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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #31

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Turkish Goth Rock/Post Punk band featuring members of Ugly Shadows and Tatlin Effect, OSCURIDAD ETERNA “1969” from debut “Macabre” (Demo) EP

Excellent emotional and energetic first demo EP for the Turkish band, comprised of murky, morose and desperately urgent 4 tracks replete with mechanical rhythms, abrasively meandering basslines, blistering reverb-laden guitar melodies over low monochromatic vocals to build fiercely bleak soundscapes reminiscent of Sisters of Mercy’s all-encompassing tragic melancholia.

  • UK dark electro act (Athamay Side Project), Torturetekk – “Luna” 3rd single from the forthcoming “Nightfall” album

Another sparkling high energy dance number from the UK act Torturetekk, ignites with hard lashing rhythms, rumbling bassline and urgent, sharp synth melodies, as soaring yet helpless female vocals rise and fall in desperate breathless intensity, dwell in Dark Electro perfection.

  • Italo/French new wave/darkwave/post-punk/synthpop duo of producer/musician and songwriter Adriano S. Iacoangeli and singer Cecilia Dassonneville, Echoberyl – “A Prey” from the upcoming album “The Awakening of a Mutant Girl” on Cold Transmission Music

First preview for the Italo-French duet Echoberyl with an Elli et Jacno akin electro-pop tune, ruffled by subtle undercurrents of isolation, fear, and disassociation, that haunt resounding repetitive zippy sequenced stabs, awash by icily organic desolate synth melodies, whilst emotionally bittersweet female vocals lost in endless anxiety, mould into robotic reflections, haloed with steady irresistible dance-inducing rhythms.

  • Swedish gothic drone folk singer and organist Anna von Hausswolff “The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra” from Anna von Hausswolff´s forthcoming new album “All Thoughts Fly” out September 25th via Southern Lord.
     
  • Italian acid/techno/house/EBM/coldwave/electronic producer from Bari (aka Dj Plant Texture), aka Dona feat. Aloth – “Mindscapes” title track from the upcoming EP “Mindscapes” on Mannequin Recordings                                    
  • German electro/synthpop project of Harry Haller from Essen, FOKKER “Winter in Saxony”                                              
  • Croatian synth electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An “Somewhere There’s a Hunger Strike” (Original 2016 instrumental version)                               
  • Russian ambient/avant pop/dark synth electronic duo from Saint-Petersburg, Sobranie 8 18 “Transfer to Paradise”                                                                                                                                                                   
  • California based coldwave/synthwave duo, Tuxedo Gleam – “Dismissive” from the upcoming split cassette EP “Divisé” with L’Avenir
  • US cold synth project of veteran electronic musician and sound artist Jason Sloan from Baltimore, L’Avenir “Now I See” from the upcoming split cassette EP “Divisé” with Tuxedo Gleam
          
  • Spanish dark synth electronic wave producer Carlos Martín aka MYNATIONSHIT “Pitiful Creep” from V/A “ER030 Compilation V.4” sixth-anniversary Eclectic Reactions Records label sampler celebration.
  • French experimental/coldwave/synthpop/dark folk duo of Victor-Yann (part of the duo Bruta Non Calculant) and Yule, SWESOR BHRATER “Will you be There?” from the album “Sang Lié” on EINS:ZWEI:ACHT.
  • Italian post-punk/synthpop/electro/EBM duo of Michele Caserta aka Kela (Drama Emperor, PicNic and Il Catarro Del Popolo) and Vanni Fabbri (Dj Smegma, La Tosse Grassa), aka Twin Towers “The Joyful City” off “Chaos & Banana” EP
  • Seattle minimal synthpop/darkwave solo project PROFIT PRISON “120 Days” from the upcoming EP “Dreams of a Dark Building” via Avant!
  • L.A. based Australian dreampop/post-punk band, DEATH BELLS “Heavenly Bodies” from upcoming LP “New Signs of Life” on Dais Records
  • Amsterdam based new wave/post-punk trio lead by late ’70s Dutch new wave band Mecano frontman Dirk Polak, Mecano Un-Ltd. – “NOBLE BLISS” new single
  • Palmira, Colombia industrial/minimal synth/minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Máquina” from the “Camino Equivocado” EP
  • French coldwave/post-punk/dark electronic duo from Toulouse, BLIND.DELON “Elle” from upcoming album “Chimères” on Manic Depression / Icy Cold Records
  • German Punk/Shoegaze/Noise/Post-Punk trio from Jena, SNOW TRAIL “Synaptic Void” title track from debut EP “Synaptic Void” on Alien Foxx Records
  • Philadelphia synth /coldwave project Culled Hands “Tree of Life” from the “Culled Hands” EP on Wet Cassettes
  • Synth Coldwave/Darkwave/Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Dark Route” on Nevel Records                  
  • Ukrainian darkwave/coldwave/post-punk solo project from Kyiv, Пустота Вещей [pustota veschey] ‘Hare Krishna’                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Greek experimental/goth/post-punk/darkwave duo from Athens, HADA 肌 “Butterfly” from the debut album “Abrahadabra” out now through Swiss Dark Nights Records.
  • Australian lo-hi-fi Goth solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Slugrimace”
                  
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Tombs” new single
  • London, UK Goth Rock/Post-Punk band BLACK ANGEL “Black Angel” from the sophomore album “Kiss Of Death”
  • Berlin-based Postpunk/ New Wave band ECHOES “Child of the Damned” from “Demo 2020”
  • Antioquia, Colombia darkwave/post-punk duo Insepulto ~ “Quimera” new single
  • Detroit-based post-punk/deathgaze band VAZUM “Captive Heart” from the new LP “Vampyre Villa”
  • Boulazac, France post-punk / coldwave solo project, Without Emotion “Cabaret” (lyrics by Lory Fayer) off the album “Souvenirs De Tes Mains”
  • Brazilian surf/gothic rock/post-punk band SIGNO 13 “Escaravelho coração” 11th single from the “Serpentario (2019/2020)” album
  • Brazilian post-punk project Filippovnyka “Dead Nature” new single
  • Birmingham, UK-based post-punk band Tall Stories “Nosebleeds” third single                                               
  • Boston‘s new wave/post-punk band DAME “Cicadas” from S/T debut album on Beach Impediment Records
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts post-punk band LANDOWNER “Phantom Vibration” from the upcoming album “Consultant” on Born Yesterday Records
  • Bristol, UK DIY indie garage pop/jangle/post-punk 4-piece, Neurotic Fiction “Assimilate” from the 4-track 7″ EP “Romance” on Specialist Subject Records
  • French noise/post-punk band from Nantes, S!CK “My Friends” from the cassette album “Lenitive Seizure” on Urticaria Records
  • Boston, Ma post-punk/darkwave/coldwave duo TRUTH FAITH “Feel” new single on Annals Imprint
  • Savannah, Georgia new punk/synth/post-punk project, Robert C. Hurst “Fields” off “Fields/Tell Me” E.P.
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia sovietwave/new wave/retrowave/post-punk duo ЭЛЕКТРОЦОЙ [Electrotsoy] ‘Взгляды / View’ from the debut EP ‘Ностальгия / Nostalgia’
  • Weslaco, TX darkwave/synthwave/coldwave project Hora Mortis “You Are The One” from the debut album “Centro”
  • Santiago, Chile gothic rock duo SWEET SPECTRA “Lost Faces” new single
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave/coldwave/post-punk one-man-band, В.Р.ЕД. [VRED] “Заблудившийся трамвай” (“Lost tram”) new single
  • Mexico City Post-Punk/Coldwave/Shoegaze/Dream Pop solo project of Esteban Estrada Cázarez, aka EESCA “Sir Copy” from the debut EP “No Information”
  • New York‘s goth/darkwave/post-punk duo of singer Alex Virlios (Blue Images) and guitarist/producer Andrew Sega (Iris, The Alpha Conspiracy), HALLOWED HEARTS “Shatter” from upcoming debut LP “Into The Fire”
  • Augsburg, Germany based synthpop/post-punk duo lead by Belarusian musician Arthur Tsymbal with Moscow‘s keyboarder Egor Ivakhnenko, The Violent Youth – “Svobodno” from the new “Tam, Gde Nas Net” album
  • Venezuelan darkwave/new wave/post-punk collaboration Recipe Morado + Lombardo — “Forever [Ft/Victor L.Rossi]”
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave/synthwave/post-punk producer Lars-Göran Forsberg, aka FOPMUSIC “When I see you now” new single
  • Brazilian synthwave/synthpop/electronic duo of vocalist Airton S. of Plastique Noir, and Jean Rié (ex-Scarlet Leaves), aka FAKE MOVIE “Cold War” from debut EP “FKMV”
  • Swiss new wave/post-punk duo Horse, I’m Virus “Silver Star” from the sophomore LP “Cream”
  • Tallahassee, Florida darkwave/new wave/synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Sound of you Leaving” from debut EP “Ovr Agn”.
  • Sydney/Warrang-based techno punk/synthpop quartet (members of Concrete Lawn, Rebel Yell and Set-Top Box), AUSTRALIAN IDOL “Rain” from S/T debut cassette EP on Gone With The Weed
  • Leuven, Belgium prog-goth rock project of Raf Ahrayeph, aka Ahráyeph “Her True Image” from “Heaven No.7” E.P.
  • Staten Island, NY gothic/industrial/coldwave/industrial solo artist Desert Roach “Hearts Wide Open” from the album “Drown”
  • Salt Lake City, Utah industrial/darkwave project of Theodoric Newsom, aka The Rose Phantom ‘A Broken Little Heart’ from ‘Dead Ringers’ LP
  • Belgian electro-kitch-pop duo from Ghent, Vive La Fête “Décadance” from the upcoming album “Produit de Belgique (Special Edition)”
  • Atlanta, Ga. new wave/post-punk duo Picture One – “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” from “FLOCK!” A Flock of Seagulls covers by Space Knife, Picture One, and EveningShade + split 7″ single by Space Knife / Picture One
  • Atlanta/Portland witch house/dark electronic/synthwave project by Corey Davenport (Cairn Elan) & Kyle Mac (Dead Fe†us), SUFFER RING – “Henker” from upcoming “Reverentia” LP on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Portland, OR darkwave trio The Secret Light “Circuits Collide (Mr.Kitty Remix)”
  • Californian darkwave/synthpop/electronic group out of San Diego, MATTE BLVCK “Pure (Street Cleaner Remix)”
  • US synthwave/witch-house/darkwave project of artist Jason Timothy, aka Shhadows “Under Your Spell” from “Renewal” EP on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Poland future garage/wave/synthwave project Phantomyst “Ethereal vision” new single
  • California synthwave project LET EM RIOT “Not Enough” off upcoming LP “Years Later” on NewRetroWave
  • California synthwave/darkwave/coldwave solo female project THE NEW ARCTIC “Head in the Sand” (instrumental)