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

Weekly Post-Punk // Darkwave // Dark Synth Tips – MARCH 2024 – #12-24

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project Dionnysuss “Scars” single

The solo project from Uzbekistan returns to life in the new year, and it was worth it, to introject a chilly enveloping slab of shadowy, misty, brooding Witch-House-infused Darkwave, hypnotically marching on punchy beats, ominous undulating and buzzing low-ends, uncanny twinkly stabs along with flourishing glaring synth drama, swirling over haunted ghostly vocals, lost in mental suffering, with cold distorted obsession.

  • Austin, TX coldwave /post-punk /darkwave one-man project by Justin Van Eck, SKLTN CHR “Ever Again” (Single)

Another welcome return, the Austin-based one-man band’s single embodies the feeling of never being trusted, ‘Ever Again’, throbbing along urgent, murky, droning strains of bleeding pain, to hypnotically flow, heightened by swirling icy synths, on stacked marching percussions and limber humming bass lines, to wash haunted shame-filled broods and nervous spoken words with eerie and obsessive piercing guitar-melodies of endless blame.

  • Danish darkwave/coldwave trio from Aarhus, TORCH “Atiit” single

The first single by the Danish trio, after last year’s well-received debut LP, depicts a haunting, ceremonial, and spectral realm swept by spooky howling and swirling synths, punctuated by deep bleak melodies weaved by a humming plaintive bassline and skipping clashing beats, to enshroud mournful baritone vocals in ominous atmospherics, representing life’s fragility and the emptiness of grief.

  • Norwegian ambient post-metal /progressive /post-rock /doomgaze /shoegaze /folk multi-instrumentalist and singer,  Sylvaine “Dagsens Auga Sloknar Ut” from the EP “Eg Er Framand” [Season of Mist]
  • German electronic /orchestral collaboration Diary of Dreams & die Philharmonie Leipzig “the Valley” single
  • Berlin‘s avant-garde /industrial pioneers led by Blixa Bargeld, Einstürzende Neubauten“Ist Ist” single from the upcoming double album “Rampen: apm (alien pop music)”
  • Colorado-native experimental post-punk /new-wave /alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, violinist, multi-instrumentalist and Tuxedo Moon co-founder, BLAINE L. REININGER “Old Man’s Buckle” from the new CD album “Ghost Festival” [Klanggalerie]
  • Transatlantic post-punk /trip-hop /new wave /darkwave experimental musical duo of veterans from the original UK northern goth scene, Lunar Paths “A Star at Dawn” single
  • New York wave /electronic /dream pop /synthpop project R. Missing “Get Careful Darker” single
  • Milan, Italy electronic /trip-hop /dark-wave duo Pinhdar “Solanin” from the second album “A Sparkle On The Dark Water” via Fruits de Mer Records
  • Dallas, TX new wave /post-punk band Rosegarden Funeral Party “Wait Until Morning” from the third LP “From the Ashes” via Young & Cold Records
  • Brooklyn, NY ethereal wave /shoegaze /gothic-rock band SILENT MASS “Land of Heart’s Desire” from upcoming LP “The Great Chaos”
  • German Darkwave /Post-Punk duo URBANDONED. “Arson” new single
  • Northern Spain‘s darkwave /post-punk /coldwave solo project URCO “Promesas oscuras (Under a dark light remix)” from “Invierno en sus ojos” EP
  • Mexico City minimal synth /synthpop /synthwave project of Ulysses Soto, aka FE “Skins” single
  • Dark Electronics project from Colombia of Alex Cortés and Leonardo Jaime (Antiflvx), Umbrall “Nomada” from the S/T EP
  • Mexican EBM /New Wave /Synthpop /Electronic DJ-producer Dimitri Berzerk “The Liquid Path (Extended Version)” from the maxi single “Coniunctio”
  • Dark Wave /Cold Wave /Post-punk solo project from Brazil, Gótia “O Amor Destruiu o Amor” 2-track single
  • Richmond, VA dark electronics /darkwave act Petrified Entity “The Death Song” from the album “Panopticon”
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas goth /darkwave /dance /post-punk /synthpop /scuzzwave solo project, Damien Hearse “DIVINE SWINE” from “PSALMS DR:84” EP
  • EBM /Synthwave /Darkwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Zdorovye!”
  • Moscow-based EBM /industrial /synth wave act ftshsm “тусовщица” single
  • Russian new wave /techno /minimal synth /synthpop duo SYNTHESE “Küssen” single
  • Chile EBM /cold wave /minimal synth /techno producer Atmósfera Hostil “La tormenta de arena” from “Un Nuevo Amanecer Se Desvanece” EP [Kontratake Kollektive]
  • Viennese coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Sleepless Streets” single [A-Dur Records]
  • Greek Post-punk / Cold Wave / Minimal Synth duo from Athens, KALTE NACHT “The Last Breath” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • Miami-based, Iranian-born wave /minimal synth solo female electronic artist Tushna Pirrongelli, aka NINA BELIEF “Siren of Silence” single
  • Canadian goth /darkwave /post-punk quartet ACTORS “In Real Life” single [Artoffact Records]
  • Portland, OR based /darkwave /cold electronics solo project Dancing Plague “Dreamless” off of the 5th studio album “Elogium” [AVANT! Records]
  • Athens-based electronic-fueled darkwave 4-piece The Man & His Failures “Lethe” from V/A Charity Compilation “61 + 1 HYMNS FOR THE CHILDREN OF MYNAS | TEARING OF THE TEMPLE” 61 Artists Unite to Break the Silence: Charity VA Supporting Palestine Children Relief [GLANZ + ELEND]
  • Heerbrugg, Switzerland-based EBM /coldwave /synth-pop /Italo-disco-goth one-man-band, Carlo Onda “Tears Run Dry (Hush Hush)” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • Stockholm, Sweden EBM /electro /synthpop artist Emma Nylén, aka EMMON “Dark” first single off upcoming EP [Icons Creating Evil Art]
  • Johnson City, Tennessee goth /industrial /synthpop /dark electronic artist Crash Lazarus “Everybody Dies” from the LP “Go Ask Machine”
  • Prague, Czech industrial /darkwave /synthwave solo act Decent Ruins feat. Dave Von Tenebrae “Death Bite” single
  • German EBM / Death Wave /Synthgrave project Verrottet “Ritual” single
  • Colombian industrial /dark electronics /EBM duo from Palmira, Dire Forze ”Criminal” off “Governments Of Terror ⚒” LP [Nevel Records]
  • Los Angeles-based new wave /darkwave /post-punk project of Carlo Mancia, aka Mortal Boy “My Anxiety Remix (The Barbary Ghost’s Italo-Adoration Mix)” Italo-disco remix off of the album “The Carbon Orchestra”
  • New York electronic /post-punk /darkwave act Spectral Spells “Bad Weather” single
  • Italian post-punk /darkwave solo project of Luigi Buonaiuto from Florence, TERMINAL SERIOUS “Burdened With Usury” from the upcoming second LP “Fear And Cure”
  • Post-Punk /Deathrock /Dark Wave band from Barcelona, MY OWN BURIAL “Pain And Frustration” single
  • Portuguese gothic /synth-pop /darkwave act Order in Chaos – “Medusa” single
  • Russian industrial /gothic metal /synth-rock project led by the multifaceted music producer Ars Nikonov, Cold In May “Sunrise” single [skyQode]
  • Perth, Australia gothic rock /post-punk solo project The New Romantics “Trash Planet” single
  • Denver, CO goth rock /deathrock band Ceremonial Leather “The Night Won’t Wait” single
  • Elefsina, Greece darkwave /deathpop duo Edgar’s Dreams Ft Georgia Kapa “Void” first song from the upcoming second album.
  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemala post-punk solo project GUERRA FRIA “The Day We Rot” single
  • Washington D.C. dark wave /synthpop /gothic rock act Hex Formes “Until Always” from the EP “Love Made You Vicious”
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee goth /shoegaze /post-punk trio LILLIAN “Human” from the upcoming cassette EP [Bummer Recordings]
  • Richmond, VA-based Shoegaze /Post-Punk /Darkwave one-man project Industrial Waist “Witch cemetery” from the LP “ABYSMAL”
  • Lowell, Massachusetts goth /darkwave /post-punk act Blood Wisteria “Magdalene” from “Cryptid” EP
  • Rouen, France cold wave band NICE COLD NATION “Miradors” single from the upcoming album
  • German post-punk /indiewave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Cold (feat. Hèrbé)” single
  • New York-based new wave /post-punk solo project Postlooperish “Ruminations” title track of the new EP “Ruminations”
  • Rome, Italy based Post-punk /New Wave /Darkwave solo project UmbraMatte “Empty Heaven”
  • Italian new wave /post-punk band Vasa Kumora “Put Out the Moonlight” single
  • Miami, FL indie rock /post-punk /darkwave DIY solo project Prism “Lemon Drop”
  • El Paso, TX-based noise rock /shoegaze /post-punk duo Lesser Care “Candy” from the second LP “HEEL TURN”
  • Denver, CO darkwave /emo /post-punk band led by Ross Ryan, Dead On A Sunday “You Suck (the life out of me)” from upcoming second LP “Cold Red Sea”
  • Mason City, Iowa-based lo-fi kraut /post-punk /synth-punk quartet Why Bother? “Until” off the new album, “Serenading Unwanted Ballads” [Feel It Records]
  • Melbourne-based, Australian mid-90s formed, post-punk /noise guitar rockers S:BAHN “You Could Be Mine” 2nd single from the upcoming “Love Songs” LP
  • Los Angeles-based psychedelic post-punk band led by Noel Skum (aka Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty), aka VR SEX – “Hush Money Millionaire” from the third album, ”Hard Copy” [Dais Records]
  • Detroit, MI deathgaze duo VAZUM “Breach” single
  • Dublin, Ireland post-punk /dark wave /synth wave trio Bean Sí “More than a muse” single
  • Chicago‘s post-punk /art rock trio FACS “North America Endless” 7″ single “North America Endless”/”Take Me to Your Heart” [Sub Pop]
  • Moffat Beach, Australia egg punk /synth-punk band Electric Prawns 2 “Knuckle Dragger” from “I’m Hooked/Knuckle Dragger” single
  • Connecticut solo punk project from Nic Vicario (Crisis Man, Public Eye, Cemento), SMIRK “Bad Behavior” Palestine fundraising single
  • Italian DIY ambient /drone /fantasy dungeon synth project Hjartans “What had become old is made new” from “Páska” EP
  • Ambient /comfy /fantasy dungeon synth act Angel “In The Midst of Study” from the LP “Enlightenments”
  • Columbia, Missouri lo-fi /noise /fantasy dungeon synth act Frost Void “Rise From the Battlepit” from the cassette album “T´was Foretold Long Ago” [Personal Uschi Records]
  • Canada lo-fi /comfy synth /fantasy /dungeon synth act Moorlock “Unto the Earth, All Life Must Be Repaid” from the album “Hearthen Tome II: Druidic Mudrites” [The Hearthen Ring]

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