/Welcome to the Future/150/Livestreams and new release round-up/06-Nov 2020

Back into lockdown, and this weekly release and events roundup reaches /150. There is still new music to enjoy, hence why I continue these Friday posts. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

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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/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 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

Jeremy Inkel’s posthumously completed solo album, Hijacker, gets it’s release at long last today, and it’s much more than just an industrial-techno sideline (although there are some bangers here). If you missed it, I talked about Jeremy’s musical life, and this release, at length with Chris Peterson on /Talk Show Host/066, that was recorded originally for Stay-In-Fest.

The longstanding Icelandic band SÓLSTAFIR return today with Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, continuing their work in the realms of dark, windswept metal that feels almost impossible to categorise – somewhere between doom, black metal and expansive prog. Ventenner, too, seem to defy pigeonholing on their excellent new album Hollow Storm, which takes them down a more alternative-rock sound that suits them very well.

An intriguing new release on ant-zen this week comes from anatoly grinberg and mark spybey, whose new album the failure of language is a mix of experimental electronics, blasts of noise and classical composition, and it is a strangely soothing album at the end of this stressful week.

Finally, also out this week – the latest post-punk band to reach my desk, The Sea at Midnight release their self-titled album today and it’s a solid release. Out on Monday, North-eastern industrial band Analogue Blood release Kill Those Beats, which is a wild release that takes in rave influences as much as it does industrial at points, and while it’s not all my bag, it’s an enjoyable listen.

With it being Bandcamp Friday again today, there’s a number of notable compilations and new singles to round up. London promoter Baba Yagas Hut – still reeling, needless to say, from the lack of gigs this year – have released a gigantic compilation that covers a whole host of bands they’ve worked with, while US-based experimental electronic label Nm5D mark their twentieth anniversary with compilation Twenty Years Away. Also, back in 2003, apparently, there was a compilation called HaLO: The Best of Madtown Electro and Synth, wrapping up what was a lively scene in Madison, WI. Matt Fanale has revisited this with HaLO2020.

The ever-excellent Randolph & Mortimer has released the Enjoy More EP today, both digitally and on ultra-limited vinyl and CD formats, and Ruby has continued her steady drip-feed of reworked Salt Peter tracks (the full album is now being released in January), with a pounding take on Pine today that is possibly the best of the reworkings yet. Then, also, Metroland side-project 808 DOT POP have released their final single from their excellent recent album, in the dual form of Kelvin (7300) and Kelvin (5600).

A really unexpected release today is of the first new System of A Down material in fifteen years or so, with a two-track release (Protect The Land & Genocidal Humanoidz), whose proceeds will go to Armenia Fund, to assist those affected by the latest war in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh. The two tracks are great, too, particularly the rampaging, staccato Genocidal Humanoidz.

Finally, too, Dean Garcia has released the latest in the Curve Bootlegs series, this time two versions of a savage Fait Accompli from Glastonbury 1992.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

A bit of a variety of new release announcements this week. John Fryer’s ever-prolific Black Needle Noise releases a covers album, These Mortal Covers, on 27-Nov, then into 2021, and on 19-Feb, Mogwai return with As The Love Continues, apparently the release date is almost exactly twenty-five years since their first release. Then a few weeks later, on 12-Mar, Rob Zombie returns with The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, and at least from the first single, it appears to be tripping (literally) back into his earlier days…

Finally, the unexpected return of :wumpscut:, it seems – a a teaser has gone up on Bandcamp for the apparently upcoming Fledermavs 303

/Upcoming/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

Obviously things change at short notice 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.

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/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for /Tuesday Ten/434, /Transmission/025 and potentially more if I have the time.

The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up this week is /Stormblast/141 on Thursday.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/433/Tracks of the Month/Oct-20
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/432/The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect
Songs about hair (and hats)
/DJ/Guest/099/Chaos Judder Doof Fest 2020 – 24-Oct 2020
I joined Lee Chaos’ weekend-long online stream with my 99th guest DJ slot
/DJ/Stormblast/140/40 Years of Extreme Metal
A special with a song from each year, 1980-2020
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/431/In These Shoes
Songs about footwear
Rivet returns as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/430/Dressed for Success
Songs about clothing
/Tuesday Ten/429/Some Guys Have All The Luck
Songs about luck
/Transmission/024/the a-z of industrial/p/part one
The latest instalment of the /amodelofcontrol.com podcast
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/428/Tracks of the Month/Sep-20
The best tracks of the past month
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Talk Show Host/069/The Foreign Resort
I talk with The Foreign Resort about touring, festivals and the scene
/Tuesday Ten/427/Secrets
Songs about secrets
Rivet returns as a livestream
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Talk Show Host/068/Bootblacks
I talk with Bootblacks about touring, festivals and…Steely Dan.
/Tuesday Ten/426/War on Error
Songs about the War on Terror
/Talk Show Host/067/ACTORS
I talk with Shannon from ACTORS about her band and her love of music
/Tuesday Ten/425/Smokers Reflect
Songs about smoking
/Talk Show Host/066/Chris Peterson talks about Jeremy Inkel
I discuss the life and work of Jeremy Inkel with his friend Chris Peterson

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