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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – OCTOBER #41-23

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • TOGETHER ALONE: Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX – [14 October 2023]

“Next Wave Acid Punx” take over of Together Alone! Celebrating the release of DEUX compilation on Eskimo Recordings, its curator,  Luca Venezia AKA Curses, takes the stage spinning music from Boytronic, The Hacker, Poison Point, Louisahhh & Maelstrom, Boyharsher, Nuovo Testamento, and many more. Dive in for all things dark and wavy!

  • German electronic /synth-pop /dark disco /glitter wave collaboration, Tilly Electronics & Days of Sorrow “Electric Passion (Versions de Tilly Electronics / Days of Sorrow)”
                                                                                                                                     

Longstanding 80s veteran Darkwavers descend on Anyone and Anybody‘s Planet Tilly to team up for a high-energy bright wave of synthetic dancing ecstasy of flirty female feelings and sensual baritone croons, confessing high power and desire into a glittering world of ‘Electric Passion’. Guitar-plated, dim and mellow the latter, compared to the Tilly fully electronica version with vocals of longing and yearning.

  • Spanish coldwave /darkwave solo project, Ingreso Cadáver “Prefiero estar podrido” single

The new single from the Spanish Darkwaver paints a sharp, eerie yet intriguing contrast between spectral, haunted, desolate vocals reciting, on a bouncing backdrop of groovy stuttering basslines, punctuated by the cold beats of a metronomic drum machine, and obsessive icy bright stabs, a macabre confession laced in subdued rage, self-pity, and hopelessness.

  •  Budapest, Hungary shoegaze / dark pop /post-punk band Choke City “Maze” from upcoming “Dialects Of Desire” EP                                                                                                                                                                         

In the recent flourishing of a fair number of young Hungarian bands, not so young, the first traces date back to 2001, although not exactly prolific, the fourth piece Choke City blends moody Post-Punk and noisy Shoegaze, recalling mid-90s most harmonious Bailter Space, to create introspective, dreamy and bittersweet atmospherics rife with ringing, droning, guitar-laden impassioned melodicism, through emotional, sparkling thick layers of reverb-dusted guitar pain-fueled riffs, flowing and vibrating relentlessly around anxious breaths, baritone haloes, and helpless cries, searching desperately to escape another’s burdensome “Maze” of dysfunction.

  • Glasgow-based, British/Brazilian experimental dark synth electronics two-piece Hanging Freud “A hand to hold the gun” from upcoming 7th LP “Worship” on Spleen+
  • New Orleans, Louisiana dark ambient /ritual /ethereal /electro /witch-house /shoegaze /neoclassical /darkwave duo, The Palace of Tears “Veiled Screen, Woven Dream (woven mix)” single and title track from the upcoming sophomore album “Veiled Screen, Woven Dream”
  • Baltimore, Maryland coldwave /darkwave solo project, 4dversary “Drench”
  • Ukrainian darkwave /post-punk one-man band based in Kyiv, DRKLV “Desolated Dance” single
  • France/US new wave /coldwave /post-punk collaboration Under a dark light & 4dversary “Vision” single
  • Portland, OR Post-Punk /Darkwave project Richie Filth “Dead Man’s Jacket” single
  • Italian new wave /post-punk band Vasa Kumora “Eurydice” single
  • Hanover, Germany industrial /psych /noise-rock /post-punk band FRTG13 “Visions of Chandra” single
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project Чайки улетают с моря [smorya] “Тени” 2-track new single
  • Bulgarian lo-fi /ambient /experimental /drone /electronic /post-punk /dark techno producer Etien Slavchev, aka Evitceles “Treasure The Sound” from the cassette LP “Bruised” [Amek Collective]
  • Paris post-punk /no wave /experimental pop solo act, Arthur J. Reptilian “SWOT” from the second LP “Moderneval” on Vorota
  • Alsace-Lorraine-based post-punk /coldwave /synth act Überspannung “Ke Pàtscht” off the second album “Holzwege” on Mangel label
  • Grenoble, France experimental /EBM /new beat /dark disco /synth-pop /wave electronic producer Leonard Lampion (half of Hardlab and Peep Night), aka Impair Pierre – “La Ballade De l’Homme Fin” from the upcoming cassette album “Promenades De Jour” [Meta Moto]
  • Melbourne coldwave /synth band Cut Wire “Just Passing Through” from the new single “JPT / WATS”
  • UK synthpop /minimal synth electronic collaboration, Andy Oppenheimer & Crystalline Stricture “Ballad Of Artemis & Orion” from the collaborative album “Songs From A Constellation” on TONN Recordings
  • Mexican minimal synth act El Ojo y la Navaja “Conducta Errática (LP Version)” from vinyl 12″ edition of the debut LP “Extimidad” (recorded between 2020 and 2021) via Infravox Records
  • Geneva, Switzerland post-punk /cold wave /synth-pop solo project Orphia “Cernes et Maquillage” first single from upcoming 7″ EP “L’Aventure des Gens Modernes” on Les Disques Magnétiques
  • US coldwave /minimal wave solo project Photo Gauche “Magic Seed (A.D.)” from “Analogue Disaster” EP
  • Wroclaw, Poland techno/industrial /post-punk /synth solo project of Maciek Frett (Job Karma, Wrocław Industrial Festival) supported by Anna Frett, FRETT “Body Mind” from the second LP “Nottwo” on Ant-Zen
  • Berlin-based industrial /dark wave /dark synth electronics duo of Carmen Burguess & Tomás Nochteff aka Mueran Humanos “Dentaduras” single
  • German industrial /acid electronic /dark techno /synth producer Hendrick Grothe from Leipzig, aka Blac Kolor ‘Metanoia (feat. Jennifer Touch)” single [ant-zen]
  • Belgian electro /noise /cold wave /dark wave collaboration between top model and singer Kim Peers and Amenra’s guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove, aka SKEMER “Seen” from the upcoming LP “Toasts & Sentiments” on AVANT! Records
  • French Goth /Post-punk /Electro /Dark Wave duo based in Montpellier, Denuit “Dark Soot” from upcoming second LP “Ritual”
  • Brussels, Belgium-based Coldwave /Synth Pop duo made up of Séverine Cayron & Jérôme Vandewattyne, aka Pornographie Exclusive “A Party In Tears”  debut single via RAUM antibody label.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • US synthpop /darkwave /electronic collaboration of Negative Gain artists and beyond inspired by 4AD and This Mortal Coil, HVPPY DEVTH – “All of Me (feat. Carrellee)” single [Negative Gain Productions]
  • Moscow goth /electronic dark pop act APNOIE – “Anyway Death” single on darkTunes
  • Swedish futuristic synthpop duo E:Lect “Dimma” single
  • Kortrijk, Belgium /London, UK psych /post-punk /new wave /synthpop duo Frederic Caure and Jake Harding, aka Dolva Sana “Half Of You” from the third EP “Hollow Eyes”
  • Paris-based dreamy and dark synthpop project of Matthieu Roche, aka Fragrance. “Much More Like A Wave (M!R!M Remix)” [Sugarcane Recordings]
  • Chicago-based Coldwave /Synthpop producer A Charming Defense “Anniversary” single on Systemica      
  • Stockholm, Sweden EBM /electroclash /synthpop artist, EMMON “Machines (Fred White Remake)” from “RECONMIXED” remix album on Icons Creating Evil Art                                                                                      
  • UK EBM /techno /industrial /synthpop /dark wave /electronic duo Tom Middleton and Kai Sheldon, aka CRUEL BLUE “Black Roses” (Single)
  • Brussels, Belgian EBM /post-punk /techno /electro /coldwave /dark electronics duo ULTRA SUNN “This Is Not About You” single via Artoffact Records
  • Los Angeles-based EBM /dark electro /darkwave /post-punk trio Digital Drvgs – “Dark Romance (Buzz Kull Remix)”
  • Buenos Aires-based industrial /EBM /darkwave /post-punk /dark techno DJ and producer and Of Dolls And Murder label head Damian Visgard, aka Anti-Yo “Un cuchillo tras mi retina” from V/A “Blood selections chapter 1” [Bloody electronics]
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas post-punk /synthpop /darkwave /gothwave solo project Damien Hearse “Corporate Living” from the album “Crime”
  • Colombia-based dark electronic music duo of Alex Cortés and Leonardo Jaime, Umbrall “Tan Distante” second single
  • Florida‘s gothic rock /darkwave / post-punk /gothwave band led by Matthew DeFeis AKA Last Grasp “Down For Good” single
  • North Carolina goth /synthpop /darkwave duo DEAD COOL “Faith or Misery” single
  • Dallas, TX post-punk /new wave /cold wave /synthpop duo The Art Intel “In the Theatre” single
  • Las Vegas, NV darkwave /post-punk /synthpop trio Social Order “Tantalize (feat. Johnny Dynamite)” from the debut EP “Tantalize”
  • Brooklyn, NY-based minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots “Paradise” off the fifth studio album ”Interiors” on Fuzz Club
  • Berlin-based Argentinian Goth /Synthpop /Darkwave solo project Deus Ex Lumina “We Are Dead Tonight” single via Cold Transmission Music
  • Belgian Cold Wave/ Post-punk band based in Brussels, The Ultimate Dreamers “Big Violent (Single Edit)” from “Violent Ghost” EP on Spleen+
  • Lisbon-based new wave /darkwave /synth solo project by Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, aka Liquid Land “Ninfa” new single
  • Las Vegas, NV darkwave /post-punk /synthpop trio Social Order “Tantalize (feat. Johnny Dynamite)” from the debut EP “Tantalize”
  • Padua, Italy post-punk /new wave /synthpop band LINDUSTRIA “Your Eyes” single
  • Mexico City goth /post-punk /dark wave duo Dataísmo – “Se​ñ​ales” from the 2-track single “Místico Candor”
  • Manchester, UK-based indie rock /post-punk/new wave band Nightbus “Exposed to Some Light” new single [So Young Records]
  • Malang, Indonesia five-piece Post-Punk band Closure “Harsh World” single via Haum Entertainment
  • Le Havre, France post-punk /new wave trio Nostt “Livid Shell” from “Nihil Fugit” EP
  • Madrid, Spain post-punk /darkwave trio La Profecía “Los Subterráneos (Ft. Yann Yupanqui)” from “AETHER” EP
  • New York-via Texas hardcore /post-punk /punks Institute “Dopamine For My Baby” from the 4th LP “Ragdoll Dance” on La Vida Es Un Mus
  • Sydney, Australia post-punk 3-piece GYRATE “Maze” from the EP “Negative Excess” via Urge Records
  • Chicago, IL post-punk band Cel Ray “Piss Park” title track off upcoming 4-track 7″ EP “Piss Park” [Six Tonnes De Chair Records]
  • Glasgow UK post-punk /indie pop band (members of Current Affairs, Nightshift, Order of the Toad and Robert Sotelo), DANCER “And Jesus Wept” from the second EP “As Well” on GoldMold Records
  • Barcelona, Spain noise pop /post-punk /shoegaze /indie rock band Luces Negra “Interior” from the debut LP “NO QUIERO ESTAR AQUÍ” via Flexidiscos
  • Mason City, Iowa garage /synth /punk /post-punk 4-piece Why Bother? “What’s Wrong With Me?” off 4th album “Calling All Goons” on Feel Trip Records
  • Szczecin, Poland psych /post-punk duo DRUTY “handel” from cassette album “FAZA DRUGA” via Syf Records
  • Kutaisi, Georgia post-punk act MENTALITY “Sizmarshi”
  • UK melodic Gothic Rockers from Whitby, WESTENRA “Like a Bomb” from “Toxic Little Tales” EP
  • German New Wave /Post-Punk one-man band from Ludwigsburg, Another Abyss “Everything Means Nothing” single
  • Dallas, TX  Dark Wave /Cold Wave /Post-Punk /Dream Goth band led by SEVIT frontman, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Legos, Happy Phantom “We Come To Salem” single
  • Chicago-based indie /new wave /post-punk brother duo Dramatic Shapes “Can’t Hardly Wait” single
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave /synthwave /synthpop producer Lars-Göran Forsberg aka FOPMUSIC “How could I” new single
  • Quebec lo-fi /electronic /synthpop solo project of MD (ex-singer/guitarist of duo Calomine), Nœud – “Aux yeux du monde” single
  • Barcelona-based dark medieval pagan folk solo project of the multifaceted singer-songwriter Lady Morte, aka Trobar de Morte “Incantation” off upcoming LP “Carpe Noctem”
  • Ohio-based fantasy /film music /gothic /Halloween music /electronic /instrumental producer Nox Arcana “Crimson Autumn” from “Darkfall, Vol. 2” EP
  • Italian occult /Giallo /horror /prog /soundtrack /synth electronic project of Steve Spettro, aka Spettro Family “Teschiopiteco” title track of the new EP “TESCHIOPITECO”
  • US dark ambient /dungeon synth act Coniferous Myst “In Pursuit of The Pale Wyvern Pt. I” from the album “Knight of The Wyvern Covenant IV” [Lost Armor]
  • US dark ambient /Halloween /dungeon synth act Woodland Spells “A Creeping, a Haunting” from cassette album “Key XVIII: Harvest Tales” [Windkey Tapes]
  • Netherlands dark ambient /dungeon synth act Old Tower “Ruins and Horned Glossolalia” from the album “Draconic Synthesis” [Hospital Productions]