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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – Sept #38-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Columbus, Indiana post-punk /coldwave solo project Into Grey “Low” (Single)

Indiana one-man band’s new single shows increasingly poignant and refined songwriting and a strikingly vibrant and deep voice. An alienating nocturnal mesh of glistening guitar melodies weave a dark and nostalgic vibe that gradually sharpens the tension through the ominous doom of throbbing bass lines, whilst powerfully haunted baritone vocals evoke shattered dreams and distant tears into a tumultuous grinding guitar lead finale of shredded fear.

  • German lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk project German Bot “Fear/Angst”                                                                   

Born as an uncertain experiment, at the end “Angst/Fear” is one of the strongest and sharpest songs so far from the German ‘Kalte Deutsche Welle’ solo project. Claustrophobic male vocals release atmospheric breaths of restless and somber baritone dejected emotions through a noisy sparkling simmer of droning bassline and sharp searing guitar riffs, while wicked English/German lyrics evoke a persuasive stark and desolate wasteland of “Angst/Fear.”

  • Rennes, France Post-Punk one-man-band Tableraz “Salem” (Single)

Industrial rock-tinged new single from Rennais post-punker. Stark slashing snare beats ignite the wicked-charged danger of ominously chugging and rumbling bass lines stabbed by icy glowing synth swirls, throbbing and rumbling into a tumultuous tide of darkness and allure to surround layered male vocals, harsh whispers, distorted growls, amid a dire witchy jagged interlude of jagged guitar riffs, to fall into treacherous realms of supernatural lore.

  • Greek Cinematic Dark Jazz group from Athens, Kinetoscope Ensemble – “Approaching” from V/A “Noir Stocking Jazz” compilation on Signora Ward Records
  • California‘s experimental dark folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe “Woodstock” from the single “Woodstock / Green Altar” via Sargent House
  • Australian neofolk act Sun Vessel “Spirit Of The Age” from the debut EP “Toil & Trial”
  • München‘s neo-folk group DEATH IN ROME feat. By The Spirits – “Love will tear us apart” (Joy Division Cover) from V/A “Blissful Nightmares & Mechanical Dreams” Santa Sangre Magazine 10 year anniversary compilation.
  • Toulouse, France ambient /electronic /dark synth wave solo project Sopoorific “Auras Around Humans” title track from the upcoming cassette LP “Auras Around Humans” via Grande Rousse disques                                 
  • Portland, OR psychedelic /gothic rock /post-punk 4-piece MURDERBAIT “When the Sun Goes Down, It Goes Down Forever” off sophomore 10″ vinyl EP single on Sentient Ruin Laboratories

  • New York-based post-punk /electro-shoegaze trio The Final Sound “Automata Theory” title track from the upcoming album “Automata Theory”
  • Antigua, Guatemala analog minimal synth/wave project Nublo Roboten “No Hay Deseo” from the 2-track demo single “Brura… Intervenciones de Piano”
  • Nashville-based coldwave /minimal wave project lead by electronic artist Dania Luck, STACIAN “Read Me” from the upcoming album “FRACTAL ID” on Chicago’s CLEAR
  • Polish electro-industrial one-man project of Kuba Włodarski based in Łódź, EGOIST “Phantoms” title track from the remix album “Phantoms” on aliensproduction
  • Eastern Germany NDW /EBM /Synth-Punk project John, Paul, George, Ringo & Richard – “Funkloch” from “Das ist die Zukunft, aber nicht Deine!” album on Phantom Records
  • Melbourne, Australia electronic /new wave /dark synthpop duo PREMIUM FANTASY “Hanging Garden” new single from upcoming LP
  • Amsterdam‘s Coldwave/ New Wave /Post-Punk /Electronic one-man-band Grimdeluxe “The Empty Road” from the debut album” Mokum” on TONN Recordings                                                                                                                     
  • Quebec‘s coldwave /darkwave /synthpop duo Non-Lieu “L’Angoisse” from upcoming EP “Perspective Tronquée”
  • German coldwave /minimal electro-pop side project of Any Leave + Second Planet, aka En Suite Cabinet – “Don’t just want” from the album “En Suite Cabinet”
  • French post-punk /coldwave /minimal wave project of musician Dullmist (aka Exégèse Sonore and KPMN.), Kompromission – “Liaison Nocturne” from “Oscillations Urbaines” cassette album on IDIO[T]PHONE RECORDS
  • Sidney, Australia lo-fi goth /post-punk /darkwave solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Failure” (Single).
  • Los Angeles‘ goth/darkwave/coldwave project of Aryan Ashtiani aka MAREUX “Summertime (Demo)” [2019
  • Rostov On Don, Russia EBM /techno /darkwave / coldwave duo ХоЛоД – “Танго Лицом Кверху” (demo)
           
  • London, UK minimal analogue synth primitive-electronic DIY music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “They Made You A Moron”                                                                                                                                                           
  • French darkwave /synthwave solo project NAM’S “LA MALEDICTION DE LA SPIRALE”                                            
  • Baltimore, Maryland based cold synth project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan, L’Avenir “Tin Drum – demo version” (Bonus Track) from “Shadow & Reflection” CD/Vinyl album via EINS:ZWEI:ACHT (Ltd. Vinyl 12″)
  • Zagreb-based, Croatian industrial/darkwave/synth-punk/minimal synth solo project of Goran Lautar, aka NEON LIES – “Fear is a Wor” from the upcoming V/A “Compilation D” on Cut Surface
  • German New Wave /Minimal Wave trio from Stuttgart, The Minimal Trees “Raum Zeit” (Single)
  • Paris-based dark electronic /darkwave /coldwave duo Echoberyl “Blue Ophelia” from the upcoming LP “Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales” on their own Mother Solitude Records
  • Brazilian post-punk /synthwave /darkwave duo Prenome – “Pariah’s Dance” debut single on Systemica Records
  • Berlin‘s industrial /darkwave /post-punk /synthwave /dreampunk project of Alexander Leonard Donat, aka VLIMMER “I.P.A.” off the new ltd. CD/cassette album “Nebenkörper” on his own label Blackjack Illuminist
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, aka Liquid Land “Parallel Worlds” single
  • Mexico City synth /coldwave /post-punk /darkwave band Melancholy Man “OLYMPIA” single [We are one records]
  • Dallas, TX synth-rock duo of Nan Kirkpatrick and Sean Kirkpatrick, aka LITTLE BEARDS “Long Term Parking” from the second album “The Legend of Spectacular Living”
  • Tampa, FL dark synthwave /industrial /darkwave band GULF BLVD “Cold Souls” (Drab Majesty Cover)
  • San Francisco based industrial/darkwave solo project VIO\ATOR “The End Of Everything (feat. Leah Lane)” from the upcoming album “Solitude” on Ice & Cold Records
  • Danish synthpop /dark wave project started in 1987, N∆EON TE∆RDROPS “AMNESIACS (Mental Overdrive Remix)” from “AMNESIACS REMIXES” EP
  • Belgian Coldwave /EBM /Synthpop duo based in Brussels, ULTRA SUNN “Sorrows & Tears” from the new EP “Body Electric” on COLD TRANSMISSION Music.
  • L.A. based Italo disco /synthwave /darkwave /synthpop project of James Edward along with Frank Shark, MALE TEARS “Hit ME” (Single)
  • Saint Petersburg based new wave /space disco /electronic producer Konstantyn Isaev (aka Rambal Cochet), aka VOLTA CAB “Made Of Each Other” from the upcoming 12″ EP “Minotaur Topaz” on Waste Editions
  • Belarus post-punk /new wave trio from Minsk, Dlina Volny “Tomorrow” single
  • Russia new wave /synthwave /synth-pop solo project БЛИЖЕ [Blizhe] “Endless Night” from the debut 2-track single “Hyperactive”
  • Ottawa, Canada moody synthpop /dreamy darkwave duo VIOLENTENE “September Falls” new single from forthcoming EP “Otherworld”                                                                                                                       
  • Slovenian electro synthpop act from Ljubljana, TORUL “Resonate” new single on Infacted Recordings
  • Italian synthwave /darkwave duo from Rome, LES LONGS ADIEUX “Ritratto Postumo” new single
  • London, UK coldwave /synth-pop solo project SILENT STAR “To Hell Or To Hackney (Too Late)” off the new “Star Of The Sea” single.
  • L.A. goth coldwave /post-punk project DEATHFAUNA “xxxclavo ft. Dark Nrg” (Single)
  • Tacoma, Wa darkwave /goth rock project of Poppet, Cross✞Chapel “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” (Single)
  • UK coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project Bone Pixie “Absence” from the new album “Tundra of the mind”
  • US synth wave /coldwave outfit PAALMS “Alone” from 4-track “Demo” EP soon on tape via Blank Publishing
  • German 80s /New Wave project from Dortmund, FLASHBACKS “UK Bible” from the new limited vinyl 12″ LP \\ on EINS:ZWEI:ACHT
  • Boulazac, France post-punk /coldwave solo project, Without Emotion “Ton Chemin”                                         
  • European cold wave/post-punk outfit fronted by german vocalist Rio Black, CHOUX “Pointless Signs”               
  • Belgian lo-fi /coldwave /darkwave /goth /post-punk solo project Storm Ghyselinck, aka Cravory “Denying Consciousness”
              
  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo of former members of 9voltRevolt, Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, aka Who Saw Her Die? “The Dark” from the debut “The Blood” EP
  • Ohio post-punk /darkwave trio Child Of Night [C.O.N.] “Wounded Child” from the new album “The Walls At Dawn” on Wave Records, Beso De Muerte Records and Play Alone Records
  • US darkwave /post-punk band from San Fernando Valley, BLACKRABIT. “Behind This Mask” from the EP “Dime”
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee Darkwave /Gothic Rock duo of Michael Louis and Kyle Andrew, aka Chronic Twilight “Justine” from the upcoming album “Deadlight”
     
  • New York electronic post-punk band Pop. 1280 “Brennschluss” from the album “Museum on the Horizon” on Profound Lore Records.
        
  • NYC-based post-punk /art-rock four-piece (former members of Grooms, Russian Baths, and Field Mouse), Activity “Text The Dead” (Single) on Western Vinyl
  • Wellington, New Zealand lo-fi /noise /post-punk trio (fka Church of Goya), GOYA ‘Coreflute” off the new ‘Being Earnest’ EP
  • Russian gothic /black metal /blackgaze /post-punk band Жертва Моды – “Отблеск” off “Я хочу, чтоб всегда была ночь” debut single
  • Dublin, Ireland indie rock /noise /post-punk band M(H)AOL “Gender Studies” from “Gender Studies” EP via TULLE.
  • Durham, North Carolina’s post-punk band Cochonne “KGB” from the first (and only) cassette album “EMERGENCY” on Sorry State Records.
  • Szczecin-based synth-punkers SÜTY “Dla Ciebie Mam” from cassette EP “MIŁOŚĆ” on Syf Records
  • Spanish Post-punk /Deathrock band from Mallorca, Desenterradas “Ciudad prohibida” from the sophomore album “Danzando en el caos” on Metadona Records/Symphony of Destruction
  • Indianapolis based post-punk one-man-band ANGEL-MAKER “Heat” off new EP “Summer” part one of a two part EP series for 2021.
  • Boston, Ma post-punk /darkwave /coldwave 5-piece TRUTH FAITH “Everything’s Gone Green” from “Procession / Everything’s Gone Green” Split cassette single with Don’t Get Lemon in commemoration of New Order’s 40th anniversary on à la carte records
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL – “Cicero” new cassingle via Cercle Social Records.
  • Sevilla, Spain flamenco post-punk band La Jvnta “Calma en las Calles” from the cassette “Tres Carmelitas” EP via Third Uncle Records
  • New Wave /Post-punk solo project from Argentina, OK Doomer “Test de Turing” from the album “EL Futuro Apesta”
  • Santiago, Chile new wave /post-punk band TØLVA “Refugio” (Single)
  • Spanish Post-punk / Deathrock band from Mallorca, Desenterradas “Ciudad prohibida” from the sophomore album “Danzando en el caos” on Metadona Records/Symphony of Destruction
  • Sad Punk /Post-punk duo from Los Angeles, THURST “Smack” from the album “I’m Gen X”
  • California solo punk project from Nic Vicario (Crisis Man, Public Eye, Cemento), SMIRK “Minuscule Amounts” from 7-track EP on Total Punk & IRON LUNG Records
  • Berlin-based post-punk band formed in Sidney by New Zealand-born duo Joseph Thomas and Erin Violet, aka DEAD FINKS “Sour Grapes” from the LP “The Death and Resurrection of Johnathan Cowboy” on Urge Records
  • Bologna, Italy noise /post-punk band BAZAAR “Whatever” from “Orange” EP
  • Marseille-based French indie rock /punk band KAEL “Coton” from the debut cassette album “Diagnostic” on Coeur sur toi
  • Nashville, TN based Indie Rock /Post-Punk band lead by songwriter and producer Joseph Lekkas, Palm Ghosts “Bloodlight” from the upcoming “The Lost Frequency” album
  • Texas‘ Dream Pop /Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Onyx” new single
  • Melbourne-based indie /synthpop /post-punk trio HIGHSCHOOL “Jerry” new single from upcoming “Forever at Last” LP on Dalliance Recordings
  • Brussels based, Belgian new wave /synthpop /shoegaze /post-punk 4-piece Turquoise “Voix Off” title track from the 2-track single “Voix Off” on Freaksville Records
  • Italian post-punk /new wave /synth /indie rock outfit from Rome, SuperStudio “Steve McCurry” (Single)           
  • Norway New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “History”                                     
  • Pennsylvania’s industrial /drone /electronic /dark post-punk /shoegaze solo project LUNACY “Dust” from the upcoming “Echo In The Memory” LP on Oliver Ackermann’s (A Place to Bury Strangers/Death By Audio) new label Dedstrange
  • Canadian coldwave / minimal synth / synthpop band from Montréal, Police Des Moeurs “Sauvetage” (Single)
  • Liverpool, UK darkwave/witch house/industrial/magick musician MONOMOR✞E “Running” new single
  • French Electronic/Coldwave/Darkwave/Dreampop multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Rejøysin “Sichuan” (Single)
  

 

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