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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – NOVEMBER #45-22

© Nona Limmen

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Panaiotis Fitsoros (PiNk DoT) “Well, B R A V E !!!!!”                                                                                               

Greek selector makes us travel through the never forgotten beloved 80s past of Post-Punk and New Wave scattered with some contemporary gems. Enjoy!

  • Paris‘ electro post-punk /synth wave artist Alex Sindrome ‘La mort des lendemains (Feat. Dawn Blackbird)’ from the upcoming album ‘Eject’

Parisian synth artist, enriched by the sensual vocalizations of Dawn Blackbird, deftly and smoothly combines, in the best French tradition, dark and gloomy elements drawn from 80s Post-Punk, Coldwave, Electro, and Synthpop to create chilly, lush, and alienating ambiances with melodic flair, melancholic edge, and modern dance-inducing appeal. Pounding slashing beats drive swirling ominous pain-fueled synth-heavy textures and buzzing, galloping bass lines, while angsty male/female vocals intertwine and overlap with haunted, ghostly fears and smooth, arrogant confessions to trigger off-kilter shimmering sheens of relentless destruction.

  • Northern Spain‘s darkwave /post-punk /coldwave solo project URCO “Pequenos heroes” from the title track from the new EP “Pequenos heroes”                                                                                                               

The Galician one-man band has collected his songs along with a couple of covers released over the current year so far, with the addition of the immersive as always poignant and heartfelt unreleased track “Pequeno Heros.” Gloomy shivering blankets of sheer synth mists enshroud a melancholic ceremonial march of obsessive bulky bleak bassline throbs, and both sharp piercing wiry guitar strains around lost, sad, haunted confessions, revealing the hidden strength and suffering of our time unsung “Pequeno Heros.”

  • Madrid based Goth /Post-punk /Darkwave-Coldwave solo project Dunkelwald “Inerte” single

The Spanish soloist tackles the sound matter of a classic 80s post-punk with increasing confidence, building enveloping ominous, gloomy, pain-fueled atmospheres carved by wistful wandering glistening guitar lines and slowly sweeping despairing synth drifts, echoing somberly over restless poignant vocals, brooding angry revelations of fear and regret, to make for an absorbing and intense listen.

  • Berlin based Australia native dark crooner Joshua Murphy “The Killing Floor” from the upcoming debut EP “Lowlands” on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Athens, Greece dark ambient /goth /ritual /darkwave project of Babis Nikou (Opened Paradise, Angel’s Arcana) and vocalist Natasa Koumi, aka HADA 肌 “Ice, Eden” from the upcoming second album “In The Heart Of An Endless Winter” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • New Mexico goth /coldwave /darkwave act Vacío Eterno “Suffocate” from the debut Self-Titled EP
  • Brazilian post-punk /darkwave /coldwave duo RASHA “Monorritmia” from the album “Delírio Altar”
  • Seattle, WA ethereal psych /dream pop/ dark pop project of Jancy Rae, aka MØAA “02” from “MØAA Live on Noods Radio” album
  • Los Angeles darkwave /synthwave /new wave band FEVR “Hidden Meadows” from the album “HIDDEN MEADOWS”
  • Midwest electronica /synth /gothpop musical project, Hypnagogia – “Twilight” from the debut album “Imperfect Monuments”
  • Philadelphia‘s synthpop /synth-wave duo Korine – “Burn the World” from the upcoming LP “Tear” on Born Losers Records (US) and Avant! Records (EU)                                                                                                         
  • South African goth synth wave punk band from Cape Town, Holograph “Glass Eyes” single
  • Italian coldwave /shoegaze /post-punk duo SCHONWALD “Babylon” off “Formula” EP
       
  • Oakland, CA dark wave /minimal synth solo project Pleasure Palace – “Selfish”
  • Switzerland industrial /post-punk /synth wave band PLAGUE PITS “Solid” from the upcoming EP “Poetry From The Future”
  • Toledo, Spain electronic /dark disco producer and Banshees label boss, Israel Padilla – “ Ma Mort Et Ta Liberté Feat. DVN” off “Control De Vidrios” album [Banshees Records
  • Paris, French post-punk /coldwave act led by actor and singer, Günther Vanseveren, aka VANSEVEREN “Found No Love” from the EP “Found No Love (Extended Edition)” on Mother Solitude Records
  • London, UK minimal analogue synth electronic DIY music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “Tory Boys” from the 2-track single “If…”
  • Italian minimal wave /synth-wave solo project ZOLTAN FREITAG “Left Illusions” single
  • German new beat /power electronics /industrial /minimal dark electro pop act Thorofon “Hate is Normal” from upcoming “Gladio” LP 12″ on ant-zen
  • Montreal based new wave /post-punk /synth-pop band Perestroika “Distraction (Xarah Dion Remix)”
  • Paris-based coldwave /dark wave /synthwave duo of Hélène de Thoury & Amandine Stioui AKA Minuit Machine “Contradictions” from the album “24”
  • Ukrainian post-punk /darkwave /coldwave /dark electronic duo from Dnipro, SEXUAL PURITY “Wake Up” new single.
  • French Industrial Body Music project of Timothée Gainet (aka Poison Point), aka IV HORSEMEN ”Desert Birds” from “Parade Nocturne” album on aufnahme + wiedergabe
  • Achen, Germany EBM /dark electro new project of Thomas MARTINÉ (Der Erfolg, Silent Invasion, Mr. Hilter), aka Martiné “Deus Exodus” from the upcoming LP “MARTINÉ My Mind: The Hand Grenade” on Nadanna
  • Berlin based synthwave project Paura Diamante “Vampires (WLDV Remix)” from “Tango Fatal” EP
  • Polish industrial /EBM /new beat /synth-wave producer BlackSunDreamer “Contender” from upcoming LP “Thick Blood”
  • UK new wave /synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “Suspicion”
  • New York dark electro /synth-pop act Interface “Whispers (feat. Sapphira Vee)” single
  • Los Angeles based dark electronic pop duo Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) & Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BLAKLIGHT “Innocence Lost” from V/A “Wrapped in Plastic” charity compilation on Darkness Calling
  • Münster, Germany ambient /dark electronic /synth wave /synth-pop musician and composer LMX “You Move me” from the third album “Habits & Addictions” on meshwork music
  • Danish experienced electronic composer and producer of Am Tierpark, Negant, Mirland and several other projects, John R. Mirland aka M73 “Interlinked” from V/A “Music for Hacking” compilation on Info Sec Recs
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina EBM /dark electro /synthpop /dark electronic band Hidden Souls “Dive Into My Dreams” from the album “All That We Destroy” on Echozone
  • German/Danish Synthpop /Electronic act T. Schmidt & J. Machons, AKA Lights Of Euphoria “Puppeteer” from the EP “Angels” on Infacted Recordings
  • UK synth-pop /electro rock trio AGENCY-V “Give it Up – Single Edit” off “Give it Up” maxi single 
  • US/Finland trip-hop /dark electronic trio Friendly Timo (The Fair Attempts), Amanda Jay (Star Madman) and Ryan Thomas Mitchell, aka Denial Waits “Save You” single
  • L.A. Goth /Synth Wave /Post-Punk solo project Nass Zuruck “Losing Control” single
  • Denver based dark wave /post-punk band of Fernando Altonaga and Angelo Atencio (of eHpH), Plague Garden “Land Of The Free” from the third LP “Blue Captain” 
  • London based dark synthpop project of Alessio Croe (former lead vocalist from Italian post-punk band In Loving Memory), MY HYSTERIA “Graphite” single
  • Berlin-based Argentinian Goth /Synthpop /Darkwave solo project Deus Ex Lumina “Black Road” single
  • Rochester, NY darkwave /gothic rock solo project Lovers/Deceivers “Pickity Witch (ft. Rul Delirio of Deliverance MX)” from “Pickity Witch (Single & Remixes)” EP
  • South Wales goth /dark punk /post-punk duo (ex FeROXiDE), The After “Sea of Empty Bottles” from the first album “Cracks”
  • Texas-based goth /dark electronic /darkwave audio and visual experiment COMITI “Luminous and Sparkling” 2-track 7″ debut single on Comiti label & Wave Tension Records
  • Berlin-based electronic /industrial /wave-pop /post-punk DIY one-man-project of Alexander Leonard Donat (Fir Cone Children, Leonard Las Vegas, Feverdreamt, etc), Vlimmer “Noposition” from the second album “Menschenleere” on Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Indianapolis based cold post-punk band ANGEL-MAKER “Evening Sun” from “WINTER” EP
  • Mexico City Post-Punk /Synth-Pop /Coldwave /Darkwave solo project of Ulysses Soto, FE “Tempestad” single
  • Barcelona Deathrock /Dark Post-Punk band Malefixio “La Montaña de Qaf” from the new album “Magia Ceremonial”
  • Spanish/Uruguayan post-punk /darkwave band based in Barcelona, My Own Burial “Marionettes” from the sophomore LP Breathing Sorrow”
  • Amsterdam-based electronic /post-punk /new wave /darkwave one-band man Grimdeluxe “Take My Hand” single
  • Austin, TX coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project SKLTN CHR “Helpless” single
  • Gilbert, AZ goth /surf /death rock /post-punk band Rare Kreature “Raven’s Hymn II” from the album “Dim and Distant”
  • Chicago, IL coldwave /post-punk band Blood Club “Surreal” from the cassette debut EP “Current Lust”
  • French post-punk /coldwave 3-piece from Strasbourg, HEIMBERG “Fate” from the debut EP “Isolation”
  • Paris based post-punk /coldwave project of Leonid Diaghilev, aka TOUT DEBORD “Le Miroir” from “Ça ne veut rien dire” EP on Detriti Records
  • Poitiers, French coldwave /post-punk project of Nicolas Albin, Then Came The Rain “Shining Darker” from the new album “Ravage”
  • Swedish darkwave /post-punk band The Secret French Postcards “Parasite” off the new album “Life Got Claws” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Russian new wave /post-punk band from Novosibirsk, Siberia, PLOHO ‘Магнитофон’ from the LP ‘Когда душа спит (When the soul sleeps” on Artoffact
  • French new wave /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Blinding Light” single
  • Eugene, Oregon ethereal wave /shoegaze /dark wave /post-punk project LESSER ANGELS “Balmy Whether” from “Small Time” EP
  • Monterrey, Mexico coldwave /post-punk band KROOVYS “Human G” (single)
  • Berlin-based Russian post-punk one-man band BISHKEK “лето закончилось вчера” single
  • German post-punk /indiewave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Ephedrine” single                                       
  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemala new wave /post-punk outfit GUERRA FRIA “Y Ahora Que No Estas” single.
  • Mexican deathrock /horror /post-punk band Skeletal Bats “ME GUSTA SER UNA ZORRA (cover Las Vulpes)” from “ELECTROHORROR” album
  • Post-Punk/ Cold Wave/ Darkwave/ Gothic artist Devoted Sinners “Dangerous Obsession” from the debut EP “The Dangerous Obsession”                                                                                                                     
  • Portland, OR goth darkwave duo featuring Thomas Knight and Griffin C., AKA Nightsister “28” single
     
  • Leeds UK goth/ space rock /post-punk /psychedelic outfit Deathtrippers “Love So True” from the LP “Passion & Fire”
  • Romford, UK based indie post-punk quartet Cross Wires ”Mourning” from upcoming sophomore LP “Yesterday In Mourning”
  • Oslo based indie rock /new wave /post-punk project (Fka TÅSEN TEA PARTY), Unknown Factory “Let It Burn” single
  • Parisian post-punk /coldwave solo project FRANCE FROIDE “CETTE ÉTOILE NOMMÉE SOLEIL/ZVEZDA PO IMENI SOLNTSE” (KINO COVER, 1989)
  • Czech noise /psych /post-punk duo Pulsar “Lover Flower” from the cassette album “Malachite Cloud” on Stoned To Death
  • Lithuanian post-punk /industrial music project from Kaunas, Akli “Švari Sąžinė” single
  • L.A. based alt post-punk band (members of Fury, Lock, Death Bells, and Leather Slave), Object Of Affection – “Static Age” new single
  • Berlin-based synthwave /minimal wave solo project ENFIN NOIR “Tout est foutu” single
  • French New Wave /Coldwave /Schlag-Wave act from Rennes, Gwendoline “Start-up Nationale” from the  upcoming EP “Sans Contact”                                                                                                                           
  • Emilia-Romagna, Italy Electronic /New Wave /Post-punk one-man underground project (Fka La Fuga), NOTTE “Bambole malate” from the first album “Synth”
  • Montreuil, France jazz /post-punk /art-rock /spoken words 4-piece Fine Lame “Nous tournons en rond dans la nuit…” from the upcoming EP “Nous tournons en rond dans la nuit et nous sommes dévorés par le feu”
  • French new wave /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, AKA Closed Mouth – “So Shy”
  • London, UK experimental /electronic /psych /post-punk project of Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead (Raime / Blackest Ever Black) along with percussionist visionary Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin) aka MOIN “Hung Up” from the second LP “Paste” via AD 93.
     
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands dub /wave /punk trio Housepainters “Fixed Position” from “Funkhause / Fixed Position” 7″ single on Les Disques Bongo Joe

© Nona Limmen

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