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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/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.
The flood of recent releases has rather slowed (at last!) as we near the end of the year.
Out this week – the first posthumous album from Leonard Cohen, Thanks for the Dance, finished by his son Adam Cohen and an army of collaborators. It’s short, it’s mellow, it’s quite beautiful. Also short is the new EP from Laibach, Party Songs, featuring their interpretations of various North Korean songs.
Two more releases this week: Till Lindemann of Rammstein’s side project Lindemann has a new album out, F & M, while Street Sects have continued their Gentrification series with The Gentrification IV: Suspended From Gallery Rails EP.
I’d missed this last week – the new album from Scorn (Mick Harris, of course), Cafe Mor.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
The upcoming Grimes album Miss Anthropocene finally appears to have at least a vague idea of a release date – February 2020 – and another new song So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth dropped this week.
A Consolidated tribute album? I’m in. A Message To The People: A Tribute To CONSOLIDATED! is released 13-December, and includes the excellent Stoneburner/Out Out take on Butyric Acid, as well as covers by Caustic, Battery Cage and Cervello Elettronico, among others.
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 the much-delayed /Transmission/017 coming this week, alongside the beginning of /Countdown/2019.
/Tuesday Ten/389/I Like Birds
Songs featuring or about birds
/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
The best songs of the past month
/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