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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #28

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Helsinki-based new dark electronic/synth-punk project of Jacques Saph (Wild Roses Of Winter, Virgin in Veil, Masquerade), aka Carnal Machinery “Voices” debut single

The first venture as a one-man band for Helsinki based, French musician Jacques Saph is a disturbing and anxious slice of synth-punk swept in distressed psychological realms, bathed in ominously sinister synth chords, relentlessly skipping punchy snare beats and deeply haunting bassline throbs, to build frenzied chaos over his caustic and destructive vocals that shout ruthless agitation into the urgent bleak ambience.

  • UK darkwave/coldwave/post-punk solo project Bone Pixie “Statue of Thought” new single from the upcoming debut album.

UK goth genderless solo project definitely approaches the debut album with one of its most intriguing tracks so far, brimming with achingly emotional gloomy atmospheric textures, propelled by low lashing hectic rhythms, bleed restless urgency over lost morose drowned vocals shrouded in haunted sorrowful icy synth melodies, for a compelling slab of coldwave brilliance.

  • Russian post-punk/cold wave duo from Yekaterinburg, Фирма-однодневка [Firma-odnodnevka] ‘Из окна’ new single

Brand new single for Yekaterinburg‘s band filled with their heartfeltly bleak, fiery and rhythmic, synth-washed, brand of Soviet post-punk that urgently weaves bleeding guitar melodies with low throbbing bass lines to sweep disturbing moods over haunted fearful male vocals trembling in emotional pain. Effective, whilst delving into familiar waters.

  • Prague-based Dark Ambient/Ritual/Neoclassic/Post-Industrial Saint Petersburg-bred one-woman-band LAMIA VOX “Eternity” off of upcoming album “Alles ist Ufer. Ewig ruft das Meer” to be released on CD/LP via Cyclic Law (148th Cycle)
  • Santiago, Chile darkwave/gothgaze solo project Dead Serpent “This Dark Place on Space” new single
  • Berlin-based goth/industrial/post-punk/dark electronic/darkwave project of Lynette Cerezo, BESTIAL MOUTH “The Loss” off the new album “RESURRECTEDINBLACK”
  • Belgian industrial pioneer (Fad Gadget, The The, Front 242, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Weatherman collaborator) Jean-Marc Lederman’s project, Jean-Marc Lederman Experience “Letter From Emma Barson” from “Letters To Gods (and fallen angels)” on Wool E Discs
  • Prague-based synthwave/synthpop/electro DJ/producer and co-founder of Endless Illusion label Ladislav Zensor, aka EXHAUSTED MODERN – “Plexiglass” from upcoming V/A “House of Troubles” 2×12″ vinyl compilation on SYNTETYK
  • New York minimal wave/synth project by one half of Xeno & Oaklander, Sean McBride, aka MARTIAL CANTEREL “Disappear” [ unreleased ] from the Peripheral Minimal Records‘ CD reissue of Martial Canterel’s 2007 debut album “Austerton”.
  • Glasgow, Scotland synth-punk/industrial electronics project of Dave Clark, Craig Clark & Katie Shannon, aka Kübler Ross “Bridges” from the S/T cassette album on Akashic Records
  • Amsterdam dark synth/coldwave/darkwave producer Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) with bassist Timothy Francis under the moniker, De Ambassade ” Verwijder Jezelf” from the 2-track 7″ single “Standhouden” on Knekelhuis                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Matter Of Class” (unreleased)         
  • Vienna-based Polish dark synth electronic artist and Oramics collective member Mala Herba “LILIJA” from upcoming V/A “House of Troubles” 2×12″ vinyl compilation on SYNTETYK
  • Berlin-based darkwave/minimal wave/synthpop/coldwave duo of Ryan Ambridge (synths & programming) and Alison Lewis aka Zoè Zanias (vocals, lyrics), LINEA ASPERA “Event Horizon” from the upcoming album “Linea Aspera LP II”                                                                                                                                                       
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO feat Marta Raya – “Nowy Wymiar” from the upcoming album “Sex, Drugs & Hardware” on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Brooklyn, NY post-industrial electronic duo STATIQBLOOM “Ghost Deep” from the LP “Beneath The Whelm” on Metropolis
  • Los Angeles post-industrial/minimal synth/synthpop project in collaboration with German musician Philpp Münch (Synapscape, Rorschach Garden), labXIV “Function and Fetish” from “The Betrayal” EP
  • Chicago, IL synthwave/darkwave/post-punk solo project of Jack Armondo, PANIC PRIEST “Shiver And Crawl (Visceral Anatomy remix)” new single on Negative Gain Productions
  • Seattle-based international industrial/EBM/dark electro band  CHROME CORPSE “Cortex Pulverizer” from Chrome Corpse / Decent News Split EP (Arm The Muscle Mech)
  • Russian lo-fi/techno/minimal synth/EBM producer from Moscow, Фройц Кройп – ‘Начальник’ from cassette EP ‘Люди’ on Raw Russian
  • Los Angeles, Ca EBM/industrial/synthpop duo of Melissa Scaduto (Sextile) & Kyle Hamon (Arkitect/Private Selection), aka S. Product “Suicide Beat” title track from upcoming “Suicide Beat” EP out July 10th via Terrible Records.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Madrid, Spain dark electronic/psych/synthpop artist, Raúl Querido “Pan bendito” new single on El Genio Equivocado
  • Auckland, New Zealand post-punk trio Wax Chattels “No Ties” from the forthcoming album “Clot” on Captured Tracks
  • Los Angeles darkwave/synth-punk project of Darrack Death of Secret Mutilator, Walls Of Poland “It’s Never Been Like This Before” from the new album “My Desperation”
  • Belgian dark techno/body music/EBM/NDW/ska-punk project RADIKAL KUSS “Kontrollfreakuebungsstation” from the EP “Kiss Your Next Diktatur”                                                                                                                      
  • Düsseldorf, Germany darkwave project Black Mind One “Abscission” feat. Shadow
      
  • Vienna, Austria post-punk/dark electro/synth-punk artist Johnny Fünfhaus “Unterhemd”                                              
  • Ekaterinburg, Russia electronic/indie/new wave band SPASIBO COSMOS “Эвакуация”                                              
  • Oakland, CA dark synthpop/synth wave duo PLATTENBAU “Days Like Water” title track from the upcoming EP “Days Like Water” on Glowing Dagger
  • Rome, Italy coldwave/darkwave/post-punk project of Marco Cattani, aka CHEMICAL WAVES – “Statues (feat. The Sea At Midnight)” from the album “Lasting Forever” on ScentAir Records
  • Coldwave duo from Indonesia, COLDVVAVE “Remember This, As Always! (feat. Wednes Mandra of Rabu)” from the album “Eigengrau”
  • French dark post-punk solo project PLAIE “Tu pleures” from the album “Plaies” on La Souterraine
  • Finnish Post-Punk/Synth Punk solo project from Jyväskylä, Nylon Nerves “If There Was a Day” from the debut EP “Suicide Fantasies” on Konkurssipesä Records.
  • Japanese mid-80s minimal synth/synthpop trio Portray Heads “Elaborate Dummy” from 2×12″ S/T retrospective album on Minimal Wave Records and Bitter Lake Recordings                                                 
  • London, UK post-punk trio POZI “176” title track from the “176” EP on Prah Recordings                               
  • Kuantan, Malaysia garage/new wave/post-punk solo project QUARTER LIFE – “Decision” from the EP “Cult’s Guide Book”
  • Boston, Ma post-punk/darkwave/coldwave duo TRUTH FAITH “For You” from debut S/T EP
  • Polish Post-Punk/Coldwave band from Poznan, RENMIN RIBAO “Crush” from the debut EP “Who Controls?” on Italian label HOME MORT
  • Québec City, Canada post-wave band Handful of Snowdrops “The Impossible Dream” title track from the new and last “The Impossible Dream” EP
  • Austin, TX darkwave/coldwave/new wave/post-punk project DIE TRAURIGEN “Temporary” from “Damnation” EP
  • Lisbon, Portugal post-punk/darkwave project of She Pleasures HerSelf frontman Nuno Varudo, The Paper Road “nano 12 we hurt”                                                                                                                                                 
  • Gothic/darkwave/underground project from Orland, CA. Mercury’s Butterfly “Wilting Body”                                         
  • Long Beach, CA electronic/darkwave/electroclash/electro-punk artist Vickie Valent aka Violent Vickie “The Blame” from the upcoming album “DIVISION”
  • London, UK dark-indie-synthpop project DOWNOTTER “Fake It” from “DoTwo” EP
  • New York retro/electronic/synthpop solo project, BACHELOR “Real Science” new single
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /new wave/synthpop solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “Not A Man For You (Shameless3030)” new single on Reptile Music
  • Canadian shoegaze/coldwave/post-punk band from Montreal, THE CITY GATES “Siegfried 1969” (feat. Francis Nothingwater of La Mécanique and Vlimmer)” new single on Velouria Recordz
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia experimental/post-punk duo Sob Violently “Murder” from the debut album “You Left This World”
  • Portsmouth, UK goth electro darkwave band BONEMACHINE “A Fall Is Coming” from the album “Mountains”
  • London, UK darkwave/goth post-punk project of Fabio Hattock, COLUMBARIUM STATION – “Whiskey And Blood” from the album “The Sound Of Blood”
  • Berlin‘s electronic/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze project of Alexander Leonard Donat, aka VLIMMER “Lebenswert” off the new “from “XIIIIII” (16) as part of a double EP set with “XIIIIIII” (17) on his own label Blackjack Illuminist                                                                                                                                                 
  • Scotland‘s dark goth rock band GOTHZILLA “The Edge Of Forever” new single
  • Liverpool, UK goth rock duo The Faces of Sarah – “Turn Away” new single
  • Valencia, Spain post-punk trio SEMANA SANTA “Ruidos” from debut EP “Estado Inicial”
  • French ethereal wave /coldwave /post-punk duo from Paris, Saigon Blue Rain “Anamour” final track from the new EP “Song For The Boys”
  • Portland, Or post-punk foursome (members of Wild Ones and formerly of Autistic Youth), Public Eye “Lost Dog” from upcoming sophomore LP “Music For Leisure” on Drunken Sailor Records and Pop Wig Records
  • Portland, OR garage/post-punk/punk 4-piece (Dark/Light, Piss Test members), ERA BLEAK “Mind Control Tower” from S/T album on Dirt Cult Records
  • Los Angeles punk trio Shark Toys “Advice On Arrest” from “Out Of Time 5-song” EP 7″ on Chunklet Industries
  • German punk/post-punk band from Hamburg, OMA OKLAHOMA “Die Zeit, die Zeit” from the EP “Normalnull” on No Spirit Records
  • Melbourne, Australia rock’n’roll/punk 5-piece The Faculty “Alexis Texas” from “Here’s To Fun” cassette album
  • Byron Bay, Australia punk 4-piece MINI SKIRT “Give It Up” from the debut album “Casino”
  • Vancouver, BC power pop / new wave trio AUTOGRAMM “Working Man” (Rush cover)
  • Orange County, Ca Lo-Fi /Punk Wave/KbD/Minimal Punk band Olde Boi And The Sounds In His Head “Rage” off of cassette album “”Digital” on Goodbye Boozy
  • London, UK mid/late 80s experimental angular post-punk trio, World Domination Enterprises “Paint The Curtains” new 2-track single of “unfinished” songs from the archives.
  • Czech darkwave/post-punk band from Polička, Výsměch? “Your Ghost” from V/A “Dark Tunes from Czech and Slovak Caves Vol·II” on Sanctuary.cz
  • Fortaleza, Brazil new wave/post-punk solo project of Aerson Moreira, aka ANUM PRETO “2027” from S/T album
  • Italian post-rock/blackgaze/new wave/shoegaze/alternative quartet from Brindisi, Moonoises – “Chasm” from the new 2-track debut tape single on Golden Morning Sounds
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina ambient/goth/ethereal/dark wave project Lágrimas de Emilia “Frágil Dolor” second single (feat. Robertino Pann of Bullshit Proyec on vocals)
  • Prague, Czech Republic experimental/improvization/free jazz/post-punk 4-piece VELLOCET ROLL “Pt. III (The Chief & The Family Beat)” from the new EP “Early June Sketches (Live At Meetfactory Backyard)”
  • Swedish dark ambient/darkwave/gothic rock band from Stockholm, Foghorn Lonesome “Hopeless in Stockholm” new single
  • Russian “Slavic Gothic” electronic project, Сполохъ [Spolokh] ‘Мне хотелось петь / I wanted to sing’ from the debut EP ‘Лишь Убит / Just Killed’ on Discosomething Records
  • Russian post-industrial/synthwave duo Cyclotimia “Regnum” title track from the new album “Regnum” on Monopoly Records/ZHELEZOBETON and Shadowplay