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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – November #44-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • L.A. based Italo disco /synthwave /darkwave /synthpop project of James Edward along with Frank Shark, MALE TEARS “Model Citizen” (Single) from the upcoming album “Trauma Club” on Starfield Music

L.A. act with its distinctive slice of dark, elegant and decadent synthpop, infused with an alluringly nostalgic neon-lit spleen, to unleash dangerously buzzing glittering sparks of bodily electro sleazy grooves that pulse and whip with hypnotic intensity through sinister layers of haunted and tortured vocals ripping chaos, wicked laughs, breathless howls, feral growls, and eerie stacked echoes to deform and dement sparkling icy bright obsessions with treacherous lyrical threats, “I’ll eat your soul.”

  • German Coldwave /Minimal Synth act Projekt Ortsschild – “Schwarzmalerei” title track from the upcoming “Schwarzmalerei” album

Pitch black and densely icy-cold minimal synthetic project from Western Germany propelled by steady crisp tight snares along with droning distorted bassline to cut a jerky groove in the spacey swirls of menacing mercurial swishing synth whims, glaring around the powerfully abrupt Teutonic vocal aloofness expanding into depth defying robotic echoes, amid relentless mechanical dimensions of doom and gloom.

  • Gilbert, Arizona goth /surf /post-punk /new wave solo project Rare Kreature Feat. Victorian Death Photos “Deceiver” (Single)

Arizona eclectic post-punker Rare Kreature collaborates with Houston‘s artist VDP for the seemingly tragic, atmospheric and poetic goth-tinged new single, “Deceiver”, wrapped in a warm blanket of nostalgia and desperation, swinging between melancholic torment and dreamlike rapture, that passionately unfolds on the dreamlike ornaments of obsessive sparkling guitar’s emotive wanderings, to instil deep pain into quivering frightened female vocals, surrounded by layers of harsh gravelly male whispers, celestial hums, and haunted distant moans, whilst droning waves of sentient emotions evoke shameful secrets from a wicked web of glittering vicious lies.

  • German experimental dark folk group from Würzburg, Brannten Schnüre – “Wie Ein Stein, Der Glas Zerbricht” from the vinyl 12″ reissue of the album “Erinnerungen An Gesichter” (originally released by Low Company, 2019) on their own label Quirlschlängle                                                                                                                 
  • UK goth /darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Down In Darkness” from “Delta” EP
             
  • Italian darkwave band from Naples, Neila Invo – “Bright and Tempting” new single
  • Portland, Or based goth /deathrock /darkwave /post-punk trio TEMPLE “Ritual” from the new LP “Self Ritual Torture” on Swiss Dark Nights (CD)
  • French goth /post-punk /coldwave outfit Baron Fantôme – “Bat-Love” from the debut LP “La Nuit Fantastique” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Warsaw, Poland goth /garage /psych /post-punk band NAMELESS CREATIONS “Pain-Powered Machine” from the upcoming 7″ single “Pain-Powered Machine b/w Things That Serve” on their own Kill Your Parents label
  • German Post-Rock /Shoegaze /Post-Punk band from Aachen, THIS SOCIAL COIL “In Our Hands” single
  • Athens, Greece new wave /post-punk duo The Flower of Love “My Last Will” from the EP “Pan’s not Dead”
  • Ecatepec De Morelos, Mexico darkwave/post-punk 4-piece BETWEEN MINDS “Malady” new single
  • Berlin-based dark electro post-punk project of Benjamin Schmidt, aka Spinne am Abend “Insane Poesy feat. MARTA RAYA” (Single)
  • Belarus post-punk /new wave trio from Minsk, Dlina Volny “Slowly” from the album “Dazed” on Italians Do It Better
  • Montreal, Québec art-rock /new wave /post-punk band Bleu Nuit “Météore” from the second LP “Métal” on October Tone Records.
  • Finnish gothic rock /darkwave band from Tampere, ASPECT NOIR “Malefactor” from the upcoming album “Chaos Reigns” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • German noisy post-punk band Grundeis “Run” new single from the upcoming debut album “Amygdala” on UNDRESSED RECORDS
  • Montreal-based postpunk /darkwave project of Portuguese multi-instrumentist and producer Sérgio Pereira, aka Morte Psíquica “Relatividade Restrita” from the upcoming album “Camera Obscura” on Velouria Recordz
  • Italian occult /coldwave /darkwave duo, aka iamnoone “Labyrinth” from the upcoming album “Dead Season” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Regensburg‘s deathrock /post-punk one-man band Xeroxed Youth – “Neon” from the EP “Tired”
  • Atlanta, GA Goth /Hardcore Punk /No-Wave /Post-Punk band NAG – “Candy Walls” from upcoming sophomore “Observer” LP on Drunken Sailor Records
  • Düsseldorf-based German/Brazilian darkwave /new wave /post-punk duo Innenstadtfront “Terra em transe” from the album “I.S.F.” on Discos Maraña
  • Providence, Rhode Island goth /minimal /darkwave /dark synth project from John McLaren of Virus Cycle, GHASTLY SHADOWS “We Belong To The Night” new 2-track single
  • Essen, Germany indie rock /gothic rock /dark folk artist (Aeon Sable, Melanculia, Deied, hgmr), Nino Sable – “Chaos” (Single)                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Italian Darkwave /Post-punk duo from Livorno, VELVET VEGA “Shine” from the upcoming LP “We’ll Never Get Back” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • UK ambient /ethereal /dream pop /dark wave artist Anne Marie “Cutting Deep (Broken Nails Remix)” from the Maxisingle “In Deep Waters” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Italian coldwave /postpunk duo CHRISTABEL DREAMS “Dead Dance” off of the album “Our kind of Place” on Wave Records
  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo of former members of 9voltRevolt, Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, aka Who Saw Her Die? “Echoes and Shade” from “The Fallen” EP
  • Munich-based, German wave /gothic rock /post-punk band ELVIS DE SADE “World For Us” title track from the new album “World For Us”                                                                                                                                               
  • Polish two-piece ethereal /cold wave outfit based in Kielce, Amrou Kithkin “Effort Shock” from the double a-side single “Floodplains & Effort Shock”
  • Portland, OR Experimental-Pop’ing Analogue-Synthesized Post-PostPunk-Poetry duo XIBLING “Butterfly Curbstomp IV” (unreleased) from “Yesbody / Maladjusted” Split LP (Xibling’s 2019 and 2021 EPs, remastered for vinyl edition) on Young and Cold Records
  • Cincinnati, OH electro /post-punk /synth-punk band THE SERFS “Stimuli” from the upcoming LP “Primal Matter” ​on DREAM
  • Vienna based experimental /kraut /post-punk /new wave /electro duo of Turkish origin, Zack Zack Zack “Zelzele” from debut LP “Album 1”
  • Berlin-based minimal garage-y synth-punk two-piece DAS DAS “Kalte Zelle” from 12″ vinyl album “Leben in Bildschirmen” on Detriti Records
  • Minsk, Belarus coldwave /post-punk band Nürnberg – “Abdymi (Ash Code Remix)” from V/A “Paharda (Remixes)” album
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina post-punk /darkwave solo project Monastera “misstery”                                                                         
  • Darkwave electronic screamo new project from Napoli’s Luciana Pauletti and Berlin-based Luca Venezia (aka Curses), AKA Deadblush – “Harlot’s Prayer” off of upcoming V/A “Vicissitude & Valour” EP [Ombra International]                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Bogotá, Colombia coldwave /minimal synth solo project of Fernando Carranza, a.k.a Ferdinand Cärclash “Sin” from V/A “Dystatik – Various Artists II” cassette on Dystatik
  • Hamburg, Germany industrial /EBM /minimal synth /electro wave producer Johannes Haas, aka (Love, Fist, Tears) L.F.T. “Narcissist “(feat. Rosaceae)” from upcoming LP “Salz” on Mannequin Records
  • Paris, French EBM /techno /synthpop /synth wave artist-producer Sydney Valette “Death Of A Comedian” title track from “Death of a Comedian” EP on Persephonic Sirens 014                                                                         
  • Leipzig, Germany electronic /minimal /coldwave /darkwave /synth project RINA PAVAR “Not Enough” off of the new album “Vivid Night”
  • Parisian dark electro wave duo Minuit Machine “Lovers of The Night – Live” from the 12″ vinyl live album “Sainte Rave” on Synth Religion
  • Canadian EBM /New Beat two-piece act comprised of Veronica Stefanuik and Philip Traikovski, VISITOR “Double Life (Kontravoid Remix)” from upcoming “Technofossil / G.O.L.D remix” Split vinyl LP with XTR Human on Braid Records
  • Colombian EBM Project from Bogotá, RESISTOR “Time For Pleasure” (Single)
  • Turkish darkwave /post-punk duo based in Istanbul, DUCTAPE “Fire” from the EP “Araf”
  • Kirlian Camera – “…Of Thorns (Twilight Fields) (WLDV Edit)”
  • Stockholm, Sweden electronic /coldwave /synthwave musician Viktor Elander aka Claus Fovea “Dreams” from the upcoming album “Open Eyes Shut” on Lux Rec
  • Amsterdam based electronic /post-punk /new wave /darkwave one-band man Grimdeluxe “De Torenflat” (Single)
  • French darkwave /synthwave solo project NAM’S – “LA TOURMENTE” (COVER ASYLUM PARTY)                              
  • Italian electro /synth dark wave solo project from Turin, ZOLTAN FREITAG featuring Anomys – “The End Of Times”                                                                                                                                                                       
  •  Toronto, Ontario coldwave /synth wave /minimal synth musician ALAN HARMAN “Shell Shock[167-155]” new single.
  • Düsseldorf based cold-wave / minimal synth solo project of Joa H. (Epic Dreams / Cosmic Hula Radiators / Mängelexemplar / Electric Western & The Pocket Calculators / Ex Nine Circles), DELOS “SOFT REPRISE”
    from “WONDERLAND | REBUILT” album on Carisma Studios
  • French minimal coldwave project Basse Fidélité “Ville Morte” (Single)
  • Paris based dreamy dark synth-pop project of Matthieu Roche, FRAGRANCE. • ”Tears ” off of the new album “Salt Water” on Synth Religion
  • Brooklyn, NY Post-Punk /New Wave /Synthpop 3-piece NATION OF LANGUAGE “Whatever You Want” from the new album “A Way Forward”.
          
  • Greek ambient /darkwave /coldwave /minimal wave artist and one half of Paradox Obscur, Kriistal Ann “Empyrean” (Single)
  • Canadian coldwave /post-punk one-man band from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “Carrousel” from the new album “L’oubli des origines” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Spanish coldwave /post-punk /synthpunk /electropop outfit from Madrid, VVV [trippin’ you] “Hiedra verde” from the album “Turboviolencia” on Flexidiscos
  • Philadelphia/Seattle synthpop /electronic duo Von Hertzog and Rob Rowe, VH x RR “Heavenly Outline” maxi single
  • Bay Area industrial /post-punk /electronic project of Samuel Foster, Stellar Void “Lucideranged” from the album “LUCIDERANGED”
  • Los Angeles-based dark electro modular wave synth outfit A Million Machines “In This Cell” (Single)
  • Italian new wave /post-punk /darkwave artist Maxx Maryan (half of the cult and infamous electro-rock duo HELALYN FLOWERS), aka IMJUDAS “Ritual” from “Ritual” EP on Alfa Matrix
  • Chile darkwave /post-punk DIY solo project of Agustine Frances, aka 8i8 (Ocho-Uno-Ocho) – “Pacífico” from the second LP “Éxtasis”
  • Mexico darkwave /post-punk solo project Echa Cuervos – “Shed of Skin” from the LP “Devil’s Friend” on Desdoble Records
  • Monterrey, Mexico minimal post-punk solo project Qgeko “The King Died Young” (Single)
  • Austin, TX coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project SKLTN CHR “Pretty Dismal” (Single)
  • Manchester UK-based Goth /Darkwave band SPIRE CIRCLE “Black Sulk” (Single 2/4).
  • Belgium based lo-fi /coldwave /darkwave /goth /post-punk solo project of Storm Ghyselinck, aka Cravory “Conscious God Like Entity”                                                                                                                                       
  • Copenhagen based indie rock /post-punk band TENDER YOUTH ‘Kenya’ from the debut S/T EP       
  • Russian darkwave /coldwave /post-punk trio Микрорайон Юпитер – “Ад дома” from the cassette album “Не будет снова” on HИИ [2021]
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina based new wave/post-punk 5-piece PYRAMIDES “Atlantida” new single on Casa del Puente Discos
  • Portland, Or post-punk 5-piece, Shadowhouse “Peace” from the new LP “Forsaken Forgotten”
  • Boston, Macoldwave /post-punk band TRUTH FAITH “Gestalt” off of the new album “They Can Always Hurt You More” on à La Carte Records.
  • Lyon, France new wave /coldwave /post-punk band RANK “Echo” from the album “Black Frame”
  • Ufa, Russia post-punk collective TRIPLE EYE “Net Neti” debut single on Русский пост-панк
  • Californian Post-Punk /New Wave band from San Diego, UNDERPASS “On The Radio” from the EP “Deluxe Industrial” on NO SUN RECORDINGS
  • Brooklyn, NY dub /post-punk collective Naked Objects “Mark5 (Final)”
  • Lyon, France experimental /industrial /mutant funk /no-wave /post-punk project of Maïssa D. (member of SIDA), aka THEOREME “Les Artisans” from the upcoming LP “Les Artisans” on Maple Death Records
  • Melbourne post-punk /synth-punk project EUGH “There’s a Ghost in My House” (Holland-Dozier-Holland) from “CASSINGLE #2” EP
  • Athens-based, Greek bedroom post-punk /synth-punk solo project ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞ “Από Κοντά” from the EP “Λίγο Ακόμα”
  • Long Beach, Ca lo-fi /no-wave /noise pop /post-punk project THE LICE “Deep End” from the album “Nü England”
  • Swedish synthpop/post-punk project NEVROSA “Night”                                                                                                                           
  • Melbourne, Australia doomer post-punk solo project DESMOND DOOM “Bonnie and Clyde”                                  
  • Newport, UK new wave/indie/synth-pop homemade electronica solo project of Rob Morgan, aka Honeybourne “Out ‘Til Christmas” from “Ideas And Opiates” EP
  • Kyiv, Ukraine post-punk /darkwave /gothic project of Stan Przhegodsky, aka Black Light District “Pale Blue Dot” “from the LP “Black Light District II” LP
  • Vannes, France Dream Pop /Cold /Dark Wave /Synth artist Rejøysin “Ghost Dance” (Halloween Special)

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