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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – JULY #30-22

  • Swedish minimal synth wave /synthpop duo Joakim Karlsson & Mai Nestor from Göteborg, FACIT “Var tog du vägen?” from the new 2-track single “Var tog du vägen? / Androgyn ungdom”

After two fascinating EPs between 2013 and 2016 on Citirax and Waving Hands, mostly interspersed with ambient, experimental sparse works, the duo from Goteborg return with their seemingly frigid, yet subtly warm, atmospheric analog minimal wave sound, cloaked in a magical aura of deep Nordic melancholy. The new single unfolds contemplative, ghostly synthpop elegies, subtly suffused by an obscure pathos, cast in haunted melancholic vocals to draw tragic angsty moods from sad crushed and sinister gleamy synth melodies, bleak pulsing bass lines, and hypnotic beats, whilst lonely secret cries and nervous humming echoes layer hidden pain into a vexing sea of pensive uncertainty.

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk band LIVINROOM “Disaster” from “Way for the sun” EP

New single for the Saint Petersburg band with a poignant and brooding approach to the 80s UK-inspired post-punk, driven by steady punchy drum beats, ominous rambling bass vibrations, and hypnotic pain-filled guitar strains that shred and chime aching memories through a harsh forlorn tapestry of obsession and doom whilst a tormented soul’s desperate haunted baritone broods deliver a sinister dark poetic confession about hellish deceptions

  • Los Angeles‘ darkwave /synth-wave project Amor de Paris “Devil Eyes” single

Minimal, stark and moody, Boy Harsher inspired dark synth-wave from the L.A. based act, although favouring introspective and brooding tones. Steady punchy beats, chugging bassline, and tinkling synth chords pulse sinister deceptive moods around an intriguing vocal interplay betwixt cold, lost, solo aching fears and dual distorted blurry frequencies to extend eerie surreal moods from a dark lyrical confession into dreaded memories of bewitching fright.

  • Warsaw, Poland Ambient /Electronic /Synth musical project of multifaceted artist and music producer Nicolas Estany, AKA Visonia “We Had The Same Dream” single
  • London-based EBM/Industrial/noise/techno conceptual artist Wvalaam Klous “FOREVER DARKNESS from cassette EP “EVERYTHING DIES” on Clan Destine Records
  • Melbourne, Australia electro-pop band PARRALOX “Lattidore feat Ulla Kruse” (traditional) single
  • L.A. based ethereal/dark wave solo project of Tara Jane, aka CARESS “Crazy For You” (Slowdive Cover)
  • Russian Experimental /IDM /Electro /Ambient /Electronic one-man-project from Reutov, SENEPTIKA “Ультрацикл” from the EP “Ультрацикл”
  • French Synth Wave /Minimal Synth /Cold Wave /Synth-Punk outfit Corps Déchiré “Invocation” from V/A “A.Tracking #4” [MTHRLD009] on Motherlode
  • Italian lo-fi dark cold wave project Dreadful Events “A Static TV” from the cassette EP “Report from the Underground” on Low Noise Productions
  • Finnish coldwave /darkwave musician, composer, lyricist and singer Suzi Nyberg, a.k.a. SUZI SABOTAGE “I Am The Storm” single
  • UK eclectic goth synth wave /darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Purposeless Fools” single
  • Russian new beat /synthpop /electronic project Maxim Nazarov ft. Syntia “Беги от Меня” single on AVEC
  • Philadelphia‘s synthpop /synthwave duo Korine – “Mt Airy” new single
  • ScottishIndian darkwave duo based in Berlin, Permanent Daylight “Shitty Old Movie” from upcoming debut LP “Temptress”
  • One man wave /synthpop /electronic project ANPL “Wrong Choice (featuring Zoltan Freitag)”
  • Swiss-Dutch new wave /synthpop duo BLACKBOOK “Love Is A Crime” from the upcoming debut LP “Confessions Of The Innocent” on darkTunes
  • Russian female-fronted synth /futurepop duo Fatal Aim “red Light” single on skyQode
  • German synthwave /darkwave duo based in Hamburg, Videotraum “Du & Ich” single
  • Athens, Greece Electronic Dark /Synth Wave duo INCIRRINA “Jane Doe” from “Lip Led Scream” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Dublin, Ireland dark wave /synth wave duo Bean Sí “Nyctophobia” debut single
  • Montreal, Quebec post-punk /darkwave act SEXSOMNIA “Sexsomnia” single
  • London, UK post-punk /new wave solo project Vincent Christ “When Can I Be Good?” single
  • Pizzo, Italy post-punk /new wave /darkwave band ALONE IN THE RAIN “Il tumulto del cuore” from the EP “FIORI DI ASFALTO”
  • Italian synthwave project Nitelight “Discipline of Regression” from the upcoming “Oblivion” EP
  • Lviv, Ukraine EBM /darkwave /techno /electro-industrial one-man band led by Anton Shiferson, aka SHIP HER SON “DAS IST ANDERS” from “ALLES WIRD GUT” EP
  • West Yorkshire, UK new wave /post-punk 4-piece Working Men’s Club “Heart Attack” from the new LP “Fear Fear” on Heavenly Recordings.
  • New York‘s industrial /goth-grunge /electronic duo HEAVY HALO “Crush (Kontravoid Remix)” from the S/T album on Negative Gain Productions
  • Austin, TX based electro-rock-goth duo Weird Wolves “See The Light” single on Out Of Line
  • Juárez MX // NYC coldwave/darkwave project UN HOMBRE SOLO “Oscuro y Podrido” from the forthcoming album “Desilusion Total” on Synthicide
  • Łódź, Poland post-industrial /dark electronics duo Vonsechsundachtzig ”Bridge” single
  • Vancouver EBM /electro-industrial act led by Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly, aka Noise Unit “Alone Again” from the upcoming LP “Cheeba City Blues” on Artoffact Records
  • German Electro Industrial Noise project from Hamburg, STAHLSCHLAG – “Doomed (feat. Ultra)” single
  • Washington, D.C. new beat /industrial /techno /darkwave /dark electronic musician David Buracker, aka MADURO “Night Parade” title track from the new LP “Night Parade”
  • Detroit, Mi-based EBM /electronic /post-punk act (Fka Feral Body), COMFORT CURE “They Told You Wrong” single
  • L.A. based industrial techno post-punk project of Bay Area bred artist Luis Vasquez, aka THE SOFT MOON – “Become The Lies” from the upcoming album “Exister” on Sacred Bones Records                                         
  • L.A.-based goth /new wave /post-punk /dark synthpop /darkwave one-man band, Mortal Boy “Prisoner Of Present” new single.
  • Berlin-based goth /darkwave solo project of Argentina-native music producer Gonzalo Schwindt, AKA Deus Ex Lumina “Dark Days” new single
  • Mexico‘s Goth Darkwave artist Dann Rossier AKA Das Leiden “Sentimientos Envenenados” from next year’s upcoming album “Versuchung”.
  • Italian dark wave /post-punk trio from Bologna, EUROPEAN GHOST “Cold Lips” new single via Icy Cold Records.
  • Saarbrücken, Germany synth /post-punk outfit ANGST4 “Dazwischenmensch (Demo Version)”
  • Italian post-punk /darkwave /sadwave one-man project of electronic producer Alessio Di Mezza (aka Religius Order), STRANGERS FOR LOVE “Running up that Hill” (re-edit)
  • Colombian post-punk solo project Píldora Letal “Pesadillas vivas” single
  • Italian darkwave combo from Turin, Neroarmonico “Giorni, neon, maschere” from the debut EP “Giorni, neon, maschere”
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador synth wave solo project Gentx Violentx “2022”.
  • Late 80s East Berlin‘s post-punk /darkwave duo René Le Doil and Ronald Lippok, AKA The Local Moon “Apparition” from retrospective 2xLP/cassette album “The Local Moon” (1987/88) on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • 90s French post-punk /gothic rock band from Nice, Corpus Delicti “Twilight (Unreleased 1992, Sebastien’s first take)” from the 4xCD Box Set “THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 19921996” on Cleopatra Records
  • Gilbert, AZ goth /dark surf /post-punk /new wave solo project Rare Kreature “Self-Hell Section” single
  • Spanish Post-Punk band from Barcelona, La Santa Espina “Oscuro” from the digital EP “PSI” from the upcoming LP “Lo veo…Es el final” via Bat-Cave Productions
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project Чайки улетают с моря [smorya] “Между двух огней” from “Расскажи” EP
  • North Carolina‘s atmospheric goth-metal-post-punk-psych-noise rockers WAILIN STORMS “The Silver Snake Unfolds and Swallows the Black Night Whole” from the 4th album “The Silver Snake Unfolds” on Gilead Media
  • Cologne, Germany garage /noise /post-punk duo Lo Seal “Erika” from “Teal” on mörtelsounds
  • Los Angeles based goth synth wave /post-punk one-man-band (Fka Nass//Zuruck), AKA Forming “Diamonds” from s/t first EP
  • UK dance punk /electropop /post-punk 3-piece Regressive Left “World On Fire” from debut EP “On The Wrong Side Of History” out now on Bad Vibrations Records.
  • Canadian Post-Punk /New Wave band from Vancouver, GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS “Forever by my Side” from the vinyl reissue of the band’s 2021 sophomore LP “Fallacy of Fairness” via Dirt Cult Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie rock /post-punk 4-piece The Vapour Veils “Live Forever” (originally released as “Dimman” by Stilla Havet on Novoton in 2021) single
  • Costa Rica‘s dream pop /synthpop duo Morena Lunar & Ariel Maniki, AKA Not My Eyes “Like a Shadow” from the debut EP “Uno”
  • Manchester, UK electronic /new wave /synthpop solo project KRAFTman “Giro ’22 (7 Inch Version)” from the forthcoming Kraftman album “Giro D’Italia”
  • Mexico City gothic rock/synthpop/darkwave/dark pop project of Mario Del Rio, AKA The Darkstar Calling “Bringer of the light” from the mini-album “The moors of forever gone”

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