Friday, the end of the mad week in the UK – even by 2019 standards – so let’s look at things to distract us, either by way of new music or events to consider. This is 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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/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/015, the second part of the letter K.
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/This Week/New Releases
A real mix of new releases this week. Bat For Lashes returns with the eighties synthpop nostalgia of Lost Girls, while Spit Mask take no prisoners with their brutal EBM on You May Feel Some Pressure.
Weirdly there are three releases out on Monday, ignoring the general agreement of Friday releases nowadays. Trepaneringsritualen continue their ritualistic industrial on ᛉᛦ – Algir; eller Algir i Merkstave, Rhys Fulber’s second solo album is Ostalgia, while the much-anticipated new KANGA release, the Eternal Daughter EP, also comes out Monday.
In addition a new single from London industrialist Matt Hart is available, Deep Mind Formulates.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
The new Swans album leaving meaning. was unexpectedly announced yesterday, out on 25-October. Rather more of a collective than a band this time, it seems, the first song from it It’s Coming It’s Real features Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, and is a dark, folky piece, and I wonder if much of the release might be rather more restrained than the recent, epic work.
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/Music News and Friday Reading
No band announcements just yet, but Resistanz Festival in Sheffield is back for Easter 2020. Tickets are already on sale.
Two intriguing reads. A look at the vanishing of the pop fade out, and a celebration of buying on CD…
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/381 and /Transmission/016 coming soon.
/Tuesday Ten/380/Tracks of the Month/Aug/2019
The best new music of the past month
/Memory of a Festival/033/Infest 2019
Full coverage of Infest 2019
/Talk Show Host/054/Numb
I talk to Don Gordon about the unexpected return of Numb
/DJ/Guest/095/Deathboy’s Birthday/15-Aug 2019
My latest DJ set last week
/DJ/Guest/094/Sean’s 50th/02-Mar 2019
Catching up a bit, here’s my DJ sets from Sean’s birthday earlier in the year
/Tuesday Ten/379/Horses In My Dreams
Songs about horses
We complete the letter “K” and also talk about Infest
/Tuesday Ten/378/Are You Gonna Wait Forever
Songs about waiting
/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
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