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

Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #15

‘Yabu no naka no kuroneko’ directed by Kaneto Shindô (1968)

Picks Of The Week:

  • Bogotá, Colombia coldwave / minimal synth solo project Ferdinand Cärclash “Tu Piel”                                   

Impressive darkly pulsing, eerie sounding and highly danceable minimal synth number of exquisite craftsmanship from the Colombian synthesist.

  • Berlin-based minimal synthwave duo of Devi von Teufel and Mark Vorderhaus, The Detox Twins ”Gravity” from double A-side limited lathe-cut 7″ single “Gravity” / “Savage Frontier” on Polytechnic Youth

A delicious slice of minimal synth-pop from Neukölln based Anglo/German nihilist-existentialist pair, a tasty preview from the forthcoming full-length possibly with Andrew Weatherall remixes!!!

  • French ethereal wave /coldwave /synthwave duo from Paris, Saigon Blue Rain “2:16” off new album, “Pink Obsession” on Dichronaut Records                                                                                                                      

Third album for the French gothic duo marked by a more synth-laden sound, not less intense and bewitching, that embrace the light without escaping it, enriched by alluring and colourful Ophelia’s ethereal vocals over the top, giving way to an enveloping and captivating synth-pop, infused with noir estetique, absolutely irresistible.

  • Russian ambient /neo-classical /dark folk solo project (also NMDA), LIFELESS “Dolet”                                         
  • Ukrainian goth /darkgaze /post-punk solo project based out of Kharkiv, Norma Warner “Liar’s Superiority”
  • Liverpool, UK indie /psychobilly /post-punk /garage band Eyesore & the Jinx “Swill” new single
  • Mexican synth electronic /post-punk /deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Suicide Club”                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • L.A. based darkwave /gothic rock/post-punk project of Eduardo Mora, aka EDO – “And No One” new single on Night of the Palemoon                                                                                                                                                
  • Seattle, WA darkwave /gothic rock /post-punk solo project Spire Circle “Ghosts With Teeth” new single           
  • Russian-born/Riga-based goth darkwave / dark synth electro producer Dmitry Distant “Delirious Pains (ft. Beta Evers)” from upcoming 2-track EP on Baltermore Isle                                                                                   
  • French post-punk / coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth “Painted Windows” (demo)
  • Long Beach, CA Darkwave /Goth Rock /Post-Punk solo project of Arvid Arays, Ill Humans “Notre Dame” new single                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Russian electronic /darkwave /synth-pop duo from Moscow, BLOODSTREAM “Everyday Reality” from the album “Reincarnation”                                                                                                                                               
  • Philadelphia spiritual folk /new wave /post-punk band Destroying Angel “Ocean Meets The Borderland” from upcoming sophomore album “Making Beds in a Burning House” on FDH records
  • Minneapolis‘ new wave /coldwave /synthwave project of former member of The Black Roses, Cliff Mitchell, aka VANITY LINES “Mirrors” new single from sophomore EP due out later in the year on his own New Hex Records                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Toronto noise-rock /post-punks GREYS “Kill Appeal” from forthcoming third LP, “Age Hasn’t Spoiled You,” due out May 10th on Carpark Records.                                                                                                                          
  • Austin, TX punk /post-punk band INSTITUTE – ”Dazzle Paint” from the forthcoming LP ‘Deadlock’ via Sacred Bones Records.                                                                                                                                                              
  • Yorkshire, UK art noise / post punk outfit GAD WHIP “Ward 24″ from the new ltd. 7” single on X-Mist
  • Melbourne noise post-punk trio Cable Ties “Choking To Choose” from V/A “RIP Records Introduces Volume 2:3″
  • Czech Republic post-punk 4-piece D I I S T “Always 2 late” (bonus track II – 2019)                                               
  • Montreal, Québec electronic /new wave /synthpop producer and songwriter Xavier Paradis, aka AUTOMELODI “Feux rouges, Châteaux brillants” from upcoming third album “Mirages au futur verre-brisé” out May 3, 2019, on Holodeck Records
  • Belgian ’80s synthwave luminaries The Misz “Tameless Horses” from the upcoming vinyl LP compilation “The Lonely Crowd” (tracks originally from various cassette released in 1984-87) on Minimal Wave                              
  • Croatian synth electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An ”Imagination” [exclusive recording from 0.5 Label’s forthcoming micro-edition 10th] anniversary package.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • UK synth / post-punk / darkwave duo VODSEL “Equinox” 2-track single                                                               
  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave / electro / post-punk gothic disco project The Ghost Of Bela Lugosi ”Nosferatu” new single                                                                                                                                             
  • UK post punk / darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “The Face (Edit)”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Russian Coldwave / Darkwave / Post-punk / Minimal Synth one woman project from Stavropol, HEKKSEN “Ordinary People”                                                                                                                                                     
  • Cult early ’80s London, U.K. synth-pop/new wave project of Anthony Waites, Scenes de la Bohème, “Zara (Standing in the Rain)” from mini LP ‘‘Standing in the Rain’’ on Minimal Wave                                                              
  • Bogotà, Colombia coldwave /darkwave band, Antiflvx “A Wound Of Love” new single                                          
  • Oberhausen, Germany veteran new wave /darkwave /post-punk band BARRENLAND “Gaslight” from the “No Tomorrow, Only Today” EP                                                                                                                                         
  • French gothic rock /coldwave /post-punk duo of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun, So What?, Sander & Melody, Twenty Years…) and Bela Goosy (Les Belles nOÏseuses, Bela Goosy…), aka Bluebeard’s Castle “No Redemption” from the debut album “Beyond the Door” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC                                                       
  • Peruvian indie/post-punk outfit La Ira de Job “Padre Vampiro” 
  • Philadelphia goth /darkwave /synthwave /post-punk solo project of Tristan Victor, aka KISS OF THE WHIP “Circle of Knives” new single                                                                                                                                     
  • One-man synth project of Antonio Rodríguez based in Mexico City, Tristán B. “Don’t Let Me Go” from 3-track cassette EP “About You” on Berlin’s DIY tape label Squall Recordings
  • German gothic rock /darkwave duo from Hamburg, Paralysed Age “Eric Still Loves New Wave” from the new album “Intermezzo”
  • San Francisco spacewave /coldwave /darkwave duo Cult of Helios “Computer Girl” from the EP “1871”
  • Russian Gothic Rock /Darkwave /Coldwave band from Yekaterinburg, IN MY DESPAIR “The Disguise” from “Mistakes” EP                                                                                                                                                             
  • Montreal, Québec no-fi/ synth pop / art-pop quartet LOOK VIBRANT “Joshua Greets Death” new single           
  • Cologne, Germany indie minimalistic post-punk trio SPARKLING – “Champagne” new single
  • Russian Post-Punk/Coldwave outfit from Krasnoyarsk, октябрь [October] ‘сад теней/shadow garden’ from the new EP ‘ветви по телу/branches over the body’
  • Los Angeles based gloom rock project by Detroit’s Tara Connelly and her husband Mike Connelly (formerly of Wolf Eyes and Hair Police) along with Sera Timms of Black Mare and Joe Potts of Sollilja, CLAY RENDERING “Don’t Understand You” from upcoming second album “California Black Vows” on Hospital Productions                                                                                                                                                             
  • Finnish deathrock band from Helsinki, VIRGIN IN VEIL “Darkness at Noon” from new album “Permanent Funeral”
  • Moscow post punk / darkwave band Sierpien ”Без нас (Without us)” new single                                                 
  • Wollongong, Australia alt/dance/post-punk/new wave 5-piece Kitten Heel “Peephole Gallery” debut single   
  • Geelong, Australian synth-punk / post punk foursome AUSMUTEANTS “Born Into The Badge” from upcoming album “…Present The World In Handcuffs” on Anti Fade                                                                               
  • Kemerovo, Russia post-punk /darkwave / synth-punk act RIMSKIY DIVIZION “Kremlevskiy Killer” from upcoming EP “Technical Frame”                                                                                                                               
  • Russian coldwave /post-punk /sadwave solo project from Moscow, MONOWAVE “Wiedzma (feat. Xaoc)” from “Quattuor” EP

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