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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – JUNE/JULY #26-23

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Berlin-based Neue Türkische Welle techno /electro /darkwave duo Her Absence Fill the World “Hit & Run (Original Mix)” single [U-Boddin Records]

Somber, moody and introspective ‘summer’ track from the German/Turkish Electro-Darkwave partnership drives stark lashing dance beats along with jiggly sonorous buzzing bass oscillations, swept by intoxicating swirling trancey nostalgic bright mists, and warped melancholic glowing arpeggios, atop deeply heartbroken vocal emotions, releasing trauma from domestic abuse into a sober crying river of regret and pain.

  • Zürich, Switzerland folk /dub /post-darkwave collective Sin/Zona “Insect”                                      

I absentmindedly thought of Sin/Zona as a project affiliated with the Bern duo Extra Bleu Ciel, which we had recently talked about, but in reality, after a less lazy search, the Swiss band is a 4-piece based in Zürich with an intriguing and unusual blend of Darkwave, Dub, Folk and Psychedelia, enriched with a declaiming voice ala David Tibet, laced with dystopic poetry. Sin/Zona‘s latest track skips its way through syncopated clattering percussions, and swelling percolating basslines, layered with humming and swooshing swirling synth, desolate insistent slender violin flourishes and restrained aching guitar stridency, whilst dramatic, haunted, terrified vocals suffer in angsty dread.

  • Italian witch/electro-wave duo Ohne Nomen “No Fear” from the upcoming album “The S-Witch” via Cold Transmission Music

Italian duo announces their new LP with another slice of modern high-powered dancefloor Electro-Darkwave, combining guts of dark Goth drama with bright flashes of Italo synth epicness, haunted by cold magnetic female vocals, menacing echoes, and wicked whispers into a dangerous dissociation of careless mindsets.

  • New York wave /electronic /dream pop /synthpop project R. Missing “Take Your Pleasure Sadly v2” off the 2-track single “Take Your Pleasure Sadly”
  • Portland, OR industrial-gaze /electronic pop trio We Are Parasols “Body Horror” title track of the upcoming album on No Movement Records
  • Bergen, Norway darkwave /trip-hop /dark pop outfit Melt Motif – “Full Moon – Die Arkitekt Remix”
  • Kendal, UK 80s inspired DIY synth wave musician (aka Claustraphobia), Klaus Devore – “No More Joy”
  • British/Polish minimal electronics multi-instrumentalist Vincenzo Wieczerzynski, aka Chaos International – “Provo”
  • French minimal synth /coldwave project by Boris VölT from Rennes, MODE IN GLIANY “Degas” from the vinyl/CD album “AMER ARMOR” [Galakthorrö 056]
  • Richmond, VA dark electronics act Petrified Entity “They Travel Through Mirrors” the first single off the upcoming album “Vortex”
  • Madrid based industrial experimental dark synth electronic duo of Fernando O. Paino and Kas Visions, DA-SEIN “Human Waste” from the vinyl/CD album “Sore” on Galakthorro Records
  • Mexican Minimal Synth /Minimal Wave/ Cold Wave project by Angel Ackermann, aka Stockhaussen – “Ciudad Violenta” from V/A “Miseria Upperwave Selections Vol 3” cassette compilation on Miseria
  • Mexico City-based Post-punk /Synth Wave /Dark Wave band of veteran punk artist, CALAVERX “Magia Negra” from the first s/t album
  • Portland, OR industrial /EBM /cold wave /minimal synth electronics project ORTROTASCE “Falling Star” single
  • Bielefeld, Germany-based The Rorschach Garden‘s minimal dark electro sidekick, neat_less “Be Sure” off “Monsters” EP                                                                                                                                                             
  • Berlin-based synth wave /darkwave /minimal synth /dark electronics solo project ENFIN NOIR “Sentiment”
  • Rhodes, Greece industrial /EBM /dark electronics band DROID SECTOR DECAY ”The Devil’s Teardrop” from upcoming “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied” LP on Underground Industrial Records
  • Bogotá, Colombia-based darkwave /electro solo project by Mel Zb, aka Noromakina “Liquido” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • Palmira, Colombia Industrial /minimal wave /EBM solo project HUMAN 80 – “Menschlicher Zorn” single [Nevel Records]
  • Stockholm-based industrial /EBM /dark electro duo Your Enemy “I Am the Surprise” single on Progress Productions
  • Louisville, Kentucky dark electronics /EBM /industrial solo project of Stephen Beasey (one half of Who Saw Her Die?), aka MINDinc “Blind” single
  • Brussels based EBM /post-punk /electro /coldwave duo ULTRA SUNN “Broken Monsters” single on Artoffact
  • Barcelona‘s new beat/ EBM /trance /wave /synthpop duo, SDH (Semiotics Department Of Heteronyms) – ”Denial” from the new album “Fake Is Real” on Avant! Records
  • Leipzig, Germany dark wave /synth pop /electronic Producer-Musician-Remixer, Daniel Myer, aka DSTR “Disappear (Single Version)”
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /new wave /indie solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “The Storm” (The Foreign Resort Remix)” [Icy Cold Records]
  • Psychedelic, minimal and mutant synth-pop solo project out of Glasgow by Vancouver bred creator JJD, aka Soft Riot “A Spade Is Played Again” new single from the upcoming tenth album “No.” on Possession Records (UK) and Wave Tension Records (NL)
  • Zurich, Switzerland Kosmisch /Acid /Psych /Wave /Trip-Hop producer Benedikt Merz, aka Tankwart “Gärung” from “White Series #3″ EP 12” [Subject To Restrictions Discs]
  • Berlin-based dark disco /dark electronic /wave collaboration between DJ/producers duo Vamparela & Brax Moody and Buenos Aires-native, Local Suicide & Skelesys – “In Space We Roam” title track of upcoming EP [IptamenosDiscos]
  • Santa Cruz, CA dark electronic /post-punk /synthpop /darkwave project VANDAL MOON “Heroine Dancer” single
  • Philadelphia/Seattle synth wave /synthpop duo Kent “Von” Hertzog and Rob Rowe aka VH x RR “When Morning Comes” single
  • Spanish electronic /synthpop act Lifelong Corporation “She Loves the Pain” maxi single
  • Hungarian dark synthpop project, Post Analog Disorder “Varázsol Az Élet” single
  • Berlin-based post-punk /synth-pop project of electronic producer and guitarist Anton Koba, aka ROUTINE “Feeling Low” single
  • Bogotá, Colombia coldwave /darkwave /synthwave solo project (aka отмеж), Desasociado “cold wave”
  • Baltimore, Maryland-based electronic /synth-pop /darkwave project of artist-producer Samuel Morgan, AKA Vacant Windows “Numb To Love” single
  • Norwegian goth /new wave /electropop trio fronted by Torro Sollie, aka Torro “Være” from “Huset” EP [Pitch Black Drive Productions]
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil proletarian gothic /glitchwave /darkwave /post-punk project of André, aka ASTROPHYSICS “nothing but evil” single
  • L.A.based post-punk /darkwave trio Digital Drvgs “Dark Romance” single
  • Florida-based darkwave /post-punk /gothic rock duo Last Grasp “Escape My Woes” single
  • Melbourne-based noise rock /shoegaze /post-punk band (former members of Love of Diagrams, Sea Scouts, and Sewers), Misanthropes “We Collide” from the s/t album on Solar/Sonar
  • Seattle, WA Post-Punk 4-piece Final Body “Artist” single
  • Madrid, Spain-based post-punk duo founded in Los Angeles, EDGES “Leather & Angst” single on Swiss Dark Nights
  • Salt Lake City, Utah goth /deathrock band Tragic Black “Nothing Helps” from upcoming LP “Unsightly Visitations”
  • Los Angeles punk /post-punk band Cemento “Lord’s Day” (bonus track) from the cassette edition of “Bitter Themes/Lords Day” EP
  • Bogotá, Colombia post-punk /dark punk /deathrock 4-piece Bruma “La casa del vampiro” from the cassette debut EP”Cada día es más gris” via Discos Maraña
  • Vancouver, WA post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project, This Cold Night “Dire Glacier” from the upcoming album “Restrospective XXIII”
  • Tijuana-based, Mexican dark wave /post-punk duo, Dancing Strangers “The Politician” from the album “POWER.SEX.CORRUPTION” a compilation of the band’s first two EPs
  • French goth rock /coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project KAEZO “Turpin’s Turpitudes”
  • Italian Electronic /Coldwave /Post-Punk moniker of musician, Cristian HC Usai, aka LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Doubts” from the upcoming album “In the City” from the upcoming album “Liquid Metal”
  • US Goth Rock /Darkwave solo project by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Raven Chernova, aka Anti Memoria “When I Blink” first single
  • US Dark Wave /Cold Wave /Post-Punk /Dream Goth band led by SEVIT frontman, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jackie Legos, aka Happy Phantom – “Dia De’ Los Muertos (Radio Edit)” maxi single
  • Dallas, TX coldwave /darkwave solo project Loyal Nothing “Death Always Wins” title track of the debut EP “Death Always Wins”
  • Russian indie /post-punk band from Moscow, Культодиночества [kultodinochestva] “vandalizm” single
  • Bilbao, Spain goth /darkwave /coldwave /post-punk band TELARAÑA “Soledad” off the debut LP “Angustia”
  • Post-punk /Darkwave /Synthpop duo from Germany, urbandoned. “No Fear” sixth single of the upcoming new album
  • Darkwave /post-punk act from Lithuania (ex-Moon Noir), Šalta Juoda Kava “Norai” from s/t EP
  • California based alt /darkwave /post-punk solo project GIANT CATS! “Dance With Me” single
  • NYC Goth Post-punk /Darkwave solo project, Ren Flowers “The Future is Behind Glass” from the album “Doldrums”
  • US goth /synth /post-punk solo project TWIN TEARS “Ni Me Ves” single.
  • Los Angeles darkwave /synthwave /new wave band FEVR “I Think I’ve Fallen For You” single
  • Nürnberg, Germany post-punk solo project of Philipp Renner, aka THAL “Verschwende Alles Was Du Hast”
  • German wave /post-punk one-man band Another Abyss – “Colorless” new single
  • Belgian post-punk /cold wave band The Ultimate Dreamers “Lovesong” from “A Strange Play (Vol.2) – Tribute to The Cure” album [Alfa Matrix]
  • Hungary darkwave /post-punk solo project kékmandarin “Micsoda szégyen” single
  • Buxtehude, Germany new wave /synthpop /dark wave one-man project Coloured Tears – “Will I ever” from “Without You” EP
  • Minnesota one-person Dungeon Synth act, Desolation Plains “Shrine Maidens of Blight Hallows” from the album “The Pillars of Ruination” [Old Stories]
  • US ambient /medieval /fantasy /dungeon synth act Bruxa “The Mist” from the second album “Between The Mist and the End” [Wallachian Opulence Productions]