Back to normal on the Friday posts, then, which has evolved over time but remains, at the core, a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps me up to speed, and indeed simply reads these posts.
Here is that usual wrap of new music and suchlike this week.
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon – at last!
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/28-Jan 2022 / CLOAKROOM / Dissolution Wave /Bandcamp
Stoner space-rock that has an unusual concept running through it this time: according to the band, “a space western in which an act of theoretical physics—the dissolution wave—wipes out all of humanity’s existing art and abstract thought”. It sounds great, mind.
/28-Jan 2022 / dexy / Sleeping Through Summer /Bandcamp
The long-awaited second album from dexy, and it’s worth the wait – breezy alt-rock with hooks for days.
/28-Jan 2022 / EELS / Extreme Witchcraft /Official Artist Store
Mark Everett returns with his fourteenth album as EELS.
/28-Jan 2022 / The Devil & The Universe / GOATopia /Bandcamp
Praise the Goat! These Austrian industrialists continue their journey…
/29-Jan 2022 / Tinderbox Collective & Kathryn Joseph / The Blood, The Weight, The Weary EP /Bandcamp
Some new perspectives on some of Kathryn Joseph’s greatest songs.
/04-Feb 2022 / Promenade Cinema / Remix Collection 1 /Bandcamp
Promenade Cinema are releasing their first remix collection next week, with a strong set of remixers onboard.
/25-Mar 2022 / Laibach / Wir Sind Das Volk (Ein Musical aus Deutschland) /Rough Trade
Laibach release their music for the theatre production of Wir Sind Das Volk (Ein Musical aus Deutschland), based on the writings of Heiner Müller. Should be an interesting release, as ever with Laibach…
/25-Mar 2022 / Suicide / Surrender: A Collection /Mute Bank
A solid-looking beginners guide to Suicide, it seems, covering tracks from across their career (and an alternative take on the legendary Frankie Teardrop).
/01-Apr 2022 / Lunacy / Echo In The Memory /Bandcamp
Nasty, distorted industrial electronics that both has a foot in minimalism and, unusually, shoegaze.
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.
/Tuesday Ten/476 will follow this week (after an unexpected trip north delayed it), wrapping up the best tracks of January.
/Tuesday Ten/475/In A Big Country
Songs about the countryside.
/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