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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – March #12-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Odilon’s Grip‘s Edgy Electronic Beats 24/03/21                                                                                                     

Kick off this week with new music from A Sinister Light, NZM99, ÁCIDA ÁCIDA, Ratpajama, Hammershøi, LOUISAHHH, Alpha Sect, Pixel Grip, Disco Morato, Tronik Youth, SIGSALY, Eliezer, and many others in the mix. Don’t forget to join Odilon’s Mixcloud Page for a full tracklist. Enjoy!!!                                           

  • Polish Post-Punk/Cold Wave band from Poznan, Renmin Ribao “Wasted” off “Yutu” EP on Koty Records

Chinese-themed Pozdam outfit delivers a sophomore EP ripe with moody tension-ridden frigid post-punk with a boisterous and buzzing seething edge, intensified by Wire-like abrasive circular guitar riffs, The Gang Of Four stark chromatic chimes, wandering bleak bassline, and sparse The Sound-echoing icy keyboards, over dual male vocals layering angry, caustic screams with breathy aggressive exhalations of wasted dreams and shattered expectations.

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia electronic post-punk DJ, record producer, remixer, and songwriter OHOTA “Детство Прошло” new single                                                                                                                                                   

Undeniably powerful and captivating, utterly danceable, cold synthpop delivery, from Saint Petersburg one-man-band, with a bouncing and crisp dark electro web of urgent pounding beats, rapid percussive hollow knocks, enigmatic undulating bassline, stabbed by imposing bright synth chords, to unfold twinkling, entrancing emotional waves of painful echoes around deep stentorian Eldritch-esque vocalizations’ frantic frightening dreams. 

  • Munich, German coldwave /post-punk 3-piece PAAR “River” off V/A “Alternative Fakten Vol. 2” mixed cassette compilation via Alternative Fakten

Munich cold post-punk denizens dropped an unreleased brooding and atmospheric song “River”, part of an interesting rich tape sampler from the local underground music scene. Equal parts shimmering and alluring, as bleak and sinister kicks in through steady, slashing rhythm along with throbbing, gurgling bassline danger, sewing dire visceral guitar strains, to build stark magnetic moods seething with electrifying pent-up tension lurking around emotional female vocals’ breathless falling omens.

  • Krasnodar, Russia retro /electronic /Soviet wave /synthwave solo project Mega Sega Drive Club “Одеколон”         
  • French EBM /minimal /synthwave /synthpop musician from Paris, SYDNEY VALETTE “ценность вещей (The value of things)” [unreleased track from 2017]                                                                                                                 
  • Augusta, GA new wave /industrial project of Brian Hurt, aka VEXAGON “Scream Queen” from the album “Love Is Surrender”
  • Seattle doomwave project Sugar Revenant “Desolate” from the EP “Frontier Hauntologist”
  • Besançon, France new wave/synth-pop project ICI DIX-SEPT “Cascade” off EP “III”
  • Bruxelles, Belgium coldwave/darkwave project ???????????????? ???????????????????? “Pagaras” raw demo from upcoming album “Good-Bye My Hero”                                                                                                                                                 
  • Belfast-based synth electronic musician, Crystalline Stricture “Deadform”                                                                 
  • California based coldwave/synthwave duo, Tuxedo Gleam – “Duresson” off upcoming Split cassette EP “ISTIC(S)” with Memory Clap Acid & Felicia Constantine, via Phage Tapes                                                        
  • French post-punk /coldwave outfit Nestor Makhno – “Succube”                                                                           
  • French coldwave /minimal wave /EBM-duo from Rouen, Hammershøi “Ich Hatte Einen Freund” from new sophomore album “Cathédrales” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Texan darkwave/post-punk/minimal synth/coldwave solo project of Houston-based Bruce Courtney, THE STAVE CHURCH “Unsaid” from “This Dark Sea” EP
  • Los Angeles new wave /synth-punk /post-punk all-girl trio AUTOMATIC “Highway (Kevin Haskins Dub Remix)” from the remix album “Signal Remixes”
  • Paris based dreamy dark synth-pop project of Matthieu Roche, FRAGRANCE. “The Cure (feat. Lulannie)” new single on Synth Religion
  • Berlin based, Buenos Aires‘s dark disco /dark electronic /wave producer Skelesys “The Scorpion Sting” from V/A “Ombra INTL 017: Destiny” on Ombra International
  • Belgian electro /coldwave /synthpop duo based in Brussels, ULTRA SUNN “Night Is Mine (New Beat Mix)”
  • French EBM /darkwave /electronic /synthwave duo POTOCHKINE “Sauvez moi du chaos” from the new album “Søɍŧɨłèǥɇs”
  • Italian RitualWave duo from Pisa, CIRQUE D’ESS “Farenine 514” from debut LP “Black Synthetic and Dense” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Austin//Boston darkwave /minimal synth /coldwave duo of Faiza Kracheni (vocals) & Travis Benson (synths), FLESH OF MORNING “Everytime” off upcoming flexi 7″ on à La Carte Records.
  • Legendary 80s Italian darkwave /synthpop /electro wave band KIRLIAN CAMERA “Phoenix Aliena (Italian Version)” off new single “The 8th President” from the forthcoming double album “Cold Pills” on Dependent
  • Moscow, Russia electronic /darkwave /synthpop duo thewalkingicon “Naive” from the upcoming “Shadow of the Saints” album on Negative Gain Productions                                                                                          
  • Winnipeg, Ca dark electronic synthpop duo Ghost Twin “Become Control” from the upcoming album “Love Songs for End Times” on Artoffact Records.
  • French post-punk /coldwave outfit Nestor Makhno – “Kronstadt” off V/A ” Effort solo x Intention collective” charity compilation on arvo disques
  • Besançon, France post-industrial /new wave /synthpop solo project of Vague Scare‘ singer Laur, aka Other-ed “Criminal Saviour” from the debut album “Sentient”
  • Philadelphia, PN synthpop/synthwave duo Korine – “Sunshine” new single on Born Losers Records
  • Amsterdam based ‘Goth-Wave’ one-man-band Grimdeluxe “It’s a Sunday” from new single “It’s a Sunday/ Out of Control”
  • Vienna‘s noise pop /new wave /NDW /post-punk solo project of Florian Tremmel, Gran Bankrott “Tanz Bein” third track in ‘Die Singles’ series on Numavi
  • Bordeaux coldwave /garage /post-punk /noir pop trio lead by Anouk Allard, Venus Berry “Chien de la Casse” from the debut LP “Shibari” co-released with Flippin’ Freaks, Kalamine Records and La Souterraine
  • Nantes, France krautrock /synthpop /minimal /new wave act PROJET MARINA “Ecce Homo” title track from the new EP “Ecce Homo” on New Sinister
  • Guadalajara, Mexico psych /darkwave /post-punk duo GANT “Represión” from the album “Ghosts After Night Time”
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo one-man band (formerly The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “I Wish You Away” new single
  • French post-punk / coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth “Another Life” new single
  • Cape Town, South Africa new wave /minimal synth /coldwave project of former members of English electronic band Shoc Corridor, Chris&Nogi “Walk Away (ft. Sharon Gal)” from “Autumn Rituals and Refugees” 8-track 10″ vinyl taken from 4-track-cassette tapes recorded in 1985-1988 via Electronic Emergencies
  • Mexican new wave / coldwave / post-punk / synth-pop project of Hoffen Dali Lantzeta from Mexico City, Hoffen “Somewhere in your heart” second track of upcoming new EP “On a Beam of Light”
  • Russian coldwave/post-punk duo from Saint Petersburg, ДК Посторонних “Щедрик” new single
  • Istanbul dark synthpop/ post-punk one-man doomer band ???????????????????? ‘Kurtar Beni’ off debut EP ‘Aciz’
  • Mexican psych /darkwave /post-punk project of Javi Maldonado, aka NACROMATIC “Black Letter” new single
  • Chicago, Il synth /new wave /post-punk duo Dramatic Shapes “Stranger” new single
  • Polish dream pop /art-pop /’ghost-rock’ duo of singer Rafal Tomaszczuk (Agonised By Love) and instrumentalist Andrzej Turaj (God’s Own Medicine), Hidden By Ivy “From Now On” new single
  • Jyväskylä, Finland post-punk /femi-punk band Sister Disaster “Satisfaction” new single
  • Oslo, Norway post-punk /new wave /indie rock project (member of HRK), TÅSEN TEA PARTY “The Garden”             
  • UK garage-wave outliers from Leeds, EADES “Present In The Moment” new single on Heist or Hit.
  • Melbourne, Australia garage/ punk 5-piece CIVIC “Just A Fix” off the new LP “Future Forecast” on Flightless.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio experimental /dub /krautrock /post-punk /coldwave project of Dylan Mccartney (Crime Of Passing, Mardou, The Serfs, The Switzerlands, Vacation), aka THE DRIN “For the Tsarina” from cassette album “Engines Sing for the Pale Moon” on FUTURE SHOCK
  • Khabarovsk, Russia experimental /noise rock /post-punk /obscure punk band RED TAPE ‘Части тел” from “Людоеды” album
  • Cali, Colombia industrial /techno /darkwave /post-punk project of multi-instrumentalist Paternina Jr., PIGZEN. “El Corazón frio de tu Ex” off the EP “Canciones Porcinas y Remezclas / Swine songs and remixes”
  • Synth Coldwave/Darkwave/Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Instant Die” on Nevel Records             
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia coldwave/post-punk/gothic rock solo project, Factor Pressure [Фактор Давления] “Гул” from the LP “Process”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk duo MА́ITSA “Иду к тебе” debut single
  • Poland goth post-punk solo project MEKONG “The Hills” second single from the LP “End Of The World” on Icy Cold Records
  • Kalamazoo, MI industrial /synthwave /goth band The Amaranth “Noxious” new single
  • Russian goth / deathrock / post-punk band from Yekaterinburg, RAVEN SAID “A Flowering and a Flattering” new single
  • San Fernando Valley, Ca post-punk/darkwave one-man-band BLACKRABIT “A Day to Remember” off the new 5th album “Life in Eternity”on Rabitheart records
  • UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Seventeen” new single
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project of Michael Kuzmowicz (M. Smith), A Transition “Still Alive” first single (remastered from 2018) via Funhaus Records
  • Scotland/Norway goth /darkwave /post-punk collaboration Kill Shelter & Antipole “The Edge of Reason” from the new album “A Haunted Place” on Manic Depression Records
  • French post-punk / coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth “No Movement” new single
  • Russian Gothic Rock / Darkwave / Coldwave band from Yekaterinburg, In My Despair “Waves” from the new EP “Indecision”
  • Norway goth rock/post-punk project of founder and lead vocalist of Combichrist, Panzer AG and Icon of Coil, LaPlegua “I Will Heal” new single on Out of Line Music
  • Maryland gothic rock trio The Drowning Season “Violet Sky (New Dawn)” new single
  • Italian futurepop /EBM act Stars Crusaders “Hellmouth” off the band’s upcoming third album “M.A.T.E.R.” on skyQode
  • Stockholm based synthpop/wave project Yestergrey – “You Have A Life Now” from ‘2011-2021 SWEDISH ELECTRO SCENE the compilation’ on swedish electro scene
  • German EBM /electro /synthpop trion THE SAINT PAUL “Melancholy Of The Sun” off the album [Core] on Infacted Recordings
  • UK electronic /synthpop collective TIN GUN “Devils & Angels – Radio Edit” new maxi-single
  • Long Beach, Ca post-punk /coldwave /synth-punk project Nights Templar “Dead in the Park” from the debut single “Dead in the Park/Haunted Dreams”
  • Prague, Czechia lo-fi /noise /post-punk solo project GOLEMxYOUTH “アドルフに告ぐ (adorufu ni tsugu)_gxy” off Split Single ‘SZMEJ // GOLEMXYOUTH’ on LEARN OR GO SOCIETY.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah Gothic/Industrial project Lilly E. Gray “Beautiful Nightmare” from the album “Ghosts & Graven Images”
  • Mexico City synthpop /post-punk /new wave / ‘post wave’ project of Joan Drums & Aira Revlan, THE ETERNAL NOW “The Presence”.                                                                                                                                              
  • Tallahassee, Fl darkwave /coldwave /synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Run” off the single “All that is Left / Run”

©Carole Bellaïche

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