A chaotic week means a delayed post today, but there’s still a fair bit to cover. In addition, one terrible piece of music news this week was the death of Mike Wells, the mind behind Gridlock, alongside Mike Cadoo. A genuinely progressive artist who arguably changed the direction of industrial music for many, he has gone far too young.
In the meantime, here’s the usual wrap of new music and suchlike this week.
/Events, Livestreams and new releases 10-Dec 2021
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/Upcoming releases announced this week
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03-Dec 2021 / Fiona Dickinson / PONY /Bandcamp
This album only came to my attention this week, but is well worth mentioning – an outstanding, inventive dreampop album.
08-Jan 2022 / Dragon & Jettenbach / Tales from the Algorithm /Bandcamp
There is something quite unsettling about the lengthy electronic experiments here (in a good way!).
10-Jan 2022 / Lucidstatic / Construct /Bandcamp
James Church’s long-running project puts out their latest, solid release of industrial/electronic textures
Out today / Analogue Blood / Equinox /Bandcamp
This “guitar driven EDM” band from NE England release their latest EP
Out today / genCAB / Thoughts Beyond Words /Bandcamp
The first genCAB album in well beyond a decade, and the strengths of this electro-industrial project are all on show again.
Out today / Party Cannon / Volumes of Vomit /Bandcamp
Everyone’s favourite death metal logo releases an album to back up the hype.
Out today / Anna von Hausswolff / Live At Montreux Jazz Festival /Bandcamp
I’ve still not managed to see AvH live yet, but this album only makes me more desperate to do so.
A few singles, too, this week:
12-Jan 2022 / LORN / YESTERDAY’S PAIN/CUT THE ANCHOR /Bandcamp
LORN’s new single is, as I might expect, pitch-dark electronics with a deeply oppressive feel.
13-Jan 2022 / SRSQ / Someday I Will Bask In The Sun /Bandcamp
Presumably in advance of a new album this year, the first SRSQ single in a little while is a glorious paean to hope.
Out today / M‡яc∆ll∆ / Pain of Water /Bandcamp
The mysterious Witch House artist has released a two-track single today, in advance of a new album (of which we have no details) next week.
/Upcoming releases announced this past week
04-Feb 2022 / Nordic Giants / Symbiosis /Official Artist Store
The mysterious post-rock band return with their new album (I’ve heard the whole thing, and it’s awesome).
14-Feb 2022 / ESA / Designer Carnage /Bandcamp
ESA is back, and with quite a few guests this time around.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
Pressures away from writing mean that /Tuesday Ten/475 will likely follow this week, but little else. There is at least one Livestream coming up, too, details of that to follow during next week.
/Tuesday Ten/474/Which Side Are You On?
Songs about class.
/Tuesday Ten/473/Tracks of the Month/Dec 2021
Starting a new year, the best tracks of the past month
I return to livestreams for 2022 with the resurrection of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
I complete the 2021 round-up with the best albums of the year
I continue the 2021 round-up with the best tracks of the year
/Countdown/2021/Compilations and re-issues
I begin the 2021 round-up with the best compilations and re-issues
/Talk Show Host/074/Ruby – Lesley Rankine
Originally recorded in September, I have a long chat with Lesley Rankine about her various musical projects over the years.
/Tuesday Ten/472/Broken / Fixed
Songs about breaking and fixing.
/Tuesday Ten/471/Longer and Longer
Songs with really long one-word titles.
/Tuesday Ten/470/Tracks of the Month/Oct 2021
The best tracks of the past month