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

Weekly Post-Punk // Darkwave // Dark Synth Tips – APRIL 2024 – #15-24

Wynn Bullock, Let There Be Light, 1954

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  •  Spanish EBM /Cyberpunk /Synthwave /Darksynth /Electronic music producer Nightcrawler “Destroy Me (Feat. S Y Z Y G Y X)” single

Far from the Horror-Dark-Synth-Wave workouts of several years ago, Barcelona‘s, now Berlin-based, electronic artist builds upon his consolidated streak of dance-compulsive Darkwave style, exploring the strobing darkness with more subtlety and sinuosity, yet never to the detriment of his signature frantic full-bodied energy, fueled further by the haunting vocal magnetism of S Y Z Y G Y X, slicing through a merciless sinister interlocking of rattling, and thumping drum programming with ominous droning basslines, stabbed by shivering dissonant synthetic frequencies, to surround restless breathy vocals, steeped in ‘torment and ecstasy’, begging “Destroy Me,” into relentless outbursts of dark desire.

  • Mexican goth-pop /post-punk band Simbiotycs “Desconocido” single via We are one Records

Mexican band’s new single exudes dark gothic tones and, a typically Latin, warm epic tension, while searching for answers in traumatic memories, through a doom-fueled crackling rhythm section and a fluid reverb-laden seething of dire glistening and piercing guitar melodies, and ominous glowing synths, to immerse haunted emotional vocals in relentless agonizing stormy winds of emptiness and desolation.

  • Seattle, WA goth /post-punk project of multi-disciplinary artist Taylor Mc Dermott, aka Taylor Void “Veil” single

Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist Taylor Mc Dermott explores frantic driving 80s post-punk rhythms through a murky merciless interplay of shuffling beats and throbbing basslines, overlaid by eerie esoteric synth glows, and dry obsessive effect-laden guitar melodies, to haunt gravelly baritone vocals, with cold anger and desperate pain, whilst cutting through, the ‘Veil.’

  • Spanish ambient /modern classical /darkwave /dungeon synth electronic music project based in Valladolid, Veiled Venus “El Claro”
  • Berlin-based pastoral /ethereal /dungeon synth /avantgarde /church organ /doom neo-folk one-man project of Alexander Leonard Donat (aka Vlimmer), aka Feverdreamt “The Stream” from the cassette album “Decay Is Present” [Blackjack Illuminist Records]
  • Norfolk-native, British neo-classical /experimental folk composer and improvising recorder player and violinist Laura Cannell “The Sirens of Riverlore” from “RIVERLORE” EP third release in the new ‘Year of Lore’ series 12″ [Brawl Records]
  • Dunedin, New Zealand goth /dreampop /electronic /darkwave solo project of Heike Langhans (of Remina, Lightfield Reverie, ex-Draconian), aka LOR3L3I “Fables” third single from the upcoming full-length album ”Peace by Proxy”
  • Netherlands Neoclassical /Darkwave /Doom brainchild of producer, composer and musician Carline Van Roos, aka AYTHIS “Magnetic” from the upcoming LP “Celestial Exile”
  • London-based mysterious goth electronics /synth-pop act Great Area – “100% enthusiastic” from LP “Light Decline” [Relaxin Records]
  • London-based dream pop /synthpop solo project of Marianthi (one half of Greek duo Marsheaux), MeLLLo “The OnE” single
  • Spokane, WA experimental/ dark synth /darkwave /electronic /witch-house producer Frank Ocean, BLVCKCEILING “eyelikethewayUkissme (strange vision)” new single
  • UK Witchhouse /Darkwave /Witchgaze producer ΔLLICΘRN “I Want Nothing” single [Untitled Burial]
  • Viennese coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Tanz Franz Tanz” from “Don’t Stop – ( The Singles Collection Vol. 3 )” album on A-Dur Records
  • Atlanta, GA experimental electronic /post-punk /industrial project HIGH MARKS “Notation” from “Never Fight Explosive Fires” EP
  • Melbourne, Australia minimal coldwave /darkwave /synthwave act Spiritual Slum “Endless Journey” title track of the new EP “Endless Journey”
  • South of France wave /synthpop /post-punk /neo-folk project of Victor-Yann, aka Swesor Bhrater “Der Wanderer” title track of the new album “Der Wanderer” via HIDDEN CRYPT
  • Castellón De La Plana, Spain dark wave /post-punk trio Línea Maginot “Nueva Construcción” from “Demo I” EP
  • Oregon-based industrial /electronic /darkwave project from G Duvel (of Diepraxa) and R Dzo (of Moon Cries Blood), Hypersonic Missiles “In these times” single
  • Californian darkwave electronic artist Fornicata “Learn”
     
  • Phoenix, AZ Synth-pop /post-punk /Dark-Wave project of Manuel Perez, AKA Corbeau Hangs “Cold Stares” from the 2-track single “Cold Stares/Electrogramas”
  • Portland, OR dark synth-punk act Crone Call “Beast” single
  • Berlin-based dark minimal wave /neo-folk /suicide pop project of Jean Christophe Lon, aka Corpse d’Alsace “Skeletons of Durbach” from the album “Ortenau Misanthropy / Deutscher Herbst” album
  • Greek coldwave /minimal wave /darkwave duo of Joanna Pavlidou and Dimitris Pavlidis from Athens, SELOFAN “Bluebirds” from the LP “Animal Mentality” via Fabrika Records
  • Montreal, Quebec darkwave-tinged noise /industrial /electronic artist Renonce “Mauvais perdant (feat. Laura Krieg)” from the new album “Nuisance sonore” [Verboden / Negative Gain]
  • Bogota, Colombia cold wave/dark electronic duo Nuclear Digital Transistor – ”DARKMODE (Skelesys 1986 Remix)” off “Ghost Pain Remixes” EP [Kaputt.wav]
  • Paris, France new wave /cold wave /synth-wave solo act Giirls “Obscurity” from upcoming LP “Time of Glass”
  • Hamburg-based NDW /Post-Punk /Cold Minimal Synth Wave solo act KÜHLE MATROSEN “La Nuit arrive” from the album “TanzNeueZeit” via Kernkrach
  • Ohio minimal synth solo act Our Unseen Guest “Eyes Of Everywhere” from the cassette album “View From A Window” via TONN Recordings
  • German early ’80s formed NDW /synth-pop /kraut electronica act of Tom Dokoupil (Siluetes 61, The Wirtschaftswunder) and Walter Dahn (Die Hornissen), aka Die Partei “Nacht zum Tag” from the new “Celaviemachinery” LP 12″ [Bureau B]
  • Northern Ireland cold synth electronics musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Before The War”
  • Spanish Dark Wave /Synth-Pop duo from Barcelona, HUIR – “Arch” off the debut “Triumphal Arch Lovers” EP [COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC]
  • Leipzig, Germany EBM /synth-pop /electronic duo Glizna “In meinem Garten” single
  • Italian post-punk /darkwave trio Soft Scent “The Howl (Border.remix)”
  • Norway dark synthpop artist Fabbrica 82 “Something” single
  • Israel-based international synthpop trio Pale Meridians “Solitary Heart” single
  • San Francisco, CA industrial /EBM /synthpop trio Of What Remains “Descend” single
  • German goth /dark wave /synth-pop duo, Nino Sable & Dos Asmund “Im Wonderland” from the forthcoming “The deutsch” EP
  • Tampa, FL dark synthwave /industrial /darkwave band Gulf Blvd “Where Moth and Rust Consume” single
  • Melbourne-based industrial /EBM /synth-pop /darkwave duo Hackitt “Formless (Christopher John Brown Remix)”
  • Swedish EBM /industrial pop /dark electronics headquartered in Stockholm, Majestoluxe “Money Mules” single [Icons Creating Evil Art]
  • San Antonio, Texas EBM /industrial /darkwave /dark electronic project of Joseph Anger, MVTANT “Voraphobes” from the upcoming album “Electronic Body Horror” [DREAM]
  • Swiss EBM /industrial /post-punk /dark electro duo A Sinister Light “Common Sense” from the upcoming LP “Discerning Spirits” [Cold Transmission Music]
  • EBM /indie dance /wave /dark disco collaboration between Berlin-based Greco-German DJ duo and Russian producer Alex Twitchy, aka Local Suicide & Velax “Keep Driving” off upcoming “Unorthodox Orthodox” EP [Iptamenos Discos]
  • Berlin-based ethereal /EBM /Italo /darkwave /trance /synthpop /dark electronic Australian artist and FLEISCH Records founder, Zoè Zanias, aka Zanias – “Burial (Qual Remix)” [FLEISCH Records]
  • Leipzig, Germany indie rock /NDW /post-punk duo VATI “Tiger” single
  • Hamburg-based New Wave /Dark Wave /Post-Punk project Navaja “desdicha||amor” single
  • Poznań, Poland post-punk/cold wave duo Ostatnia Klatka “Zmory” from S/T album “Ostatnia Klatka”
  • Los Angeles-based darkwave /post-punk /synthpop solo project Casket Cassette “Window (Feat. Gossip Cult)” from “Losses” EP
  • Athens, Greece goth /post-punk /darkwave solo act EDDIE DARK “CATHEDRALE” single
  • Darkwave project of French songwriter, performer, and engineer frelu, NLIGHT “There’s But One God” from the upcoming LP “LUX IN TENEBRIS”
  • Copenhagen, Denmark Industrial /Synth /Dark Wave artist, St. Digue “ARM’S LENGTH” from cassette EP “DEATHWAVE”
  • Mississippi Shoegaze /Darkwave /Post-Punk band DETECTS “Missing” from upcoming “Blending In” EP
  • Oaxaca, Mexico new wave /post-punk band Simulación “Tiricia” single
  • Marina Alta, Spain 4-piece post-punk /new wave band Oscuro Deseo “Lágrimas de café” from “Sana Culpa” EP
  • São Paulo, Brazil goth /post-punk solo project of bass player of post-punk bands “Gangue Morcego” and “1983“, HallecӃ “Silêncios” single via Paranoia Musique
  • US electronic /post-punk /dark wave alternative music project by Philadelphia-based musician Brian Beethoven, aka The Ginger Twins “Something New” single
  • Italian industrial/electro /gothic rock band led by Trieste-based musician and DJ Chris Glenn, MAL DI LUNA – “Moth” single via Alice In… / Dark Dimensions Label Group
  • Moncton, Canada-based Doom Metal /Gothic Rock solo project of Jason Schatsle (aka Wardruid), Gothnetic – “Two Flames” from the LP “A Gothic Tale”
  • Bochum, Germany dark wave /gothic rock band Sweet Ermengarde – “Fragments” from the new LP “Sacrifice” via Trisol Music Group
  • Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany new wave /post-punk duo Worn Out “Publicity” from the upcoming debut album “The Coming Flood” LP
  • German goth /new wave /darkwave duo Caput Medusae “Überfan” from the upcoming debut album “You Can’t Negotiate With Zombies”
  • Baltimore, Maryland new wave /indie rock /post-punk band Computer Kills “Trouble” from the debut self-titled E.P.
  • France‘s post-punk /coldwave DIY music project Closed Mouth “If the sun refuses to shine” single
  • Swedish shoegaze /post-punk /dark pop act from Stockholm, Principe Valiente “Inspired By Me” off the upcoming album “In This Light” [Metropolis]
  • Columbia, SC gothic rock /post-punk band Nightsweat “Sun Behind the Haze” single
  • Austin, Texas Darkwave /Post-Punk band led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darius Davila, Haunt Me “Entumecido” single
  • Huancayo, Perú post-punk band Zorstka “Sovetskiy Lyubov” from the new LP “El Arte De La Nigromancia” via InClub Records
  • New York goth /darkwave /post-punk band None Shall Remain “Into the Darkness” title track of the debut EP “Into the Darkness”
  • Marina Alta, Spain 4-piece post-punk /new wave band Oscuro Deseo “Lágrimas de café” from “Sana Culpa” EP
  • Goth rock/post-punk trio from Chicago, Grave Love “Angel_ (Mi Amor)” from 2-track “Demos”
  • Hungary darkwave /post-punk project kékmandarin “Isten egyedül van!” single
  • Barnaul, Russia lo-fi /new wave /post-punk outfit, юность-1201 [yunost-1201] “хризантемы” single
  • Leeds, UK post-punk power-trio Objections “hymns” off debut album “Optimistic Sizing” via Wrong Speed Records
  • Berlin-based 4-piece international Wave /Post-punk /Peace Punk band CIERŃ “Puppets” off of upcoming “Flawless” EP
  • Melbourne-based, Australian mid-90s formed, post-punk /noise guitar rockers S:BAHN “Remaining” from the vinyl 12″ “Love Songs” LP
  • Vancouver Oi! /punk /post-punk band Schedule 1 “Better Problems” from the second LP “Crucible” via Dirt Cult Records
  • San Antonio, TX melodic punk quartet Faulty Cognitions “Sad Sack” from the debut LP “Somehow, Here We Are” via Cercle Social Records
  • Beacon, NY blackmetal /gothic rock band Sunrise Patriot Motion “Two Crows Woke in the Nest” from “My Father Took Me Hunting in the Snow” EP
  • Indiana-based nature /fantasy /comfy synth /dungeon synth act Toad Blood “Spring Snowflake VI” from the cassette album “Spring Snowflake & More” [the Tidal Charm]
  • Ohio lo-fi /minimal /dark ambient /dungeon synth side project of Crypt Mage, Lowly Apprentice “Longing for Days Past” from “I” EP
  • Saint Albans, West Virginia electronic /medieval /battle synth /synthwave /martial dungeon synth act Úmarth “Curse this Black Fucking Fate of Mine” from the cassette album “TURAMBAR” [Personal Uschi Records]