Inside the synth-wave/coldwave scene, I would mention Fatamorgana (Patrycja and Louis, also member of post-punk band Belgrado), Ciudad Lineal (sadly they’re not active anymore, but their LP “El Nuevo Hombre” is a masterpiece to my ears), Anatomia Humana Desmontable (mixing darkwave with weird pop), or SDH (Andrea and Sergi, also members of Wind Atlas and founders of Conjunto Vacio label).
Inside a more experimental scene, one of the key figures is Shak Benavides, founder of the legendary Wah Wah Records record shop and label, Dj under the moniker Dj Shak and making music as Lucius Works Here and Johannes de Silentio. Since 2018 he also runs TeslaFM, an online radio for people who are interested in non-commercial music, experimentation and countercultural information.
Working with sounds all in her own way there’s Daphne X, a Greek sound artist based between Barcelona and Linz, also founder of the artistic platform Cachichi. In the past few years she has been recording and publishing a lot of material that goes from field-recordings manipulation to glitchy sound collages passing through musique concrete and abstract experimentations. In all her works I find a very personal and delicate touch and her music universe sounds impressive and unexpected to my ears.
Much rougher and darker is Amas, a duo founded by Ivana Ray Singh and Maria Gata Santa, key figures of Barcelona’s underground experimental scene and Paris’ electronic scene, respectively (Ivana has been one of the founders of Màgia Roja label and venue). “Beat-driven, at times bare-boned and lysergic, others pounding and hypnotic, guided by a voice that invokes and banishes at will”, their live performances are rituals made music.