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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #19

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  • Leipzig, Germany new wave/post-punk project PERVERSE STATE “Flash” from the upcoming EP “Endurance”

Mysterious Leipzig‘s one-man-band gazes into dark, ghostly yet dreamy synth wave realms brimming with swirling gauzy synths chords, buzzing bassline, hypnotic mechanical rhythms, over numan-esque tinged alienated vocals.

  • Cherepovets, Russia noise/darkwave/post-punk band, Капитан Ненавидит Море ‘Помни’ new single

Dramatic achingly emotional vocals, cut from slabs of tearing, abrasive guitar noise that broods, seethes and finally wails, stirred by relentlessly heavy and pounding rattling rhythms, reverberating agony and pain under the sinister deadly clouds of a dark, oppressive and turbulent sky.

  • UK based, Russian goth/new wave/darkwave/synth-pop project lead by Pavel Shelekhov from Krasnoyarsk, LES MORTS “When You Remain Alone Forever” new single

Insanely danceable and enticing LES MORTS ‘s new single, where the sharp and striking alchemy between propelling lashing rhythms, evocative sparkling guitars melodies, humming bassline and swells of epic gauzy synths over alluring forlorn baritone vocals, strikes a perfect enticing balance between the past and the present, brimming with sheer confidence and dark romanticism.

  • Chattanooga, TN ambient/ethereal/dream pop artist Paulina Cassidy, aka POLLY FAE “The Voice You Heard” from the album “Metamorphosis” on Projekt Records
  • Lisbon, Portugal dark electronics duo of Pedro Chau (The Parkinsons) and Pedro Oliveira (ex-Monomoy), Ghost Hunt “New Ceremony” from the upcoming ‘II’ EP on Lovers & Lollypops
  • Darkwave/EBM/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Dead Resonance” new single
  • Bogotà, Colombia coldwave/synth-pop/darkwave one-girl-band, SECRETISMO “Ausencia – отсутствие” new single on Tres Incendios Temporales
  • Moscow-based electronic synth-pop/dream pop /post-punk/new wave project of Dmitry Gruber (aka Hjördis-Britt Åström), Galatée “The Great Beauty” new single
  • French minimal wave/synth electronic/EBM duo from Brest consisting of Gaël Loison (also in Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones, Noroeste, TF, Moregeometrico) and Cyril Pansal (HF90 and PanMe), MAMAN KÜSTERS “Mankind (new wave mix) feat. Marco Numan” from “Mankind / Alice De Lewis Glisse” on Music From The Masses label’s Single Club Confiné
  • Goth/darkwave/coldwave solo project Bone Bixie “Porcelain” debut single                                                                 
  • French goth/synth/darkwave project Monde Nouveau “Crawling” from the debut album “Songs of Survival”
  • Russian ‘sad synth’/electro-pop/darkwave solo project of Moscow‘s Kirill Ovchinnikov, Заговор [Zagovor] ‘Наследник’ from upcoming ‘Ретро / Retro’ album
  • Montreal, Québec based post-punk/synthpop project of Patrick Short, Kindest Cuts “All You Need Is Money (feat. New Haunts)” from the new single “All You Need Is Money B/W Public Hell” on his new own label Dioptra Records
  • French minimal synth-punk /coldwave project from Rennes, Cripure “Neige”                                                       
  • French synthwave/darkwave project of Sébastien Carl from Bordeaux, HØRD – “Dream Like Chains” from ltd.split 12″ EP Objetrouvé n°5 with VOLCAN. on Objet Trouvé
  • Amsterdam dark synth/coldwave/darkwave producer Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) with bassist Timothy Francis under the moniker De Ambassade ”De Gracht” (interpretation of the 1982 track ‘Der Kanal’ from the German minimal wave band Heute) on Knekelhuis                                                                                                                       
  • Offenbach, Germany Coldwave/New Wave project of designer and artist Abdelkader Ouchène, VELVET COAT ”Tomorrow” bonus track from the single “#2903”
  • Budapest, Hungary synth pop noir duo of Emese Arvai-Illes (vocals) and Krisztian Arvai (keyboards), Black Nail Cabaret “Maelstrom” from the new LP “from Gods Verging On Sanity” on Dependent Records
  • French experimental dark synth electronic project of synthesist (half of The Ufer with H ø R D) Greg Vezon from Bordeaux, VOLCAN. “Les Voix” from ltd. split 12″ EP Objetrouvé n°5 with HØRD on Objet Trouvé           
  • French coldwave/post-punk/dark electronic trio from Toulouse, BLIND.DELON “Sueur (Remastered Version)”
  • French electro composer, producer, remixer and Black Strobe member Arnaud Rebotini “Workout (Perel Remix)” from “To (Wo)Men On The Assembly Line (This Is a Quarantine EP8)” on Blackstrobe Records
  • Mexican new wave/coldwave/post-punk/synth-pop project of Hoffen Dali Lantzeta from Mexico City, Hoffen “Metropolis (Kraftwerk)”
  • Mexican coldwave/minimal synth duo of Dan Shamble (guitar) and Werner Karloff (synth, voice), Neue Strassen “Shadows” (unreleased single from 2019)                                                                                                 
  • Athens-based, Turkish Goth-Wave /Post-Punk duo, She Past Away “Durdu Dünya (Boy Harsher Remix)” from remix album “X” on Fabrika Records
  • Saint-Petersburg, Russia electro/dark disco/coldwave/darkwave DJ/producer MORZE — ‘In This Night’ from the upcoming V/A “OBERWAVE VOL. 1” compilation on Oberwave Records
  • Barcelona‘s darkwave/synth-pop/cold electronics project of Raul Q. de Orte (a member of Wind Atlas), PARALELO “Todo está mal” from the cassette album “Iberromance” on Btx3R/F01101/Exe.
  • Bogotá, Colombia darkwave solo project by Desasociado, aka  отмеж “observar” from the album “UNO” (tracks released in 2018 under the moniker “xxxxxx xxxxxx”) on Tres incendios temporales
  • Bandung, Indonesia EBM/post-punk trio Asylum Uniform “Unconscious” title track from “Unconscious” EP on Ordo Nocturno
  • Turkish darkwave/gothic-pop act from Istanbul, ELZ AND THE CULT “Paranoya” from “Bloodline” LP on Cold Transmission Music
  • Los Angeles-based synthpop act lead by Carved Souls singer/songwriter Suede Flores, Wandering Poets “Revolver” new single.
  • Glasgow-based, Canadian synth artist JJD aka SOFT RIOT “We Are The Chopped” (Nomeansno cover, originally 1982) bonus track from “You Never Know What Might Come Next” album (Limited Edition)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/post-punk/darkwave solo project (aka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Awaiting my Death” new single
  • Legendary mid 80s Soviet synthpop/post-punk band from Moscow, Альянс [Alliance] ‘Навстречу холодному свету’ from the new album ‘Космические Сны’ on Maschina Records
  • French synthwave / minimal synth outfit LA MAIN “Un Festin” from the new album of LA MAIN “La Mélodie du Sombre” on Unknown Pleasures
  • French coldwave/darkwave solo project from Liverdun, Cold Grey Rain “Parenthèse désenchantée (mix)”              
  • UK mysterious Darkwave/Post-Punk entity The Penance Of Night “Fall Into…” from the first 2-track demo “Night I” on Forgotten Sorcery Productions
  • Barcelona, Spain post-punk band PARANORMALES “Vértigo” from the upcoming album on Cleopatra
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia coldwave/post-punk/gothic rock project (one half of konsum kultur), Фактор Давления [Factor Pressure] ‘Isolation’ (Joy Division cover)                                                                                                       
  • Belgian solo electro/new wave/post-punk/kraut/electronic project of Raphaël Haubourdin, founding member of the Brussels post-punk/electro band Organic, KINEX KINEX “Neon Park” new single
  • Mexican post-punk/coldwave/dark synth electronic project of Fernando Vaugier (aka Mementut) from Mexico City, G.A.D.U.U. – “Psycho” new single
  • Brazilian post-punk/darkwave duo from São Paulo, Wonder Dark “A Blank Canvas” from the upcoming new album
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia goth/synth/post-punk one-man-band Angletèr – “ZHDI MENYA” new single
  • Melbourne/Caen synthpop /minimal wave duo Distant Stars “Ünterbrix” from “Car Crashes and Heart Attacks” on Detonic Recordings
  • Nottingham, New Hampshire dream-punk/post-punk outfit DREAM CRUSH “I Woke Up Human” new single
  • Melbourne, Australia DIY industrial/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk trio BANISH “Edge (Single Version)” (charity single)
  • Seattle‘s darkwave/coldwave solo project NiGHTofAL “Vision” new single
  • Bakersfield, California New Wave/DreamPop/Post-Punk/Synthpop duo RICHIE “9 Starz” from the new 2-track single “9 Starz / Goetia”
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL “New Age” (Blitz cover, originally 1983)
  • Indonesian Gothic Post-Punk band PULLO “Tenebrous” new single on Ordo Nocturno
  • Melbourne, Australia gothic rock/post-punk 4-piece Pigs of the Roman Empire “Process” from forthcoming “Seasick” EP
  • Mexican post-punk/new wave duo formed in the city of Guadalajara, CAPITALS – ‘Satelite’ from the new EP ‘AÑO ONCE’
  • Legendary 80’s British post-punk/alternative rock band (former members of The Prefects) formed in 1979 in Birmingham, THE NIGHTINGALES “Devil’s Due” from the upcoming new album “Four Against Fate” on Tiny Global Productions
  • Russian synth post-punk /coldwave duo from Moscow, Музыка для грузовых лифтов / Elevators Music “Электричка (Кино cover)”
  • Wenatchee, Wa Darkwave/ Post-Punk solo side-project of Datura‘s David Betancourt, aka SHANX FM “Sweet Quarantine” debut single
  • Seattle-based industrial/post-punk/darkwave band ALTAR OF ERIS “Three-fold” from “Isolation” EP
  • Chilean deathrock/post-punk band Deathsvn – “Let Me Become The Sacrifice” preview from their upcoming debut full-length on Dissonant Death Records
  • Brussels, Belgium post-punk band Factheory – “Never Alone remix 2020” new single
  • Berlin-based minimalistic post-punk 4-piece AUS “1000 Umdrehungen” from the S/T debut album
  • Italian DIY dark punk/deathrock band from Bologna, HORROR VACUI “Frustration” from the new album “Living For Nothing”
  • Goth n’ Roll/ Deathrock from the tombs of Buffalo, NY, Cemetery Echo “Youth Disease” from the debut EP “Come Share My Shroud”
  • Ukraine coldwave/post-punk solo project from Kyiv, Pustota Veschey ‘kto vinovat’ new single
  • Wien, Austria-based indie/new wave/post-punk project of young Russian musician Mikhail Shlepin, aka Скубут ‘Диссомния’ from the new album ‘Тегенария Доместика’                                                                                
  • Melbourne, Australia Darkwave/Synthpop project of Scud Viney [Caustic Grip, Ritual and Repetition, Deader], Dreams Burn Down – “The Way Back” title track from the upcoming EP “The Way Back”
  • Mexico City post-punk project Rotohammer “Collapse” from the sophomore EP “The Last Sound Of Dusk”
  • Mexican goth-rock/post-punk 4-piece Winter Svn “Stay Home (feat. Daniel Santos)” new single
  • UK post-punk 4-piece PERCY “Will of the People” second single from the album “Seaside Donkeys”
    on Tenfoot Records
  • Glasgow, UK new wave/synthpop Scottish/Italian/Polish synths/vocals trio POLIS “Weinstein” from the new “Hot” EP
  • Copenhagen, Denmark electronic/synthwave/synthpop project TOM And His Computer “Future Ruins (feat. Roxy Jules)” from new single co-produced and mixed by Trentemøller “Future Ruins” on hfn music
  • Brooklyn, NY Post-Punk/New Wave/Synthpop 3-piece NATION OF LANGUAGE “The Wall & I” from upcoming debut LP “Introduction, Presence”                                                                                                                 
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia gothic/synthpop/darkwave project EISGARTEN “Eden” (Hooverphonic Cover)
  • Colombian industrial/dark electronics/EBM act from Palmira, Dire Forze– ”We want change” from the EP “Strong” on Nevel Records and The Said Records
  • Boise, ID dark electronic producer/visual artist Louie Bash aka STREET FEVER “Fortune (Feat. Athena)” from “GOLD BLOOD” EP
  • French gothic/industrial rock band PORN – “Some happy moments (Stabbing Westward Remix)”
  • Washington, DC darkwave/synthpop trio of Carson Cox, Josephine Olivia, and Chris Moore, aka Aertex – “Revenge” (Ministry Cover)”
  • German electronic/future pop/synthpop duo from Osnabrück, ALPHAMAY “60 Centuries” from upcoming LP “Conformity”
  • US dreamwave /synthwave /synthpop musician from Miami, Trevor Something “Selling My Soul” from the new LP “Deep Wave Data Dark Web Daemons”
  • Odessa, Ukraine experimental minimal electronic duo (formerly Климентово Поле), Орфос [Orfos] ‘Мудак’ from the album ‘Цветник’ on Nava Records
  • Strasbourg-based, French new dark ambient/ethereal/darkwave solo project of former singer of Dark Sanctuary and The Wishing Machine, Iris Capricorn “The Pilgrim” debut single
  • Marseille, France dark electronic music project Another Dream – “Je Le Sais”

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