Well that was a few enjoyable days in Budapest and this mix was on my player during the trip. Why another post-punk mix so soon you ask? Whilst putting together the Silent & Alone mix I had a number of tracks that did not fit in that mix, were left over or, in the case of one or two, forgotten. So, primarily for my commute, I put together another mix and thought I would share the end results as I think it works really well. Anyway enjoy!
Human Program – Bacteria
Sounding like long lost outtakes from the mixing desk of Martin Hannett it’s hard to shake the sound of Joy Division’s producer, and said band, from this EP.
Frustration – Pepper Spray
An excellent track taken from the band’s recent So Cold Streams album.
Unca Mau – My Fire Went Out
Thankfully things sound back on track with the new single My Fire Went Out which is a synth-pop effort that errs on the darker, gloomy side of things.
Scary Black – Starlightdancer
It’s a mix of haunting vocals riding alongside 1980s influenced keyboard sounds. Tagged as Nightmare Pop you had better believe it.
beryllium00 – Warm Eyes
Not sure if these are unfinished tracks, demos or works in progress but on this debut release there are four very short wave synth-pop/coldwave inspired post-punk tracks.
Black Plastic – Halcyon
If they ever updated the film scores for a vintage black and white horror then Halcyon should be on the soundtrack.
Lara K. – Face Myself
The current single from this Australian artist who mixes up post-punk with experimental sounds.
Caput Medusae – Angerona
The debut release from the German darkwave band Caput Medusae.
Actors – Slaves (FM Attack RMX)
Slaves was one of the highlights on last years It Will Come To You debut long-player from Vancouver based Actors. It now gets a remix courtesy of FM Attack who primes it for the dance floors with a shiny new synth-wave coat.
Silicon Heartbeat – I’m An Intellectual
Crossing punk and early 1980s synths each of these songs fuzz (buzz) around your ears. The extremely catchy I’m An Intellectual sounds it’s a long lost recording from decades ago.
Layuchi Kvity – Church
The new single, and the second in the band’s DIY Project.