Two weeks into January, and we’re back to the current, er, normal? Regular working weeks, regular online events, and the schedule of new music releases resumes again today. So, back to the usual Friday roundups
The beginning of 2021 sees a couple of notable North American industrial artists releasing new albums on the same day. Front Line Assembly return with Mechanical Soul, but perhaps even more interestingly, there is also the return of a band that has barely released any music in the past decade.
There’s a lot of anger about at the moment, and perhaps rightly so. Frustration at the seemingly never-ending restrictions, the false hope from politicians, the double-standards, the desire for a “normal” life again that sometimes feels like it’s in reach before being snatched away again. Oh yes, life back in Lockdown again really fucking sucks, […]
After some years of talking about it – and struggling to find a venue – Andy and I decided finally to bring /Rivet back in 2020, and in 2021, we’re back as long as lockdown allows.
2021 has picked up where 2020 left off, but despite the lockdown and everything else, there is still a lot of music to come your way this year. And as is traditional at the beginning of the year, /amodelofcontrol.com attempts to round-up the new music that we’re aware of, that’s due to be released this […]
That was a frustrating start to Livestreams in 2021. The platform had some unexpected issues after 21:00, which for the first time meant that I cut short the scheduled set, and thus missed out on a few things I was saving until later. Oh well, it happens.
My longstanding policy of cutting off my best-of-year considerations at 30-Nov each year does, admittedly, leave me in the position of potentially missing out on important releases in December. But, I have to cut-off somewhere, and stopping at the end of November at least gives me a chance to write my end-of-year lists (they take […]