/Welcome to the Future/102/Events, gigs and new release round-up/11-Oct 2019

Back after an unexpected week away – 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.

/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/016, the first part of the letter L. /transmission/017 will follow soon.

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/This Week/New Releases

A week off, and once again I’ve got a lot to catch up on, in terms of new releases.

Two major releases last week came from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, with the unexpected new album Ghosteen (and in light of what my wife and I have been through this past week, I’ve not been able to face listening to this yet), and then Japanese legends BORIS are back with LφVE & EVφL.

Onto this week, and there’s an intriguing mix available. Stephen Mallinder’s first solo album in decades is Um Dada, while London band Cold In Berlin have continued their evolution with the furiously heavy Rituals of Surrender, that at least on the first few listens is their best album since their debut. The snarky, post-punk-ish Bodega return with a new EP, Shiny New Model, which hopefully is as great as their debut album was last year. In addition today, Mindless Faith release the much-delayed Insectual, and Null Device continue their long run with Line of Sight.

In new singles, Gesaffelstein has a new EP (Novo Sonic System EP), and the fascinating group Scalping have dropped a brutal new single called Ruptured.

CVLT Nation have arranged a tribute/cover album of the mighty Streetcleaner by Godflesh. Certainly one for my listening list over the weekend. While also worth watching – a staggering HD remaster of the legendary Nine Inch Nails performance at Woodstock 1994.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

As anticipated last time around, the new album from Misery Loves Co. has been confirmed as Zero, out 29-Nov. Here’s a five-minute teaser featuring all of the tracks. The awaited new Die Krupps album has been confirmed as Vision 2020 Vision (out 15-Nov), and you can hear lead single Welcome to the Blackout on Spotify.

While British extreme metal group Fen release their latest album The Dead Light in early December.

/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 /Tuesday Ten/384, /Transmission/017, and /Into The Pit/209 coming soon.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/384/Tracks of the Month/Sep 2019
The best tracks of the past month
/Into the Pit/208/Drab Majesty & SRSQ
A fascinating show in Camden from two fast-rising acts
Talk Show Host/057/KMFDM
Discussing Paradise and Thirty-Five years of conceptual continuity with Sascha K
/Tuesday Ten/383/Boys Boys Boys/Given Names/Masculine
Following on from last week, songs with masculine given names
Talk Show Host/056/The Golden Age of Nothing
I discuss recent album Ten Thousand Hours with the band
/Tuesday Ten/382/Girls Girls Girls/Given Names/Feminine
Songs with feminine given names. Masculine given names next week
/Talk Show Host/055/Witch of the Vale
I catch up with the stars of Infest 2019
/transmission/016/l/part two
We start on the letter “L” in the a-z of industrial
/Tuesday Ten/381/It’s A Family Affair
Songs about family
/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

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