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/177/Livestreams and new releases 04-Jun 2021

The weather has improved, Livestreams are back from me, (still) who knows what the future holds. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for now, still, so I continue […]

/Tuesday Ten/455/Tracks of the Month/May 2021

The sun is back, we’ve basked in glorious weather the entire Bank Holiday weekend (a miracle in itself), and we’re already into June. This means another wrap-up of the best new music of the past month on /amodelofcontrol.com.

/Welcome to the Future/176/Livestreams and new releases 28-May 2021

The weather has improved, Livestreams are back from me, (still) who knows what the future holds. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for now, still, so I continue […]

/Welcome to the Future/175/Livestreams and new releases 21-May 2021

We hurtle toward the end of May, and hopefully an actual summer soon, and Livestreams will resume from me next week. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for […]

/Welcome to the Future/174/Livestreams and new releases 14-May 2021

Another week, another set of new releases. We should finally have fibre broadband back next week, too, so Livestreams will resume from me soon. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of […]

/Welcome to the Future/173/Livestreams and new releases 07-May 2021

It’s Bandcamp Day again today (although I hear this might be the last one), so again, there are quite a few releases today. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the […]

/Welcome to the Future/172/Livestreams and new releases 30-Apr 2021

Starting a path back to normal after a week or more away from this website thanks to moving house, and the first tentative step back is to resume the weekly Friday posts. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for […]

/Welcome to the Future/171/Livestreams and new releases 16-Apr 2021

Another quieter week on the release front this week. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for now, still, so I continue to wrap up both.

/Welcome to the Future/170/Livestreams and new releases 09-Apr 2021

Bandcamp Friday has been and gone, so it is a bit of a quieter week on the release front this week. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for […]

/Welcome to the Future/169/Livestreams and new releases 02-Apr 2021

Bandcamp Friday has rolled around again, so there’s yet again a ton of music to cover. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for now, still, so I continue […]

/Welcome to the Future/168/Livestreams and new releases 26-Mar 2021

Another busy week of new music and upcoming announcements – not to mention lots of choice on the Livestream front, too. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for […]

/Welcome to the Future/167/Livestreams and new releases 19-Mar 2021

Another busy week of new music and upcoming announcements – not to mention lots of choice on the Livestream front, too. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for […]

/Welcome to the Future/165/Livestreams and new releases 05-Mar 2021

Bandcamp day again already, and yet again, there’s another big list of releases. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day for now, still, so I continue to wrap up […]