Another busy week of work, and seeing the incomparable Einstürzende Neubauten last night, and here’s this week’s new music to hopefully distract you a bit.
Anyway. This post 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
/Album of the Week
24-Jun 2022 / Zola Jesus / ARKHON /Bandcamp
Zola Jesus, with her first album in nearly five years, knocks it out of the park once again with an astounding album that’s going to reveal new things on future listens, that’s for sure.
27-May 2022 / Sacred Skin / The Decline of Pleasure /Bandcamp
Thanks to Eric for mentioning this, some outstanding 80s-influenced wave/synthpop with a slew of absolutely fantastic songs.
18-Jun 2022 / Antigen Shift / TALK /Bandcamp
The Canadian noisy electronics duo unexpectedly return.
20-Jun 2022 / Randolph & Mortimer / Union of the Faithful (Remixed) /Bandcamp
R&M follows up the original excellent collaborative EP with a remix collection.
21-Jun 2022 / Flint Glass / Azathoth /Bandcamp
Flint Glass marks twenty years by returning to electronics inspired by Eldritch horror.
24-Jun 2022 / Final Light / Final Light /Bandcamp
Perturbator and Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna) come together for a project that sounds exactly as you might expect (which is no bad thing).
24-Jun 2022 / Front 242 / <
Originally planned to mark their 40th anniversary last year, some contemporary reworks of classic 242.
24-Jun 2022 / GGGOLDDD / This Shame Should Not Be Mine – Live at Roadburn Redux /Bandcamp
The much-lauded GGGOLDDD performance at Roadburn Redux last year (that became the extraordinary This Shame Should Not Be Mine, released earlier this year) gets it’s own standalone release at last.
24-Jun 2022 / KOLLAPS / Until The Day I Die /Bandcamp
Savage industrial/noise from this group that seem to get better and better.
24-Jun 2022 / Metroland / 4.0 EP /Bandcamp
Metroland begin their latest conceptual cycle with a release that doesn’t give too many clues of what’s to come…
24-Jun 2022 / Nuclear*Sun / Ashes to Dust /Bandcamp
Punchy industrial-rock from an artist that this site thinks is underappreciated.
13-Jun 2022 / In Flames / State of Slow Decay (single) /YouTube
In Flames return to their roots in spectacular style.
17-Jun 2022 / Front Line Assembly / Purge (Black Asteroid Mix) /Bandcamp
The last FLA album was a little disappointing, but Purge was one of the better tracks – and Black Asteroid transforms it here into a techno-dancefloor monster.
24-Jun 2022 / Rabbit Junk / Love Is Hell (single) /Bandcamp
RJ continues the run-up to Apocalypse for Beginners with another great single.
22-Jul 2022 / Imperial Triumphant / Spirit of Ecstasy /Official Artist Store
The last album Alphaville was a masterclass, this time, they bring in…Kenny G?!?
19-Aug 2022 / Heilung / Drif /Season of Mist Store
The third album from the Danish travellers comes in August, and single Anoana is oddly soothing.
26-Aug 2022 / Sigh / Shiki /Bandcamp
The wildly eclectic Japanese Black Metal band return, and as before, they rarely sound like their peers: listen to new track Mayonaka No Kaii.
07-Oct 2022 / Cloud Rat / Threshold /Bandcamp
After concentrating on reissues for a while, Michigan grindcore band Cloud Rat are back with new material.
28-Oct 2022 / Devin Townsend / Lightwork /Pre-order details to follow
The latest release from Devin Townsend announced this week, and I swear he never stops…
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 this week will be /Tuesday Ten/495, with the best tracks of the past month.
/Tuesday Ten/494/Now There’s Nothing
Songs about nothing.
/Tuesday Ten/493/I’m So Excited
Songs about excitement and thrills
My livestreams for 2022 continue with a one-off return for /Stormblast
/Tuesday Ten/492/Tracks of the Month/May-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/491/When Will I Be Famous?
Songs about fame.
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten/490/Different Drum
Songs about being different.
/Tuesday Ten/489/Tracks of the Month/Apr-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/488/Sell Out
When alternative artists start writing pop songs.