg punk /garage rock /post-punk outfit Catastrophic Dance Ensemble “Again, Again” from debut cassette EP “Vol.1”
  • Belarusian new wave /post-punk solo project from Mogilev, Зубы:) “ни души” (Single) on Русский пост-панк
  • Kirov, Russia new wave /synthpop /dream pop /shoegaze /post-punk band Звёздная Грань [The StarFace] “В темноте” from the EP of early recordings “В темноте (2018г.)”
  • German dark electronic / witch house producer Catargo from Hamburg Altona and the singer and guitarist of Hamburg Post-Punk act, Grundeis, aka FLESH x UNDINYX “Lake Fortuna” from the new Flesh’s album “Hohlkreuz”                                                                                                                                                                  
  • French modern doom /noir project SATVRNE “Sofia” from the album “Sofia” on Signora Ward Records
                                   
 

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