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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – March #11-21

  • Odilon’s Grip‘s Edgy Electronic Beats 17/03/21                                                                                                     

With exclusive pre-release tracks from Hammershøi and Fotoapparat and new music from Paradox Obscur, L.F.T., Borusiade, Profit Prison, Mechanimal, Unconscious, Equinoxious, Rudiment, Alpha Sect, mitra mitra, Mansfield.TYA and others in the mix. Don’t forget to join Odilon’s Mixcloud Page for a full tracklist. Enjoy!!!     

  • Brazilian goth /synth-punk /minimal-darkwave project of Kyara Jereissati from Ceará, RATPAJAMA “Heaven” from the sophomore album “Ego Death” on Deepland Records

The gripping second album from Brazilian darkwaver Ratpajama, comprised of the previous four singles along five new songs, rambles and throbs frenetically amid a cold yet soul-stirring concoction of powerful mechanical drum machines, resounding bleak bass lines, and ominous melancholic icy synth melodies ignited by bewitching haunting female vocalizations to breath deep pain and alienation, bringing the frantic electropunk energy into wider nuanced dimensions of both intriguing and danceable, dazzling sonic darkness to get completely lost in.

  • Philly‘s dark post-punk goth rocker (FKA Lord Travvis), NIGHT RITUAL “Simplicity” new single from the forthcoming album ‘UNBECOMING’                                                                                                                       

As usual poignant and compelling Americana-dusted, bitter and melancholic dark ballad steeped in grief and utter desperation. Abrasive sparkling guitar melodies ring dire moods to prickle chilling pain through steady swaying rhythms, hearty pin-point bass lines, and deep soulful male vocals’ hopeless breathes of dark nihilism to beautifully freeze even the warmest of hearts. 

  • Iranian born minimal synth solo female electronic project of Tushna Pirrongelli based in Miami, NINA BELIEF “Curami” (CCCP cover)

Faultless synth-driven cover of one of the hits of Berlin-born Italo punks CCCP, possibly the most important, original and cultural resonant Italian bands from the 80s.
Miami based synthetist swathes it with nostalgic icy synth chimes and obsessive buzzing swirls, pumped by bouncing bassline and lashing beats, while dynamic intoxicating breathless vocals’ inject a dizzying modern electro feminine twist into the mix. A song from 1986, lyrically absolutely topical infused of the visceral desire to have someone close to us, who heals our wounds, and protects us, while helping ourselves reciprocally to cope from future threats.

  • Croatian minimal synth /electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An “Strata (Methodical Cut-up)” from the new vinyl album “Sub-object” on TONN Recordings
  • Spanish dark industrial /synth /electronic project Maskscream “ONE MINUTE OF POLITICS” from “SIDE A” EP on NØVAK
  • Death In June – “Fall Apart” (Sydney Valette Cover)                                                                                           
  • Mysterious Russian post-punk act Darkness Hood “Ночной город /Night City”                                               
  • Mysterious post-punk /coldwave outfit The Hangman’s Daughter “Serafina, Who Knows?”                                 
  • Mexico City synthpop/post-punk/new wave/ ‘post wave’ band, THE ETERNAL NOW “The Name”                     
  • German lo-fi post-punk project German Bot “Bröckeln”                                                                                                            
  • Stockholm, Sweden darkwave/ synth project of Erik Marklund, aka Mellowlands “Come Closer” new single
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Good Riddance” from the album “Projections” on Funhaus Records
  • Italian dark disco /kraut /new wave /post-punk /electronic young musician, DJ and Live Performer, AMARCORD “The Priestess Of Darkness” off upcoming EP ‘Age Of Intimacy’ on Me Me Me Records            
  • Los Angeles, Ca electro-pop/minimal synth solo project of multimedia artist Laura Callier, GEL SET “Next Exit” off upcoming LP “Tone Invasion” on 2MR.
  • Vienna‘s electronic/post-punk solo project of Florian Tremmel (aka Two Pigs Under One Umbrella, Gran Bankrott), Gran – I Know (mitra mitra remix)” from the retrospective vinyl album “mitra mitra; Reconstruction Works” a compendium of remixes and cover versions by mitra mitra out March 30th 2021 via Schalko
  • Greek Dark Minimal Synth Wave duo based in Athens, Kalte Nacht “Our Moments Are Answers” (Digital Single)
  • Russian Coldwave /Minimal Synth one-man-band from Perm, Kondratie “Страхъ (feat. ютта замбона)” from upcoming album “Мгла”
  • Seminal early 2000’s French experimental minimal synth project by Alaxis Andreas G., LE SYNDICAT ELECTRONIQUE // “It’s Our Day” from the new album // “Never Too Late To Do It Right !” on A// Heathen Electronics
  • Portland, Or darkwave /techno /synthwave act DESIRE BEAT “Sight On The Sun” from the debut EP “To The Beat Of Their Desire”
  • German analogue synth solo project from Marc Schaffer (Endphase, Solitairen Effekten, solitude fx, Twins Natalia and owner of Anna Logue Records), Shibuya Station feat. Kriistal Ann “Madness” from V/A HT006 – “synthesizer music on tape vol.3” tape compilation on Harami Tapes
  • French coldwave outfit from Rouen, Dean Didn’t Care “The Last Time” off debut EP “Television”
  • Weslaco, TX coldwave /synthwave project Hora Mortis “Feel It” new single
  • Swiss experimental /NDW /coldwave /psychedelic /minimal wave /synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Doomsday’s Coming”                                                                                                                                                         
  • Charleroi, Belgium electro /coldwave producer/DJ (Roulette Rekordz head honcho and half of Cercle Futur), Poladroïd “A Brute Like You” from the upcoming Poladroïd EP on Roulette Rekordz                                                        
  • Bordeaux, France synthpop project of Anouk Allard, Venus Berry “Chien De La Casse” off upcoming album « Chien de la casse » on Flippin’ Freaks Records                                                                              
  • French synth wave/dark synthpop solo project from Paris, After L’Amour “héros” from the new EP “Melocholia 2”
  • 3-piece Synth-Pop band from Canada, CYGNETS “My Dead Self Again” from the album “Swan Songs” (originally recorded in 2017 as two separate EPs early Cygnets songs) on Negative Gain
  • German dark electronic /synthwave /darkwave collaboration Tom Laukemper & ENFIN NOIR – “NixVonDir” (Lyrics & Vocals by Enfin Noir) new single
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Not For Me” from “Your Transience is Mine” EP
  • Moscow, Russia electronic /darkwave /synthpop duo thewalkingicon “Naive” new and last single from the upcoming “Shadow of the Saints” album on Negative Gain Productions
  • Chicago‘s electronic /synth pop /goth disco trio PIXEL GRIP “Alphapussy” new single off upcoming sophmore LP “Arena” on Feeltrip Records
  • Los Angeles, CA electronic doomwave / post punk /synthpop band GLAARE “Divine Excess” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Your Hellbound Heart” on Weyrd Son Records
  • US dreamwave /synthwave /synthpop musician from Miami, Trevor Something “All Mine” new single
  • German electronic /future pop /synthpop /cyberpunk producer from Hamburg, FADERHEAD “Better (feat. Chris Harms)” new single
  • US producer Colin Cameron Allrich‘s experimental /ambient /IDM /industrial /techno electronic project SLIGHTER “Complicit (Edit)” new single.
  • Synth experiment act from the Bay Area, WHITCOMB “Everlasting” from upcoming “Everlasting” EP
  • Philadelphia dark synthpop duo (formerly Gravey Train), aka A Good Host & Little Stray “Ghost” off forthcoming first LP “Neon Silhouette” on This & That Tapes
  • Copenhagen, Denmark synth-pop duo Disrupted Being “Devoted” new single.
  • Novosibirsk, Russia post-punk /darkwave /synthwave /coldwave solo project NEON HELL “Meaningless (1988)” new single.
  • Los Angeles, Ca synthpop /new wave duo SECOND SKIN “Colder” debut single
  • Mississippi new wave /shoegaze /synthpop solo project Blue Livingroom “Extraction” from the upcoming debut album “For Keeps”
  • Brooklyn, NY electro/ cinematic /synthpop solo project AMITURE “Operator” from the debut album “The Beach” on Dots Per Inch Music
  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “Unknown Love (Obsession of Time Remix)”
    from “Unknown Love – The Remixes” album
  • Swedish synth electronic/EBM musician from Ljungby, The Ironic Sweden “Universe friend” new single
  • Amsterdam based ‘Goth-Wave’ one-man-band Grimdeluxe “The Empty Road” new single
  • Dark Synthpop /New Wave solo project from Germany, SCYR “Ruins” from the debut LP “So Sad”
  • L.A. post-punk /new wave duo Sergio A. Soto and Max McDonald, aka DARKPLAY “Only You” from first LP “Work Up”
  • French analog electronic pop music duo StarBabe “Echec & Mat” new single on Black Venus Records.
  • British Columbia dreampop /new wave /synthpop /glam rock solo project Art d’Ecco “I Am The Dance Floor” new single from Art d’Ecco’s upcoming new album “In Standard Definition” on Paper Bag Records.
  • Barcelona-based post-punk /darkwave trio Newborn Ghost “Disco Dizzy” off the debut album “To Make a Flower as Sharp as a Knife”
  • Münster, Germany EBM /trap /electro /synth-pop /wave solo project LMX – “My Own Planet” from the album “CTRL+S” on meshwork music                                                                                                                     
  • Chicago noise /electro /post-industrial duo HIDE “Do Not Bow Down” from the upcoming LP “Interior Terror” on Dais
  • Spain based Venezeluan dark electronic artist Diego Gutierrez, aka Enhok “The Night (Elezoria Remix)” from “The Night” single on skyQode
  • L.A.‘s post-disco dance-punk DIY duo DE LUX “On and On (Till The End Of Us)” from “Uneven” EP on Innovative Leisure
  • Ukrainian Post-Punk /Coldwave collaboration between Delirium (Slovyansk) and Povod (Zaporizhia), DELIRIUM “Затерянные (feat. POVOD)” new single
  • Italian post-punk /darkwave solo project of Luigi Buonaiuto from Florence, TERMINAL SERIOUS “All My Desires” from the album “Love Was Lies”
  • French post-punk /cold wave band JE T’AIME “The Sound” from the live album “Live at Gibus” Recorded on 14 September 2019 at LE Gibus (Paris) via Icy Cold Records
  • Dallas, TX 4-piece post-punk /darkwave act SEVIT “War Chest (Unholy Mix)”
  • New York coldwave/post-punk outfit Driving Dead Girl “Gorvernment’s Sheep” from the 4th album “Rupture” on Dead Girl Records
  • German Darkwave /Post-Punk band URBANDONED. “Find Love Or Die Trying!” new single
  • L.A. Rozz WilliamsChristian Death “Spectre (Love Is Dead) Kill Shelter Remix” on Cleopatra Records
  • Greek coldwave /darkwave duo based in Patra, Grey Gallows – ”Cold Hearts” from the new LP “Garden of Lies” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Paris darkwave /post-punk /coldwave trio ORDER 89 “100 Visages” from the upcoming sophomore LP “L’Été Des Corbeaux” on Icy Cold Records.
  • Berlin-based Synthwave/ Post-Punk /Industrial one-man-band Kandinsky Noir “OPFERA” new single
  • Berlin / Leipzig experimental /dance funk /post-punk 6-piece band Go Lamborghini Go “Repetition of High” off upcoming 6-track vinyl 12 EP “Low” via Mangel
  • Post-punk /coldwave /darkwave solo project BITTERBONES “Disguise” new single on Blank Publishing
  • Mysterious Russian post-punk act Darkness Hood “Ночной город /Night City”
  • Greek alternative rock/post-punk band from Athens, OUTPUT 10 “day after day(aka teenage point of view)” from the album “debut delayed due to lack of talent and time”                                                               
  • Mexico lo-fi /dream pop /post-punk DIY one-man-project HVMVN “Your Last Day” from the debut album “FEAR THE FUTURE”
  • Lucerne, Switzerland indie rock /post-punk trio Laddermen “The Huntress Obeyed” taken from Laddermen’s debut album Special Kind of Violence out 2021 on Waterfall of Colours.
  • Moscow-based post-punk /psych /shoegaze /synth electronic project of Siberian artist Alex Kelman (founder and member of legendary Russian indie-bands Punk TV, Hot Zex, Dsh!Dsh!), ALEX KELMAN “Dezinfekcia” title track from the new EP “Dezinfekcia”
  • German Post-Punk act from Leipzig, Nietzsche and the Wagners “Always Remember” from second LP “Ill Omens” on Diffuse Reality Records
  • French post-punk /feminist punk 4-piece from Paris, MARY BELL “Rapists behind the scene” from upcoming LP “Bellatrix Boadicea” on Destructure Records
  • Melbourne based Perth‘s garage psych-punk/post-punk trio Hideous Sun Demon “Distractions” from upcoming 7″ vinyl EP “Development Hell” on Marthouse
  • Mount Gambier, SA lo-fi /garage /punk outfit REVV “Ya Bad News” off “Amusia” tape EP on Goodbye Boozy
  • Toronto, Canada dark/gothic rock band The Birthday Massacre “The NeverEnding Story” (Limahl cover)
  • New York-based, Spanish post-punk /new wave /shoegaze /darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “She’s A Lie”