It’s Friday, therefore time for the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover here.
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/This Week/New Releases
Having taken a week off last week, there’s a fair bit to catch up on.
Out last week were: the astounding, intense power of LINGUA IGNOTA’s CALIGULA, Saul Williams returned with Encrypted & Vulnerable, and The Flaming Lips have edged back to what might be called their “normal” on King’s Mouth. This week sees two albums I’ve been waiting for, in the synth-led melodic pop of Body of Light, with their new album Time to Kill, and Icelandic indie band Of Monsters and Men return after a few years with third album Fever Dream.
Also out this week is a notable reissue – a twentieth anniversary (!) remaster of Velvet Acid Christ’s breakthrough – and best – album Fun With Knives.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
The ever-intriguing Cold In Berlin, a band who’ve evolved their sound substantially since their early days – have moved to a new label and release their fourth album Rituals of Surrender on 11-Oct, and I’ll be talking about lead single The Power next week. Out on the same date is a new album from Null Device, Line of Sight. Rather sooner, Nature of Wires release Modus on 16-Aug.
The forbidding ritual fury of Trepaneringsritualen gets a new chapter on 09-Sep, with the release of ᛉᛦ – Algir; eller Algir i Merkstave on Cold Spring, and then an intriguing Polish post-metal/post-rock band Tides From Nebula release From Voodoo to Zen on 20-Sep.
Rather helpfully, too, Glitch Mode Recordings announced their upcoming releases in one post last week, which appears to include a new Cyanotic release.
Two notable new singles announced this week: Chicago experimental post-punkers Ganser have a new track Bad Form, a precursor to their second album coming in due course. I’ll be writing more about this next week, but watch the video. In the first of a two-part single release this year, Comaduster releases Riverbound on 13-Aug.
This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul, and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format that is embedded below. You can add it to your own calendar views if you wish (GCal link, iCal link), and then you will get dynamic updates as I get them. Otherwise see the embedded calendar below.
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/Other Music News
A worthwhile read – activists in Kazakhstan finding a safe space in clubbing, while the end of Severed Heads, for real this time.
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/377 wrapping up the best music of the past month, and /Transmission/015 will continue the a-z of industrial.
/Tuesday T(w)en(ty)/376/Man on the Moon
I return to Space with a bumper post to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings
We get through the letter “j” and start on “k” this week
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As they return after a few years away, I catch up with Iris about their past and present
/Tuesday Ten/375/An Eye Is Upon You
Into the world of songs about spying and espionage
/Tuesday Ten/374/Tracks of the Month/Jun/2019
The best tracks of the past month
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ACTORS, Empathy Test and Dicepeople play in London
/Tuesday Ten/373/Summer’s Kiss
Songs about the summer
/Transmission/013/the a-z of industrial/i/part two
Transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast, returns at last
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Thoughts and photos from a sweaty club show in London last week.