Toska Po Domu – Okurki/Myasnaya Lavka

Toska Po Domu (Homesickness) is the side project of Konstantin Ostrovsky who also records as Kondratie. Whereas the latter is synthpop as dark as it can be the music here is vintage-sounding coldwave. The two tracks contained within are not long but they pack in plenty of synth-based earworms alongside the moody vocals that lurk in the shadows. If you are a fan of minimal … Continue reading Toska Po Domu – Okurki/Myasnaya Lavka

One of Those Catch Up Posts

It’s been a busy few days at work and I have been dipping in and out of a number of releases. So the first post of the weekend is a rip through whats been happening and what delights for your ears may be on offer. Regular visitors to this blog may note that I am not much of an album fan – 45’s have always … Continue reading One of Those Catch Up Posts

Vacance – Bord De Mer

Vacance is a new band hailing from Bordeaux, France. They comprise of Allison who provides both words and voice alongside Laurent (Lokomotiv Sofia) and Michaël (Feutre/Watoo Watoo). Like many indiepop bands these days they draw heavily on post-punk influences such as coldwave, minimal wave and synth-pop. The fact they have been compared to the early 1980s Jeunes Gens Mödernes scene is more than enough to … Continue reading Vacance – Bord De Mer

Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Defender Waves is the project of the same individual behind Dallas Tears. Whereas the latter has been described as “lo-fi bedroom shoegaze” this EP is pure electronica. It’s A Starry Night, Sunrise Girl is laid back techno soul whilst the title track gets brings up imaginary of space and the odd robot or two. Shoulders Of Helen is pure vintage minimal/coldwave with sampled voices initially … Continue reading Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

The Bank Holiday Session

The late May bank holiday listening session is primarily synthpop and coldwave. Surely even the “indiest” indie kid needs some coldwave and synth-pop in their lives….. Personal Touch – Egami The label of Australian two-piece Personal Touch writes that they draw “heavily on influences from new wave and post-punk”. The four tracks may initially sound a bit too dancey for the average coldwave/post-punk fan but … Continue reading The Bank Holiday Session

The Post (Punk) Ear Infection Catch Up Post #3

Quite a lot of post-punk has been bookmarked this year without too much of a mention on these pages. Time to rectify that. Das Funus come from one of my favourite cities (Prague) and they released two tracks in February. These are their first recordings for a few years. The band’s sound is darkwave with an epic Gothic tinge. Bože Odpověz errs on the edge … Continue reading The Post (Punk) Ear Infection Catch Up Post #3

Midweek Catch Up #2 Post-Punk

The second part of the catch up focuses on post-punk releases that have been previously consigned to my bookmarks! Italian (I think) outfit Broken Up release their debut album Soul Victim next month. I have enjoyed the two singles to date in the shape of the title track and Long Long Long. The band mixes darkwave, ethereal and synthpop in their sound and mighty fine … Continue reading Midweek Catch Up #2 Post-Punk

Face Myself – A (Bonus!) Post-Punk Mix

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, … Continue reading Face Myself – A (Bonus!) Post-Punk Mix

Silent & Alone – A Post-Punk Mix

It’s been at least a month or so since the last post-punk mix and in that time there have been plenty of excellent singles and a few albums. Primarily a coldwave mix there is more than enough to keep you entertained whilst I am away for a few days in Budapest as it mixes the gloom merchants with those who want to dance in the … Continue reading Silent & Alone – A Post-Punk Mix

Фирма-однодневка – ЭВМ

ЭВМ (Computer) is the follow up to February’s Ты знаешь. It’s a fine EP delving into synth pop, coldwave and other post-punk elements involving electronica. The vocals are stern, harsh and sometimes are almost on the spoken side of things whilst sung over vigorous synths/keyboards. It’s the italo-house/Blue Monday inspired В танце (Dance) that stands out, with the band being the most accessible they have … Continue reading Фирма-однодневка – ЭВМ