If you didn’t notice, Cleopatra Records gave us an early Christmas present by releasing this 2.5 hour compilation of new and old bands from the goth rock, post-punk, industrial and synth wave genres.
Sydney Valette’s How Many Lives LP was released as a ten-year anniversary album, celebrating a decade of his musical career. Since his early releases, French born Sydney Valette’s solo-project has progressed drastically in the past ten years - changing from the high-pitched chiptune style of 2009, into an evolved darkwave synth. Although some of those chipper synths still can be heard this latest release, there is a prevalent variation of sounds throughout the tracks; this release is surely not being constricted to a single style.
Welcome back again! This time I'm working from thrift store finds as usual, but instead of clothing, we'll be focusing on some simple home décor elements that are practical and functional, as well as beautiful. There's no need to spend a ton of money to make your space look bold, elegant, and spooky. This project is part of a series that I'll be presenting here, so look for more home décor projects in the coming months!
The album Sounds from a Silent Age by the band Lotus Feed is a very interesting piece for those who are familiar with the evolution of alternative music in the 80’s. This album explores a very specific period in Post Punk and Goth and seems to re-create in perfect detail that period where a branch of Post Punk was slowly giving birth to the first Goth / Wave sounds. We cannot put a a specific date to the birth of Goth but we can definitely place it during the interval between 1981 to 1983.
Neon Tzigane (zee-gan) consist of Howling Mina and Samson Deluxe, and they create what they call “gothic metallic synthpop” in the spooky woods of South London. This is their debut mini album, which consists of four tracks, and they are heavily inspired by Romany mythology, so let’s check out what this sounds like!
Hey there, Black Flamingos! AKA Florida goths. Please ignore the click baity title! I just want to post something up about some of the events coming our way this year! We’re barely into February and there’s already a killer line up of events, shows, and even a festival. You read that right, a festival.
Ritual Howls, collaboration between Paul Bancell (vocals, guitar), Chris Samuels (synth, samples, drum machine), and Ben Saginaw (bass), premiered “Alone Together” the first track off their upcoming album Rendered Armor over on Flood Magazine today. And it is amazing. If the rest of the album is anything like this track, I know this is gonna end up being one of my favorite releases of the year.
As we keep exploring the Goth/Wave revival we are going to focus our eyes to the Lone Star State of Texas where recently it has become quite the cradle for goth friendly music projects like Twin Tribes, This Cold Night, and Lions in Winter. But I want to focus on a talented duo that has gone under the radar at least in the states and that is the Darkwave duo of Sky Lesco and Manuel Lozano under the name of Tearful Moon.