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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #23

photo by Laura Makabresku

Peaks Of The Week:

  • Albanian coldwave/darkwave/dark electro solo project from Tirana, Hostile Incoming “Muhabete Boshe” title track from the new EP on Kaluara Records

It’s always refreshing to see the start of new DIY label. Tirana‘s Kaluara Records strikes off the bat with a dangerously captivating and insanely danceable darkwave hit from fellow Albanian enigmatic newcomer Hostile Incoming

  • Vienna‘s noise pop/new wave/NDW/post-punk solo project of Florian Tremmel, Gran Bankrott “Dark Pogo” from debut s/t album on Numavi Records

Vienna‘s post-punk artist Florian Tremmel under his new German-language moniker Gran Bankrott takes us, through hypnotic, warped, intricate electronics, jittery, dismal guitar slivers, distressed and noisy synth riffs, buzzing basslines, broken yet sparse danceable synthetic rhythms, over affected vocals, into the desolate, socially disintegrated and neoliberal corrupted dark underbelly of the Austrian capital, seemingly a worldwide model of high-standard living. With last week’s Grotto Terrazza LP, surely the most original, intriguing and utterly provocative listen in a long time.

  • US cold synth project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan from Baltimore, L’Avenir “Introduction/Requiem” from the new L’Avenir album “Requiem” on Cold Beats Records

The 6th album by analogue synth maestro Jason Sloan, a.k.a. L’Avenir is finally a fact, 8 dark and melodic tracks laced with 80s minimal wave, coldwave and synth-pop suggestions elaborated with the usual distinctive synth prowess at once modern and timeless.

  • Italian “Cold Noir” trio based in Roma, DER NOIR “Oblivion” (Lestat Piano)                                                         
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland occult dark neo-folk solo project BY THE SPIRITS “Cry Together” from the new album “We are Falling”
  • California‘s dark chanteuse Chelsea Wolfe “The Mother Road” from the upcoming album “Birth of Violence” out September 13, via Sargent House
  • Darkwave/EBM/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Apathetic”                             
  • Dallas, TX-based synthwave/post-punk/synthpunk trio Nervous Curtains “Mass Amnesia” from the forthcoming 4th album ”I Tried To Fight It But I Was Inside It” on Dreamy Life Records
  • Minsk, Belarus shoegaze/post-punk band фарфоровые коты ‘падение’ title track of the new EP
  • Toronto‘s shoegaze/post-punk trio Blankscreen “Disparate”
  • Paris based new coldwave /post-punk side project of techno/EBM producer Mind / Matter, Our Broken Dreams “Strangers”                                                                                                                                                         
  • Polish coldwave/post punk band from Wroclaw, UZS / Ukryte Zalety Systemu – “Inwokacja Do Nienawiści (KEPX)” from live cassette “Ruiny Budów” [1-7 Live at KEXP ‘s Off Festival August 8 2015/ Track 8-13 Live at Rozbrat, Poznan 9 January 2016] on dreamland syndicate
  • Belgian/German/Russian cold wave/post-punk outfit, CHOUX “The Sickness”                                                     
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave / synthwave / synthpop producer Lars-Göran Forsberg aka FOPMUSIC “I Wish That You Were Here” (2019 version)                                                                                                                         
  • Vancouver’s indie/new wave/post-punk trio, LAND LINE “9:17” from “Land Line” EP
  • UK post-punk/darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “Berlin 1979” (demo) from upcoming new album.
  • Pasadena, CA darkwave/post-punk/dark synth project DARK ARCHES “Devotchka”
  • Portland, OR new wave/minimal synth electronics solo project ORTROTASCE “Poison Heart Living Perfection” taken from new “SYNTHICIDE Compilation V2.0”                                                                                             
  • Los Angeles, CA-based industrial/ethereal electronic dream pop/shoegaze duo Chasms “Shadow (Public Memory Thundershower Dub)” on Felte
  • Los Angeles based new wave / darkwave / electro-pop project of Carlo Mancia, MortalBoy “Cave”                      
  • Mexican synth electronic/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Lexapro” from the new album “Anaconda Vise”                                                                                                                               
  • US cold synth project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan from Baltimore, L’Avenir “Silence Shouts (Live)” from the “LIVE” CD album on Cold Beats Records
  • Dnipro, Ukraine EBM/minimal wave/synthpop trio Kurs Valut “Ni – Leæther Strip Remix” from upcoming “Veselo” EP on UK imprint Mark Watch
  • Portland‘s anarcho-punk/deathrock/post-punk band VUELTAS “Guerra Mundial” off of debut “5 Song Demo” cassette
  • Seattle‘s dark post-punk/goth rock quartet NOX NOVACULA “Michelle” from the upcoming CD album “The Beginning” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Saint Helier, Jersey occult post-punk/gothic-rock trio Guillotine Dream – ”Creatures See” from the EP “Something Shining, Something Bright”
  • Juiz De Fora, Brazil deathrock/post-punk /dark punk 4-piece Poetisa Dissecada “Na Presença De Um Palhaço” from V/A “DecaDance Compilation 2” on Paranoia Musique
  • Sacramento, CA gothic rock/post-punk trio ASHES FALLEN “Blood Moon” new single
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave /post-punk band В.Р.ЕД. [VRED] ”Разочарование/(Dissapointment)”
  • São Paulo, Brazil gothic/darkwave solo project of Sânian, aka BELLS OF SOUL “Orphan petals in the air”
  • Russian goth/coldwave/post-punk 4-piece from Chelyabinsk, Schadenfreude “das Theater” from the debut EP “Ausgang”
  • US post-punk/synthwave solo project of from Huston, TX, TWO ONE SIX “Pure” from new “Lucid” EP                            
  • California‘s industrial /electronic /darkwave artist Fornicata “Snowflake”                                                               
  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “The People” (Deep Longing Mix)                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Berlin-based cyberpunk /postindustrial /post-punk /synthwave act fronted by audiovisual producer/musician Yuro Chain, TRESPASSER “WannaCry” from C҉ A҉ P҉ T҉ I҉ V҉ A҉ T҉ E҉ D҉ A҉ U҉ D҉ I҉ E҉ N҉ C҉ E EP
  • Providence, Rhode Island dark goth /electronic/new wave /post-punk /darkwave solo project Cross Dragger “Litha”
  • Brazilian kraut post-punk quartet from Sao Paulo, Tempos de Morte “Dark City” from the new EP “Depression”
  • Mogilev, Belarus new wave/coldwave/post-punk band, Проспект Шмидта [Prospekt Shmidta] ‘Четки’ from the debut album “Возле входа в огонёк”
  • Paris-based new wave/darkwave/synthwave/post-punk duo of Italian producer/musician and songwriter Adriano S. Iacoangeli and French chanteuse Cecilia Dassonneville, Echoberyl – “Dark Embrace Me” from upcoming album “Apparition” on SwissDarkNights Label                                                                                    
  • Chicago‘s ‘post wave’ dark synth electronic trio, CANTER “Black Bag” from V/A “Dark Nouveau” on Metropolis Records
  • Charlotte, NC industrial/new wave /synth-pop project of Christopher Gurney, IIOIOIOII “Shallows” from the new fourth album “Chroma + Chromatic” on AnalogueTrash
  • Košice, Slovakia synth-pop solo project SOLE PIPER “Reload” from the new album “The Years of Sole Piper”         
  • Australian Live Dark Electronic duo from Melbourne based around multi instrumentalist producer/songwriter Ankit Juwaheer aka Ank Kit, LazyboyProactive – “Rogue” from upcoming V/A “Rogue Transmissions” on Slice Records
  • Vermont‘s coldwave/minimal wave/synthpop solo project Triumphant Race “Play Dead”                                   
  • Detroit, MI industrial /EBM /Darkwave /Synthpop project of Dennis Hudson (also White Christian Male, Polyvision and Eisenwelle), OLMS “All Your Earthquakes”
  • Bogotá, Colombia darkwave/minimal wave solo project of Inti Alonso, aka Climas Interiores “Un país” from the new EP “El Olvido”
  • Uden, The Netherlands goth/coldwave/post-punk duo Red Velvet Deception “Mirrors” from the debut album “Like Rain”
  • Vienna garage punk /jangle pop /post-punk project of JFAL, Just Friends and Lovers “Been Around” from the new album “Her most Criminal Crimes” on Cut Surface
  • Melbourne synth-punk trio of Harry Howard (Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, Pink Stainless Tail, Harry Howard and the NDE), Edwina Preston (The Moll Flanders Band, Harry Howard & The NDE) and Ben Hepworth (REPAIRS, Eastlink), ATOM “No Future” from the debut album “In Every Dream Home” via it records                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Brighton, UK new wave/art-rock 5-piece YOUTH SECTOR “Renting Spaces In My World” new single.                 
  • Italian garage/synth-punk outfit DADAR “Calendarize” taken from the upcoming 7″ out July 2019 via Goodbye Boozy.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio noise/punk trio HISSING TILES “Boychoir” title track of the upcoming sophomore album out August 31 via from Whited Sepulchre
  • Californian two-man post-punk/avant-pop group from Palo Alto, ZRU VOGUE “Nakweda Dream” off the Dark Entries Records‘ vinyl reissue of s/t album originally released on the band’s Zero Risk Records in 1982.
  • Shirdi, India based ‘cloakwave’ project The Ninth Heaven “Silver Feather” from 2-track single “Heaven ’87”
  • Mexico City Post-Wave duo THE ETHEREAL NOW “Dimension”                                                                           
  • São Paulo, Brazil “Psychowave”/”Ghostwave”/Electro Industrial/Dark Ambient project of Rederick Deathwill (Ericson Willians) & Beatriz G.B. (BeatRiz), Poisoned Wine “Pluto Inner Workings”
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland occult dark neo-folk solo project BY THE SPIRITS “Secret Trees” from the forthcoming album “Visions”

photo by Laura Makabresku