Black Covers Everything – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 7

We have not had a Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth mix for a couple of months now so here is ninety minutes worth to listen too over the weekend. As usual click on the image to start the playlist. Enjoy! Continue reading Black Covers Everything – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 7

Compilation Week – Paranoia Musique Vol. 2

Paranoia Musique Vol. 2 is the second volume (guess what the first was called?) wrapping up the darker side of post-punk to be released this year by the label of the same name. The Brazilian Paranoia Musique has scoured the globe for ya and there are contributions from South America, Asia and Europe. There are a couple of dubious entries here (isn’t there always?) but these are levelled out by excellent contributions from Diktatur, Gangue Morcego and the wonderful Makaria whom I would not heard otherwise. And that’s the point of compilations is it not? So if gothic post-punk inspired … Continue reading Compilation Week – Paranoia Musique Vol. 2

Tragic Presentations – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 6

I was hoping for a miserable wet Sunday which would have been my cue for presenting this, the sixth installment of gloomy post-punk. Typically London is bathed in glorious Autumn sunshine today but strangely enough this latest playlist is the perfect accompaniment to gazing out of the window and watching leaves fall off the trees whilst the music pumps through your headphones. Enjoy! Continue reading Tragic Presentations – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 6

You Can See – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 5

Another mix of post-punk for your listening pleasure. Aside from the obvious Joy Division clones there seems to be quite a bit of innovation in post-punk genres especially under Coldwave of late so much so I could probably start a new blog around it. Probably! Once again there is more than enough to keep you occupied from the return of Cold Cave and music from new post punk bands hailing from from Italy, France, Mexico and many more places around the globe. So get stuck in and enjoy! Continue reading You Can See – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 5

A Voice That Whispers In My Head – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 4

As promised yesterday here is the second mix for this weekend. This time the mix concentrates on coldwave, post-punk and minimal wave to cover a few genres! As I get older I find myself progressing back to listening to the music in my youth and this mix certainly reminds me of those times. There is some wonderful stuff here from Europe and the States – enjoy! Continue reading A Voice That Whispers In My Head – Coldwave, Darkwave, Post-Punk, Goth-Rock and Minimal Synth Vol 4

Fopmusic – You’re So

You’re So is an upbeat retro synthpop track complete with deadpan post-punk vocals that are almost robotic as the lyrics reel off Lars-Göran Forsberg’s tongue. However it’s the End Of Party RMX by Synths Versus Me that really grabs me sounding like an updated version of Blackbelt Andersen’s classic track Tyrkisk Pepper. Just when you think it’s going to be vocal free they fade in for the last couple of minutes to great effect. Make no mistake, this is Coldwave for the dancefloor. I like….. Out now digitally via Oráculo Records Soundcloud Bandcamp Continue reading Fopmusic – You’re So

Records I Like Top 10 2016

Blimey. This year’s list was hard to compile given that I restrict myself to just 10 choices (self-inflicted stupidity!). I have been listening to plenty of punk, coldwave, indie-pop, riot grrrl, queercore, garage and post-punk but I think this selection is a fair reflection of my listening habits these past 12 months. Tracks missing the cut include the likes of Underworld, Joanna Gruesome, The Radio Dept., The Legends, Earth Girls,The Liminanas, Red Sleeping Beauty, Massive Attack, Jessica & The Fletchers, Vital Idles, Useless Youth, E’spaniel, Nice Try, Hate Week, Primetime, Tape Waves, The Wolfhounds, Merchandise, Slam, Blind Delon, Lad’s Mags, … Continue reading Records I Like Top 10 2016

Blind Delon – Edouard EP

Excellent post-punk from French act Blind Delon via Spanish label Oráculo Records. The music is a mix of minimal synth-pop coupled with a fair share of Gothic undertones. Stuff like this really cheers me up no end and this EP has been on regular play for the past week. Excellent stuff and is recommended for fans of Factory Benelux and Les Disques du Crépuscule for one (or should that be two?). Available on 12″ vinyl or digitally. Facebook Continue reading Blind Delon – Edouard EP

Factice factory – !NADA!

Just imagine post punk bands on Mute such as The Normal if they were around today. Or Belgian minimal acts such as The Names being remixed 35 plus years later. If you can then you may get an idea of how French/Swiss act Factice Factory sound. Two excellent slabs of synth pop harking back to the post punk era taken from the forthcoming album !Nada!. They are currently available as a free download from the band’s bandcamp page. Facebook Continue reading Factice factory – !NADA!