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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – Sept #36-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Colombian (Synth-Dark-Minimal) Wave trio from Manizales, Actor Red – “Across The City” from V/A “El Ritmo del Murciélago” 7th compilation album by Bat Beat Records

There is something for everyone this week…Starting with the mammoth Side-Line Magazine‘s post-punk compilation, to continue with the multimedia underground organization Bat Beat that celebrates 10 years of activity serving up a curated offering of twenty sparks of creativity fermenting within the Colombian scene through different shades of the dark sound. Albeit we are familiar with many acts (Antiflvx, Azar Paralelos, Climas Interiores, Noromakina, Das Kelzer, La Procesión de lo Infinito, Old Providence, Tan Lejos, Ana Gartner, Okvlta among others), many of the others are worth your investigation. Listen and linger: it’s the sound of a scene piled with heartfelt talent.

  • Norwegian goth /post-punk /darkwave band The Burning Crow – “Step Out of Time (PYRROLINE Remix)” off 2-track “Step Out of Time PYRROLINE Remixes”

Swirling, brooding highly danceable latest single from darkwave trio from Norway dropped at the start of last August and somehow missed. Whilst the original version is probably my favourite, noteworthy are the follow-up two remixes, the first, from their side project Rêve Sombre, adds buzz and rhythmic punch, while the latter by the veteran German dark electro duo Pyrroline increase the goth-tinged swarming surreal synth epicness around the already anthemic and dramatic urgency of male vocals brimming with breathless pain and longing into an emotional buildout of heartbroken dreams.

  • Boa Vista, Brazil Synth Pop /Darkwave duo LOST LENORE “Abandono” new single on Systemica Records

Second, enthralling, ’80s inspired new single still wavers between nightly darkwave and wistful synth-pop with a stuttering retro rhythm section, shimmering lush synths soaked in melancholy, swirling around a wandering contemplative, sad female vocal to capture the distraught lyrical essence of lost emotions and somber days with a sentient longing to fill the endless void of isolation.       

  • Ukraine based experimental ambient synth electronic duo KARR “Control” off “Music for Worship” new single          
  • Nantes, France experimental /kraut /electrowave /post-punk /new wave/ minimal wave project PROJET MARINA “Histoire du coté ouest” from the album “Loin Des Dons Célestes” on New Sinister
  • French Heathen minimal electronic music incarnation of A// ( Le Syndicat Electronique, It & My Computer, O.D.A.S.T, Hutte, Bruta Non Calculant, De Sang Froid … ), Alaxis Andreas G // The Hyperborean Gypsy in KIENSPANHLATER “Notre Liberté” from the ltd. 7″ EP “Our Roots” on IDIO[T]PHONE RECORDS
  • Mexican experimental minimal synth project PENGUIN “Giulia” from “VOL.1” debut mini-album
  • German retro /new wave /cold synth project, mandy.exe “1981” [apt.3011] new 2-track single on Cologne‘s collective appartement 3
  • Novosibirsk, Russia post-punk /darkwave /synthwave /coldwave solo project NEON HELL “Dreams Commans” new single
  • Leipzig, Germany techno /coldwave /darkwave /synth solo project, нат.аша ‘e.nde’ from the new debut album “Grabsteintage” on Choléra Cosmique
  • Norway dark electronic /coldwave solo project of Lars Anders Berg, aka Rêve Sombre feat. Schmoun (of Pyrroline) – “Cold” (Single)                                                                                                                                       
  • Sydney, Australia post-punk /dreampop /analog synthpop solo project RAIN “Love Surreal – (Ft. Claudia Aphrodite)” from “Sky_Angel_Collective_ Pt.1” EP
  • Greek retro-sci-fi-noir electronic music project from Athens, ΦΩΝΟΠΤΙΚΟΝ [Fonoptikon] – “Μετάβαση” from V/A “INNσόμνια” album on Inner Ear
  • Eugene, Oregon ethereal wave /shoegaze /dark wave /post-punk project LESSER ANGELS “Solstice” from “Void” EP
  • Mid’80s Belgian post-punk /coldwave band based in Lessines, The Ultimate Dreamers – “I Love You?!” off upcoming album “Live Happily While Waiting For Death” (recorded in 19861990) [Wool-E Discs / Dans Les Profondeurs]                                                                                                                                                              
  • Vienna based wave /post-punk 3-piece CRYSTAL SODA CREAM – “Blätter Fallen” from upcoming V/A “Compilation D” on CUT SURFACE
  • Stockholm-based new wave /post-punk project of Gustav Tranback, aka Dismal Plight “Dreams are dreams” from the upcoming CD version of the debut s/t album on Inclub
  • Portuguese synthpop /post-punk /darkwave project from Lisbon, FLOATING ASHES “Not There” from V/A “Post-Punk (Genesis)” compilation on Side-Line Magazine
  • Philly‘s dark post-punk goth rocker (FKA Lord Travvis), NIGHT RITUAL “Forget Your Face (Dissociative Remix)” from “U N B E C O M I N G – REMIXES” EP
  • Brighton based, English coldwave / post-punk singer, songwriter, music producer and long time Antipole collaborator along his fellow vocalist, Paris Alexander (feat. Eirene) “Floating Cities (feat. UIU)” from the debut album “Renaissance”
  • Dark electronic side project by Lisbon‘s artist Pedro Code (AKA IAMTHESHADOW), The Ending Nights “A Landscape to Die” debut single on Cold Transmission
  • Italian darkwave /coldwave project KRUR “Torment” (Single)
  • Vienna, Austria new wave /synthpop /synthwave solo project of Theresa Adamski (Crystal Soda Cream and Lady Lynch), The Damski “Echoes” from upcoming V/A “Compilation D” on CUT SURFACE
  • Blackpool, UK dark rock duo AUGER “Oxygen (Club Mix)” from “Oxygen” (Single) on Big Chair
  • Charlottesville, Virginia synthpop solo project The Rain Within “Cut” new single from upcoming LP “Horrorshow” on Negative Gain Productions
  • Spanish post-punk /coldwave trio from Madrid, DILK ~ “Deprecated” new single on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Melbourne‘s synth wave / post-punk four-piece Screensaver “Skin” from upcoming LP “Expressions Of Interest” on Heavy Machinery (AU) and Upset the Rhythm (UK) Records.
  • Russian EBM /acid /electro /minimal synth /coldwave producer Alexey Bork, aka Rudiment “Тактика Молчания (Silence Tactics)” from the upcoming album “Russian Album” on Rotation Mecanique
  • Melbourne based EBM /techno /electro producer Brixx “Metamorphosis ft. Black Dahlia” from upcoming “Conversion Therapy” on Heavy Machinery Records
  • Rennes, France EBM /dark electronic /minimal synth /synth-pop project of Gwladys Orbs, aka CARRIEGOSS – “Aubépine”                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Electro/Industrial /techno /body music /post-punk solo project from Morocco, MANIAQUE NOCTURNE – “DON’T TRUST THE SYSTEM” from V/A “META MOTO 5” cassette compilation on Meta Moto
         
  • Mexico City minimal wave /minimal electronics solo project of Iván Porto, aka Obsolenia “Formateado” from the EP “Muerte Análoga”
  • German minimal wave band, Ostseetraum “Was Die Wollen” from the second album “Das Gute Leben Ist Schlecht” on MANGEL records (tape).
  • Greek horror synth /mutant wave /synthpunk outfit Γεμάτος Αράχνες,ρε Φίλε! – “Σκιά [Στάχτες]” from “Τα μη χειρότερα” Split Album by Γεμάτος Αράχνες,ρε Φίλε! & Βελζεβούλ
  • Danish synthpop /dark wave project started in 1987, N∆EON TE∆RDROPS “BROTHERHOOD” from “AMNESIACS / BROTHERHOOD” debut 7inch vinyl single on Love OD Communications
  • German electro-wave project of electronic musician Thomas Meier-Goldau from Augsburg, BOY 83 Featuring Leila Venus “Garbage of your Dreams” from the remastered version of the 2020 album “Mon Oeuvre Obscure”
  • Brussels minimal wave /synthpop duo of Lou Savary & Luc Bersier, aka REYMOUR “Orlando feat. Low Bat” from the upcoming V/A “Selected Ambient, Synth & Pop Works” compilation on AR/FM
  • Scotland, UK goth /synthpop /darkwave solo project Propter Hoc “I Don’t Know Her” from the debut album “Blood Moon”
  • UK new wave /synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “Tasteless Craving”                                                             
  • Brooklyn, NY Post-Punk /New Wave /Synthpop 3-piece NATION OF LANGUAGE “A Word & A Wave” (Single)
  • Sweden electro pop /synthpop trio based in Malmö, Obsession of Time “You Brought Feelings” from the EP “Leaving Time Behind” on pbhmedia
  • SynthWave /SynthPop duo from Germany, CLIENT AFFECTION “Radio” [LeCassette Cover] (single)
  • LA-based Synth-Pop songstress RIKI “Marigold” from the upcoming second LP “Gold” on Dais
  • Berlin-based/Australia-born dark techno/coldwave/darkwave project of DJ, vocalist, producer, and performer (former Linea Aspera and Keluar) Alison Lewis, a.k.a. ZANIAS “Unearthed” title track from the new album “Unearthed” on Fleisch Records
  • Canadian cold wave /dark electro /synthpop artist from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “MDMA (Pedro Code Remix)” off the new single “MDMA” on Cold Transmission Music.
  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk /darkwave /gothic rock band formed in 1991, IKON “Blue Skies of September (version 1)” an outtake from the ‘Destroying the World to Save it’ album, recorded in 2004.
  • Khust, Ukraine post-punk solo project Театр Абсурда “Твой дом пуст” from the EP “Возле наших берегов”
  • Italian post-punk /new wave band from Matera, God in a Black Suit “Nails” title track from the debut EP “Nails”
  • Baltimore, Maryland coldwave /darkwave solo project, 4dversary “Silver Shroud” (Single)
  • Athens, Greece, dark electro-romantic duo Strawberry Pills – “’Ολα Καίνε” from V/A “INNσόμνια” album on Inner Ear
     
  • Melbourne, Australia indie rock /shoegaze /post-punk 4-piece Close In – “Everything I Remember” debut 2-track single
  • New York-based, Spanish shoegaze /darkwave /post-punk solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “She’s Dark Inside”                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Kansas synth pop /new wave brother duo ADORED “Space Club” new single
  • Gothenburg, Sweden darkwave /coldwave /post-punk outfit STAR WARSAW “Black Leather” (Single)
  • Texas‘ Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Achilles Heel” (Single)
        
  • Melbourne, Australia new wave /post-punk solo project of Rory Maxwell, aka SERF ‘1260’ second single from the upcoming album
  • Norway‘s New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY ‘WHERE THE STORY ENDS’                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Russian Post-punk solo project from Bryansk, FLUENT PANIC “Тихо/Quiet” (Single)                                              
  • Wiltshire, UK indie rock /shoegaze /post-punk /dream pop musician, singer and songwriter, Archie Sagers “Billy Pilgrim” from the second EP “New Colours In The Sky” on his own Crafting Room Recordings
  • Washington D.C. C86 /indie rock /post-punk project IRISH BASEMENT “Union Station”                                         
  • Minsk, Belarus doomer wave /post-punk band COLDЗИМА [Coldzima] “Как?”                                                        
  • Brighton, UK alt-pop /post-punk /dark pop /synthpop project of former The Wytches bassist, Dan Rumsey & The Dark Days “Night Drive” from the cassette single “Night Drive / Radioactivity” on Mourning Field Recordings
  • Portland‘s industrialgaze  /electro-pop band We Are Parasols “Feels Like I’ve Had Enough” (Single) on No Movement Records
  • Brazilian post-punk trio FENIX E AS CINZAS “Dissentimento” 2nd single on Wave Records
  • US gothic rock project of Renzo Tellez, aka THE RED MOON MACABRE “ “DESIDERIUM” MIX”
  • Post-Punk /Dark Wave duo based in Barcelona, MY OWN BURIAL “Come to the Roots” (Single)
  • UK black-metal /doom /post-punk sepulchral London-based entity LIGHT OF THE MORNING STAR “Spectres” off upcoming second album “Charnel Noir” on Debemur Morti Productions
  • Los Angeles based post-punk one-man-band Nass Zuruck “False Idles” from “Plastic Love” (bonus track) EP
  • Brooklyn, NY goth /post-punk /darkwave project Holy Wisdom, L.L.C. “Premonition” from the EP “Mirrors On The Ceiling”
  • Viña Del Mar, Chile queerpunk /post-punk band [[sidoSis]] “FASTIDIO” from “Xagual” EP
  • New Zealand-born Berlin-based hardcore punk /noise rock /post-punk duo Joseph Thomas (Trust Punks) and Erin Violet, DEAD FINKS “(My Human) Extinction” from upcoming LP “The Death and Resurrection of Johnathan Cowboy” on Urge Records
  • Fallbrook, Ca elektro-noize-core synth-punk band BADGE GRABBER “Men In Black” first single from the LP “Bitchez”
  • San Francisco punk outfit Spiritual Cramp -“Earth To Mike” off upcoming Spiritual Cramp’s 7″ EP ”Here Comes More Bad News” on Deranged Records
  • Marseille-based French punk band Kael “Diagnostic” title track from the upcoming debut cassette album “Diagnostic” on Coeur sur toi
  • Los Angeles based indie /post-punk band THURST “Smack” from the upcoming album “I’m Gen X”
  • Melbourne‘s experimental acoustic goth country duo Nigel Yang & Jonnine Standish aka HTRK “Valentina” from upcoming LP ‘Rhinestones’
 

 

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