WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips #40

Andreas Levers, Germany at night

Picks Of The Week:

  • Paris-based techno/EBM/electronic producer MIND | MATTER “???????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????”                                       

Young Parisian MIND | MATTER not only delights us with his darkwave moniker Our Broken Dreams, but he’s above all an up-and-coming talented EBM-tinged industrial techno producer. The new track spits out with spooky and menacing kicking rhythms echoed with harrowing, industrial kinetic strength, pierced by chugging and hissing sonic slivers, torn by wildly pulsing buzzing bassline and sparse sick echoing vocals, topped with spacious, paranoia-inducing, layers of blinding synths to produce a blazing and devastating techno killer.    

  • New Zealand techno/dark ambient poetry project from Te Papaioea, Synthetic Children “Zero Point” from self-released S/T debut EP.

Young New Zealander artist Synthetic Children unfurls hypnotic and hissing blurs of eerie dark ambient sometimes heightened by evocative poetry, unsettling yet arcane drones, fragments of dissonant noise, wandering, glacial synth lines obscured in clouds of gloom and sparse, martial, repetitive rhythms pervaded of sheer emotional depth and raw energy combining seemingly disparate sonic elements into a distinctive, wholly organic, striking debut EP

  • Jaroslavl’, Russia techno/electro act ANY ACT ‘Brat’ from the debut ‘Гражданский Акт’ EP

Debut EP from Russian eclectic creative electronic group Any Act grabs me straightaway through energetic, bold, confident high-energy electro rhythms, swaggering and sparkling synth, penetrating dense basslines, dizzying array of samples, acidic pulsations, rave elements, making for a compelling, dangerously barbed and addictive listen.  

  • John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies “Halloween Triumphant” from 2018’s “Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition)” double vinyl album on Sacred Bones Records
  • Argentina‘s dark electro/dark synth/witch house solo project †he Wizard – “U Finally Pressed †ha† Knife”           
  • Spokane, WA experimental/dark synth/electronic/witch house producer Frank Ocean, BLVCK CEILING “Johnny Belinda” from upcoming LP “Picasso808” on Polycoffin                                                                           
  • Spanish electronic/synthwave/dark synth project from Barcelona, INTERSIGNO “Reality”                                         
  • Russian experimental/witch house/dark electronic/synthwave project of Alexandr Koyt aka CRASPORE “Fly Away” from “Obscure” EP
  • Paris, France EBM/dark techno producer Fred Terror, aka ILLNURSE “What You Say” from upcoming “All Day” EP on Intervision.                                                                                                                                                     
  • Paris, France techno producer Guillaume Régis (aka Clair), aka Brulée – “9000 Miroirs” from Paris’ La Quarantaine‘s V/A “Behind The Mask” compilation                                                                                                
  • Italian industrial/EBM/techno producer NGHTLY “A Young White Branch” from V/A “Nothing To Declare” cassette compilation via Medieval Heresies
  • Derry-based industrial/dark experimental electronic/EBM project of Christian Donaghy, Autumns “Don’t Get Serious” title-track from the upcoming cassette album “Foyle Living” on DKA Records
  • New York‘s seminal late 70’s/early 80’s experimental/industrial/electronic/post-punk band IKE YARD “Night Klub (CUB remix)” from the upcoming album “Remixes” on Noiztank
  • Zurich based dark electronic/darkwave project by Markus W (Veil of Light), SLEEP FOREVER “Due Diligence” from upcoming V/A “Schwarze Schweiz Pt. 2” on Lux Records
  • Columbus, Ohio EBM/Goth/electro-industrial one man band 6th Circle “Unclean” from the debut LP “The Third Estate” on Sentient Ruin Laboratories
  • French experimental/industrial/dark techno producer Hacène Hargas, aka H880 “Disorder (Original Mix)” taken from the EP “Trauma 001” on RND.R033                                                                                                  
  • Berlin-based Italian techno Dj and producer, owner of Natch Records and STK imprint, Luca Landolfi, aka SYNTHEK “Bestir” from upcoming album “Shadows Above Me” on Hands
  • Brazilian acid/breakbeat/electro producer from São Paulo, Henrique Martinelli, aka Martinelli “They Lied” from new EP “Plano Z” on Crobot Muzik
  • New York electronic/no wave/electro/EBM/post-punk/cyberpunk artist/producer Henry Hearse “Pretty Face” from the upcoming cassette album -“-VALET-” via DIY label Neon Casket
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia post-punk/wave/electronic producer Marjan Vitorijoski, aka Vitorijoski – “And They Leave Me” from V/A “Ombra INTL 011” on Berlin-based Ombra International
  • Japanese ethnic/cosmic/dark disco duo Que Sakamoto & NT – “Minimüzikhol” from V/A “Princes Of Abzu موالي أبزو – Vol.2” on Hard Fist
  • Florence, Italy cosmic disco/electronic producer TULIOXI “To End up in Dark Mali” from “The Downside of Being an Asshole” EP on Heimlich Musik
  • Russian experimental/minimal/ electronic producer Aleksei Nikitin, aka NOCOW “Far Voices” from upcoming “Nocowalnya” 10″ vinyl EP on Gost Zvuk
  • SwissNepalese electronic producer, vocalist and Dance Noire label founder, Aïsha Devi – ”I’m Not Always Where My Body Is (Varg Remix)” from upcoming “S.L.F. Versions” EP on Houndstooth
  • Los Angeles‘ trance techno producer (aka Spektator), Spiderwrap “neon nightride” (160 bpm)                                   
  • Madison, WI industrial/dark techno/noise producer DJ SPEEDSICK “Dance With The Devil (Original Version)” from cassette EP “Dance With The Devil” on BANK Records NYC
  • Grenoble, France dark electronics/EBM/rave/acid/industrial techno producer Maxime Fabre, aka Crystal Geometry “Totale Aliénation” from the EP “State Of Play” on Hands                                                                           
  • Italian experimental-psych-industrial duo Violet Poison & FTS “Amore Sulfureo” from upcoming V/A “[ISTGKT 003]” on Istigkeit
  • London-based industrial/dark hard electronic, EBM Lithuanian producer EGZOTIKKA “Polvo De Angel (THISSPERSO Vocals)”                                                                                                                                                          
  • Dark electronic/EBM/synth-pop collaboration of Sneaker from Dresden/Berlin and Scannoir from Zürich, GOTT “Total Kommander” from upcoming ‘GOTT’ EP on Uncanny Valley
  • Buenos Aires‘ EBM/industrial/electro/dark techno producer D I S O C I 4 C I ON ‘пролитая кровь’                     
  • Barcellona-based, Buenos Aires‘ experimental electronic producer Thissperso “Evil Spit You”                                   
  • Kraków, Poland based EBM/electro/dark techno producer CHINO “Fearamid” from upcoming EP “The Cave” on SYNTETYK
  • Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental/electro/EBM/techno/dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER “Eschatology” from the new album “Spectral”
  • Colorado‘s electro producer/deejay, graffiti writer Johan Sebastian Bot, DVS NME “Death Ray” (unreleased and unmastered)                                                                                                                                                       
  • Vilnius, Lithuania electronic/dark techno producer AUREN – “We Dance On Trance” from the cassette album “The Unknown” on Vilnius’ PPP label.
  • Ukrainian psych minimal techno producer from Dnipropetrovsk, Stanislav Tolkachev “Autopoiesis” from upcoming V/A “Decade” on Subsist Records                                                                                                          
  • French Detroit techno/electro producer from Strasburg, DynArec ‘Toi et Moi’ title track from the upcoming EP on Zone                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Achen, Germany ambient /techno /dub producer Daniel[i] – “L.Oneiroi (Ritmico)” from upcoming V/A “NFRVA01” on N F E R E E
  • German ambient/dub/techno producer Rory St John “Dream Sequence” from upcoming EP “Excommunication” on Voitax                                                                                                                                  
  • Riga, Latvia electronic artist Andzelika Kuzucuk, aka KUZUCUK  “Kontrole”                                                       
  • London, UK ambient/electronic project of Guy Gormley (aka Rap and Never), aka Enchante “Vigil” from upcoming cassette album “Mind In Camden 2” via Jolly Discs
  • Kyiv, Ukraine electronic project of Oksana Zmorovych aka Blablarism ‘Syzmrud’ from the EP ”Mayak”
  • Texas‘ ambient/electronic producer BESTIA “Stripped” from the debut album “Procession Of”
  • Doncaster, UK pastoral/motorik/psych/electronic musician Mat Handley, aka PULSELOVERS “On The Green” from lathe cut 7-inch single “On The Green/In The Marsh (Remixed By Panamint Manse)” on Castles In Space
  • Finnish ambient/experimental/drone/electronic producer Joni Judén, aka CELESTIAL TRAX “Invisible Machine” from the upcoming album “Listen, Hear, Know, Become, Be” out on digital and limited edition cassettes, November 15th 2019 via Judén’s own imprint, True Aether.
  • Danish ambient electronic collage artist and musician Paw Grabowsk, aka øjeRum “In The Fever Sun Of Winter Nights (ft. Luna Niva)” from cassette album “Through The Archway Of Mouths” on Opal Tapes.
  • US/UK ambient/breakbeat/electronic collaboration BAKGROUND & SANGAM “Carousel” from upcoming “90s Living” EP on Lobster Theremin
  • Portugal library/kosmische/synth/electronic composer João Paulo Daniel, aka Aural Design – “Pentagram” from lathe cut 7-inch split ‘H Series #2 – Aural Design / Supernova’ on Russian Library
  • Brussels, Belgium ambient/deep electronic producer SERAPHIM RYTM “Flora 1” from “Flora” EP
  • UK experimental/ambient/drone collaboration between Sebastian Buccheri (Jazzdefector) and James Armstrong (Slow Clinic), Jazzdefector + Slow Clinic “Journey” from the album “Green Echo” via Whitelabrecs

Andreas Levers, Germany at night