Picks Of The Week:
- Fresno, CA post-punk/coldwave project Alone In My Room “Where You Want”
For the third month in a row, the enigmatic Fresno‘s project Alone In My Room further refines their 80s post-punk leanings into their most compelling and stark songs yet, a dark, introspective and immersive slice of coldwave at its best irresistibly lingering with sadness and desolation with that forlorn bass-line that alluringly squeeze out drops of pain.
- German electro/synthpop project of Harry Haller from Essen, FOKKER “CIty Under This City (Crystalline Stricture Higher Gain Remix)” original track is included in the new album, ”Citizen” out now on TONN Recordings
In a triumphant meeting of synth fetishists, Belfast‘s finest Crystalline Stricture tighs up the dramatically charged, poignant and meditative Fokker‘s original from the German with a danceable, simultaneously menacing and impassioned, bass-heavy punch enhanced by a surprising droning and buzzing coda, striking a fine balance between the elegant and the ‘brutish’ magic of synth.
- Turkish one man Post-Punk project of Mert Yıldız from İstanbul, RAIN TO RUST “My Demons Drive” from the self-released debut album “Flowers Of Doubt”.
First solo album of Mert Yıldız under his RAIN TO RUST moniker is a distinctive and heartfelt distillation of the best post-punk elements from the 80s along with intriguing lyric-wise movie and literature references into an emotionally gripping and modern guitar-driven dark sound as energetic and vibrant as it is dour and thoughtful. A strong and solid debut which will bring you back to listen time and time again.