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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – January #04-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Michigan based industrial /post-punk /coldwave solo project (aka Aerma), Into Her Final Sleep “Colder” from the two-track single “How Far Down”

The enigmatic artist from Michigan, in the process of recording his debut album, still finds time to give us yet another increasingly atmospheric, darker and amazingly ‘colder’ wave allure, stirred by light crisp ceremonial percussions, droning tremors and gusts of somberly emotional airy synth swathes, adorned with effect-dusted painful guitar melodies, to disseminate lurking menace, droning poignant melancholy, and slowly swelling profound anxiety around the distant sorrows of a soft, shivering vocal tragedy, left wafting in the chilly winter wind.

  • Vilnius, Lithuania post-punk /coldwave /minimal wave act Tamsusis sindromas – “Fašistas” from the debut s/t EP

Mysterious new dark, Icy and moody synth-laden act from Lithuania delivers a gripping debut EP, enough diverse and solid to result attention-grabbing from start to end, connecting ’80s inflected Minimal and Cold Wave sounds with traces of Industrial and Post-punk, driven by relentless, mechanical and hypnotic drum machine patterns, sharp as ice stabs of bright wafting synth slivers, to inject poignant layers of melancholy and drama over haunted ghost-like plaintive vocalizations, laced with existential angst and social discomfort, slicing hopeless and sorrowful cracks into a glacier of a dissipating hollow soul that collapses into a dim dead ocean of frigid cold wave trance.

  • Dark post-punk trio from Los Angeles, DECEITS “Failures” second single

“Dark melodic post-punk soundscapes” promise the L.A. trio, and it is simply no more, no less what Deceits ably provide with the new single channelling vexing and remorseful vibes through an urgent whirlwind of peppy drum beats, a bleak punchy bassline, and restless searing spidery guitar stabs, to frazzle distracting waves of hopelessness and fear around anxious, urgent and lost vocals, crying shameful “Failures” from the bottom of a broken heart.

  • Barcelona's Ambient /Darkwave /Witch House producer LEVANAH 2.1 "NOthing" single
          
  • Darkwave /EBM /Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK "Sinking Into Gloom" single from upcoming February album                                                                                                                       
  • Berlin-based dark electronic project of Christoph Schauer, MORPHOSE "Our Confusion (feat. Victorija Kukule)" ['Sløborn' Soundtrack Single] on Infacted Recordings
  • Liege, Belgian '80s experimental /minimal /proto-synth-pop /avantgarde multi-disciplinary artist Jacques Charlier "Top" from “Art In Another Way”, a 45RPM double vinyl LP compilation of the chanson regressive recordings from the 1980s (sometimes in duet with vocalist Martine Doutreleau), via Musique Plastique and Séance Centre
  • French experimental /ambient /noise /coldwave singer, songwriter and producer, 7V SWORD OF TRUTH – “LOVE ARMOR: From Heart Through Words” (Single)
  • US industrial /darkwave electronic collaboration between The Joker Project (Jack Goodwin) & melodywhore (James Reyna), melodywhore & The Joker Project "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division cover)
  • Buenos Aires based coldwave /dark wave /minimal synth duo P/M/S "FRÍO"                                                                    
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave /synthwave /synthpop producer Lars-Göran Forsberg aka FOPMUSIC “We leave it all behind us” single
  • Russian dark electro /experimental solo project from Moscow, ElektroTerapi “Escape (feat. Dagon)" from the new album "Diagnose: Liebe"
  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Johnny" single on A-Dur Records
  • Boston new darkwave /synthwave /electronic music collaboration between longtime conspirators Reuben Bettsak and Bo Barringer (Future Carnivores, Emerald Comets, Guillermo Sexo), EX-HYENA “Capture the Stills” 2nd single from the upcoming album "Moon Reflections" via Hush Club Ltd./Brutal Resonance
  • Strasbourg, France EBM /techno /dark electro project Vondkreistan – “Electronique Machine - Feat. Iris Capricorn (Baroque Remix)" from "Electronique Machine" EP on Nocturbulous Records
  • Montreal, Canada dark synth /minimal synth /coldwave solo project NO "One Moment" from the album "Domestic Pulse" on TONN Recordings
  • Wien, Austria based dark synth / minimal synth duo, Mitra Mitra "Dormant Carbon Coma" from the new album "Hands Remain" on Polytechnic Youth
  • German retro /new wave /cold synth project, mandy.exe “Circles” [apt.3013] new 2-track single on Cologne's collective appartement 3.
  • Greek darkwave /minimal synth /analog cold electronics project of Toxic Razor, aka EERIE SOPOR "Fierce Intelligence" from V/A "Toxic Razor ● Selections" retrospective compilation on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Lithuanian electronic/coldwave/synth-pop quartet from Vilnius, SOLO ANSAMBLIS “Trance Atlanta" single
  • L.A.-based deathrock /post-punk /synth-acid-punk project of Andrew Clinco, VR SEX “Victim or Vixen” from the upcoming “Rough Dimension” EP on Dais Records
  • Netherlands goth /industrial /dark wave electronic duo of Ellenor Vora and Benjamin Sch (Noire Antidote), aka VONDER “Endorphin" from the "Woman | Endorphin" single.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana coldwave /darkwave /minimal synth act SQUARE HOLLOW “How Do You Cope?” single
  • Sofia, Bulgaria synthpop /electro /post-punk /minimal wave trio, Les Animaux Sauvages “Polka Dot" from upcoming EP "Sirhan"
  • Buonos Aires, Argentina synthwave /darkwave /synth-pop solo project, T. Pojaghi "Brutalidad" from the album「La perturbación se ha vuelto mi causa secreta 」
  • Australian darkwave synth-noir band based in Sydney, RBRNRSE “Darkwaver" from 2-track 7" single "Supernova" on 8th house ghosts
  • Los Angeles based electro-punk project of Darrack Des Roche (AKA Walls of Poland), AKA Secret Mutilator "With Leather" single
  • Russian lo-fi /minimal synth /new wave /synth-pop act КУЗИНА [KUZINA] "Приворот/Love spell" (single) off of Various Artists - "ОКРАИНА #2" 
  • German Synth Wave /Synth-Pop artist from Hamburg, ANGRY PETE "Stop annoying me" from the debut Lp "Misanthrope" on ScentAir Records
  • UK darkwave /synthpop band Magnetic Skies "Fading Lights" from upcoming V/A "Generation Blitz 2: Concrete and Chrome" on Generation Blitz
  • Berlin-based, Auckland, NZ bred no-wave /post-punk /techno punk band DATA ANIMAL "Future Primitive" title track from the upcoming LP "Future Primitive" on DeadStrange
  • San Diego, Ca synthpop /synthwave /post-punk solo project TWIN ION ENGINE “Niehaus" single
  • French darkwave /synthwave solo project NAM'S F.T VERONICA FALLING ( JAM SESSION RECORD 6 )                      
  • Paris based dreamy dark synth-pop project of Matthieu Roche, aka FRAGRANCE. ''Tears (Mareux Remix)''     
  • French alternative electro-pop artist (one half of Del Cielo) Gaël Desbois aka CHASSEUR “On rêve" from the upcoming album "Je vous attends"
  • Swedish dark electronic duo Markus Majdalani and Johan Eckerström, AKA Hatif “Close To None” third single on Moscow-based label ScentAir Records.
  • Boa Vista, Brazil Darkwave /Synth Pop duo LOST LENORE "Desespero" single on Systemica Records
  • New Jersey /Nashville, Tennessee/Paris, France dark disco /synthwave /goth-pop /post-punk trio NIGHT LEATHER "Dance Alone" from the album "Forgiveness Doesn't Pay"
  • Sheffield, UK 'Cinedramatic Synthpop' duo PROMENADE CINEMA “After The Party, It's Over (Sea Of Sin Remix)" from the album "Remix Collection 1"
  • Polish electronic /synth wave /synthpop duo Bluefaces "Nietrwałe Nic" from the debut LP "Nostalja" on Bat-Cave Productions
           
  • Paris-based dark electronic /darkwave /coldwave duo Echoberyl “On My Own (Night Walk demo)” from the extended, updated version of the first LP “Apparition (2022 Extended Edition)” on Mother Solitude Records
  • Jakarta, Indonesia dark disco /synthpop /dark pop duo CAMLANN "Midnight Euphoria (Echoberyl Remix)" from the new single "Midnight Euphoria"                                                                                                         
  • Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine electronic /synthwave /post-punk duo Death Rate A Politics [D R A P] “Кожен” from “loveвинна" from the EP "Я між собою"
  • Finnish Post-Punk /Synthpop act from Jyväskylä, NYLON NERVES "Breathe" single
  • Post-punk /Synth wave band from Barcelona, DEXIST "Pilar de Hierro" from the LP "Camuflaje"
  • Cardiff, UK dream pop /synthpop /new wave band PLASTIC ESTATE “Berlin” third single from the upcoming S/T debut album on Avant!
  • Post-punk /Synthwave band from Hungary, Empty Story – “Ne vedd el" single
  • Michigan's industrial /minimal synth artist, filmmaker, and musician Gio Orlando, AKA Whorehouse "Snuff love" from the EP "Snuff Love"
  • Barcelona's synth wave /post-punk /dark pop duo Polseguera - "Optimisme" from upcoming Polseguera's second LP "Ermàs" co-released by Ediciones Populares, The Indian Runners and So Fi                                     
  • London-based, Lithuania-bred Meta Moto label owner and coldwave /post-punk /electronic producer-DJ Osvaldas Egzotikka, aka EGZOTIKKA "NAKTIS / NIGHT"                                                                                         
  • Italian darkwave /synthwave /post-punk side project of noise/industrial experimentalist Suture, LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Enigmatic life" single
  • Brownsville, TX industrial /darkwave /post-punk solo project AVVGUST "Ragdoll" single
  • Arizona based Darkwave band SHE LOST CONTROL "Suspiro" first single from the upcoming full-length album out in 2022.
  • Brasilian post-punk /darkwave solo project from São José dos Campos, Gótia “Estava Apenas Amando" title track from the new EP "Estava Apenas Amando" ​
  • Wellington, NZ post-punk / indie / new wave band originally active from 1981-85, VIETNAM "What Have I Done?" from the upcoming album "This Quiet Room"
  • '80s English post-punk gothic rock group from Barnsley, THE DANSE SOCIETY "We're So Happy" from "We're So Happy (remaster)" EP [Originally recorded for John Peel and released in mid 1982 as the 'We're So Happy' 7" single and 12" single with extra track 'Belief']
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina darkwave /post-punk 3-piece Depresion Radikal "Dormidos" from the EP "+++" on Tumbero Records.
  • Paris-based cold wave /post-punk JE T'AIME "Give Me More Kohl" from the upcoming album "Passive" on Icy Cold Records
  • Wenatchee, WA goth /darkwave /post-punk trio DATURA "Phantasma" from upcoming LP "Arcano Chemical" on Sell the Heart Records and Bat-Cave Productions
  • Antwerp, Belgium based noisy post-punks Disorientations “Watching You Go” from the upcoming debut album, “Memory Lanes” via [PIAS] Recordings
  • Rennes, France DIY Post-Punk one-man-band Tableraz "DISTORTIONS (autoremix)" from the 2-track "ANTINOMY" single
  • Portland, Or indie rock /new wave /post-punk project designer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Joseph Klassen, AKA Former Lives "Alderson Loop" from in-progress debut 12" EP "Ceremony of Leaving"
  • Murcia, Spain DIY Post-punk trio .AVI "Identidad" from debut EP "Espejo"
  • Berlin-based post-punk band LIIEK “System” from the “Deep Pore” LP on Adagio 830 (vinyl) and RDS. REC. HH (tape)
  • Lille, France post-punk /punk trio Chiaroscuro - "Le bruit" from V/A "On Marche Encore Sous La Pluie Vol.1" compilation released in 2021 via On marche encore sous la pluie !
  • Toronto, Ontario punk /post-punk band Sham Family "Plague Protection" from "Sham Family" EP via Wavy Haze Records.
  • Wollongong, Australia noise rock /post-punk duo CHIMERS "Cracks" from Lathe Cut Split 7" single with Die! Die! Die! "Cracks / Sit by the river" on Johnny Electric Co 
  • Bergen, Norway garage /rock'n'roll /synth-punk DIY outfit Flop Machine “URA4" (Single).
  • US post-punk /deathrock trio from Denver, Plague Garden “Tonight" from V/A "UnObscured Comp Vol. 3 2021" by Florida's Obscura Undead collective.
  • London, UK Darkwave /Gothic Rock band BLACK ANGEL 'All or Nothing' (Single Version) 2nd single from the upcoming new album "The Black Rose" out this Spring
  • Karlstad, Sweden gothic /dark rock band Underground Fire "Passage" from the album "Ashes of Life"
  • Athens, Greece goth /darkwave /post-punk band lead by Leo Skiadas, Cinemascope “Ocean (blue mix)” from "Ocean" single
  

 

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