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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – November #47-21

photo by ©Jonė Reed

  • Scotland, UK coldwave /synthpop /darkwave solo project Propter Hoc “Nom De Guerre” (Single)

As cold and moody as it is bright and dark, apocalyptic dancing Synth Wave style for the end of the world, that kicks things off, surrounded by ceremonial celestial hums, with crispy and snappy drum machine, cut by ominous stark percussive hits and dangerous bursts, an undulating gurgling bassline and string of tinkling, faltering chords, stabbed by crystal clear reverberating synth flashes, whilst explosive war-torn outflows lighten enigmatic male vocals laced with breathless subdued edgy angst.

  • San José, Costa Rica goth /darkwave /post-punk duo MOLT “Pasado Inconsciente” title track from the upcoming debut EP “Pasado Inconsciente”

New goth post-punk duo from Costa Rica preview the drum-machine driven title track, off the upcoming debut EP, to unfold a dirging and pulsing round bassline, sharpened by aching emotional heart-piercing guitar digs, that weave untamed dread around dark and ghostly ceremonial vocal ejections to repress memories and open mental veils of shadowy vibrations with thick burning obsessions. Classic 80s sound with an emphasized dramatic twist induced by the Spanish baritone.

  • Barnaul, Russia coldwave /post-punk outfit, ютта замбона [jutta sambona] “загнанных лошадей пристреливают, не правда ли?” from the new EP “Жестокий городской романс”

Siberian band expresses with heartful intensity and poignant, unfortunately not easy to decipher, lyrics, the anguish and pain of a hollow reality, through a cold, lyrical and epic post-punk sound with distinctive mean, dry, and sinister male vocals, amid an urgent turbulent bed of a pounding drum machine and a throbbing bleak bassline, awash with swirling overflowing waves of bright keyboard drama, to release cold angry layers of viscous pain, wounded by piercing wistful guitar strains, into guttural huffs of dread and fear.

  • Canadian EBM /techno /industrial /ambient producer (Front Line Assembly, Conjure One and Delerium), Rhys Fulber “Chemical” from the album “Brutal Nature” on FR Recordings
  • Darkwave /EBM /Synthwave female one-woman band from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “Unknown Bodies” off the upcoming February 2022 new album                                                                                                           
  • Munich, Germany dark cinematic soundtrack-focused band formed by Manfred Thomaser (!distain, Arsine Tibe, The Independent Seasons) and James Knights (KNIGHT$, Scarlet Soho, Boytronic), aka DEMOKRATIE “The Lookout (Seyhan III) (Radio Edit)” second single
  • Würzburg, Germany kraut /synth /wave /electronic duo Hildegard von Binge Drinking – “Angst” from “Sprechfunk mit Toten” 10″ EP
  • Hell, Michigan new wave /post-punk /coldwave project (aka Aerma), Into Her Final Sleep “Riding Waves” (Single)
  • Tallinn, Estonia‘s alternative dark electronic music artist, photographer, and videographer Kadri Sammel AKA Bedless Bones “In Omnia Paratus” from the new album “Bending The Iron Bough” on Cold Transmission
  • Hamilton, UK-based darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Old Man” (Single)
  • Indianapolis‘ ambient /dream pop /shoegaze /post-punk multi-instrumentalist-singer & songwriter Jackson VanHorn “Lady Of Light” from “A Silent Understanding” album on Icy Cold Records
  • Vienna occult /tribal /electronic /dark wave band The Devil & The Universe “The Great God Pan Is Dead (Long Live The Great God Pan)” single from the forthcoming album “GOATopia” on AUFNAHME + WIEDERGABE Records and SOLAR LODGE Records
  • Leipzig based, Geneva‘s all female synth post-wave band, MARAUDER “Embarazada” from V/A “Música X La Vida – Vol. 1” fundrising Zapatista compilation for Música x La Vida
  • UK early 80s left-field post-punk band lead by Middlesbrough‘s experimental musician-singer-songwriter Richard Sanderson (Halcyon Days, Drop), The Euphoria Case – “Incendiary” from upcoming vinyl LP V/A “Perfect Motion” collection of early 1980s rarities compiled by Bruno (perfectliv.es) and Flo Dill (Flo Motion / NTS Radio) on Emotional Rescue
  • London-based experimental post-punk /art-pop ensemble Bas Jan “Vision Of Change” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Baby U Know” on LostMap Records
  • Russian goth post-punk duo Chloroform “Mess” from the upcoming LP “Ketamine 202” on InClub Records
  • Finnish gothic rock /darkwave band from Tampere, Aspect Noir “Chaos Reigns” title track from upcoming LP “Chaos Reigns”
  • Italian Darkwave /Post-Punk one-man band IC2 “Falling Down” from the EP “VERV66”
  • Swedish Post-punk /Darkwave /Synth Wave duo Susanne Jonsson and Jan Strandqvist from Sundsvall, RED MECCA “Without a House, Without a Door” single
  • Italian occult/coldwave/darkwave duo, aka iamnoone “Pieces” from the new album “Dead Season” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC.
  • Spanish synth wave /post-punk/coldwave solo project Vasto Profundo “Luz Oscura” debut single
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “Senhor do Adeus” new single
  • Italian darkwave trio from Naples, Neila Invo – “Paper Tigers” from V/A “Stranger Times (A Tribute to The Chameleons)” compilation album on Coitus Interruptus Productions
  • Livingston, Scotland goth /post-punk /new wave /synth-wave duo GRAVELLE “The Impostor” (Single)
  • Northampton UK lo-fi /indie rock /post-punk solo project of alternative songwriter-producer Kailan Price, aka Bloody/Bath “Witch Hunt” from “Unholy Sonnets” EP
  • Israeli new wave /synthpop /post-punk duo of Kobi Krichmar and Amir Katz, XPARADOX “Again (demo)”     
  • L.A.-based goth /new wave /post-punk /synthpop one-man band, Mortal Boy “The9thOne“ (single).                                  
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Regrets” single
  • Los Angeles‘ lo-fi /post-punk /electro-punk project by former Cinema Strange and The Wraith member, visual artist, songwriter and musician, Colin Ambulance aka BITE MARX “Delete Your History” single
  • Dortmund, Germany new wave /post-punk /coldwave duo ISOCULT “SLODETH feat. Isla Ola” (Single)
  • French experimental /post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Your Echo” from the new EP “A Window”
  • Amsterdam-based one-man darkwave /post-punk music project of São Paulo born, Brazilian artist Vini Ferreira, aka Flor Concreta “Possessão” new single on Systemica
  • Halle (Saale), Germany Post-punk /Coldwave /Darkwave duo LEFT FOR PLEASURE “Eine Vase” sophomore single
  • French post-punk /coldwave act COALTAR “Dirty Boy” from the debut EP “Alas”
  • Swiss synth wave artist and producer from Zürich, Blanche Biau “Six Feet Underground” (The Virgin Tongues cover)                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Swiss coldwave duo Dolorès and Freddy Van Ballast, aka LETTEN 94 “Where No One Goes” from the first EP “Empty Landscapes” on Cold Transmission
  • Belgian dark new-wave /post-punk collaboration project of Dirk Vreys (singer of A Slice Of Life, the obsCURE) featuring Yannick Rault (Closed Mouth), SILENT FLAG “Red Light” (Single)
  • Parisian post-punk /new wave /coldwave trio SURE. “In Control” from “Nineteen Years” EP
  • Berlin-based Mexican cosmic /krautrock /psychedelic /post-punk band SEI STILL ‘Hombre Animal’ from Sei Still’s new sophomore album ‘El Refugio’ on Fuzz Club
  • Dresden, Germany garage synth punk /new wave band Nowaves “Shackles On My Legs” from the album “Odd Secrets” on Phantom Records
  • Copenhagen, Denmark dream pop /shoegaze /dark psych /electronic musician Trentemøller “Dead Or Alive” single from the forthcoming album, “Memoria” on hfn music
  • Swedish minimal wave /leftfield /experimental /electronic trio Vanligt Folk “Brass” from the cassette album “BLACK FRIDAY HELE UKA” on iDEAL Recordings
  • Richmond, Virginia electronic /dark /minimal /synthwave project of Matthew McGuigan, DESERT GARDEN “Trams” from the album “Transportation / Infrastructure”.
  • Belgian analog minimal body /synth /cold wave /dark electro project, Unidentified Man (ft. Chroma Carbon) “T.V.H.A. Take Two”                                                                                                                                                                   
  • French experimental minimal synth-electro project by Alaxis Andreas G. since 1996, LE SYNDICAT ELECTRONIQUE // “A.C.I.D.” 2-track single on Heathen Electronics Rec. // The Nomadic Collection
  • Collaboration between Rhode Island, NY‘s electronic rock/synthpop artist Jenn Vix and Belgian electro-industrial pioneer Dirk Ivens (Absolute Body Control, Dive, Sonar, The Klinik and Motor!k), JENN VIX / DIRK IVENS “Fuck, Rinse, Repeat” off of “Fuck, Rinse, Repeat / Burn” 7″ vinyl single on Ant-Zen
  • French EBM /electro composer, producer, remixer and Black Strobe member, Arnaud Rebotini “No More Love (No More Hate)” from the upcoming “New Territory” album on VEYL
  • Stockholm, Sweden electro-industrial duo (formerly Chirurgie Esthetique), GUILT TRIP “Disease (Sebastian Komor remix)” from the double album “Roots” out 2021, Dec. 03 on EK Product                                                
  • German synth-pop /electro-wave solo project of 100blumen‘s mastermind Marcel (feat. guitarist Andi of Phileas Fogg), Van Bloomen “Time is running slow” from the upcoming single “Time is running slow” on ProNoize
  • Melbourne, Australian electronic synth-rock band BLACK CAB “Halo” single
  • Swedish dark electronic duo Hatif “Weight” second single on Moscow-based label ScentAir Records
  • Hungarian synthpop project Post Analog Disorder “Kínzó Álmomon” from the EP “Kínzó Álmomon”
  • Helsingborg, Sweden synthpop duo Cold Connection “Strange Kind of Paradise” single on Town And Towers Records
  • Belgian Synth-Pop /Post-punk /New Wave multi-instrumentalist Ignace De Lamper, aka Mystic Echo “Silent Nothingness”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Mexico City electronic /synthpop project Die-Go feat. Isa Zurizi – “Waiting For You” new single on Sub Culture Records
  • Paris based post-punk trio Going Away Party “At War” from upcoming “A Ride With Our Ghosts” album co-released between Sabotage, Destructure & Les Chœurs De l’Ennui.
  • Croatian Punk /Post-punk gang from Zadar, Mižerija “Izolacija” from “Demo” EP on Doomtown Records.
  • Leipzig angular post-punk /art rock band Double Job – “Aujourd’hui” from the debut album “Ohne Tanzen Planen” on Arvo Disques co-released with RedWig, Coolax, Rds Rec hh and Mangel
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan post-punk band Если Можно “Столько тупых вокруг” (2021) Single on Русский пост-панк
  • Belgium based lo-fi /coldwave /darkwave /goth /post-punk solo project of Storm Ghyselinck, aka Cravory “La mort, Mon Désir, Mon amante”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Glasgow, UK post-punks Kaputt ‘Gone West’ single from their upcoming new album on Upset the Rhythm     
  • Brunswick, Australia noise pop /post-punk 5-piece Hooper Crescent “Best In Town” single on Spoilsport Records                                                                                                                                                       
  • German post-punk duo from Bielefeld, St. Horsehead “Queen Of Thorns” single
  • Mexican Post-Punk /Darkwave /Synth Wave project NITE SHADOWS “Devil Dancing” (Single)
  • Texas Post-Punk band from San Antonio, DRESDEN WOODS “Volya” single
  • Nashville, TN post-punk /new wave /indie rock /dream pop band led by songwriter and producer Joseph Lekkas, Palm Ghosts “Nightsong” from “The Lost Frequency” LP on Ice Queen Records
  • London, UK new wave /post-punk project led by James Burgess, STATIC PALM “The Modern World” from the compilation album “2012-2021”
  • Italian gothic rock /post-punk /darkwave band, NOKTVA “In Deep” from upcoming LP “Like Seven Forgotten Tales” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • US gothic rock project of Renzo Tellez, aka THE RED MOON MACABRE “The Alchemist”
  • Litija, Slovenija post-punk revival /new wave trio PAVLOV “Kormoran (Nisem moril)” from debut LP “Predor”
  • Netherlands psych /gothic rock project Alice Deeper “Love Hate Lie” single
  • Vancouver based darkwave /synthwave four piece Black on Black “Girl From Tokyo” single

photo by ©Jonė Reed