But Listen: 066: ESA – How Pure Would Your Utopia Be?

It’s time, perhaps, to address the cliche of the “difficult second album”. Well, here is the perfect chance, really – the debut by ESA was so good that it is difficult not to be having memories of that in the back of one’s mind when reviewing the new one. One similarity becomes immediately obvious – […]

But Listen: 029: ESA – Devotion, Discipline and Denial

Another week, another noise album – despite it appearing to be a reasonably small “scene” there does seem to be a real vitality across the breadth of the noise spectrum at the moment, with release after release trying something just that little different, although not all are entirely successful in meeting what they are trying […]

/Welcome to the Future/143/Livestreams and new release round-up/18-Sep 2020

We keep going amid the lockdown. There are new releases, and still, new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

/Tuesday Ten/425/Smokers Reflect

I gave up smoking in around 2001 – having been a smoker through my teens and through University, only giving up when my girlfriend at the time insisted I did so. I went through periods of being a heavy smoker, particularly at stressful points during my Uni years, but somehow managed to give up without […]

/Tuesday Ten/423/Everyone Must Win

This week concludes a short series on Winning and Losing – a subject that’s been sat on the backburner here at /amodelofcontrol.com for over three years (I originally asked for suggestions on the subject back in January 2017). /Tuesday Ten/423/Everyone Must Win /Tuesday Ten/Playlists /Playlists/Spotify /Playlists/YouTube /Tuesday Ten/Winning and Losing /282/Poker Face /421/Follow the Leader […]

/Welcome to the Future/137/Livestreams and new release round-up/31-Jul 2020

We keep going amid the lockdown. There are new releases, and still, new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

/Countdown/2010s/Tracks/80-61

Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the seventh part of the best tracks of the 2010s. This has been an interesting, and memory-laden trip doing this list. I’ve dredged up a few memories, reconnected with a few songs I’d not heard […]

/Countdown/2010s/Tracks/120-101

Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the fifth part of the best tracks of the 2010s. This has been an interesting, and memory-laden trip doing this list. I’ve dredged up a few memories, reconnected with a few songs I’d not heard […]

/Countdown/2010s/Tracks/180-161

Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the second part of the best tracks of the 2010s. This has been an interesting, and memory-laden trip doing this list. I’ve dredged up a few memories, reconnected with a few songs I’d not heard […]

/Countdown/2010s/Albums/40-21

Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the fourth part of the best albums of the 2010s.

/Countdown/2010s/Albums/100-81

The additional downtime at the moment has had one or two benefits for me – more of a chance to get my head down and get a few outstanding posts completed. I’m painfully aware that aside from regular /Tuesday Ten posts (and /Tuesday Ten/402 will follow tomorrow), I’ve not been posting as much as I’d […]

/Welcome to the Future/119/Events, gigs and new release round-up/27-Mar 2020

It feels weird posting this, but I need to keep going. There are loads of new releases, and still there is new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed […]

/Welcome to the Future/118/Events, gigs and new release round-up/20-Mar 2020

It feels weird posting this, but I need to keep going. There are loads of new releases, and still new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

/Welcome to the Future/116/Events, gigs and new release round-up/28-Feb 2020

A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover […]

/Welcome to the Future/113/Events, gigs and new release round-up/07-Feb 2020

A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover […]

/Tuesday Ten/394/Tracks of the Month/Jan-20

The new year has started well for new music. In fact very well, as all kinds of new music has been flying at me from all directions, or so it feels. Which is why this week has more than ten songs – I finally stopped at sixteen – and I suspect that future /Tracks of […]

/Welcome to the Future/111/Events, gigs and new release round-up/17-Jan 2020

A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover […]