/Welcome to the Future/152/Livestreams and new release round-up/20-Nov 2020

Back into lockdown, and this weekly release and events roundup keeps on going. There is still new music to enjoy, hence why I continue these Friday posts, and indeed I’m now deep in the process of working out the best music of the year. 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.

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/This Week/New Releases

As usual, firstly, a release that I missed last week: Belarussian post-punks Molchat Doma released their new album Monument (and it’s excellent, too).

Onto this week, and there is once again a number of notable releases. Firstly, the first new material under the Cabaret Voltaire name for a long, long time – nowadays just Richard H. Kirk, of course, but the initial songs from Shadow of Fear suggest an impressive release that certainly nods back to later period Cabs (I’m waiting until my vinyl copy arrives this week before listening to the whole thing!).

Other releases this week: <PIG> is back with the excellent Pain Is God, the usual mix of glam style, industrial rock, sex and religion from Raymond Watts, and it’s stuffed with great songs. Featuring a member of Cult of Luna, and an ex-member of Ghost, Swedish post-metal group pg.lost release their new album Oscillate today, which is a dark, glowering beast of an album – and if you like post-metal sounds, well worth your time. Still from Sweden, Refused release The Malignant Fire EP, which going on the lead track (a recent /Track of the Month on this site) is worth the purchase alone. Then, My Dying Bride release a new EP, Macabre Cabaret, which is an excellent three-track release (and to my ears rather better than their album earlier in the year).

At last! Ahead of the release of Mirror, their first album in a long time, in January, Imperative Reaction have released first single Glass. It’s a more reflective, less punchy IR than before, at least on the evidence of this song, but it is still them.

Last year’s track of the year holders have a new song out. SCALPING are now signed to fabric’s Houndstooth label, and the new track Deadlock continues their exploration at the meeting point between post-rock, industrial electronics and techno, and it’s absolutely great.

Underworld have revisited and remastered their Rez/Cowgirl performance from Reading 1996, and it’s available as a free download – and well worth your time, as it sounds absolutely amazing.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

The 2021 releases are now coming thick and fast (there will be the usual, full round-up of music to expect in 2021 in the first week of January). Among those announced this week have been the long-expected new album from Fïx8:Sëd8, The Inevitable Relapse, which comes on 22-Jan. Judging on the excellent lead single pROGNOSIs, it’s going to be another densely-mixed, electro-industrial head-trip (they are also phenomenal live).

Another band returning soon are the rejuvenated Dubstar, with new single I Can See You Outside out next Friday, in advance of album Two in 2021.

A fascinating new release on DAIS (19-Feb 2021) announced this week comes from Pierce With Arrow, whose debut Shatter appears to be some intriguing, deep-concept dark electronics. The lead single In The Depths of His Eyes had me immediately hankering for more.

/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/436 – the last /Tuesday Ten of 2020 before I start on /Countdown/2020 in December – /Transmission/025 (no, really) 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/142 on Thursday and /Rivet/012 on Friday.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/435/Buy Now…Saved Later
Songs about buying and selling
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/434/Rock the Vote
Musicians who’ve entered politics
/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.

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