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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – May#19-21

Peter Tscherkassky, Outer Space, 1999

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • RAMI ABI RAFEH ‘What is this world we live in’                                                                                                     

Brilliant coldwave /post-punk and beyond selection from Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Spanish electronic /minimal synth /darkwave project from Barcelona, IN†ERSIGNO “The God of synth (Feat. Proyecto Periferia)” from “Faith” EP

Obscure dark synth specialist from the Catalan capital Jose Enterrado, aka IN†ERSIGNO, has dropped one of his many releases in the last few years. Besides his usual gripping instrumentals, he draws on his fellow Proyecto Periferia on vocal duty, unleashing dazzling droning loops that swirl relentlessly atop skipping kicks along with hypnotic, punchy beats, flickering bass tones, slow, cold synth expansions, to entice alluring, sensual vocalizations into a magnetic murky pull of dancefloor intoxication.

  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Lost” from the new EP “Ophion”

New EP from the prolific Scottish atmospheric darkwaver full of vibrant and emotional songs infused with dark ritualistic vibes, nested between gothic sensibility and classical solemnity, to ebb and flow over desolate and airy moods of vaguely sinister and mysterious hypnotic harmonies, built by decadent and sumptuous icy synths, dry and obsessive rhythms, ceremonial percussive fills, sidereal shimmering guitars, and evocative orchestral swells, whilst achingly angsty deep vocals wander, hauntingly sad and beautiful at the same time, lost in dense and bare drifts of cold melancholy.

  • Germany based electronic /minimal /coldwave /darkwave /synth project RINA PAVAR “A New Time (feat. Darcy Hard)” from the upcoming album “Vivid Night”                                                                                             

German project delivers cold and minimal darkwave of subtle and refined sensual elegance, radiating, lush, nocturnal dancing moods of glacial, aloof melancholy with mechanical rolling bass throbs, tinkling bright synth swirls, and steady rhythms to slowly wind around hypnotic layers of magnetic female vocalizations, haloed by whispering echoes, to radiate alluring breaths of newfound freedom.

  • Israel dark ambient /industrial /post-folk artist Tamar Singer (Cruel Wonders), ZERESH featuring Pablo C. Ursusson “No Longer Mourn For Me when I’m Dead” from the Split Album with Albireon on Toten Schwan Records
  • Spanish analog electronic/ coldwave /post-punk solo project from Galicia, URCO “Despedazada (A tribute to Xela Arias)”                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Jupiter, FL ambient /ethereal wave /trip-hop /dark pop solo artist Melissa Shawn Griffin, aka Darkwater and Stars “Parallel” title track from the new EP “Parallel”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina darkwave/ethereal wave project, Lágrimas de Emilia “Inerte”(single)
  • Barcelona-based post-punk 4-piece Paranormales “Doctrina (Hapax Remix)” (single) on Cleopatra Records   
  • Eastleigh, UK synthpop /synth wave /cold wave project L.O.S.E. “Don’t Waste Your Breath”                             
  • Italo Body Music project by Kendal & Pablo Bozzi, aka INFRAVISION “Wasteland (Featuring Zanias)” off upcoming “Illegal Future” EP out May 31 on Fleisch
  • Oakland’s industrial /coldwave /minimal synth solo project, Amusement Machine – “Stranger” off “Manipulations” LP soon on BODY MUSICK
  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/disco/minimal wave/synthpop ‘existential synthpunk’ side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Would You Still Hold Me”                                                                                     
  • Philadelphia‘s coldwave /dark synthpop /minimal electronics project of multi-instrumentalist Lira Marie Landes aka PLASTIC IVY “Too Deep For Tears” from the live cassette “Concert Film” on Noir Age
  • Zürich based industrial /experimental /new wave /electronic musician (aka Satans Sidekick), Nicola Kazimir “Silent Together – 7″ Version” from the upcoming “Gnade” 7″ vinyl single on Lux Recs.
  • Italian synthwave duo Fogli & Ventura “No” maxi single on Collettivo Periferico
  • London-based dark electronic duo, Dead Lights “Deleted Scenes” from the debut LP “Dead Lights” on Cold Transmission
  • New York EBM /industrial /dark electro solo project Blut Reaktor “Scars” from upcoming EP “Post Mortem”
  • Prague, Czechia EBM /darkwave /coldwave duo Body of Pain “I Will Die” from the debut album “We No Longer Exist Anymore”
  • New Zealand industrial /acid /power techno maximalist 3-piece Grecco Romank “Parnassus Van” new single from upcoming LP “Red Tower”
  • Munich, Germany electro /darkwave /synthpop duo The Tinopener’s Art “Falling Shadows” from the new LP “Observations in a time of chances”                                                                                                                                       
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK doom disco /new wave /synthpop one-man-band William Denton Wilde “My Heroin” second single                                                                                                                                                 
  • London, UK gothic rock /darkwave solo project Badworries “DL GIRL”
  • Baltimore, Maryland shoegaze /coldwave /darkwave solo project, 4dversary “Gleaming”                                   
  • Electro /Industrial /techno /body music /post-punk solo project from Morocco, Maniaque Nocturne “Don’t trust the system”                                                                                                                                                       
  • Paris, France post-punk solo project BLIMEY “I Don’t Wanna Know” (Unreleased) ​from upcoming EP.                                      
  • Mexican industrial /new wave /post-punk duo from Tijuana made of Richard Rex and Eric Curiel, aka DANCING STRANGERS “Passion” from the upcoming album “Dancing Strangers” on Red Maze Records
     
  • Croatia post-punk /synthpop DIY solo project VALAL “Monotonija” from the “Gravetown” EP
  • Vancouver, BC goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave duo RINGFINGER “Softly Choke” from the EP “Echoes Fade”
  • German Darkwave /Post-Punk band URBANDONED “At Last (Fragrance Cover)”
  • German Post-Rock /Shoegaze /Post-Punk band from Aachen, THIS SOCIAL COIL “Between The Ruins” from the new “Depth”
  • Norway goth /post-punk trio lead by ex-Wallpaper Silhouettes Mats Davidsen, Painted Romans “Memento Mori” (single)
  • Vienna, Austria post-punk /coldwave project of Lena ‘Lens’ Kühleitner, aka Lan Rex – “Relegate” from the debut EP “Absatz 1”, out May/28/2021 via Tender Matter
  • French post-punk /new wave /cold wave artist from Toulouse, Leny Müh “Hiver nucléaire” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ LP “Capharnaüm” on Hidden Bay Records
       
  • Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine coldwave /post-punk trio The Last Passenger “Втома” new single
  • Belgian dark post-punk band from Brussels, Whispering Sons “Heat” off upcoming sophomore LP “Several Others” on [PIAS].
  • Tabor, Czech post-punk band DIIST “Aione” (Single)                                                                                             
  • Norway post-punk /new wave /indie rock project (member of HRK), TÅSEN TEA PARTY “The Order”                          
  • Spanish dark electronic /darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Alone With You”                             
  • Russian goth/coldwave/post-punk band from Smolensk, горемыка [Goremyka] “цикл” from the EP “дурак” on Русский пост-панк
  • San Diego, Ca goth rock /post-punk /darkwave solo artist Dizzy Grraves “Moth” new single on Grrave Spun Rekords
  • Norwegian goth rock /post-punk /rock’n’roll solo project, Dove Tribe “Missiles” from the debut EP “All In The Waiting”
  • Poland goth post-punk solo project from Kraków, MEKONG “Black Swan” from the LP “End Of The World” on Icy Cold Records
  • German lo-fi /post-punk DIY solo project German Bot “Türme” from the album “Distanz”                                         
  • Salt Lake City‘s goth /new wave /post-punk 4-piece (members of Choir Boy, and Human Leather), Sculpture Club “Twirl For Me” from the new LP “Worth”                                                                                               
  • Los Angeles-based indie rock /new wave /post-punk band Cruel Reflections “Maldito Sentimientos” from the new album “Through Motions” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Peruvian indie /post-punk /new wave band Limeños Out Of Service “Mas Oscuro” new single on ATHENAS Records
  • Brazilian psych /post-punk project formed in São Paulo, The Secret Shelson’s Band – “Towards A Distress” new single on Systemica
  • Melbourne based indie rock /post-punk band ANSWERS “Today” from the sophomore album “Fools In Despair”
     
  • French/Swiss Cold Wave /Post-Punk /Minimal Wave band composed of Fabrice Lefebvre (Rajna), Théotime Lefebvre (Thermafrost) and Chroma Carbon (Sine Silex), FACTICE FACTORY “Dye Fading” from the new album “Figments”
  • Siberian post-punk band from Omsk, GODEN DO “Перекур” new single
  • L.A. post-punk /dream pop duo GHOST TAIL “A Haunting” title track from the debut EP “A Haunting”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina darkwave /post-punk band Depresion Radikal “Gris” from the album “Elektroespectro” on Tumbero Records
  • Bryansk, Russia new wave /post-punk 4-piece Всё Также “Akril / Acrylic” from the debut album “Glavgeroy” on Sierpien Records
  • Los Angeles‘ lo-fi /goth /noise rock /electronic /darkwave /post-punk solo project of Daniel Crook, aka Dearly Departure “Sorry” (BC exclusive) from the album “Identity Grief”
  • Russian post-punk project of Nikita Skarletov from Ryazan, Конец Электроники [The End Of Electronics] “Zvonok / Ring” from the mini-album “Voskhod” on Sierpien Records
  • Raleigh, NC Doom Punk /Dark Psych Rock /Post-Punk quartet NIGHT BATTLES “White Light \ Black Dreams” from the debut vinyl 12″ LP “Year Of No Days” on Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings.
  • Berlin-based Metal /Gothic /Synthwave/ Post-Punk /Industrial one-man-band Kandinsky Noir “Two Chords” new single
  • Aarhus, Denmark art-punk /garage /noise pop /post-punk band COACH “Endeløs Strøm” from S/T album on Mastermind Records
  • Oakland, Ca lo-fi /punk /art-rock /post-punk trio Famous Mammals “Ode To Nikki” from the debut S/T cassette album

Peter Tscherkassky

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