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

WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #37

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Tallinn, Estonia coldwave/darkwave/noir synth electronic project of Kadri Sammel aka Bedless Bones ”Skinwalker”                                                                                                                                                                 

One day only digital download a week ago, now back, at least on Soundcloud, the intensely pulsating dance-inducing “Skinwalker” from Estonian dark chanteuse with those irresistible, driving and menacing Underworld-style vibrating bassline that unremittingly builds and builds, fueled by heart-racing beats, over beautifully haunted female cries and blissfully piercing vocal harmonies to form a relentless agony and ecstasy of cold ‘sublime malaise’.

  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/minimal wave/synthpop side-project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Oh Moon, My Man” new single

Karl Kave is the experimental and more raw side-project of Carlo Onda, where he allows himself to roam freely through his own inspiration, always having in mind the heritage of the cold, oblique and minimal post-punk sound of NDW and the Swiss/German wave of the 80s, and this, in the end, is what intrigues and slowly grows on me the most. This week a pounding, hypnotic and swirling instrumental, swept in eerie spatial bright synthetic explorations and deep digging bassline vibrations (‘I Vacation’ on Soundcloud) and the real single propelled by lashing mechanical off-tempo rhythms to trigger his signature detached deep enigmatic vocals that sulk and brood into droning vortices of zipping and swishing synths. Enough to write down the name KK for those who haven’t done it yet.

  • Brussels based electronica/synthpop band, consisting of Belgian singer Stien Bovijn and French producer and multi-instrumentalist Fab DuBard, aka SAUVAGE “One Day Maybe” second single

80s tinged neon-lit noir-ish synthpop in a fine balance between moody and dim enveloping synthetic sound and organically seductive ethereal vocalizations, where ominously hearty low bass oscillations tremble amid warm blooming swathes and bright flashing synth chords, punctuated by tinkling wistful piano notes, coalesce in synchronized harmony with emotional breathless female vocals, that swirl sassy caresses into the fretful longing of uncertain bliss.

  • California synthwave/darkwave/coldwave solo female project THE NEW ARCTIC “End Of The Line” new single
  • Barcelona-based Ukrainian cold synth electronic artist/singer/songwriter producer, JULIA BONDAR “Fire (feat. Nero Bellum)” from the upcoming album “Industrial Symphony”
  • Darkwave/EBM/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Long Time Dead”                   
  • California‘s goth/industrial/electronic/darkwave artist Fornicata “Dystopia”                                                             
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO – “Dimensions Of The Eye (feat. Incirrina)” from the new “Sex, Drugs and Hardware” album out now on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Brazilian goth/coldwave/synthwave/darkwave duo ANDROMEDA “Medo from the debut EP “Multiverso”
  • New York retro/electronic/synthpop solo project, BACHELOR “The Evolution of Man” new single
  • Japanese mid-80s minimal synth trio from Matsuyama City, Portray Heads “Elaborate Dummy” from the double vinyl reissue of the only 1986 “S/T” debut album via Minimal Wave Records and Bitter Lake Recordings
  • German electro/synthpop project of Harry Haller from Essen, FOKKER “The Architect’s Dream Gone Wrong”         
  • Croatian synth electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An ”A” unreleased 2019 cover version of The Associates track from 1980.                                                                
  • Swedish electronic minimal synth project Kinder Aus Asbest “Life After Death” from the upcoming Split EP with Rosa Nebel on Lux Rec.                                                                                                                                
  • Berlin-based Greek/Italian goth/industrial/EBM/post-punk/dark electronics collaboration of Greek producer Manos Simotas and performer/activist Petra Flurr, aka UNHUMAN+PETRA FLURR “Distraction = Destruction” from the upcoming cassette album “Cause Of Chaos” on She Lost Kontrol
  • Los Angeles-based industrial techno producer and label head Walter Nasi Burciaga (Spheres), SULLEN FATE “Blood Insight (Years Of Denial remix)” from the EP “We Fade” on RND. Records
  • Canadian coldwave /minimal synth /electronic quartet from Montréal, Police Des Moeurs “Hirondelle” from V/A “vol. 1” [MDAB01]
  • Canadian dark synth minimal electronic solo project of Sabarah Pilon from Fredericton, DenMother “Moth To Light” new single
  • Parisian synth post-punk/coldwave/minimal wave solo project of Dasz (aka Daniel Kowalski, one half of Dolina), aka AME DE BOUE “Untergang” from the new cassette album “In Hortum” on Noir Age.
  • Swiss experimental /NDW /coldwave /post-punk /minimal wave project of Carlo Onda, KARL KAVE “I Vacation”                                                                                                                                                               
  • French EBM/post-punk/synthpop/synthwave musician from Paris, SYDNEY VALETTE “PTSD” from 2-track “PTSD / Knight Core” single on Black Verb Records
  • Australian dark electronic solo project of Melbourne-based musician (Pleasure Symbols, Locust Revival, BARGE With An Antenna On It), Steven Schnorrer “Unholy Traditions” from the debut album “Vol. 1: Unholy Traditions”
  • Paris based electronic/darkwave project of Brice Delourmel, guitarist of cold wave/shoegaze/electronics band DEAD, GIIRLS “Control” from the upcoming debut album “Far Reality”
  • Seattle minimal synthpop/darkwave solo project PROFIT PRISON “Ghosts Of 20th Century Fame” from the new 12″ EP “Dreams of a Dark Building” via Avant!
  • Polish industrial/post-EBM/coldwave/electronic project (aka Black Sun Dreamer), aka TRAUMA PHASE “Illusions” from the cassette “Human-Caused Disaster Response” on Detriti Records
  • American industrial/EBM/synth-pop project of veteran Seattle’s musician Tom Shear, ASSEMBLAGE 23 “Dissonance” from the new album “Mourn” on Metropolis
  • Dresden, Germany veteran EBM/electro/synthpop act davaNtage “How Do You Feel On The Streets Today” from the EP “Dead Houses Homeland”
  • Mexican Dark-Wave//Synth project of Daniel Rossier, DAS LEIDEN “Cotard, Ich Werde für Dich beten” from the upcpming LP “Dies Irae”
  • Santiago, Chile synthwave/coldwave/minimal wave solo project CENCELLADA “Zona Industrial” from the new single “Maenalus / Zona Industrial”
  • Detroit, MI dark electronic/darkwave/coldwave solo project of one half of Ghost Realms, Glowing Void “You dont come around” from the second album “X/IT”
  • Berlin-based experimental/dark ambient/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk project of Anna Nin (aka None), aka Glaring “Vision” from the new album ”Limbus”.
  • Seattle, WA dream pop/new wave/post-punk solo project WISTERIA “No Disguise” from the cassette “Never Waved” on Detriti Records
  • Swiss/Greek post-punk/new wave/coldwave trio Q-7 three times “Maximilian Cohen” from – π – 2-track vinyl 10″ single
  • Malang, Indonesia new wave/post-punk band PILLHS CASTLE “Home” second single                                                  
  • Bakersfield, Ca dream pop/new wave/post-punk/synthpop duo RICHIE “Is That All There Is?” new single
  • Russian new wave/post-punk one-man band from Yekaterinburg, В.Р.ЕД. ‘”Уже не я” (“Not me anymore”)’ new single 
  • Brazilian coldwave/synthpop band formed by Augusto Batcave & Sharles Shaiel, Misfortune Deep “Outta Here” from debut single “Ashes of a Strange Past”
  • Nottingham, UK goth/post-punk outfit Chaos Bleak “Regrets Are For Yesterday” new single
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine gothic rock/darkwave/post-punk solo project IMPERATOR – Я – Пост-Панк new single                 
  • Fresno, CA post-punk/coldwave trio Alone In My Room “One Shot, One Night” new single
  • Detroit, Mi synth/post-punk outfit YOU “There is a New Dawn” from the EP “Constellation of a Fool”
  • Memphis, Tn no-wave / minimal synth project from Natalie Hoffmann (NOTS) in collaboration with and Ben Bauermeister (A55 Conducta), aka Optic Sink – “Exhibitionist” from upcoming S/T album on Goner
  • Detroit, Mi electronic/post-punk/synth-pop duo COMFORT CURE “Snake Alley” from the new EP “Serpentine City” via REC. BODY LTD.
  • Sweden-based Polish Punk/Electro/EBM producer SUKABURA “Na koniec świata” from 2-track single “Amok”
  • Kyoto, Japan electronic body punk trio PUBLICS. “誘惑の残像” from upcoming “Illusion Zone” EP on Terminal Explosion
  • Las Vegas-based industrial/EBM/goth/darkwave Mexican solo project Fairy Pussy – “Fun                                 
  • Gothic rock/post-punk duo from Chile, SWEET SPECTRA “Lost faces” from the new EP “Beginnings”
  • Nottingham, England alt/new wave/post-punk quartet, Hurtsfall “Revelator” new single on Sonic Distruptor                                                                                                                                                                
  • Melbourne, Australia shoegaze/post-punk/darkwave quartet THE HOUR “Sapphire” (unreleased, 1995) from the 2-track single “sapphire / blue swirl”
  • Post-Punk/Ģothic Rock project from Mexico City, FUNERAL MEDIEVAL “Ofrenda” from the CD/cassette debut album “Deprer Meg” on InClub Records
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave/darkwave/dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “Je suis la fenêtre”
  • Russian unknown post-punk project from Moscow, ΔIVIΔ ‘Молчать’ from the album ‘Дом, который построил Джек’
  • Lutzelbourg, France indie/new wave/post-punk/synthwave project of Vincent Fallacara (Torso, Lüderitz) and Antoine Villard (L.I.P.S, Secretive), aka LO-BAU “L’hiver (chant d’exil)” from the S/T debut album
  • Russian new wave/post-punk one-man band from Yekaterinburg, В.Р.ЕД. ‘”Уже не я” (“Not me anymore”)’ new single
  • Melbourne indie/guitar rock-and-or-roll/post-punk band, The Shifters “Left Beret” new 2-track 7″ single on Captured Tracks
  • Australian proto-punk band out of Perth, Last Quokka “Conversations” from the 4th LP “unconscious drivers” on Stock Records
  • Melbourne, Australia DIY new wave/synth-punk/punk 4-piece (members of Ausmuteants, Parsnip and The Living Eyes), SMARTS “Cling Wrap” from the upcoming LP “Who Needs Smarts, Anyway?” on Feel It Records
  • Tournai, Belgium garage punk/post-punk band PEDIGREE “On My Own” from the new EP “Connected?”
  • Yorkshire/London indie/noise rock/post-punk outfit DEADLETTER “Fit For Work” new single                             
  • Portland, Or Dreampop/Psychedelic/Darkwave band Devoured By Flowers “Phantom” from the upcoming LP “Phantom Time Traveler”
  • Wiltshire, UK bedroom pop/ambient/shoegaze/dream pop/post-punk musician, singer and songwriter (aka Eligia and bassist of Cosmic Lightshow), Archie Sagers “Stuck In The Void” off of Archie Sager’s debut album “Happy New Year” on his own Crafting Room Records
  • Norway new wave/post-punk project of ex-Wallpaper Silhouettes, Painted Romans “Formation” from upcoming mini-album “Heart” due next Autumn
  • England, UK neo-folk/new wave/post-punk/synthpop project of former Vukovar duo, BEAUTY STAB “French Film Embrace” from the new S/T EP
  • Long Beach, CA electronic/darkwave/electroclash/electro-punk artist Vickie Valent aka Violent Vickie “Rain” from the new sophomore album “DIVISION” on Crunch Pod
  • German Neofolk /Darkfolk solo project based in the Teutoburg Forest, VRIMOUT “Nymphaea Alba” from the upcoming debut album “O Tempora, O Mores!” on Prophecy

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