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

Weekly Post-Punk // Darkwave // Dark Synth Tips – FEBRUARY 2024 – #06-24

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Ostrowiec świętokrzyski, Poland Cold Wave /Goth Rock /Dark Wave band Stygmatia “Desperacja” first single

Polish foursome debuts with a both haunting and dramatic, sweeping Gothic Rock number, while promising further future Deathrock shades, brimming with “Desperacja”, driven by the edgy urgency of hard-hitting drum beats and ominous broody basslines, repetitively pieced by an obsessive pain-fueled guitar, needling and chiming into the darkness through glowing swells of epic ceremonial keyboards, whilst impassioned vocals alternate anxious cries with baritone omens, exploring losing oneself under a masked façade.

  • Colombian Post-punk /Darkwave /Dark Electronic project by Juan Manuel a.k.a Mel Zb, aka Noromakina “Dismal” single [COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC]

A nostalgic electrifying retro-tinted number ready to inflame the dance floor, through the relentless enthralling throbbing rhythms of a clinking and lashing drum programming alongside rolling rumbling basslines, sharp trancey style plucks, and slow hypnotic emotive strings, rocketing in strobing, penetrating whirlwinds atop breathy nervous vocals, stressed about the end of the night becoming “Dismal,” again.

  • Columbus, Indiana goth /post-punk new project of Jermaine Artis (Aka Into Grey), Pillar “So Alone” second single

Feeling “so alone” after a romantic betrayal rolls through obsessive tapping resonant beats, somberly pulsing rubbery bass lines, enveloped in finely glistening rains of echoing wistful guitar melodies and ceremonial glows, to rise hauntingly around dry bitter baritones, left abandoned in a subtle emergence of dim chiming hope.

  • Udine, Italy dark ambient martial industrial act Ignoto Militi – “Il nemico sotto di noi – Monte Cimone” from V/A “IDIL Music Award 2024” [Unexplained Sounds Group]
  • Sweden kulning /nordic folk multidisciplinary artist and storyteller, Jonna Jinton “The Wolf Song” from the LP “Songs & Callings” [By Norse Music]
  • Mexico ambient /dsbn /black metal /dungeon synth project by Victoria Carmilla Hazemaze, aka Ftpsia …. from -.-. .- – album
  • Transatlantic post-punk /trip-hop /new wave /darkwave experimental musical duo of veterans from the original UK northern goth scene, Lunar Paths “New (feat. Ben Keaton)” single
  • Phoenix, AZ goth /dream pop /darkwave band & dark alternative DJ duo Bella Lune “Pushed” from the album “Chasing Shadows”
  • Spanish dark ambient /dark folk /dream pop /post-industrial /post-punk /ethereal gothic rock band WIND ATLAS “Sound Of Gold, Rythm Of Jade” from the album “Lingua Ignota” [GH Records]
  • French synthwave / minimal synth act LA MAIN “A Weeping Song” from V/A “HONORIS V – A TRIBUTE TO NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS” CD album via Unknown Pleasures Records
  • Montreal, Quebec lo-fi /electronic /synthpop solo project of MD (former singer/guitarist of duo Calomine), Nœud – “Le dernier cri” single
  • New York cinematic /R&B /folk /electronic /trip-hop /post-punk duo Jack Whitescarver & Coco Goupil, aka AMITURE “Rattle” from the LP “Mother Engine” on Dots Per Inch Music
  • Long Beach, CA lo-fi minimal synth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave project, Nights Templar “Thief With No Hands” from the vinyl 12″ compilation album “Year One” via Reapo Records
  • New York-based bedroom goth darkwave solo project, Factory Fire “Architects & Serial Killers” title track of debut LP “Architects & Serial Killers”
  • Dallas, TX 4-piece post-punk /darkwave act SEVIT “Jet Black Sommer” single
  • Ukrainian coldwave /post-punk solo act DRKLV “I Hope to See You Down the Road” (2021 demo)
  • German gothic rock /new wave /post-punk band The Occasion “Break The Silence” off the debut EP “The Hanging Tree”
  • Winterthur, Switzerland coldwave /post-punk solo project DISAPPEARER “Endless Summer” from debut 2-track S/T single
  • Köln, Germany noise /garage /wave /post-punk band Lo Seal “Bongcloud Attack” off the new “Blok” EP cassette(digital 2020 EP “Schijf” included) via mörtelsounds
  • Belarus darkwave /new wave /post-punk music artist from Minsk, Долина Шума “Реинкарнация” single
  • Vancouver, WA post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project, This Cold Night “I Am The Weed, Or So I Thought” single
  • Montreal, Quebec minimal wave /post-punk solo project NO “Call”
  • Berlin-based industrial /post-punk /electro-synth-punk project of Alexander Leonard Donat (Vlimmer), ASSASSUN – “Hell Here” from the 3rd ASSASSUN album, “Post-Climax” out soon via his own Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Canadian coldwave /post-punk /synth solo act from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “Déjà Vu” single   [COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC]
  • German post-punk /minimal synth act Nadia A – “Erfinde Dich Neu” from “Bildende Künstler*Innen versuchen Musik zu machen Vol.3” compilation via Billo
  • Montréal coldwave /electro /minimal synth /darkwave duo, Police Des Moeurs – “Sablier” from the vinyl 12″ album “COMMENCEMENT”
  • Greek Darkwave /Industrial /Goth Electronic solo project of SmokeMachines, aka Murder of Crows “The Wolf Cat” debut single
  • Buenos Aires synthwave /coldwave /darkwave project Ornamented Gauze “Lifeline (Fax Machina)” from the debut album “Coldness Be My God”
  • Asheville, NC Electro /Darkwave duo Cold Choir “Runaway (KISS OF THE WHIP Remix)” from “Velvet Surrender Remixed” remix album
  • Italian EBM /Synth-Punk band founded  by Frasco (Bloodygrave & Die Lust, SPO) and Jules (Cronaca e Preghiera, Nono) joined by Danilo Fatur (CCCP Fedeli alla Linea), Zona Utopica Garantita [ZUG] “Lifetime Shock” from V/A “MRG016” cassette compilation [Marguerite Records]
  • Napa, CA EBM /darkwave / dark electro producer (member of post-punk outfit Fearing), Blood Rave “Reset Me” from the cassette album “Determinate Bias”
  • Sacramento, CA-based industrial /dark electronic /darkwave act led by Lynette Cerezo, aka BESTIAL MOUTHS “SLITSKIN (ORPHX REMIX)” from the remix album “BACKBONE” on Negative Gain Productions
  • Los Angeles-based EBM /industrial /techno /darkwave /dark electronics project of Toronto‘s Cam Findlay, aka Kontravoid “Reckoning” from the upcoming album “Detachment” via Artoffact
  • Colombian industrial /dark electro /EBM /body music project Resistor “Combustion” off the forthcoming album “Liebe Uber Alles” via SCANNER / Dark Dimensions Label Group
  • Leipzig/Berlin based Dark Electro duo Devil Machine “I am Lost” single
  • Olomouc, Czechia dark synth post-punk /darkwave project Ashen Decay “Secrets” single
  • Swedish EBM /synthpop act Strikkland “Shout At The Dark” the second single from the upcoming album “Hommage”
  • New York coldwave /darkwave /dark electronic duo, GHOST COP “A SHOT IN THE DARK” single
  • Vancouver, BC post-punk /dream pop /darkwave solo project of artist, musician and Actors keyboardist Shannon Hemmett, aka LEATHERS “Crash” single
  • Miami, FL new wave /post-punk /darkwave act Astari Nite “Necessity Meal” single on Negative Gain Productions
  • Melbourne-based post-punk /darkwave /electropop project of a former member of 80s band Real Life, George Pappas, aka ALIEN SKIN “You Minus Me” from “Let’s Play Mortuary Dress Up” EP
  • Cincinnati, OH Darkwave /Post-Punk solo act DEEP//FAKE “Such Spite” from the EP “Periodic Visions”
  • English early 80s new wave /synth-pop band led by John Diamond, Blue Party “I’ll Just Think To Myself (Claustraphobia Remix 2024)” [original song written in 1983]
  • Casio-pop /electro-pop pre-Soup Dragons recordings as a teenager of 14-15 years old by Scottish singer, composer and musician Sean Dickson, aka Silent Industry “A Crow And A Baby” (The Human League cover) from the vinyl 12″ album “Silent Industry” via Old Bad Habits Label and Shambotic recordings
  • Berlin based early ’80s NDW /kraut /synth-pop duo Tom Dokoupil & Walter Dahn, aka Die Partei “Autoselbstfahrer” from the upcoming second album “Celaviemachinery” 43 years after Die Partei’s 1981 debut, via Bureau B
  • French post-punk /synth-pop duo Peritel – “Vertiges de l’amour (Alain Bashung)” from the upcoming V/A “Toute la musique que j’haine” cassette+fanzine 4th anniversary Coeur sur toi label compilation
  • Istanbul based post-punk /funk /synthpop /psychedelic /synthpop Turkish one-man doomer band, ALTAN “Fark Etmez” single
  • Athens, Greece Post Punk /New Wave band Radio Sect “Mirage” from the debut album “Wired” LP
  • Berlin-based, German New Wave /Italo Disco /Indie Dance duo Das Beat “Last Laugh” single via Arbutus Records
  • Germany/US Deathrock /Darkwave band made of Micha (Lost View) from Leipzig & vISION (Tragic Black) from the USA, Spectre Theatre “The Underground Machine” single
  • Gothic Rock /Coldwave /Darkwave /Post-Punk act from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Burial Shadows” single on Nevel Records
  • US goth /minimal synth /post-punk solo project of Leandro Sanchez, TWIN TEARS “Prisoner” single
  • Berlin-based goth synth-pop /darkwave collaboration Deus Ex Lumina & Mezolozyde “We Own The Night” single
  • Denver, CO gothic rock /dark pop duo DEAD⅋DELICIOUS “Give In” single
  • Minsk, Belarus Cold Wave /Post-punk band Nürnberg “Imsomnia” from the new vinyl 12″/CD album “Nadkaz”
  • Eastern Poland‘s goth /coldwave /postpunk band Dorian’s Steaming Shadow “Hold on to Me” from “Hold on to Me/Embrace and Tame” 2-track single teaser to the upcoming debut LP album.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico deathrock /post-punk /goth rock /darkwave duo Blood Relations “As This Darkness Takes Hold” single
  • Russian post-punk /coldwave band from Kaliningrad, BLIND SEAGULL “Connections” from “Decade Of Effort” 10th Anniversary vinyl compilation via AVANT! Records
  • Eugene, Oregon ethereal wave /dark wave /post-punk /shoegaze band Lesser Angels “Church Tongue” single.
  • New York lo-fi /garage /indie rock /post-punk project of AD Sheikh, AKA Old Lions ‘Lose Myself in You” from “Of Terni” EP
  • Évreux, France surf /shoegaze /post-punk / indie rock duo METRO VERLAINE “Hooligan” from the vinyl 12″ album “POP SAUVAGE” via Le Cèpe Records
  • Riverside, CA goth /coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project, Perpetual Midnight “I Only Wear Black” single
  • Barcelona, Spain dark /garage /post-punk /synth-punk band Endora y Sus Vicios “Salir al exterior” from the vinyl 12″ album “Son mis normas”
  • Denver, CO Post-Punk /Darkwave Latino band Devoratus “Lost” from “Amissus” EP                         
  • Madrid, Spain 4-piece shoegaze /post-punk band SÝN “Cuadro Vacío” single
  • Louisville, Kentucky new wave /gothic rock /dark folk music project Motuvius Rex “Our Lady Of Sorrows” second single from the forthcoming album “Flowers For Dolores”
  • Hamburg, Germany wave /post-punk /diskurs pop solo project Maxim Winter “Worte Vergessen” single
  • Chicago, Illinois ambient dungeon synth project of Alkilith and Nightshade, aka Mors Vitaque “Another Path” off the debut cassette album “Valley of the Wind” via Northeast Dungeon Siege
  • Apex, North Carolina ambient /fantasy /dungeon synth project Raccoon Fink “The Sun is Shining on the Ice” from the album “Winter Reflections”
  • Rhode Island‘s dark ambient /winter drone /dark dungeon synth act Old Moth Dreams “The Pale Lady Under The Ice” from the long-form album “Winter Ghost Tales”

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