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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – June #24-21

©Ryan Widger

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Odilon’s Grip‘s Edgy Electronic Beats 16/06/21                                                                                                     

Review last week’s releases with tracks from DREAM BABY DREAM Vol. 1, new music from Esche Yggdrasil, Dr. Organic, Chinaski, Hante., Cavalry Stone, Diaz Tech, Mareux, Crystalline Stricture, Antiflvx, The Hacker, Black Dahlia, Show Øf Force, Alessandro Adriani, and many others. More info on Odilon’s Mixcloud page here.       

  • Post-Punk / Coldwave act from Indonesia, COLDVVAVE “The Solemn Respite Of The Cursed Faith” new single

Tropical trio of 80s coldwave worshippers deliver an atmospheric and gripping new single that inexorably gets under your skin imbued with ominous dark energy, winding sinister warbling and throbbing basslines, evocative guitar slivers, fluttering disturbing synth swirls, and steady clangy beats around anxious, pain-filled moans, swaying seamlessly between introspective murky omens and mesmerizing dancing pulsations.

  • Lucerne, Switzerland based indie rock /post-punk trio originated in Texas, Laddermen “Houston Morphine” taken from upcoming Laddermen’s debut album “Special Kind of Violence” out 2021 on Waterfall of Colours.

Swiss/American alt-rockers drops an Interpol-tinged new single possessed by atmospheric yet powerful alluring male vocals brooding angsty sentiments into the dramatic narrative of “Houston Morphine”, whilst nostalgic back-ups, dire, ringing guitar melodies, and a meandering bassline light up the backdrop with bright searing tragedy.

  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “THE FINAL”                                 

Aesthetically and sonically Joy Division-obsessed Norwegian one-man-band, clearly not satisfied after just dropping his quite brilliant debut EP last week, releases another tune imbued with reverb-heavy laden abrasive and ringing guitar sonics, haunted by icy synth washes, to create dense cold atmospheric soundscapes rife with a helpless melancholy and dour creeping angst, amidst slow and hypnotic rhythms, and dead despondent male vocals brimming with numb pain, generating a constant flow of dark forlorn emotions.                    

  • Valencia, Spain darkwave /post-punk duo GAMADA “Invierno – Versión Acústica” on Desorden Sonoro / Matando al Padre Ediciones 2021
  • Vienna‘s BRUCH + The Harbour Of The Broken Hearted – “Island In The Sun” (new version originally from 2012)
                                                                        
  • Belgian minimal synth / cold wave / dark electro project, Unidentified Man “Reactivated Race”
  • Toulouse, France Dark Disco /Minimal Wave /Darkwave music project of Chymer, aka Liquid Prism “Un Substitut (Ft. Claire)”                                                                                                                                                         
  • Northern Irish coldwave /electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Dangerous Path” (unreleased 2021)                                                                                                                                                 
  • US dark synth side project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan from Baltimore, L’AVENIR “Souvenirs” from V/A “Another Cold World 4” on Cold Beats Records
  • London, UK based minimal synth project dating from the early ’80s, NEGATIVE RESPONSE “Coral Pink and Candy Coloured Sky” from the new vinyl 12″/tape/CD album “Submersion Therapy”
  • Toronto, Ontario industrial /post-punk /art-punk /minimal synth act Deliluh “Amulet B” from the upcoming “Amulet” 10″ single on TAR / MM / UOH
  • Hamburg, Germany new wave /no-wave /minimal synth duo of Inox Kapell and Dieter Mauson (2/3 of Sauerstofff), aka Nostalgie Éternelle “Human Biodiversity” from the upcoming “Face á l’incertitude” EP [Raw Culture]
  • Berlin-based new wave /post-punk /synthpop solo project, Carlo Karacho “Intimität Gegen Isolation” from the debut LP “CM Isolation”
  • Valencia, Spain dark wave /electronic producer Graveyardsounds “Dancing Plague”
               
  • Canadian darkwave/industrial/synthpop solo bedroom music project from Montréal, Plague ’94 “L’enfer”            
  • Melbourne, Australia analog synthpunk duo (ex-members of Chrome Dome, Brando’s Island, Romero and Eyesore), LAUGHING GEAR “Private Sector” from the upcoming LP “Freak Lemons” on Heavy Machinery Records and Limbic Rays.
  • Mid-80s/early-90s Texas‘ industrial dance trio from Dallas, Lesson Seven “andthe (Adrian Sherwood ReMix)” part of eMERGENCY heARTS Sherwood digital remix singles series
  • Berlin-based German electronic /synthpop female DJ/producer PEREL “Star (German Version)” 7″ single on Running Back
  • Buenos Aires electronic /synthwave /synthpop duo Alelí Cheval and Gustavo Plaza, TELEFONEMA “Feliz” from the new album “Mitad Metade”
  • Los Angeles synthpop /darkwave /synthwave artist EM_LEN “Sleepless” new single
  • Portuguese synthpop /darkwave project from Lisbon, FLOATING ASHES “Find Another Way” from the debut “Floating Ashes” EP
  • Leeds, UK post-punk/new wave/synthpop duo of UK producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, Yann Tiersen…) and French singer Fab Nau, aka SCENIUS “Some Of Your Nights (Black Boiler remix)”
  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “Control (Mind Machine Remix)” from upcoming remix album “Control – The Remixes”
  • Topsham, Maine dark synthpop act Bow Ever Down “Let It Burn” title track from the second LP “Let It Burn”
  • Rome, Italy synth wave-anarcho-electro-punk duo Fivequestionmarks & Produkkt “Reverse” from the album “DISCO DISCO” on Electronic Emergencies
  • Vienna-based Polish EBM/darkwave/minimal synth electronic artist and Oramics collective member Mala Herba “Gadają ludzie” from V/A “Włącz Swój Kapitał!” 2xcassette conpilation on Radio Kapitał
  • FrancoSpanish Növö Wave Electronic duo ADAN & ILSE “SuperStar (Techno Pop Remix by HIV+)” from the single “SuperStar (new version 2021)” on UNKNOWN PLEASURES RECORDS
  • Berlin-based EBM /industrial /dark electronic /darkwave project of US artist Lynette Cerezo, BESTIAL MOUTH “IN RUINS (GRENDEL REMIX)” from “Thousandneedles” EP on SOIL
  • UK based electro /rave /industrial /post-punk /EBM project of French musician/DJ and producer Jerome Tcherneyan and Czech performance artist and DJ, Barkosina Hanusova, aka Years Of Denial “Resonance” off V/A “Deviate VA003” EP on DEVIATE rec                                                                                                                
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Vor Allem Widerstehen” [Nevel Records]                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • California‘s goth/industrial/electronic/darkwave musician Fornicata “Kill Me Slow”                                                                                             
  • Sacramento, Ca industrial /darkwave solo project of David Wright aka Cult Of Alia “Split Seconds” from the upcoming debut album “Offerings” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Portland, Or based darkwave / post-punk /synth moniker of Conor Knowles, aka DANCING PLAGUE “Secrets & Lies” from the upcoming album “Bleak Moments”
  • Saint Petersburg EBM /electronic /synthwave /gothic-techno /synthpop artist OMUT “Nevoda” from the album “Krapiva” on bastard boogie tunes / bbt
  • French goth /darkwave /coldwave project Les Fantomes Du Soir “les fantômes du soir” (Single)
  • Danish darkwave /synthwave /synthpop Singer /Electronic Artist from Copenhagen, ST. DIGUE “Belong Here” (Single)
  • Barcelona-based Post-Punk /Synth-Wave project led by singer and songwriter Ania Urbancic along with her partner and producer Jonny, aka Soft Wear “Tonight” debut single
  • Slovakian (UK) Post-punk / Krautrock act from Bratislava (Manchester), BRATISLAVA 88 “Autosex” from the debut EP “Submissive” 
  • Berlin-based synthwave /minimal wave project ENFIN NOIR “Hope it`s ok” [Single]
  • Indianapolis based goth /darkwave /coldwave /industrial music project by Josh Kreuzman, TWICE DARK “Calculate My Soul” (Single)
  • Cincinnati, OH electronic /darkwave /post-punk project of Avery Stanken, aka Panic Reality “a site unseen” from the forthcoming album later in the year.
  • Bogota, Colombia Darkwave/Post-Punk/Synthwave duo NOROMAKINA “Nada” off 2-track single “Umbra” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • New Wave /Synth-pop band from Italy, HATED PARIS “All The Things” from the debut S/T album
  • Brooklyn, NY darkwave /disco /synthpop duo Joseph D. Rowland (of Pallbearer and Hosianna Mantra) and Daron Beck (of Pinkish Black), aka Information_Age “We Were Alive” from upcoming S/T EP on Laramidia Records
  • Swedish synth-punk outfit from Gothenburg, LEECHES “Angstdroid” from the Split cassette album “Motherbrain – Leeches / Strange Visitors” on Dreamland Syndicate
  • Frankfurt-based EBM /dark post-punk /coldwave duo Babes of Enola Grey “Sigil” from the debut album “Anfang vom Ende” released soon on Crave Tapes                                                                                             
  • West Germany wave punk /post-punk band KONTROLLE “Freitag we’re in love” from the sophomore LP “Zwei”
  • Italian noise /post-punk band Leatherette “Thru Concrete” from the EP “Mixed Waste” on We Were Never Being Boring Collective
  • Dutch goth /post-punk /new wave duo from Eindhoven, PALAIS IDEAL ”Results” from new EP “The Art of Crashing” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Long Beach, California darkwave /coldwave solo project, Nights Templar “Thief With no Hands” from the new single “Thief With no Hands/Life is Sweet”
  • French Alternative /Post-Punk /Dark Rock project HURLENOIR “1993” from the upcoming album “Achromaria” on Les Revers de l’Âme Productions
  • Swedish Post-Punk /Darkwave /Shoegaze Solo Project from Vänersborg, STELLA SLEEPS “Blinds” from the EP “Anemic Dream” on Icy Cold Records
  • Paris new wave /coldwave /dream pop band FIASCO “Soma Bay” new single from the soon to be released album via In Silico Records
  • Noise jangly post-punk solo project from rural New Hampshire, OLD MOON “Untouched” from the upcoming album “Altars” on à La Carte Records
  • Hannover, Germany new wave /darkwave /post-punk band Steintor Herrenchor “Nur Das Eine Mal” new single                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Indie rock /dream pop /post-punk DIY solo project Weather Mentality “Picture of the house”                                      
  • German lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk project German Bot “Wolken kratzen”                                                             
  • German dark electronic /synthwave /darkwave collaboration, Tom Laukemper & ENFIN NOIR – “KALT!” (Lyrics & Vocals by Enfin Noir) new single.                                                                                                                          
       
  • Ulyanovsk, Russia coldwave /post-punk duo PROSHAY “Мкнсв” from the cassette debut album “Посмотри как выпал снег” on HИИ
  • Metz, France coldwave /synthpunk duo OI BOYS “Dernière tournée” from the debut S/T album
  • Athens, Georgia shoegaze /noise rock /post-punk band Coma Therapy “Foolish Hearts Made of Plastic” from “This House Was Built on Terror”
  • San Diego, Ca post-punk solo project Mad Midnight “Resurrect Me”                                                                                     
  • Mexican darkwave /Batcave /deathrock /electro horror rock project Cementerio De Eskeletos “† Frío †” new single
  • São Paulo, Brazilian gothic /darkwave solo project of Sânian, aka BELLS OF SOUL “Welcome to the Show” from upcoming LP “Fragile to the Dawn”
  • London, UK Goth Rock /Post-Punk band BLACK ANGEL “Serene” from the upcoming third album “Prince Of Darkness”
  • Chicago, IL darkwave /gothic rock /post-punk trio Rose Teeth “Cold Breath” (Single)
  • Vancouver, Canada goth /punk /deathrock /post-punk trio PURITANS “Sacred Cows” from upcoming S/T EP
  • Moscow, Russia leftist feminist punk /post-punk band ПАНЧИ ПИЧ / PUNCHY PEACH – “Герои (не нужны) / (We don’t need) Heroes” Привет” from the 1st EP “Privet” (“Hi”)
  • Christchurch, UK punky power-pop/punk project of Bruce Gordon (of The Get) along with Jordan Ayriss, L’OBTUCE “Batten Down The Hatches!” (Single) on German Shepherd Records
  • Amsterdam no-wave /disco-punk outfit ART MATE “Political Pop Song” from the LP “The Opposite Of Dancing
  • Canadian funky /noise /no-wave /art-punk band from Toronto, LUGE “Poor Pelt” from the cassette S/T LP
  • Paris post-punk /punk band LAST NIGHT “Magnétique” from the mini-album “Dernière Nuit”
  • Polish lo-fi post-punk project BZDET “Ziemia” from EP3 on Syf Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden hardcore /no-wave /free jazz /punk jazz project IH3 – “Bird Dog” from the debut LP ‘GRISMASK’ feat. Sebastian Murphy of Viagra Boys, via Maternal Voice
  • North Carolina synthwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project Necromancer “Soulless” title track from the new LP “Soulless”

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