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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – February #07-22

photo by Vladimir Averin

  • Spanish minimal electronics duo Wladyslaw Trejo and Lunademayo based in Valladolid and Barcelona, SLOVENSKA TELEVIZA “Sunday Afternoons in Pripyat” new 2-track ultra-limited lathe cut 7″ single via Barcelona label Manufactured Desire Records.                                                                                                       

As accustomed us since day one, ecstatic, spooky and poignant synth-driven melodies from the Spanish duo inspired by the nostalgic and eerie story of a bunch of youngsters, who avoided the evacuation of Pripyat, right after the Chernobyl accident… Haunted, ghostly glows hum like fearful shadows amid twinkling icy bright chimes, heavily muffled beats, and low pulsing bass lines to create a lost enchanted maze of cold bittersweet mystery around the trembling beauty of tragic cries and hopeful angst left tumbling through the dramatic darkness of friendship and life. Please have a look at the DIY video for the song and possibly subscribe to the artist’s channel.

  • French Synthwave /Darkwave solo project from Paris, NAM’S “Run Maria”                                                        

The fairly fresh exploration and the refinement through the gloomy electronic meanders of the 80s influenced yet modern darkwave with gothic, coldwave and post-punk leanings by the Parisian musician are starting to bear some fruits judging by his last efforts, albeit there is still a long way to go… the cold and mysterious “Run Maria” bounces through dancing hypnotic beats, menacing basslines jeopardy, and sinister droning synth stabs, whilst magnetic vocals cast macabre gothic poetry amid wicked falling tinkling echoes of dread. As above, please have a look at the DIY video for the song and possibly subscribe to the artist’s channel.

  • Detroit, Mi synthpop duo BALL PIT. “In A Garden” title track from debut EP “In A Garden”

New duo from Detroit with a debut 3-tracker of instantly nostalgic and hauntingly captivating synthpop, whose lead and title track pulses with twinkling shivering synth swirl anticipation, to swell over an ominous flow of anxious buzzing low ends and mechanical steady beats to build nostalgic shame around hopeless romantic croons bleeding guilty memories and edgy obsessions into a mercurial whirlwind of discomfort.

  • Spanish dark neo-folk duo Manix S.(music) and Salva Maine (vocals), AKA Har Belex – “The End of The Summer” first single off of the upcoming second album “Campo de Urnas” due on 31 March 2022 via Caustic Records
  • Malta‘s dark ambient /cinematic /post-rock /minimal dark folk duo Alexia (Vox at Memento Nostri) & Julian (Keys at Nomad Son), AKA Tryst Arcane “Spiral Meandering”
  • Moscow‘s doomerwave /darkwave /post-punk one-man-band Son, Fire! “Golden Hour” single
  • French goth/shoegaze/post-punk/coldwave solo project from Orléans, GLASSZONE “Fall Apart (Death in June cover)”                                                                                                                                                                 
  • US founder member of late 70s/80s experimental /post-punk /new wave cult band Tuxedomoon and solo artist, Steven Brown “Warning” from “El Hombre Invisible” Mexico‘s influenced first solo album since the early ‘90s on Crammed Discs
  • Spanish experimental /minimal synth solo project Pawboss “Hemos venido a perder” from the new single “Hemos venido a perder / Nos ha tocado vivir las penas” on contubernio records
  • Japanese industrial /experimental /minimal synth artist from Tokyo, Soloist Anti Pop Totalization – “Blue recollection” from Split Vinyl Album “SYNTH IN JAPAN” Soloist Anti Pop Totalization + Jin Cromany on via Objet Trouvé
  • Vancouver, Canada based dark synth electronic solo project Saturn’s Cross “The Violence” from the new single “The Punishment of Sorcerers” on Covenant Records
  • Kobe, Japan synth pop artist Hidetaka Horie a.k.a. JIN CROMANYON “Stone henji” from the Split Vinyl Album “SYNTH IN JAPAN” Soloist Anti Pop Totalization + Jin Cromanyon on via Objet Trouvé
  • Barcelona-based minimal synth /synthpop project of Gerard Ryan, aka Le Cliché “Paranoia” from upcoming vinyl 12″ album “Vicarious Life” out on February 14th 2022 via Polytechnic Youth label and Manufactured Desire Records                                                                                                                                         
  • Northern Ireland synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “European Station” single
  • Russian synthwave /EBM /coldwave /electronic producers Namesis and Sunko, AKA Ninetees “Plastic” from the upcoming cassette album “On the knees” on SOIL
  • Darkwave /EBM /Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “From The Eclipsed Mind” single from upcoming new album                                                                                                                       
  • Californian dark electronic /post-punk /industrial /synthwave solo project FORNICATA “Innocent” from the album “The Road to Misanthropy”
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands post-punk /coldwave solo project Ruudje “Space” single
  • Costa Rica‘s darkwave /dark synth-pop artist based in San Jose, MAVROSKELETO – “Mezquino” from the new LP “Maligno”
  • Mexico City-based Post-punk /New Wave /Dark Wave project of veteran punk artist, CALAVERX “Tenochtitlan” new single
  • Toronto, Ontario Synth-Punk /Minimal Wave /Synth-pop duo SUN STREAK “Love Note” from “Demo” album
  • Charlotte, NC darkwave /coldwave /synth wave artist-vocalist, TENDERLASH “Fate (Mechanimal Remix)”
  • London based coldwave duo Rebelót “Rigmarole” single
  • Spanish synthpop musical project of Juan Grande (Techni-ka) and Raúl Muñoz-Torrero (Insight), aka TELEKON “Feel Lonely (Album version)” from “Feel Lonely” (Single)
  • Barcelona based dark synth /synth-wave electronic solo project Nightcrawler “Partners in Pain” single
  • Baltimore, Maryland A Hi-NRG disco /synthpop act Intellectual Dark Wave “Ejected from the Left” from the EP “Ejected from the Left”
  • UK Darkwave/ Synth Pop trio MAGNETIC SKIES “Outside” single
  • Athens, Greece industrial /electro /synth-punk solo project Paranoia’s Broken Machine – “Αυτοκριτική στο Τίποτα” from the album “6,5 Διχασμένες προσωπικότητες”
  • Michigan horror synth /darkwave /synthwave /dark pop artist VVMPYRE “Offering (feat. Caitlin Stokes)” single
  • Tokyo based DIY post-punk /blackwave act They Might Drown “The Swarm” from the EP “Limb by Selfish Limb” on Messina Records
  • Philadelphia, PN industrial/synthpop/futurepop act SILVER WALKS “Tear me down (Assemblage 23 mix)” from the upcoming single “Tear me down” on Distortion Productions
  • Californian darkwave/synthpop/electronic group out of San Diego, MATTE BLVCK “Monumental (A Way To Free The Slave) (MVTANT Remix)”
  • UK goth /new wave /synthpop band Massive Ego “Fake Star” from the new EP “The New Normal” on Out Of Line Music.
  • Russian female-fronted synth /futurepop duo Fatal Aim “Nevermind” single on SkyQode.
  • Berlin-based dark electronic /synthpop project of Christoph Schauer, MORPHOSE feat. Lennart A. Salomon “Spin The Wheel (Wesenberg vs. Schauer Club Edit)” on Infacted Recordings
  • Melbourne based synthpop solo project of Peter Endall (keyboardist for 1980s band Schizo Scherzo), Suburban Spell “Breathe The Dust” from the LP “Split Levels”
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands darkwave /post-punk /synthwave act Minor Crime “1M0R3N0M0R3” single
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, AKA Liquid Land “Pain is the new romance” new single
  • German ambient /kraut /coldwave /cosmic /psychedelic moniker of Leipzig-based composer Jonas Wehner, Warm Graves “Neon” from the upcoming second studio album “Ease” on Fuzz Club Records
  • Mar Del Plata, Argentina post-punk band Sylvia Prieto ”Paseando por el Cementerio” debut single on Pistilo Records
  • French Cold Indie Wave Band from Lyon, EAST. “Fairyground, burning man !” from the EP “Joys and Clouds”
  • Hamilton, Ontario lo-fi /no-wave /post-punk band WET MAKEUP “Haunted Night” from the EP “Single French Hybrids”
  • Russian blackgaze /coldwave /post-punk trio from Moscow, Культодиночества [Kulto di Noches] “культ одиночества” single
  • San Diego, CA darkwave /synthwave /post-punk solo project of James Ivey, THE DIRTY SUN “Don’t Know” single on Split Banana Records
  • Orlando, Florida Post-Punk /Goth /Deathrock trio The Palest Grey “In This Room” from the debut mini-album “Always Haunted”.
  • Sydney, Australia post-punk 3-piece GYRATE “Beneath Me” single
  • Mexico City-based industrial /electronic /goth /darkwave solo project, RITUALZ “Nadir” single
  • Bologna, Italy electro /post-punk /noise /existentialist trio CARON DIMONIO “La preghiera dell’ingordo” new single
  • 4-piece shoegaze /post-punk band from Madrid, ALICE GREAVES “Andersen” from the second EP “Bow & Arrow”
  • Asheville, NC goth /darkwave /post-punk 5-piece SECRET SHAME “Hide” single
  • El Paso, TX based New Wave /Shoegaze /post-punk trio LESSER CARE “Meadow” from the upcoming debut LP “Underneath, Beside Me” on à La Carte Records
  • Paris, France shoegaze /new wave /post-punk solo project 7 7 “Mind is a dirty ocean” from the debut “7 7” EP
  • NYC 6-Piece Post-Punk outfit from Brooklyn, CATCHER “Behind a Bleeding Heart” single from the upcoming debut LP “The Fat of A Broken Heart”
  • Wolverhampton-based post-punk band, Baudelaire ‘Prayers’ debut single                                                           
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “Where she does not belong”                                                                                                                                                                          
  • South Korea darkwave /coldwave /post-punk solo project of Zujeka from Seoul, Bendi Boi “Spinnen Sie” from new LP “Meine Gäste”.
  • Melbourne garage punk /post-punk 4-piece PINCH POINTS “Am I Okay?” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Process” on Exploding In Sound Records and Mistletone Records
  • East London experimental post-punk collective Folly Group “I Raise You (The Price of Your Head)” from the upcoming second EP “Human and Kind” on Ninja Tune‘s Technicolour imprint.
  • Polish lo-fi /noise /post-punk formal collective from Szczecin (members of Przybysz, Cold Tailor, Suty, Czynsz), KILOFF AND THE NEIGHBORS – “Kino” from the cassette album “Buch” on Syf Records
  • Smolensk, Russia post-punk band Telemost — “Это не навсегда” from the debut album “Цунами” on Русский пост-панк
  • UK lo-fi /noise rock /post-punk duo formed in 1987, Salem Trials “The Law” from “Shutting Down / The Law” second in the Salem Trials Month of Sundays Single series on Metal Postcard records
  • London based post-punk /art-rock brother duo CASSELS “Charlie Goes Skiing” from the LP “A Gut Feeling by Cassels” on God Unknown Records
  • Moscow-based indie rock /post-punk band The Camusov “Герои (Heroes)” single
  • Ukraine electro-pop/post-punk/avant pop duo band Зэ Джозерс [Zejozers] “Це дурня, а не любов” (Single).
  • Greek pagan /neo-folk /folkwave music artist Tragoe Damon “Souls feat. Matt McJunkins of A Perfect Circle” from the debut LP “Origins”

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