/Welcome to the Future/095/Events, gigs and new release round-up/09-Aug 2019

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.

/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned this week, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/014, getting through the letter J and moving onto K.

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/This Week/New Releases

An interesting and varied week for new releases.

The one I’ve perhaps been waiting for this summer is Marika Hackman’s new album Any Human Friend. I adored her last album I’m Not Your Man, and on first listen, this at-points viciously frank album is easily as good.

Elsewhere, Velvet Acid Christ returns with the very good Ora Oblivionis, electro-industrial band Interface are back with Where All Roads Lead, and Slipknot return with their sixth album We Are Not Your Kind.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

Some really interesting release announcements this week.

Stephen Mallinder is releasing his first solo album in thirty-five years in October (Um Dada). Another long-awaited release finally appeared this week, in the form of new music from ∆AIMON for the first time in some years. It’s a cassette-only release for the moment, but DEVOTE//DEVOUR will be available digitally at the end of the month, and I can’t wait to hear it.

Now reduced to a two-piece, BATTLES have returned with the energetic, fabulous Titanium 2 Step, and new album Juice B Crypts is out in October. In a very different realm, industrial-fetish group (and an excoriating presence live) Spit Mask have their new album You May Feel Some Pressure (the album cover may not be worksafe for many!) out soon too. Then, there’s a new Die Krupps album coming in October, and as well as their conventional show crossing Europe afterward, there’s an all-electro set at BIMFest in December.

Fad Gadget’s best-of is getting a pretty-looking vinyl reissue, and here we go again with milking the Jeff Buckley legacy, as the still-glorious Grace turns 25.

Finally, I still can’t honestly work out if Mute are taking the piss or not with their 4’33” compilation

/Upcoming/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

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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/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for a delayed /Tuesday Ten/378, a delayed /Transmission/015 continuing the a-z of industrial, and also /Into the Pit/208, looking at last week’s Mirimar Disaster show in Sheffield.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/377/Tracks of the Month/Jul/2019
The best tracks of the past month
/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
/transmission/014j/k/part one
We get through the letter “j” and start on “k” this week
/Talk Show Host/053/Iris
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
/Into the Pit/207/New Blood Tour
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
/Click Click/006/Statiqbloom/Spit Mask
Thoughts and photos from a sweaty club show in London last week.

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