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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – January #05-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Hungarian synthpop project Post Analog Disorder “Végzetes Tánc (feat. Laszlo Kathi)” single

Rather active since the late part of last year, the enigmatic act from Hungary, this time featuring a guest vocalist, delivers a throbbing, melodic and danceable 80s-hued Synthpop blanketed in Darkwave shadings. The new single unleashes ominously bouncing low ends and obsessive urgent snare beats, pierced by evocative melancholic crystalline guitar lines weaving sorrow and pain, interspersed amongst luminous flashing synth chords and alienating icy airy swirls, to drone in energetic, mechanical rhythmic bursts around desperate and hypnotic vocals, wavering and echoing into a dire, alarming fate.

  • Kyiv, Ukraine indie rock /new wave /post-punk outfit The Pleroma “Ничего” single

Return after a long hiatus, the Ukrainian band that had aroused some pleasant memories with a fresh mix of post-punk, noise rock and shoegaze at the beginning of the second decade of 2010. Possibly reduced to a solo project the new single irradiates haunted swirling, chiming guitar melodies over tightly syncopated rhythms, surrounded by airy glaring synth swathes to open inner doorways for numb spoken-word vocals, shifting to hostile shouts and distant echoes when the self-exploration finds the dark, empty isolation of nothingness.

  • Belarusian new wave /post-punk solo project from Mogilev, Зубы:) “Казнь” (Single)                                 

Solo project from Belarus active since last year, but above all very prolific since the beginning of the year that promises ‘cold, dark post-punk in a minimalist package’, and he succeeds often quite well, even though, strangely for an artist from Eastern Europe, denying us the somehow essential lyrics, with the urgent and dismal new single “Execution” driven by lashing drum machines woven with bleak wobbling bassline on an array of compulsive wistful guitar strings, to build obsessively tumultuous moods around submerged and distorted vocals, struggling to stay afloat amid powerfully tragic swells of despair.

  • German lo-fi /ambient /electronic /new wave /folk trio of musicians Johannes Schebler (Baldruin) and Christian Schoppik (Brannten Schnüre) along vocalist Katie Rich (Brannten Schnüre), aka Freundliche Kreisel “Spiegelbild” from the “Spiegelbild” album on STROOM.tv
  • Greek darkwave /death-synth /wave-noir /decadent cabaret one man project TANGO MANGALORE “Song To Navigate Through Heart’s Debris” [Bonus CD Track] from “One Fathom Heart [Lost Demos From The Sea]” on Minimalkombinat Records
  • Electronic /new wave /post-punk trans-media artist, composer and vocalist based between Vienna and Berlin, Rosa Anschütz “Their Blood” single on BPitch Control                                                                                     
  • Kyiv, Ukraine darkwave /industrial dance /synth-pop project of Stan Przhegodsky, aka Black Light District “The Tear Garden” from the work in progress album “Black Light District II”
  • Paris based synthpop /synth-punk duo POLICE MUNICIPALE “Selma” from the album “Droit dans le mur” on La Souterraine
  • Berlin-based experimental electronic musician Chris Imler – “Disappoint Me” from the upcoming LP “Operation Schönheit” (produced and mixed by Bendedikt Frey) on Fun in the church
  • French experimental /neo-folk /post-punk /dark ambient /doom metal /cold wave solo project LE SEUL ÉLÉMENT “La croix, le cimetière” from the double vinyl album “Juste une idée obscure de ce qu’est la fierté” on Specific Recordings
  • French minimal synthpop /coldwave project Basse Fidélité “De l’autre côté (ft. Serafina)” from the split cassette EP “Rive droite // Rive gauche” with Hinterheim on Suicide Commercial and Fatberg Record
  • Hamburg, Germany experimental /post-punk /minimal wave solo project HAUPTSACHE WELTRAUM “PLASTIKSOLDATEN” from the debut album “ZU FUSS”
  • Bern, Switzerland Industrial /Synth Wave /Post-Punk band PLAGUE PITS – “Merit” from the second 4-track cassettesingle EP “Golden Age of Carnage”
  • French experimental /coldwave /synthpop /dark folk duo of Victor-Yann (half of Bruta Non Calculant) and Yule, SWESOR BHRATER “When the Dark Comes” title track from the new album “When the Dark Comes” via IDIO[T]PHONE RECORDS & Eins:Zwei:Acht (Vinyl)
  • Portland-based/Moscow, Idaho doom disco pop /synth-pop /dark electronic trio Psychic Rites – “Alone At Night” (Suffer Ring Cover)                                                                                                                                                
  • Oakland, Ca coldwave /minimal synth solo project Pleasure Palace “Stories”                                                       
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Civil Disobedience” single
  • Ann Arbor, Mi Synth-Poop duo Same Eyes “Pavillion” new 2-track single “Pavillion / Seconds”
  • Danish industrial synthpop solo project, ee:man “Jump (feat. Murcari)” single on Town And Towers Records
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia sovietwave /retro synthpop duo аудиопреступление / Audiocrime “Ty tak tantsuesh krasivo / You Dance so Beautifully” from the second LP “Aromat Orchidey” on Sierpien Records
  • New York electronic synthpop / new wave solo project, BACHELOR “Making, Breaking, Shaking, Quaking” new single
  • Little Rock‘s post-punk /synthwave /darkwave one-man-band Clusters Of Fornication “Catacomb Song” from the debut LP “Consolidation Artifact”
  • German SynthWave /SynthPop Duo Client Affection “Charlotte´s Web (Donny Benet & Geoffrey O´Connor Cover)” from “Cover Songs Vol. 1” EP
  • French gothic industrial synthpop band (also known as PORN), Pure Obsessions & Red Nights “Don’t let the night die in vain” single.
  • Darkwave /goth rock project based out of Los Angeles, QYBURN “Ruby red” (Single)
  • Russian goth /darkwave /synth-pop duo from Moscow, Dance My Darling “It’s Magic (ASH CODE RMX)” new single on darkTunes
     
  • Bologna, Italy electro /post-punk /noise /existentialist trio CARON DIMONIO “Porno Post Mortem” new single
  • Chicago, IL dream pop /new wave /post-punk band FRENCH POLICE “Plant Based Girl” from “Club De Vampiros / Plant Based Girl” EP on Icy Cold Records
  • Moscow, Russia gothic rock /new wave /post-punk artist (aka Twins Killed Last December and Ni Slova), MARIA ERNST “Праздновать неизвестность” from V/A “Gothwaves, Vol. 2” compilation on Nightingale Moon Records
  • New York based new wave /synthpop duo of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper aka TEMPERS “Nightwalking” from the upcoming LP “New Meaning” on DAIS
  • Italian dark wave /synthpop /electronic artist from Rome, Bez Yorke – “SUDNO (Cудно)” [Molchat Doma Cover] from the upcoming album “Head Underwater” on Lost Generation Records
  • Orlando, Florida Post-Punk /Goth /Deathrock trio The Palest Grey “Suicide” from the upcoming debut album “Always Haunted”
  • Katowice, Poland darkwave /coldwave /post-punk band KSY “Raj” from the album “Na Wschodzie Bez Zmian” on Bat-Cave
  • Russian dark electronic /synthpop /darkwave act from Moscow, Brandy Kills “Funeral” from upcoming album “In the dead of Night” on Mountain Fighting Records
  • Bogotà, Colombia EBM /techno /new wave /dark electro percussionist-DJ-producer SPÆCIALISTA “Dystopia” from V/A “Pildoras II” CD/Digital compilation on Pildoras Tapes.
  • Greek Synth Wave/ Future Synth project of Toxic Razor (Metal Disco, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), BEATBOX MACHINERY “Electronic Birds Tuning The Sky” from “Mega City Hunters” EP on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Naiwne Sny, Poland electro-industrial project of Mori Nojan, AKA Naive Dreams – “Niespełnione Marzenie (Mori Nojan‘s Alternative Version)” from “Serce Świata” EP
  • Long Beach, Ca lo-fi minimal synth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project, Nights Templar “Bloodsport” new 2-track single “Bloodsport / Ice”
  • Indianapolis based post-punk one-man-band ANGEL-MAKER “Disintegrate” from the upcoming EP “Autumn”
     
  • French experimental /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “No Movement” from the CD album “Last & Unreleased” on Icy Cold Records
  • Los Angeles-via-Sydney‘s post-punk duo Death Bells “Passerby” new single on Dais
  • Four-piece post-punk /cold wave band from Poland, (68)LETO “Hunter of Traits” from the debut EP “NGC 68”
  • Phoenix, Arizona death-rock / power pop / post-punk 4-piece U.S. GRAVE “The Future Won’t Be Long” single
  • Moscow‘s doomerwave /darkwave /post-punk one-man-band Son, Fire! “Поделить на ноль (поэту Чудакову)” lyrics from a poem by Aleksandr Chudakov (Single)
  • US darkwave /gothic rock /post-punk band of dark electronic producer Karloz.M (Manufactura/Broken Fabiola) & the sorely deceased guitarist Seamus Simpson, along with musician Amoreena Stout, aka STRANGER DREAMS – “Defiant” from the upcoming album “After The Raven Has Died For The Dove” on Unknown Pleasures Records and Crunch Pod
  • Columbus, Indiana based post-punk /coldwave solo project Into Grey “Witness” single
  • Dortmund, Germany new wave /post-punk /coldwave duo ISOCULT “White Noise” single
  • West Midlands based indie rock /new wave /post-punk 4-piece Headshrinkers – “Doorway Conversation” from Headshrinkers upcoming debut EP “Doorway Conversations”.
  • French Darkwave /Shoegaze /Post-Punk trio from Paris, FTR “Skylights (Remastered)” from the 2013 “Abyss” EP (Remastered)
  • Russia goth /post-punk /darkwave band BLIND DREAMS “Burning Down” single
  • Italian Darkwave /Post-Punk one-man band from Villa Latina, IC2 “Dead End” from “the “Last Exit” EP
  • Russian post-punk band from Volgograd, LAST ECHELON “Undisguised” from “Untitled” EP (10th Anniversary)
  • Athens, Greece psychedelic rock /new wave band Πτέρυγα 3 [Pteryga 3] “Πως Φτάσαμε Ως Εδώ” from the album “Με Βλέμμα Καρφωμένο Στο Κενό”
  • Durham, England new wave /post-punk solo project HALF PINT “Sitting” debut 2-track single
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave /post-punk band В.Р.ЕД. [VRED] ”Рейс / Route” single
  • London, UK post-punk /art-rock 4-piece BOLLARDS ‘By the By’ from the EP ‘Harbour Dance’
  • Cologne, German post-punk band Smile “Foliage” from the debut 2-track single “I hate it here”
  • German post-punk duo from Bielefeld, St. Horsehead “Every Wave” single
  • Omaha, Nebraska darkwave /post-punk band, VISITOR INFORMATION “Far Away” single
  • Melbourne, Australia punk rock band Würst Nürse “I’m Not Your Punching Bag” single
  • Tours, France math /indie /art-rock /synthpop /post-punk band Rank-O “John” from the album “De Novo” on Another Record
  • Szczecin, Poland weird solo post-punk act BZDET “TREŚĆ” from “NIEPOKOJE” album on Syf Records
  • Pacific Northwest‘s Oi! /Emo /Post-hardcore /Punk /Post-Punk band Schedule 1 – “Sacred Light” from the EP “Schedule 1” on Dirt Cult Records
  • Barnsley, UK Casio driven synth-punk act Secret Agent Headcheese “Leather Jackets / Fast Bikes” from the cassette EP “Headcheese Gets Abducted” via Richter Scale Records /Loopy Scoop Tapes /Goodbye Boozy Records
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “Discipline” from “The Forest” EP                                                                                                                                                         
  • London UK based acoustic /post-punk artist Cheap Electric Pink Wool “Don’t be a Square” single
  • Hamilton, Scotland goth /darkwave /shoegaze /post-punk /sadcore artist (AKA The Secret Experiment), Lea Torn “A Right to Wrong” from the debut EP “Shadow Prayers”
  • French Dark-Ambient /Neo-classical duet STUPOR MENTIS “Our Share of Night” (poem by Emily Dickinson) from the upcoming 5th album “Sturm und Drang”

 

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