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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – February #08-22

Robert Hutinski – The Mirror

  • Bern, Switzerland industrial /post-punk /synth wave band PLAGUE PITS “The Numinous” title track from the upcoming cassette EP “The Numinous”

At short distance from the last brilliant second EP, the Swiss collective return with their boldly eclectic and lashingly reinvigorating dystopian blend of ’80s inspired throbbing dark disco and defrost cold wave inspecting magnetic and nostalgic synth-pop edges through a bouncing bed of treacherous droning low ends, dazzling sharp synth swirls and twinkling keyed arpeggios over distressed emotionless vocals dropping modern dystopic insights into a deceptively alluring machine of systemic oppression while dancing to the groove of his frigid heart.

  • San Diego based coldwave /synthpop /synthwave one-man project EM_LEN “Find Me” (Single)

Californian synthesist delivers a cold, spatial somehow stifling new single lead by mechanical beats to obsessively spin heavily pulsing loops of droning low end oscillations, and translucent waving billows of glassy synths, around the soft emotional vocal cries of vulnerable sorrows to create a heady aural escape into the vast dark skies lit by dancing daydreams.

  • Russian Shoegaze /Post-punk solo project based in Moscow, FLUENT PANIC “Кровь / Blood” single

Russian one-man band ‘shares his blood with us’ with a second single rife with distorted, obsessive, visceral shoegaze-layered post-punk pervaded by deep heartfelt despair released through driving aggression and fear over mechanical punchy rhythms interlaced with a relentless droning bassline dreadfully rumbling, encircled and stabbed by excruciating piercing guitar wails and uncanny ghostly shrouds to overwhelm stumbling, frightened, disconnected vocals delivering eerie, angry accusations into a sinister and haunting confrontation of violence and pain.        

  • Kyiv, Ukraine shoegaze /darkwave /industrial dance /synth-pop project of Stan Przhegodsky, aka Black Light District “Armor”                                                                                                                                                         
  • German Post-Punk /Cold /Darkwave solo project SUBSTANCE “Im Abseits” new single                                       
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “Ultimate illusion(TGT Remaster)” from “Combination Of Frequencies (Vol.II)” EP                                                                                              
  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “By The River” single on A-Dur Records
  • German Post Ambient/Dreamwave/Chillwave project Dividing Spheres “But questions left” single
  • Valencia, Spain synth wave /minimal wave act Roman Skirts “Fields of Dreams” from the album “Minimal Illusions”
  • Australian experimental /post-punk /new wave M Squared studio-as-instrument duo of Patrick Gibson (member of Systematics and Scattered Order) and Dru Jones (Scattered Order), Height/Dismay “Blood Pressure In The Sand” 3-track s/t 7″ EP of unreleased 1981 recordings on Efficient Space
  • French New Wave /Coldwave /Schlag-Wave duo from Rennes, Gwendoline “Saint-Valentin” single
  • Greek one-man synth project based in ThessalonikiMISFORTUNES “Όταν πέφτει η νύχτα” from the new EP “When The Night Falls” on TONN Recordings
  • Australian experimental /post-punk /new wave M Squared studio-as-instrument duo of Patrick Gibson (member of Systematics and Scattered Order) and Dru Jones (Scattered Order), Height/Dismay “Blood Pressure In The Sand” 3-track s/t 7″ EP of unreleased 1981 recordings on Efficient Space
  • Danish electronica /synthpop act of Martin Nyrup and James Thomas, Oui Plastique “Aftermath” from the album “Fraternity of Strangers”
  • UK eclectic goth darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Your Silent Face” (New Order cover)
  • Northern Ireland‘s synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Real” single
  • Early 80s Adelaide, Australia coldwave /new wave /post-punk duo Chris Merchant and David McCarthy, AKA The Frenzied Bricks – “(Can I) Bridge The Gap” from unreleased non-debut 2-track s/t 7″ single on Efficient Space
  • Hamilton, UK goth /darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Interminable / Ephemeral” single
  • Metz, France post-punk /coldwave outfit Nocturne animal “Franc parler” from “Démos” EP
  • Los Angeles based dark wave /new wave /synthpop /darl electronic collaboration Blood Handsome & Male Tears “Hardships & Admiration” single on Hush Club Ltd.
  • Mexican post-punk /new wave /coldwave /minimal synth musician, Werner Karloff “Imagenes del Ruido” from the upcoming EP “Atemporal”
  • BelgoAlbanian post-punk /synth-pop duo of SoFa and Shelbatra Jashari, AKA Elektronik Body Girl “Cantaremos Cosas Simple” from “Elektronic Body Girl” on Emotional Response
  • Brazilian post punk /darkwave artist from Novo Hamburgo, Camilla Sombrio “Dark Revenge”                         
  • French Synthwave /Darkwave solo project from Paris, NAM’S “Spleen” single                                                     
  • Rome, Italy post-punk /new wave /coldwave project of Simona Ferrucci along with Alessandra Romeo, WINTER SEVERITY INDEX “Cause And Effect” from the new album “Disgelo” on Manic Depression Records
  • Miami, FL darkwave /synthwave /dark electronic music project Deep Down Wise “Ambers” (Single).
  • Italian coldwave /darkwave /synthpop /electronic duo Luca Bandini & Alessandra Gismondi, SHAD SHADOWS “Alessandra” from the upcoming cassette album “Prismatic” on Wave Tension Records
  • Graz, Austria darkwave /synthpop act Violence against Man “Gloomy Boy” from the debut album “Anemoia”
  • Greek dark electronics/analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO feat. INCIRRINA “Heavy Rain” from the upcoming EP “339. In Motion” on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Parisian Post-Punk /New-Wave band JE T’AIME “Lonely Days” from the second album “Passive” on Manic Depression Records
  • Swedish darkwave /electronic /post-punk duo from Sundsvall, RED MECCA “Tu Sueño No Es Mio” single
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Dive” (remastered single from 2020).
  • German dark electro/synth-pop duo, FRACTAL AGE “Home” from the new LP “Another Way” on Scanner
  • Italian futurepop /synthpop band Stars Crusaders “Hellmouth” from the long-awaited third album “M.A.T.E.R.” on skyQode
  • Trelleborg, Sweden EBM /industrial /electronic /dark electro musician Henrik Fink Nilsson aka Finkseye “Painkiller” from the forthcoming album “Guided by voices”
  • Dutch cold-noise-punk band Dyatlov ‘Insect Paranoia’ [RADERKRAFT SPACED-OUT REMIX] original version on Spazz Records 7″
  • Liverpool UK witch-house /industrial /electronic /darkwave musician MONOMOR✞E “Reptile” (Trent Reznor/NIN cover)
  • Leeds, UK gothic rock project of Joel Heyes, AKA – Byronic Sex & Exile ‘Salome’ from the single ‘Salome/LS Woman’ on Goth City Records
  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk /darkwave /gothic rock band formed in 1991, IKON “Faces of Betrayal (single version)” from the EP Birds of a Feather ‘Faces of Betrayal’
  • Colorado‘s goth-rock /post-punk project Autumn Sonnet “Speechless” from “Speechless/Darkness” debut single
  • Portalegre, Portugal based coldwave /post-punk /darkwave Mexican/Portuguese duo Cariño Muerto “Accidente” from the debut “La Gran Virtud Del Peligro” EP
  • French electronic /cold wave /shoegaze trio from Rennes, DEAD “Ice Sky (Giirls Remix)”
  • Philadelphia‘s cold wave /minimal wave one-man project NEGLIGEE “Tried in absentia” unreleased track from the cassette edition of the 2021 EP “What Becomes of Those of us Who Cannot Love” via Palais D’Amour
  • Saarbrücken, Germany synth /post-punk outfit ANGST4 “Schwarz/Weiß” new single.
  • Waldheim, Germany darkwave /new wave /post-punk duo LisaWars “Morgenrot” from the upcoming new album “Distanz”
  • Los Angeles deathrock acid punk project of Andrew Clinco, aka VR SEX – “Walk of Fame” from the sophomore album “Rough Dimension” on Dais Records
  • Philadelphia, PN goth rock /post-punk project of Fredrick Dotchel, aka TRAGIC AGE “Finality” single
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project Чайки улетают с моря [smorya] “Покой” from “Добрый день” EP
  • Phoenix, AZ dream pop /synthwave /post-punk solo project Secret Attraction “Trust/Forget” from the new LP “Replica” on Stratford Ct.
  • Vänersborg, Swedish shoegaze /dream pop /new wave /post-punk band Stella Sleeps – “Operator” from the debut LP “Anemic City” on Icy Cold Records
  • Houston, TX based post-punk/darkwave solo project (one half of New Today), TWO ONE SIX “Heat” from the album “Night”
  • Russian new wave /post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Siberia, PLOHO ‘Plattenbauten’ single on Artoffact Records
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia psych /gothic rock /post-punk band The Quinsy “Выпиваешь Мою Любовь” single
  • New York City/Lisbon-based goth post-punk /darkwave duo Hours of Worship “Sugar Sweet Carrion” from their second EP “The Smell of Death Surrounds You” on Faktor Music
  • London, UK darkwave /goth post-punk project of Fabio Hattock, COLUMBARIUM STATION “The Silence In The Storm” from the upcoming LP “The Music of Cemeteries”
  • LA-based Australian/Iranian Electronic Industrial-Pop duo VOWWS ”One by One” from the single “One by One/Shadow Man” off the upcoming full length to be released in 2022.
  • Berlin-based post-punk /punk 5-piece (former members from Chuckamuck and Maske), DIE VERLIERER “Mann im Mond” from their upcoming debut album on Mangel
  • New York‘s art-rock /post-punk five-piece Bodega “Statuette Sulla Console” multi-language single from the upcoming album “Broken Equipment” via the What’s Your Rupture label.
  • East London krautrock /post-punk /psych foursome Snapped Ankle ‘Barbecue In Brazil’ single on The Leaf Label
  • Portland, Or shoegaze /post-punk duo Perimeters “Delay” single
  • Toronto, On shoegaze /new wave /post-punk duo StillWaves “No Minds” single
  • Kyiv, Ukraine lo-fi post-punk solo project (formerly Night Excitement), Night Voyager “Last time i walked down your street”                                                                                                                                                     
  • Mid 2000s Greek lo-fi /indie /noise-pop /post-punk band Red Light “Waaaaah!” from the 10″ EP “First Coming” on Old Bad Habits Label
  • Chile bedroom /shoegaze /post-punk solo project Get Party Alone “Your fault” from the EP “Drunk Boy”
  • Paris dark ambient /ethereal /darkwave /gothic band Artesia “El Desdichado” from the album “Ténèbres, prenez-moi la main”

Robert Hutinski – The Mirror