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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #29

Melih Dönmezer photography

Peaks Of The Week:

  • Paris based darkwave/coldwave/post-punk side project of techno/EBM producer Mind / Matter, Our Broken Dreams “Give”                                                                                                                                       

Paris-based producer delivers another dark post-punk marvel combining menacing throbbing melodic basslines alongside forlorn vocals and terrific sombre guitars hooks in a turbulent yet alluring mix of gloom, desolation and dread.

  • Brownsville, TX new wave/coldwave/post-punk duo TWIN TRIBES “Heart & Feather” first single off of the sophomore album titled “Ceremony” via Young & Cold Records, Manic Depression Records and Negative Gain                                                                                                                                                               

New single from Texas duo Twin Tribes is a stunning blast of darkwave action brimming with relentless goth-infused vigour and passion fueled by a dynamic rhythm section, and ethereally sparkling dismal guitar melodies over stirring vocals. A blistering, tremendously danceable, first preview instilled with increased confidence, flair and sonic relevance.

  • North Texas-based Post-Punk Power band AZTEC DEATH “Climax” from the upcoming EP “Consequence”

At first a little bewildered about the lack of usual Aztec Death‘s distinctive spiky, crispy and shimmering guitar lines, the new bass-driven, keyboard-sounding-effect-guitar-laden single, intensified by dark detached melodious maladies, slowly grew on me, revealing new cold, restrained and refined qualities.

  • Eden Hills, South Australia based ambient/neo-classical artist Jason Sweeney (aka Panoptique Electrical, Other People’s Children and Simpático, or collaborations in Pretty Boy Crossover, Sweet William, School of Two, Luxury Gap, Par Avion, Great Panoptique Winter, Mist & Sea, Winter Witches), SWEENEY “Manifest” from the album “Human, Insignificant” on Athens’ sound in silence
  • Queens, NY ambient/dream pop/darkwave/electronic solo project of Ein Rijin, Evil Symbols “Kerala”                  
  • Easthampton, Massachusetts long-running Industrial / Electronic / Rock project of Mark Alan Miller, aka OUT OUT “Adman’s Dream” (I Start Counting single 1984) from the upcoming album “80s New Wave Hits” on Artoffact Records
  • New York‘s iconic no-wave/post punk band formed in 1979, BUSH TETRAS “There Is A Hum” upcoming 2-track single on Third Man Records
  • Brooklyn, New York experimental/noise-rock/post-punk duo ESSI “Pines and Cones” from upcoming LP ‘’Vital Creatures’’ on Ramp Local                                                                                                                         
  • Italian darkwave/sadwave one-man project of electronic producer known as Religius Order, STRANGERS FOR LOVE “I don’t wanna live alone” (demo)                                                                                                                   
  • Brooklyn, New York industrial noise-pop project of Heidi Lorenz, OCTONOMY “Robespierre” from the debut cassette album “Warhorse” via Chthonic Streams
  • Buenos Aires/Montreal coldwave/electro/nu-disco/synth-pop collaboration OMW “Blue Paradise (Feat Douce Angoisse)” from “Parallel Island” EP via Argentinian label Anormal Records
  • Melbourne, Australia new wave/dark synth-pop duo PREMIUM FANTASY “Obelisk” new single
  • Bloomington, Indiana lo-fi/new wave/post-punk 5-piece BBC “Never There” from the cassette album “Standby”
  • San Diego, CA synth-punk act Norf Rossmore “City Pop” off of first “Dirt Fight (Demo)” EP
  • Sterling Heights, Michigan gothic rock/darkwave Empire of the Vampire “And He Will Always Be” from the debut EP “A Sinister Night Out: Original Soundtrack Recording” on The Dark Wave label                               
  • Moscow, Russia electronic artist Flamingo Screams – ‘Night’ from debut album
  • San Diego, CA experimental/electronic/synthwave/synthpop duo BY AN ION “Shadow Knife” new single       
  • Scotland, UK new wave/synthpop project of Richard Tracey, aka Jigsaw Sequence “Frankenstein Complex” new single
  • Belgian solo elektro/new wave/post-punk/kraut/electronic project of Raphaël Haubourdin, founding member of the Brussels post-punk/electro band Organic, KINEX KINEX “Science”                                               
  • Dutch dark electro/synthwave/’Neue-Niederländische-Welle’ duo from Utrecht, STAATSEINDE /// “Blaue Augen” from the 12″ EP “Dreiheit” out now on Onrijn Records
  • Italian darkwave/synth-pop trio from Milan, SUKENDE “Leap Forward” from the upcoming s/t debut album 
  • Passau, Germany EBM / coldwave / minimal synth trio Rue Oberkampf “Agitation (Luedenscheidt Remix)”
  • German dark electro/synth-pop collaboration Dos Asmund (feat. Mortal Void) – “Clarity” from the Dos Asmund & Mortal Void EP “Black Box Delays”
  • Amsterdam dark synth/coldwave/darkwave producer Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) with bassist Timothy Francis under the moniker De Ambassade ” Zo Hoog Als De Bogen” from the upcoming debut album “Duistre Kamers” on Knekelhuis
  • Russian experimental/synth/post-punk/coldwave duo from Moscow, Музыка для грузовых лифтов / Elevators Music “Зима/Winter” new single
  • Minneapolis‘ Goth/New Wave/Post-punk trio GLOOM ROOM “Dealings” from debut EP
  • Russian indie/coldwave/post-punk 4-piece from Москва, COMMIS VOYAGEUR [культодиночества] “Почти Мечты” from the new EP “культодиночества”                                                                                        
  • Boston, MA lo-fi/post-punk/dark pop trio Dee-Parts “Do It” from the cassette “Collected Recordings” (collection of the first 3 EP’s)                                                                                                                                     
  • Spanish analogue dark synth/post-punk solo project URCO “Passion and life (Under a dark light mix)” original on “With the Death at your feet” EP out now                                                                                                          
  • Dutch post-punk/wave band from Utrecht, led by singer/guitarist Edwin van der Velde of Zwarte Poëzie with Maria Karssenberg and the collaboration of Amsterdam‘s AT, BRAGOLIN VS ADAM TRISTAR “No One Ever Speaks In This House” from the sophomore album “Let Out The Noise Inside” on Young & Cold Records
  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave/electro/post-punk gothic disco project The Ghost Of Bela Lugosi ”Stench Of Formaldehyde” new single
  • Canadian new wave/post-punk duo from Montreal, Québec, CALOMINE “Génération F” from the debut album “Chet Baker” out now
  • Polish ethereal/post-punk/darkwave duo of Klaudia K. & Philip Pace, ANCIENT LIGHT “The Panther”
  • Asheville, North Carolina goth/darkwave/post-punk 5-piece SECRET SHAME “Calm” from the forthcoming debut album “Dark Synthetics” on Portrayal of Guilt Records
  • Sunshine Coast, Australia garage trashy post-punk duo RED ENTRIES “Red Lipstick” from debut joint singles “In Dreams/Red Lipstick” on Colossus Records
  • Houston, Texas punk/post-punk/synth-punk 5-piece DAISY CHAIN “Pleasure Night” from S/T EP
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland post-punk solo project HIDDEN HAND “Crème Brûlée” from the debut EP “Circle The Void”
  • Montreal, Canada minimalistic post-punk 4-piece Broken Column “Night” from the debut “Intuition” EP
  • Berlin-based experimental/darkwave/drone/shoegaze/post-punk project of Anna Nin (aka None), aka Glaring “A Taste of Relief” from the new ltd. cassette album “Decay” on Squall Recordings                              
  • Russian synth/post-punk one-man-band from Moscow, Холодный звонок – ‘Дорога, шум и я’ from the new EP ‘Наваждение’
  • San Diego‘s goth dark post-punk four-piece WARSAW “Cycles” from the 3rd studio recording “Magick’’
  • Dallas, TX-based synthwave/post-punk/synthpunk trio Nervous Curtains “Fatal Flaw” from the upcoming 4th album ”I Tried To Fight It But I Was Inside It” on Dreamy Life Records                                                         
  • Southampton, UK coldwave/post-punk trio Inferior Complex “I Dream (Remix)” on German Shepherd Records
  • Russian darkwave/dark synth/post-punk producer Zaabriel ‘Ne ver’ Zaabrielyu’ from the album ‘Hity myortvogo goroda ‘
  • US post-punk/darkwave band from Columbus, Ohio, CHILD OF NIGHT “Compromise (Live Mix)” from “Nada Segrado” EP
  • Californian dark synthpop/post-punk/coldwave trio POST TROPIC “Cherry Dreams” from debut cassette album “Mirrors”
  • Belgian post-punk/wave/dream pop singer/songwriter Ignace De Lamper “Alone In The Dark” (original)
  • Italo/French new wave/darkwave/post-punk duo of producer/musician and songwriter Adriano S. Iacoangeli and singer Cecilia Dassonneville, Echoberyl – “Prisoner” from the new album “Apparition” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Texas goth/darkwave/post-punk collaboration featuring members of ANNEX, Christian Death, MOTH and Lust Era, SIN OMA “The Other Woman” debut single
  • Mid 80s East London dark/tribal/post-punk/goth band (formerly anarcho punks Youth In Asia), DECADENT FEW “Heaven To Hell” from “Lowlife” archival LP (1988-1994) on Inflammable Material
  • Russian coldwave/post-punk outfit from Saint Petersburg, ДК Посторонних ‘ Прятки’ new single on IONOFF MUSIC                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Orland, CA Post-Punk/Gothic Rock/Darkwave project of Ean Martin, Mercury’s Butterfly “Air​-​Wound Ambrosia” from the third release mini-album “Dreamy Dayze”
  • Tbilisi, Georgia EBM/electronic dark synth project of Giorgi Sirabidze, aka GOTE “Fairy Streets”                        
  • Northampton electronic duo of Bob Auster North and Bob Auster South, aka Auster Boys “Reversing Into The Holocene (Infinite Version)” new 3-track EP on German Shepherd Records
  • Swedish coldwave / minimal synth project of Niklas Kärreskog, PERSON:A ‘Untitled Demo”                         

Melih Dönmezer photography