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.
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/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.
Even with that caveat, mind, there’s an awful lot out this week.
Perhaps the most remarkable and unexpected release this week is the return of Heavy Water Factory with their first new album in two decades – Spillage, which builds on their trademark sound with some interesting new influences, and works out very well. A while ago (four years ago!) I spoke to Jesse McClear about the initial return on /Talk Show Host/012. Perhaps I need to reprise it…
Two veteran bands releasing new material today are Die Krupps, whose new album is Vision 2020 Vision, while in a very different realm, the regal tenderness of Tindersticks is back with No Treasure But Hope.
In more electronic releases: NOIR release A Pleasure EP, Salt releases machiakari on ant-zen, Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand released Monsters last weekend, and KLACK are back with another EP in the form of 2400bps 8-N-1. As well as all that, Soft Riot has released When Push Comes to Shove, and a new Keef Baker EP KBOCDC also snuck out.
Finally, Cyanotic have rebuilt their T3RM1N8T0R track, with a stomping new B-side.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
Just the one new announcement this week – Assemblage 23 return with Mourn in the first half of 2020.
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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Look out for /Tuesday Ten/389, and the much-delayed /Transmission/017 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.
/Click Click/007/BEAT:CANCER Festival v2.0
Coverage of last weekend’s BEAT:CANCER event in London
/Tuesday Ten/388/The Machineries of Joy
Songs featuring vehicle and machine noises
/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