Darkwave (1980-1989)

Darkwave is a music genre that emerged from Post-Punk and New Wave. It combines a dark, introspective, sorrowful, "gothic" atmosphere of Gothic Rock with Electronic influences, particularly Synthpop. Although the genre started as a post-punk style, eventually some artists started to make a greater use of synthesizers and drum machines, thus moving towards dark electro music (Electro-Industrial related style). As a result the term covers a broad range of dark "gothic" music with prominent synthesized sounds. 

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1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
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Agrimensor K (Spain)
Alan Woxx (France)
Alicide Nekropo (France)
Anne Clark (UK)
The Arch (Belgium)
​The Arms Of Someone New (US)
Astaron (Austria)
Attrition (UK)
​Avantgarda (Yugoslavia)
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Bardo Thödol (Japan)
Bigoti (Yugoslavia)
Black Tape For A Blue Girl (US)
​Bleu Néon (Canada)
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Cabine C (Brazil)
Chason Deux (Germany)
Chromagain (Italy)
The Chyldren (UK)
Clan Of Xymox (The Netherlands)
Click Click (UK)
Cold Phoenix (Italy)
Collection D'Arnell-Andrea (France)
The Colour Of Spring (Germany)
​The Creatures (UK)
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Early Morning Telescope (US)
Emerald Vein (Belgium)
Engel Der Vernichtung (Italy)
​Euroshima (Argentia)
​Eye (Yugoslavia)
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Dance Naked (UK)
Dark Day (UK)
Dark White (USA)
Data-Bank-A (USA)
David Harrow (UK)
Dead Can Dance (UK)
DeStijl (Italy)
Diastereomer (Japan)
The Dippossessed (US)
Dogs D'Amour (Germany)

Duda Mata (Mexico)
Dyslexic Artsehcro (US)
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The Fair Sex (Germany)
Fetus Productions (New Zealand)
Feu Ma Mere (Germany)
​Film Noir (Greece)
​Fix & Fertig (Switzerland)
​Flue (The Netherlands)
Fra Lippo Lippi (Norway)
Funeral Party (Japan)
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Human Trapped Rhythms (UK)
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Kirlian Camera (Italy)
​Krisma (Italy)
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In Search Of Beauty (Switzerland)
In The Nursery (UK)
​Innervoice (Canada)
Intelligence Dept. (Italy)
Invisible Limits (UK)
Iron Curtain (US)
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Nagamatzu (UK)
Naftha's Preview (The Netherlands)
Nash The Slash (Canada)
Neon (Italy)
Negative Image (USA)
Nevskij Prospekt (Sweden)
Nezaboravan San O... (Croatia)
Nine Circles (The Netherlands)
Notchnoi Prospect (Russia)
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A Getsemani (France)
Ghosting (Germany)
​Gilles De Rais (Japan)
The Guardians Of The Ancient Wisdom (UK)
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L.A.S's Crime (Italy)
​The Local Moon (Germany)
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Jade 4 U (Germany)
​James Gray (Canada)
Javier Segura (Spain)
Jocke Söderqvist (Sweden)
Juju (US)
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Omala (Sweden)
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This Mortal Coil (UK)
​Tomoyasu Hayakawa (Japan)
​Trisomie 21 (France)
Twilight Ritual (Belgium)
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Regard (Italy)
Rehearsed Dreams (Greece)
​Rosa Crux (France)
Rosengarten (Germany)
Runes Order (Italy)
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The March (US)
The Masai (Germany)
Minutes After... (US)
Mittageisen (Switzerland)
Mizar (Macedonia)
​Moral (Denmark)
Myrna Loy (Germany)
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Ubazakura (Japan)
Under For (Denmark)
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Paranoid Paradise (Belgium)
Phantasmagoria (Yugoslavia)
Psihokratija (Serbia)
​Pink Industry (UK)
Plastic Flowers (Italy)
Polaroid (Italy)
​Portada Vanguardia (Spain)
​Printed At Bismarck's Death (Germany)
Psyche (Canada)
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Scudocrow (Italy)
​Séance (Switzerland)
​Shakti (Belgium)

​Silicon Safari (USA)
​The Sisterhood (UK)
Sixt Comm (UK)
Skin (US)
Slow Motion (Greece)
Smalts (The Netherlands)
Suicide Dada (Italy)
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Vic Hennehan (US)
Von (Yugoslavia)
The Vyllies (Switzerland)
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Venus In Furs (UK)
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Madame Edwarda [Japan]
Made In Poland [Poland]
Magazine [UK]
Manicured Noise [UK]
​Marathon [T.B.A.]
Marquee Moon [Germany]
Marquis De Sade [France]
Marte In Ariete [Italy]

Mecano [The Netherlands]
Mekanik Kommando [The Netherlands]
The Mekons [UK]
The Membranes [UK]
Message [France]
Messageros Killers Boy [France]

Metro Decay [Greece]
Mickeranno [Italy]
​Mick Ness [The Netherlands]
Middle Class [USA]
Militia [Italy]
Minny Pops [The Netherlands]
Mission [Canada]
Mission Of Burma [The Netherlands]
Modern English [UK]
Modern Eon [UK]
Modern Times [The Netherlands]
The Modernaires [UK]
Modest Proposal [The Netherlands]
Moloko + [Germany]
The Monochrome Set [UK]
Month Of Sundays [UK]
Morituri [Portugal]
Move [Italy]

Movement [France]
Musta Paraati [Finland]
Mutabor! [UK]

Muzak [Brazil]
My Captains [UK]
My Dad Is Dead [USA]
Mydolls [USA]

 
Mystery Date [USA]