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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #51

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Odilon’s Grip – ‘Best of 2020′ DJ Set                                                                                                                         

Revisit a year of edgy electronic dance-inducing obscure sounds with 2 hours of Odilon’s Grip’s ‘Best of 2020’ Set. Artists, in order of appearance: Love ObjectT.G.T.B.R.GambleHino BrothersUltra SunnHuman 80New Neon • Roberto Auser • NNHMN • QEK Junior • Urban Matrix • Mojo Beatnik • Gewalt • Scared to Death • Blackcell • Ushersan & HIV+ • Dance my Darling • This is the Bridge • Thbx. • Vehement Inversion • Elektro Terapi • Martyr • Sherø • Stereopolina • Fotoapparat • WLDV • Violent Vickie • Black Light Smoke • Shad Shadows • Empathic Assessment Module • Noromakina • Moonoton • Kollektiv Zwo • Crystalline Stricture.  For more detailed playlist Infos, check Odilon’s Grip‘s Mixcloud here.  

  • Dnipro, Ukraine post-punk/new wave/synthwave act ТЕХНИКУМ [Tehnikum] “Тишина Вокруг / Tishina Vokrug” new single                                                                                                                                   

Dnipro synth act in their surreal third synth-driven single, blend bleak post-punk bass throbs, retro mechanical rhythms and 80s new wave-tinged icy, bright synth stabs with cold distant vocals, wandering in restrained, angry cries to escape into the detached darkness of doom, found in dystopian dreams.

  • St. Louis, Missouri post-punk/dark goth-rock band The Cult Sounds “Pale White Horses,” the second single from the upcoming LP “Death of a Star”

The murkiest, eerie and unsettled shades of classic goth-drenched rock, created by romantic hearts of darkness, pervade the cinematic and nocturnal realms, suspended halfway between illusion and reality, explored by the band from St. Louis, through poignant riffs and searing guitar squeals, hellish dragging drum beats, and forlorn male vocals’ bleeding broken subconscious dreams into a slow churning concoction of discomforting visceral pain and sorrow.

  • Amsterdam Cold/ ‘Goth-Wave’ one-man band Grimdeluxe “Grimdeluxe” new single

New self/titled single from Dutch coldwaver that through hypnotic rhythms, deep droning bass vibrations, and oscillating tinkling glowing chords diffuse deceptive calm and unsettling menace over malicious robotic ‘Grimdeluxe’ vocal repetitions, to assert an intense chilly synthetic realm of heady foreboding bliss.

  • Mid 80s founded German avantgarde dark wave duo Deine Lakaien “Because Of Because” from upcoming 2021 double album “Dual” on Prophecy Productions
  • Netherlands dark indie/industrial artist & musician ELLENOR VORA “Doom” new single
  • Berlin-based ethereal /gothic /minimal-drone /noir /cold wave /dark wave project lead by Melbourne‘s Valentina Veil, VV & The Void “Cast In Stone” off the new album “Elevator To The Unknown” on Cleopatra Records
  • Seattle‘s solo synth-wave/blighted electronic/industrial project of Nicole Carr aka BLOOM OFFERING “Consent to Death” from “Selfish Love” EP 
  • UK based electro /rave /industrial /post-punk project of French musician/DJ and producer Jerome Tcherneyan and Czech performance artist and DJ, Barkosina Hanusova, aka Years Of Denial “Rêverie” off of upcoming V/A “Murder 02” compilation on Murder Records   
  • Croatian cold/noir electronica producer/DJ (aka Honored Matres), Le Chocolat Noir “Sacred” off V/A “Tears for Fears Vol. 3” cassette compilation on SOIL
  • Vienna‘s synth wave/minimal synth solo project of synthesist/singer (1/2 of Mitra Mitra and Violetiger), Violet Candide, aka Peppy Pep Pepper “A transparent projection”                                                        
  • Berlin-based French electronic /post-punk /minimal synth /synthwave trio of Stephane Argillet Stereovoid, Vava Dudu and Nicolas Jorio, LA CHATTE “Amours Synthétiques” off Objetrouvé n°7: LA CHATTE « Ouais!» new album on standard or limited vinyl 12″ via Objetrouvé
  • Swiss experimental /NDW /coldwave /psychedelic /minimal wave /synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Deine Zuflucht” from the new EP “Keine Melodie”
     
  • Moscow, Russia darkwave /coldwave /synthpop artist and DJ, co-owner and resident of Dark Matter collective, VELVET VELOUR “Catch My Kitty” off the new EP “Pleiades′′ on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Montreal, Québec minimal electro punk duo AN_NA “Now” from the debut EP “No Future Is Now Reality”
  • Baltimore, MD electronic/synth-pop/darkwave project of artist/producer Samuel Morgan, aka VACANT WINDOWS “Mirror Of Desire” new single
  • New York-based San Fernando Valley‘s experimental /vaporwave /darkwave /coldwave duo Empathic Assessment Module “Last Goodbye” from “Transmission” EP
  • London, UK based synth pop band of Mark Thirkell (vocals), and Konstandinos Dorlis (keyboards), ULTRA ARCANUM “Calypso” unreleased track from “The Silence Inside” album sessions, recorded in Birmingham and London in 2015                                                                                                                                             
  • Brazilian synthpop/new wave duo Pontagulha “Uma Prisão” new single on Systemica                                    
  • Russian electronic /darkwave /EBM /synth-pop duo NIKTO “Abomination” from new album “Dome of Heaven”
  • Mexican synth electronic/post-punk/death wave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “VCR Romance” new single
  • Swiss Italo disco/coldwave/synth-pop/minimal wave one-man-band (aka Karl Kave), Carlo Onda “Your Heart So Tender” from the upcoming album “Souleater” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Denver, CO darkwave/synthwave/synthpop project of Zachary Johnson (formerly known as Chapelle Ardente), HEX CASSETTE “Long Bien Bridge” from debut “Get Out” EP
  • Perth, Australia based DIY synth-heavy psych/darkwave /new wave duo of UIU’s Greg Weir and Belinda Eldridge, aka TRUCK STOP ALIEN “Buried Down The Halls” new 2-track single
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Never Forgive Never Forget” from “Burning My Dreams” EP
  • Marburg, Germany darkwave/coldwave band TRICOR “Dead Plants” from debut EP “Pools of Midnight”
  • Los Angeles synth/darkwave/post-punk project of YouthXattack, aka Nass Zuruck “Remorse” title track from the new EP
  • Oakland, Ca lo-fi/bedroom-pop/experimental/post-punk project, Spending every season in hell ”trouble beat” from the single *
  • Brazil experimental/post-punk/industrial/dark electronic duo INRGD & Kozmofreak “Rumores e Espasmos” from the EP “Overdone”
  • French dark electronics/industrial project of Marie Lando, aka GRABYOURFACE “Sea” title track from the EP “Sea” on Negative Gain
  • French industrial/synthpop/electro project of neo-classical/martial ambiant act Dawn + Dusk Enwined’s mind David S., aka This Stranger Within “Masks (Hidden lies remix)” from “Masks” EP
  • Health & Window Weather – “Major Crimes” from “Cyberpunk 2077: Radio, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)”
  • Peruvian industrial /dark electro /EBM duo from Lima, MonöChrome “Get Up” new single
  • Las Vegas-based industrial/EBM/goth/darkwave Mexican solo project Fairy Pussy – “The Hands Of Time” final single                                                                                                                                                     
  • Canadian Darkwave/Dark Pop Duo from Edmonton, Strvngers “Vita Brevis” from the upcoming album “Zayka” via Negative Gain
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /coldwave /synth-pop project by Chris Stewart, Black Marble “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey cover)
  • Charlotte, NC industrial /new wave /synthpop project of Christopher Gurney, IIOIOIOII “Death On The Radio” from V/A “AnalogueTrash: Label Sampler Vol. 5” catalogue no. AT0100 for Manchester-based independent label AnalogueTrash
  • US synthpop/darkwave project of Seattle-bred Scott-David Allen, aka A Covenant of Thorns “Choke” from the new album “Black”
  • Brooklyn, NY goth/industrial/minimal synth one-man-band Pleasure Motel – “Digital Life (featuring Dylan Mars Greenberg)”                                                                                                                                           
  • German electro-wave project of electronic musician Thomas Meier-Goldau from Augsburg, BOY 83 featuring Michaela Steber “Decisions” from the album “Angel or Demon”
     
  • Italian DIY goth/post-punk solo project of Giulio Ruzzo, aka SPZkr “Stati di distacco”                       
  • UK goth post-punk/coldwave/alternative rock band from East Anglia/Norwich, The Raudive “Persistent Visions” (Demo)                                                                                                                                           
  • Ukrainian coldwave/doomer/post-punk trio, улица восток “Тонкая нить” from the new album “В последний раз”
  • Louisville electro goth post-punk project of Kristian Kyle Ratliff (former drummer for Our Lady), aka Bedroom Wounds “Endless Night” from debut LP “Kink” on Mind Over Matter Records
  • L.A. based alt post-punk band (members of Fury, Lock, Death Bells, and Leather Slave), Object Of Affection – “Burning Light” from debut S/T EP
  • London, UK garage/post-punk 4-piece Fabricators – “Jangly Rob” from V/A “Everything I Never Told You” charity compilation via Disobedient Records
  • Russian shoegaze /post-punk band VRAZEK “Фрезер (Live)” new single
  • Tabor, Czech Republic post-punk band D I I S T “Shine” off “No Love” EP
  • Kansas City, Missouri post-punk/shoegaze/dream pop duo CLUB SINISTER “Sheol” sophomore single
  • Monterrey, Mexico minimal post-punk solo project Qgeko “Witchcraft” from “NEOPHYTES” EP
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Frozen in the Pulling Deep” new single
  • Houston, TX darkwave /post-punk /dream pop trio MONOCHROME LOVER “Scorpion” from upcoming debut 7-track S/T EP
  • Chicago, Il synth/new wave/post-punk duo Dramatic Shapes “Fangs” debut single
  • German shoegaze/cold wave/post-punk band BLEIB MODERN “Loony Voices” from the upcoming “Afraid To Leave” LP
  • Seattle, WA goth/new wave/darkwave/coldwave project of Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Innocence” new single
  • L.A. based darkwave/gothic rock/post-punk project of Eduardo Mora, aka EDO “Overwhelmed” new single
  • Mexico new wave/post-punk band MODI KEY “Garden” new single
  • Mexico new wave/post-punk solo project Menos Días “Cara Pixel” from “Desaparecer” EP
  • Antioquia, Colombia darkwave/post-punk band Insepulto ~ “Terminal” 
  • Russian coldwave/post-punk outfit from Saint Petersburg, ДК Посторонних “Только б не стало хуже” from the new EP “Падаль”
  • Budapest‘s post-punk /darkwave duo Cold Walls “Victims” new single
  • German/UK, Cologne-based electro /darkwave /gothic rock outfit The Prayer “My Russian Eyes” (Halocraft cover) from the cover album “Love Will Find A Way”
  • German gothic post punk band THE HOUSE OF USHER “Now Or Never” from the 11th LP “Holyghost”
  • UK gothic rock band based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, DAWN OF ELYSIUM “Gravity (far from home)” from the new single “Far From Home”
  • Valencia, Spain new wave/electro/post-punk/synthwave project of Javier Andreu, A.K.A. Fête Triste “Viernes” from the upcoming album “La Belleza del óxido” (2021)
  • Tokyo Experimental Avant Trio NECC “Dehaka” from the fictional Original Sound Track “Yabatopia” EP on cassette tape via instant tunes records
  • Vancouver, BC experimental/IDM/industrial/synth/electronic project of Skinny Puppy‘s multi-instrumentalist cEvin Key “Night Flower (with Edward KaSpel)” from upcoming 2021 LP “X̱wáýx̱way” on Artoffact Records
  • Swedish musician/composer/singer and visual artist (former member of Anywhen, and currently part of Exit North), THOMAS FEINER “Passing Candles” new single

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