8 recent gems from the dark spectrum, from dark wave to cold wave and from minimal synth to post punk, and everything in between as long as its “bleak”. Essential for every “creature of the night”!

The Toronto-based pair, Jennifer Di and Mike Allain Evil Tongues’ ‘Energy For This’ is a soaring blend of new wave and synth-pop genuinely mixed by the JUNO Award winner Kevin Dietz with impeccable cinematic value…

Brooklyn, NY based solo artist Tacono Gate hits “gold vein” with his stunning, lo-fi rock/new wave hybrid gem ‘Your Eyes or Something Like Them’… A nihilistic experience with an exceptional slice of dark lyricism! 

IC2’s ‘Bad Moon Light’ is and old-school, dark wave banger with a captivating melodic line, that will transfer the listener to the great early 80s era… 

The solo project of Robert Katerwol, Total Chroma, released its debut album ‘Body Relics’ a few months back, from which we chose the dark electro/ebm opus ‘I Dream of Fire’… Fan of early-era Front Line Assembly and Front 242 should immediately proceed, after wearing their cyborg suit! 

Mononegatives is a synth-punk outfit that delivers raw punk meets new wave/synth-punk with a high-anxiety modern-day ripping lo-fi punk sound, and ‘Facsimile’ is among their most representative tracks of their sound… Turn this up loud!

‘How Long’ recently got its video, directed by Alessio Bartoli, which is a more than ideal companion for this beautiful dark wave treasure by the legendary band Clan Of Xymox…

Marie Madeleine strikes back after several years of retirement, with a brand new 6-track EP ‘No Apologies’, and ‘Sex and Tears’ is its compelling opener… Unique, highly melodic and…..kinky!

This magnum opus is released on HAUNTCORE! and is a collaboration between Scottish producer CHAOS THEORY and Philipina songstress crushinglove… It’s the absolute “synth-gasm”!

Christos Doukakis