/Welcome to the Future/105/Events, gigs and new release round-up/08-Nov 2019

Back to the usual routine of weekly Friday posts, containing 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 note about the releases that I feature here. This has never been intended to cover every single release in that week. It is more about highlighting notable releases, by either bands that I’ve long written about, artists that I’m intrigued by, or simply music that I like – and by extension that my readers may like.

Let’s start with last week’s releases. Promenade Cinema returned with their new single on Hallowe’en, The Arch House, and I’ll doubtless hear it live tomorrow at the London BEAT:CANCER show.

Also out in the past week: Underworld released DRIFT Series 1, summarising their year-long project that seems to have revitalised the group. Then TR/ST returned with The Destroyer – 2, and Matt Hart released his debut album Terra 3808.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross released the first part of the Watchmen OST Vol. 1 score, and there are I believe two more releases to come. While in re-release news, Scottish band Goodbye Mr MacKenzie have had their 1989 album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags remastered, and I’d forgotten just how much I loved what they did.

Onto this week: Chicago experimental post-punk band Ganser return with the excellent You Must Be New Here EP, Strvngers release Death Is The Only Way Out, Liebknecht releases Product v1.1, and over on PERC TRAX, Ansome releases a thrillingly nasty techno album Hounds of the Harbour.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

A wrap-up of a few new releases coming soon that I’d not previously mentioned.

Next week, NOIR release A Pleasure EP (the lead track in particular is brilliant), and Salt releases machiakari on ant-zen. On 22-Nov, Laibach release a post-script to their Sound of Music album in the form of the Party Songs EP. In metal news, at the end of the month Cattle Decapitation release Death Atlas, and Prong return with Age of Defiance EP.

Into December, New York industrial and sci-fi experimentalists Pop. 1280 reawaken from a hiatus with Way Station, while the ever odd Hanzel und Gretel – a band I first came across in the late 90s -are back with Hexen Nacht. Then into the new year, post-punk pioneers Wire release Mind Hive.

Finally confirmed is that Einstürzende Neubauten have a new album – and live dates – confirmed for 2020. The tour is called The Year of the Rat, but it wasn’t 100% clear from the news release whether the album is called similarly…

Also, in re-issue news, seminal synthpop band Rational Youth release a newly remastered and expanded version of the classic Cold War Night Life on 06-December (I’ve heard it, and it sounds fantastic).

/This Week/Music News

Sad news this week – Kendra Malia of Witch House group White Ring has passed away, while Fischerspooner have split.

/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/388, /Transmission/017, and /Into The Pit/209 coming soon. Sorry for the delay on some of these – events in my life recently have reduced the amount of time I can spend on the site for a time.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/387/Tracks of the Month/Oct 2019
/Tuesday Ten/386/The Way We Used To
Songs about memory, remembrance and death
/Tuesday Ten/385/I’m So Happy You Failed
Songs about hubris and arrogance
/DJ/Guest/096/GVWI Hallowe’en Party 2019
A return to DJing to assist my friends at the GVWI
/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

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