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

Weekly Post-Punk // Darkwave // Dark Synth Tips – MARCH 2024 – #13-24

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Vancouver, WA post-punk /darkwave /coldwave project led by Chase Morledge, This Cold Night “Just Terrified (Why Do Anything?)” single

The decade-long project led by Chase Morledge keeps on delivering familiar timeless Post-punk/Darkwave, deepened with heartfelt lyrics amid ethereal evocative resonant guitar flourishings and an organic, sombre melody-carrying pulsing bass line, to heighten shifting vocals of numb unenthusiastic pain, soft melancholic cries, and bulging spoken words in an imaginative depiction about feeling lost, alienated, and ‘Just Terrified’. Who cares, with such a string of impressive songs, if the elusive self-titled LP doesn’t yet exist, perhaps the tarot cards on the artwork could suggest it for us.

  • Norway‘s electronic /post-punk /dark wave /synth band of Lars Anders Berg & LinneaPR, The Burning Crow “Little Tin Soldier” single

Beautifully constructed, enveloping, poignant, and thought-provoking new single from the Norwegian act, built on an intricate shivering layering of sonorously vibrant ominous bass drones, shimmering piercing guitar lines and forlorn shuddering synth stabs, over gripping breathless falling dreaminess and angsty sad vocals, transporting the listener into a reflection on the aggressive play toys of little boys through a regretful lens of real world war trauma.

  • Los Angeles-based synthpop duo est.1989, Mind Machine “Always Tomorrow” third single from the  forthcoming album, ”A Universe for Tomorrow”

The 1989 formed Californian duo teases the first single sets amidst 80s dark Depeche inflexions and emotive catchy flair, with subtle undercurrents of modern acid trance sound design, seamlessly able to stir the soul and move the body. Nostalgic, emotional, and expansive layers of high-energy snappy drum programming, jiggly hypnotic bass tones, along with piercing, blowing, and meandering melancholic synth melodies, encircle magnetic stressed-out vocals, telling a friend to slow down, with life’s relentless chaotic flow.

  • Dungeon Synth act in Houston, TX. Hexpartner “An Incantation” from the upcoming album “All That Was Hidden”
  • Valladolid, Spain-based dark ambient /modern classical /medieval folk /dungeon synth /electronic music project Veiled Venus “Celda de Espigas, Dorado Horizonte” from the album “Auto de Fe”
  • French electronic /coldwave /post-punk DIY music project Closed Mouth “Icehouse (Feat. Dan Khoueiry)” single
  • Parisian bedroom synth-pop / minimal cold wave artist Dissemblance – “Souffle au Coeur” from V/A “Yarrow Ballet V.A. 01” cassette compilation [Yarrow Ballet]
  • Early ’80s UK new wave /minimal electronic band Sub Verse – “Chance Romance” from Siltbreeze Records reissue of the compilation V/A “Scaling Triangles” LP 12″ (originally released on Treble Chants Records in 1981)
  • Californian DIY Post-Punk /Minimal Synth act based in Long Beach, Nights Templar “Perversion” from the third cassette album “Half The Year” via Paisley Shirt Records
  • Adelaide, Australia Dark Wave / Post-Punk duo The Cold Field “Alone” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • Canadian alt-goth /post-punk /darkwave band from Montreal, Scene Noir “The Color of Desire” (single) via Velouria Recordz
  • Utrecht, Netherlands synth wave /post-punk /new wave duo Cymbaline “Shine A Light” from “Gegenwelt” EP 12″ [Young & Cold Records]
  • London-based mysterious goth electronics /synth-pop act Great Area – “Hazards” from upcoming LP “Light Decline” [Relaxin Records]
  • London-based ambient /ethereal /experimental /chamber music /dark pop dancer-musician-performer (Klein, Mica Levi and Space Afrika collaborator), Bianca Scout “Desert feat. Marina Zispin” from the album “Pattern Damage” [sferic]
  • Munich-based Minimal Darkwave /Coldwave duo, Yakima Jera “The House” from the vinyl 12″ album “Azrael Take My Hand” via Young and Cold Records
  • Moscow-based post-punk /coldwave /darkwave band Сад [sadband] “Вокруг” from “Сон” EP
  • Pamplona, Basque Country coldwave /post-punk duo BRIS “Nieznajomy” from “Hira” EP
  • Dutch, Amsterdam-based late ’70s formed, cold wave /electronic /art punk band led by Wally van Middendorp, Minny Pops “Patty” <single edit>
  • Turin, Italy electro /wave /synth solo project Zoltan Freitag “Conversations” from the EP “Slowdown”
  • Baltimore, Maryland-based, minimal wave /analogue electronics veteran Jason Sloan, L’Avenir “Eden” from V/A “Another Cold World 5” CD compilation via Cold Beats Records
  • London, UK minimal analogue synth primitive-electronic DIY music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “Masquerade” from the upcoming new album
  • Leeds, UK synth-pop duo of Josephine Warden & Brian Moss, aka Vicious Pink “So You Want To Love Me?” from the unreleased vinyl album “Unexpected” [Minimal Wave]
  • Poznań, PL based cold wave /minimal synth analog electronics British/Polish multi-instrumentalist Vincenzo Wieczerzynski, aka Chaos International “A Deathly Hunger For War” from S/T EP [Die Blinden Records]
  • German new beat /experimental /no wave /post-punk /synthwave duo Der menschliche Mottek “Mottek” from “S/T album [ichi ichi]
  • Seattle, WA-based Coldwave /Darkwave solo DIY project of Daniel Hart, aka Festering Wounds “Toy Soldier”
  • Mannheim, Germany industrial /darkwave solo project Endless Me “Rush” single
  • East Germany‘s Post-punk /Trance /Synthwave group from Halle (Saale), Kissing Disease “Metamorphose” off “Erster Kuss” LP 12″ via Z-POP Records
  • Swiss EBM /industrial /post-punk /dark electro duo A Sinister Light “Don’t be a Stranger” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • Montreal, Québec EBM /Industrial /Wave /Techno-House /New Beat duo of Rubin G (formerly Low Factor) and Cris.py (ex-member of Perverted Justice and Police des Moeurs), aka Belly Hatcher – “No Choice” from V/A “MUTANT MODALITY vol. 2” compilation [MUTANT MODALITY]
  • German industrial /experimental /EBM /breaks /darkwave /noise /electronic act ALMAX UND FORTE “Poisoned by Love” off “Nois D’Avui” Ltd. Edition 12″ EP [Oráculo Records]
  • Bochum, Germany synthpop /dark electro act ES23 “Brother Wind” from V/A “Synthetic. Facts. Five.” compilation [Infacted Recordings]
  • Alicante, Spain dark synth-pop /synthwave act MiXiNA “Atracció Fatal” single
  • Falun, Sweden electro-pop trio ME THE TIGER “I Want It Back” second single taken from the upcoming new album “Envy” via Progress Productions
  • Irish electropop /synthwave duo NIXER “The Book” from the upcoming “I hit the Town and the Town Hit Me Back” EP via Blowtorch Records
  • Spanish electronic /synthpop act Lifelong Corporation “Noises” from “Noises” maxi single
  • Athens, Greek darkwave /electropop /dark electronic music project of NP batfisH, aka Nutrelectra “Πολυμέσα” from “πίξελ νταρκόβα” EP
  • Viennese coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Metropolis” single on A-Dur Records
  • Berlin-based darkwave /coldwave /post-punk solo project of South Korean artist Shinji Kim, BENDI BOI “Elopement” single
  • Lo-Fi /Cold Wave /Post-punk solo project from Ukraine, Квартира Номер 6 [Apartment Number 6] “Дерево убийца” from the new EP “Спесь” via Model Workers Records (tape)
  • Swedish Post-Punk quartet Isolated Youth “Psykosoma” first single from IY debut album “Miserere Mei”
  • Equador gothic rock /post-punk band Noche Miseria “Warning Sign” from the second album “Buildings”
  • Saint-Petersburg-based minimalistic post-punk band LIVINROOM “Awful Night” single
  • Hamburg, Germany post-punk /gothic rock band ON THE FLOOR “Keep The Flame” off the LP “All You Ever Wanted Album” via Alice In…
  • Barcelona‘s wave /post-punk band Sintesis “Vacaciones En Tel Aviv” single [La Vida Es Un Mus Discos / Industrias MDA]
  • Calgary’s metal /gothic rock band led by Kalen Baker, Pøltergeist – “Fall To Ruin” from Spell / Pøltergeist‘s split 7″ single “A Waxing Moon Over Babylon / Fall To Ruin” via Bad Omen Records
  • New Orleans, Louisiana dark ambient /ritual /ethereal /electro /witch-house /shoegaze /neoclassical /darkwave duo, The Palace of Tears “The Embers of Your Being Glow Still” from the upcoming LP “Veiled Screen, Woven Dream”
  • Sacramento, CA gothic metal /post-punk /darkwave band In Retrograde “Samsara” from “Samsara / Dharma” single
  • Madrid-based coldwave /darkwave /post-punk band led by Marco Torremocha, aka DUNKELWALD – “La Tempestad (The Ghost Cabaret Remix)”
  • Seattle, WA goth /coldwave /darkwave duo OTHER “Mythos” single
  • North Carolina goth post-punk /dark wave solo project SAIPH “Void Salts” single
  • Berlin-based Dark Wave /Post-Punk solo project of Stockholm‘s Kalle Fagerberg (Liste Noire, The Blank VRS), aka LIVING TEMPLES “Aldebaran” from the debut LP “Glass” via Manic Depression Records
  • Los Angeles-based one-man darkwave /post-punk /gothic rock band The Sweet Kill “Nowhere” title track of the second LP “Nowhere” via Young & Cold Records
  • Las Vegas, NV/San Antonio, TX goth /synth /dark wave collaboration, Past Self x Haunt Me “Sinner (Pecador/죄인)” single
  • Rome, Italy four-piece goth /postpunk band Date at Midnight “Another Grace” the first single from the upcoming album “FADING INTO THIS GRACE” via Manic Depression Records
  • Moncton, Canada-based Doom Metal /Gothic Rock solo project of Jason Schatsle (aka Wardruid), Gothnetic – “Let Heaven Fall” single
  • Hidalgo, Mexico batcave /electrohorror /deathrock project CADAVERS TRAVESTYS “AMANTES DE ULTRATUMBA (DEMO)” via Dark Grave
  • Santiago de Chile gothic rock /post-punk band DELIRIUM MASK “Sacramentinos” single
  • US post-punk/goth rock duo Midnight Psychic “Suburbination” single
  • Athens, Greece electronic /darkwave /post-punk band Boxes of Blow “Psychopath”
  • Phoenix, AZ dark surf /darkwave /post-punk band Rare Kreature “Serrated Luvvv” first single off upcoming LP “Sleeping Secrets”
  • US post-punk /darkwave /goth-wave solo project New England Chowder “Mausoleum Ghost” from the EP “Pair-Anormel” via Fifth Funeral Records
  • Riverside, CA goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave project Perpetual Midnight “Mirrors” single
  • Berlin-based spaghetti western synth-punk trio Die Anstalt “Durstig” from the debut “Rat Race” EP
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi post-punk /darkwave project Funeral Date “Flower From The Grave” single
  • UK post-punk quartet based in Yorkshire, LUMER “One-Hundred Years of Solitude” single
  • Stoke-On-Trent, UK synth-pop /art-rock /new wave trio Formal Sppeedwear “Bunto” from S/T EP via Melodic
  • Dublin, Ireland alt-rock /post-punk duo TV People “Adore” single
  • Granada, Spain punk /post-punk band (members of EVA, and La Banda del Pernales), Error de Paralaje “Enemigo del Tiempo” from the cassette debut S/T EP via Andalucía Über Alles
  • Chemnitz, Germany noise rock /gloom punk /post-punk foursome L’ appel Du Vide “Warteschleife” from “Metro” LP [sabotagerecords]
  • Barcelona, Spain deathrock /post-punk /punk band BRUX – “Fills De La Nit” 7″ EP [LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS]
  • New Zealand dark ambient /comfy dungeon synth project Oreest “A Fond Farewell” from “Prickle’s Cabin” EP
  • Argentina lo-fi /dark ambient /ethereal fantasy /dungeon synth act VUKKEG “Prisoner’s Remnants” from the album “Crossing the Rubicon”

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