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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – APRIL #16-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Brooklyn, NY solo electro /dark synth-pop /new-wave /minimal-synth project of Arjun Bhaduri, aka EISHA “Minimal Life” single

Enveloping and meandering deeply melancholic new single from New York denizen that weaves warm swathes of angsty synth strains infiltrated by hypnotic swirling SFX, and haunting baritone broods to evoke disenchanted moods from the humdrum existence of the “Minimal Life.”

  • Long Beach, Ca lo-fi /minimal synth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project, Nights Templar “Motionless” from the single “Night Tide/Motionless”

Another both deliberately vintage and analog lo-fi sounding, not straightforwardly immediate, double A-side single from the enigmatic Californian unit, to be tasted with calm and time, through swishing repetitive beats, sad moping and flimsy synth strains, swishing repetitive rhythms, and bleak murmuring basslines to imbue unrelenting wistful underlying tones around muted forlorn vocal confessions, helplessly wishing for a better life amid eerie eruptions of haunted dread.

  • Canadian new wave /darkwave /synthwave solo musician from Edmonton, Markus Midnight “Northern Heat” new single

Edmonton‘s synth wave act returns with a more spacious and glittering new single rife with decadent and sophisticated moods, imbued with rich 80s UK wave nuances, propelled by crisp bouncing rhythms, funky pulsating bass lines whilst flickering icy bright synths buzz and zip around an alluring and romantically somber baritone, for at the same time atmospheric, groovy and highly danceable, absolutely captivating single.         

  • München‘s neo-folk band DEATH IN ROME “Warbride” (extended version)
  • UK doom metal /ethereal /dark folk solo-project of Northern English singer and guitarist Jayn Maiven, aka DARKHER “Where The Devil Waits” from the LP “The Buried Storm” on Prophecy Productions
  • Italian dark ambient /new wave /coldwave /post-punk /electronic project from Milan, Shenoba – “Post City” title track from “Post City” EP on Noisy Minority Records                                                                                    
  • Greek ambient /cinematic /synthwave /techno /electro audiovisual project of Athens based Panagiotis Tomaras, ΨΥΧΟΤΕΚ (psyxotek) “Κραγιον” from the upcoming debut cassette album “Κοινοβιο Τελος” on Phormix
  • Tallinn, Estonia lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk producer Viktor Kuu ‘Egal”                                                                                
  • Italian dark ambient /industrial /neo-cabaret project AIT! “Il mondo è morto (Trent’anni fa)” from the Devoted Art Propaganda‘s vinyl 12″ reissue of the LP “Romanticismo Oltranzista” originally released in CD format via Punch Records in 2007
  • Ogden, Utah goth /electronic /post-witch house /darkwave trio Glowed Hearse “Faux Souvenir” from the s/t album
  • Nantes, France post-punk /new wave /synth wave solo project (one half of Douleur Fantôme), CRIMESEX “Crying from the cassette EP “T-Rex Zero”
  • Chambéry, France dark electro /synthwave /coldwave project Snow Therapy “Political War Démo”                                                  
  • Seattle based electronic /industrial project side project to Lowgrade Signal, Subdural Assaults “Heading North” from “Heading North” EP
  • Kyiv, Ukraine shoegaze /darkwave /industrial dance /synth-pop project of Stan Przhegodsky, AKA Black Light District “California Reaper” (Single Mix)
  • L.A. goth coldwave /post-punk project DEATHFAUNA “No Saints” from the “No Saints” EP
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota darkwave /synth-punk duo ExperimenT [E.T.] “Light Sleeper” from the single “Light Sleeper / Alien baby”
  • Warsaw, Poland goth /coldwave /darkwave /new wave solo project EKKO THE STRANGE “Reanimate” from the sophomore 12″ vinyl album “Mystique” on HIFI Mantra Records
  • Hamilton, UK-based darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Guilt” single
  • Louisville, Kentucky post-punk /darkwave duo of former members of 9voltRevolt, Stephen Beasey and Brian Cain, AKA Who Saw Her Die? “Jesus With A Gun” from the EP “Acts of Regression”
  • Seattle, Wa lo-fi /goth /indie rock /post-punk /new wave one-woman band Eyes of Moonlight “1000 Suns” from the upcoming debut cassette s/t EP on Spleencore Records
  • Italian gothic rock /shoegaze solo project from Padua‘s multi-instrumentalist and composer Ben Moro, aka THE SENSITIVE CLUB “The Sensitive” debut single
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (aka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Lost and Alone” title track from the new EP “Lost and Alone”
  • Wenatchee, Wa new wave/darkwave/post-punk solo project of Datura frontman David Betancourt, aka SHANX FM “Hearse” (single) on Cold Transmission Music
  • Paris, France shoegaze /post-punk /coldwave /new wave solo project of multi-instrumentalist composer Anton Guillou Paris, aka GARDEN DYNAMICS “Hourglass” from the album “Fearless”                              
  • Darmstadt, Germany post-punk /darkwave /synth wave /coldwave trio DELTΔ KOMPLEX “Darkside” from the upcoming debut LP “Veils”
  • Edmonton, Alberta dark electro-industrial duo Capsules of Energy “master” single
  • Düsseldorf, Germany industrial /dark electro act Mortal Void “Discard Hope” from the upcoming LP “All Ties Are Torn”
  • Chañaral, Chile Electronic Body Music project of Jeremias Venegas, aka New Fabrik – “Fabrikando” single from New Fabrik’s upcoming album on Pink Bunker Limited.
  • German Dark Minimal Synth Wave act Fledermäus ℨeitplan – “Dunkle Stadt” 2-track single on Minimal Synth label
  • Belgian retrowave /synthwave act from Brussels, Analog 80 “Dirk F.” single from the upcoming “ATOMIUM” album (2022)
  • French EBM /industrial /synthpop /electro project of neo-classical/martial ambient act Dawn + Dusk Enwined’s mind David S., aka This Stranger Within “Networks of control” from “Divide and rule – Part 1” EP
  • Berlin-based synthwave /synthpop artist Half-Fantasy “Neat”                                                                                   
  • US post-punk /synth solo project TWIN TEARS “For Now” debut single
  • Mendoza, Argentina electronic /popbastardo /synthpop artist THE CHICA “H.e.A” from the new LP “Barroka”          
  • East London based synth wave solo project of Italian multi-instrumental artist Jack Milwaukee, aka M!R!M “Desert Love (feat. Nuovo Testamento)” from the upcoming LP “Time Traitor” on Avant! Records
  • L.A. based Italo disco /synthwave /darkwave /synthpop project of James Edward along with Frank Shark, MALE TEARS “Belladonna (Vandal Moon Remix)” (Single)
  • Paris-based dark disco project by Thomas Pietrois-Chabassier (production, writing) and Baptiste Bertrand (music), AKA État Limite – “Chanson bleue (Automelodi Remix)” from the album “Remixes”
  • Los Angeles based dark electronic /synthpop duo Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) & Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “Nightmares (Remix by Stefan Netschio of Beborn Beton)” from the album “Out Of The Void – The Remixes”
  • Hungarian synthpop duo Post Analog Disorder “Újra Éledek” from the album “Start Over”
  • Melbourne, Australia electronic /post-punk /synthpop project of George Pappas (former keyboardist from 80s band ‘Real Life‘), aka ALIEN SKIN “This Happy Life” from the album “Put Your Lips On My Lips”
               
  • Lucerne-based Swiss synth wave /new-wave /synthpop duo Visions in Clouds “Runaway” from the new album “Are You Still Watching?” on Little Jig Records / Icy Cold Records
  • Schaffhausen, Switzerland post-punk /synthpop /coldwave duo Walter Frosch – “Under A Spell” title track from the upcoming LP “Under A Spell” on The Supermarket
  • Melbourne based synthpop solo project of Peter Endall (keyboardist for 1980s band Schizo Scherzo), Suburban Spell “Fools and Clowns” (The Single Edit)
  • German new wave /synthpop project of Blutengel-Mastermind Chris Pohl, aka SHE HATES EMOTIONS “Space and Time” single on Out Of Line Music
  • Italian synthwave /darkwave duo from Rome, LES LONGS ADIEUX “Hiala” new single
  • Swedish electronic /synth-pop duo (formerly Mr Jones Machine), TELESKOP “Violet Dawn” single on Progress Productions
  • Swedish synthwave /synthpop act Violent Gandhi “Sunstone” (Single).
  • Frankfurt, Germany synthpop solo project FRAGILE TOM “Fire” single
  • Düsseldorf, Germany new wave /coldwave /post-punk project of Michael Leier (aka M.D.Ramone) and Tanja Reinhardt (aka T.R.Lily),  FLINGERN ATTIC “Wohin” from the EP “New Musick”
  • Oaxaca, Mexico darkwave /post-punk act ETERNAL NIGHT “Voces” debut single
  • Guelph, Ontario darkwave /post-punk /gothic rock solo project Dark House – “No Place Like Hell”from the debut EP “The Hemorrhaging Silence”
  • Chile‘s Darkwave /Gothic Rock /Post-punk band Temple Solar “Silent Dance” from the debut “City” EP
  • Italian gothic rock /post-punk band from Rome, Echoes of Silence “How” from the LP “Too Late” on Icy Cold Records
  • Lima, Perù new wave /post-punk project by Luis Mauricio Málaga Fuenzalida, aka JOAO “Lunes” from S/T album
  • Cincinnati, Ohio coldwave /post-punk band (members of The Serfs and The Drin), Crime of Passing “Ways of Hiding” from the upcoming S/T LP on Feel It Records
  • El Paso, TX-based New Wave /Shoegaze /Post-punk trio LESSER CARE “Between You” from the debut LP “Underneath, Beside Me” on à La Carte Records
  • Toronto, Ontario Dark-Wave/Post-Punk band Give My Remains to Broadway “Dumpster Baby” from “The Anthology” EP collection of early material.
  • New York new wave /post-punk solo project Postlooperish “Animal Culture” single
  • French DIY lo-fi /post-punk solo project (one half of Spleen Overseas), MATIOU “Superficial”                                     
  • Miami, FL no-wave /post-punk performance art band DONZII – “Rightway Highway” single on Grey Market Records
  • London, UK art-punk /post-punk outfit (members of Dirty Money, Tremors, the Smear), HIGH VIS “Talk For Hours” single on Dais Records
  • Dundalk, Ireland shoegaze /trip-hop /post-punk 5-piece Just Mustard “Mirrors” single from the upcoming sophomore LP “Heart Under” on Partisan Records
  • Dutch Indie Rock /Post-Punk 5-piece band The Klittens “Canned Air” from the debut EP ‘Citrus
  • Melbourne based punk /rock’n’roll /synth-punk 4-piece Vintage Crop ‘The Duke’ from Vintage Crop’s forthcoming new album ‘Kibitzer’ on Upset The Rhythm and Anti Fade
  • Paris, France post-punk /devocore /synth-punk trio (members of Cheap Riot, Mary Bell), Oh, no ! It’s DIVA “She was really messed up” single on Music From The Masses
  • England‘s dark indie rock /post-punk band FINAL HOUR “Serene” from the remastered version of the 1990 EP “Distance”
  • Italo/Greek post-punk /psychedelic /shoegaze duo based in London, Monochromatic Visions “Run” from the forthcoming album “REFORM”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine lo-fi post-punk solo project (formerly Night Excitement), Night Voyager “We’ll dance together again” from the EP “Last time I walked down your street”
  • Detmold, Germany goth /psych /dark folk singer-songwriter Ian Leding “The Partisan” (composed in 1943 by Russian-born Anna Marly with lyrics by French Resistance leader Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie)