Being away for family reasons last week, and starting a new job has meant I had to miss a week, so this is two weeks of releases and announcements, as I try to keep up…
The post, then, is 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.
/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!
If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).
/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases announced this week
/17-Dec 2021 / project .44 / (the storm before) reform /Bandcamp
A long-promised, very overdue album, but it’s great – snarling, Chicago coldwave/industrial.
/22-Feb 2022 / Collide / Notes From The Universe /Official Artist Store
Collide return with their first new album in a while – read more in my interview with them this week, Talk Show Host/075.
/22-Feb 2022 / defrag. / float /Bandcamp
Another artist to return with a new album after quite a few years, this is a work of exquisite sonic artistry.
/25-Feb 2022 / ADULT. / Becoming Undone /Bandcamp
ADULT. continue their purple patch with another scorching album.
/25-Feb 2022 / Attrition / A Great Desire (1986-2004) /Bandcamp
A retrospective of the mid-period of Attrition’s work.
/25-Feb 2022 / Caroline / Caroline /Bandcamp
An intriguing, sprawling band and an equalling sprawling release.
/25-Feb 2022 / KLAMMER / The Day Before Yesterday /Streaming Links
Quite brilliant post-punk from this Leeds band.
/25-Feb 2022 / Melt Yourself Down / Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In /Rough Trade
Gonna take a few listens, this – the eclectic London band go all-in.
/25-Feb 2022 / Superchunk / Wild Loneliness /Bandcamp
Indie legends perhaps dial things back a bit.
/01-Mar 2022 / AlterRed / Songs For the Nameless /Bandcamp
London art-goth band release their first new album in a few years.
/04-Mar 2022 / Halicon / Loner Veils /Bandcamp
Curious, experimental electronic music from Dayton, Ohio.
/04-Mar 2022 / Wolfgang Flür / Magazine 1 /Cherry Red Store
The Kraftwerk alumni (and electronic legend) brings us an album of collaborations that never hides his trademark style.
/04-Mar 2022 / The Mayors of Nothing / Lo-Fi Industrial Hip-Hop Post-Punk Beats To Have An Existential Crisis To 24/7 /Bandcamp
A new Bandcamp day, another side-project from Fanale and Oehler?! This one is interesting, down-tempo electronics that’s neatly described by the title…
/04-Mar 2022 / 808 DOT POP / Suncatcher EP /Bandcamp
Belgian electro offshoot 808 DOT POP release their first single of 2022.
/04-Mar 2022 / Riotmiloo / Live At Iklectik /Bandcamp
Riotmiloo gets their ferocious live show on record and DVD.
/04-Mar 2022 / The Anchoress / The Art of Losing (Expanded Edition) /Bandcamp
The /amodelofcontrol.com album of 2021 gets an expanded version.
/15-Mar 2022 / MATT HART / BELOW THE TERRA PT.1 /Bandcamp
MATT HART continues his series of dystopian industrial.
/25-Mar 2022 / Emma Ruth Rundle / Orpheus Looking Back EP /Bandcamp
Emma Ruth Rundle releases an EP that appears to be something of a postscript to her excellent recent album Engine of Hell.
/01-Apr 2022 / PSY’AVIAH / Bittersweet /Bandcamp
Twenty years of this Belgian industrial artist marked by a new album.
/01-Apr 2022 / Testube / Backwater /Bandcamp
After years away (and unusually for an electronic artist living off grid for a while!), Jeff Danos finally returns.
/29-Apr 2022 / IRIS / Wrath (Special Edition) /Dependent Store
IRIS are no more, but Dependent are reissuing the long out-of-print Wrath in a lavish special edition.
/29-Apr 2022 / Tenebra / Moongazer /Cargo Records
Italian psych-rock with Gary Lee Conner (Screaming Trees) on the excellent lead single Moon Maiden
/17-Jun 2022 / Greg Puciato / Mirrorcell /Bandcamp
Greg Puciato’s second solo album continues his exploration of very different sounds to what he has been associated with previously.
/05-Aug 2022 / Dub War / Westgate Under Fire /Earache Store
The newly reunited Dub War return with their first new album in over 25 years.
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.
Coming up will be /Tuesday Ten/481 this week. There is another interview in the works, too. In addition, you may see some pages on the site change as I have been undertaking some work to tidy up quite a bit of the site (streamlining the style of some sections, replacing broken links, etc).
Also this week, on Tuesday, /TheKindaMzkYouLike/018 continues the alternative livestreams.
/Talk Show Host/075/Collide
An interview with darkwave/industrial veterans Collide
/Tuesday Ten/480/Tracks of the Month/Feb-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/479/Stormy Clouds
Songs about storms.
I joined a Twitch Raid night on EBM Day (24/2), and this was my set.
/DJ/A Certain Shade of Green/004
The return of the Nu-Metal and 90s metal clubbing livestream.
/Tuesday Ten/478/Fires of Frustration
Songs about frustration.
/Tuesday Ten/477/You Make Me Nervous
Songs about anxiety, nervousness and panic attacks.
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten/476/Tracks of the Month/Jan 2022
The best tracks of the past month
/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