/Welcome to the Future/138/Livestreams and new release round-up/14-Aug 2020

We keep going amid the lockdown. There are new releases, and still, new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

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/Livestreams and new release round-up/14-Aug 2020

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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/022, which continues with the letter N. /transmission/023 will follow soon.

You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher, and is also now available on the Google Podcasts App (search “amodelofcontrol”) and Spotify too.

If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).

/This Week/New Releases

It was my birthday last weekend, so I took a week off from doing this – and, thus, I’ve got some catching up to do today.

Firstly, a few releases that I should have mentioned previously. Graeme Wilkinson, previously of /amodelofcontrol.com favourites The Golden Age of Nothing, has a new solo project, and the downbeat, bleak gothic aura of The Guild of the Poor Brave Things certainly appeals.

I also should have featured the first new Endif release in an age, Falling Into The Sky, which came out a few weeks ago, as well as the new EP from Danish post-punk band The Foreign Resort, who released The Rabbit Hole EP recently too. Look out for an interview with them by me soon.

Out last week: something of an unexpected return from Rosetta Stone, with a new album proper in the shape of Cryptology, while Neurosis mainstay Steve Von Till released his fifth solo album, No Wilderness Deep Enough, while also of note is the electronic and metallic extremity of Duma, the self-titled work of a Nairobi-based duo that is probably one of the most extreme records I’ve heard all year.

Out this week are two notable albums. James Dean Bradfield’s latest solo album Even In Exile is a tribute to the Chilean singer and activist Victor Jara, while The Levellers release their first new album, Peace, since 2012.

A notable compilation release this week is Wasteland: Volume 1, a release by Goth City that brings together a host of goth bands both past and present, with all proceeds to Positive Action For Refugees & Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS).

There’s been a load of new singles and EPs in the past week or so, too. BILE have unexpectedly returned with (fantastic) new song Children of the Gun, Android Lust and Collide have joined forces for the excellent Are You Listening, the steady drip-feed of Ruby reworkings from the 25th anniversary (!) of Salt Peter has continued with a lovely new version of Paraffin, and Dissonance have continued their recent renaissance with new EP Trials.

Finally, a fascinating glimpse into the past has been revealed by Dean Garcia, who has begun digging through old DATs and releasing some rare odds and ends from the Curve days. First up have been Blindfold EP offcuts, and then Chinese Burn offcuts, the latter of which is especially interesting for versions of the title track I’ve never heard, as well as alternative versions of other stellar tracks from Come Clean.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

One notable release announced last week was the posthumous solo album from Jeremy Inkel, Hijacker. Apparently a long-held plan of his to release his own work, his untimely death meant this never happened, but as I understand it his family approved the release of it. Expect more about this on /amodelofcontrol.com soon.

Finally, Buffalo Tom’s classic Birdbrain is getting a 30th anniversary vinyl reissue this autumn.

/Upcoming/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

Obviously things have rather changed right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.

This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format. The below draws direct from a GCal I’ve long maintained, and 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 events listing below – click on the links to bring up the Calendar entry.

If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.

One notable event coming up – with the postponement of this year’s Infest, there is a 12-hour Stay-in-Fest on Saturday 29-August. Stay tuned for further updates of what is going on that day.

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/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for /Tuesday Ten/422, and potentially other posts – however, work has meant I’ve had to dial back on writing a little recently.

The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up this week is /Stormblast/136 on Thursday, and /Rivet/009 on Friday.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

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Songs about leaders and leadership
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Songs about cannabis use
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/419/Tracks of the Month/Jul-20
The best tracks of the past month
Rivet returns as a livestream
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/418/Twenty-five Years Gigging
The first reader takeover in a while, as we reminisce about memorable gigs
/Tuesday Ten/417/Senses Working Overtime/Sixth
The final part of a long-planned series on the senses
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/416/Tracks of the Month/Jun-20
The best tracks of the past month
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/415/Senses Working Overtime/Sight
A long-planned series on the senses continues
/But Listen/165/Empathy Test – Monsters
Empathy Test return with their new album
Rivet returns as a livestream
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
The final part of the best tracks of the decade countdown
/Tuesday Ten/414/Senses Working Overtime/Touch
A long-planned series on the senses continues

One thought on “/Welcome to the Future/138/Livestreams and new release round-up/14-Aug 2020

  1. There’s another release that came out today that you may have missed – Jim Bob’s latest album ‘Pop Up Jim Bob’ (on Cherry Red), continuing his tradition of excellent lyrics. This one has a wider field of view than some of his other solo works, and also features a broader instrumental palette than some of them as well. (And, in one track, a direct lyrical call-back to a Carter track, as well.)

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