mulpHia is a dark electro project by Richard Viduna based out of the Czech Republic. Richard masterfully creates an ominous, yet infectious atmosphere on nearly every track on the latest release The Hormones of Happiness. This album is my first introduction to mulpHia, and it is an excellent first introduction indeed. I've since dug a little deeper into Volani and The Rise and Fall of the Sinful Soul, and have thoroughly been enjoying them as well. I'll be looking forward to digging further into the rather extensive discography of the artist. Hit play and make sure and support the artist if you like what you hear!
Formed in Berlin, Germany in the early-early 80's by previous members of Mania D, Malaria!'s experimental gothy post-punk feels fresh even in 2017. It's hard to find much history of the outfit online, but apparently they toured with The Birthday Party and John Cale, therefore making them one of the first bands to bring this particular brand of German music to the USA [source]. So get out your bug spray, because otherwise you're about to be infected with... Malaria!
While digging through Bandcamp today, I ran across a goldmine of a label in Beläten out of Sweden. The label specializes in the darker aspects of electronic music, such as darkwave, cold wave, experimental, witch house, etc. So far I've only listened to about a quarter or less of their releases, but everything I've heard so far is of stellar quality. I'll be keeping my eye on this label, and diving more into their back catalog for sure. Here are the ones I've jammed out today. Inspiring stuff. Check 'em out!