/Welcome to the Future/154/Livestreams and new release round-up/04-Dec 2020

Into the last month of this bizarre, weird year – and this weekly release and events roundup keeps on going. 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.

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/This Week/New Releases

It is the final Bandcamp Friday of 2020 today, so as usual there’s a whole slew of new releases.

Firstly, released this week was Chris Peterson’s latest work (along with his wife Kelley Peterson and other guests), under the name Living Room Project. The album is Collecting Dust.

A number of album releases this week, too. Kelly Moran and Prurient release Chain Reaction at Dusk, the intriguing electro-industrial-pop project Technophobia release Some of Us Are Looking At The Stars.

The ever-great noise rock-shoegaze-industrial crossover band Bloody Knives are back, too, with their new album 70 Years of Static, while moving into full-on industrial noise, two notable new releases on Hands today: veteran Mono No Aware is back with Shinshoo, while the newly solo Maschinenkrieger KR52 releases Stroke Unit.

A notable re-release and remaster this week is of Rammstein’s debut album Herzeleid XXV for the twenty-fifth anniversary (which makes me feel very old indeed, as I’ve been listening to it for nearly as long!).

Onto various EP releases this week: Caustic return with A Succession of Repetitive Beats, Portion Control continue their steady stream of 2020 releases with SEED EP2, and the fascinating Curve DAT series continues with various mixes of Horror Head, and various later tracks.

Julian Beeston’s new project is FEATURED, with a new EP out this past week called We The People. The striking title track features I YA TOYAH.

The steady dripfeed of reworked tracks by Ruby has now reached Bud, while the first release from London artist Dexy in a while – presumably the first track from his upcoming second album – is Drop Your Hand.

A new Neubauten song has been released, too – believe it was originally a supporter-only release that now has been released into the wider world – and La Guillotine de Magritte is another gorgeous, low-key lament.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

A long-awaited new album that was finally announced this morning – KANGA’s second full-length album, You and I Will Never Die, which is out on 26-Mar. First single Godless is another industrial-pop wonder. The intriguing grabyourface project releases new EP Sea on 18-Dec, too.

Ganser released an outstanding album Just Look At That Sky earlier this year, and coming 01-Apr is a companion remix EP, Look At The Sun, while the ever-great NOIR release the Just Fascination EP on 05-Jan, a cover of the Cabs classic along with a number of remixes.


/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.

  • 08.05.2021 Festival: London: Incineration Festival
  • 08.05.2021 Gig: London: A Love Parasite (all-dayer) (Rescheduled)
  • 13.05.2021 Gig: London: Jarboe + Peter Williamson (Rescheduled)
  • 14.05.2021 Gig: London: Jarboe + Peter Williamson (Rescheduled)
  • 22.05.2021 Gig: London: Grendel + Ventenner (Rescheduled)
  • 30.05.2021 Gig: Southend: Electronic Essex v2 (Rescheduled)
  • 03.06.2021 Gig: London: Bauhaus (Rescheduled)
  • 02.07.2021 Gig: Glasgow: Front 242 (Rescheduled)
  • 03.07.2021 Gig: London: Front 242 (Rescheduled)
  • 15.07.2021 Gig: London: Godflesh + Cut Hands RESCHEDULED
  • 07.08.2021 Gig: London: The Birthday Massacre (Rescheduled)
  • 26.08.2021 Club: Bradford: Infest warm-up (rescheduled)
  • 27.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 28.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 29.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 02.09.2021 Gig: London: SCALPING (rescheduled)
  • 09.09.2021 Gig: London: Einstürzende Neubauten (Rescheduled)
  • 11.09.2021 Gig: London: Lebanon Hanover + Uncanny Valley (Rescheduled)
  • 18.09.2021 Gig: London: Covenant (Rescheduled)
  • 02.10.2021 Gig: London: Pop Will Eat Itself - Cure for Sanity 30th Anniversary Show RESCHEDULED
  • 23.10.2021 Gig: London: ACTORS
  • 31.10.2021 Gig: London: CLAN of XYMOX + Actors & Ash Code, Greenhaus plus The Insect (Rescheduled)

  • /amodelofcontrol.com/next week

    Look out for the /Countdown/2020 continuing on Tuesday – it’s the best tracks of the year this week – as well as /Transmission/025 (life has really got in the way with this, and we’re going to make a third attempt at recording on Sunday) and potentially more if I have the time.

    The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up soon is /Stormblast/143, on Thurs 17-Dec.


    /amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

    /DJ/TheKindaMzkYouLike/007
    A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
    /Countdown/2020/Compilations and Re-issues
    The beginning of the roundup of 2020, with the best compilations and re-issues
    /DJ/Rivet/012
    Rivet returns as a livestream
    /DJ/Stormblast/142
    My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
    /Tuesday Ten/436/Tiny Changes
    Songs about the immediate future, an appropriate way to close the /Tuesday Ten series for 2020 (it’ll be back in the new year)
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    A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
    /Tuesday Ten/435/Buy Now…Saved Later
    Songs about buying and selling
    /DJ/Stormblast/141
    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
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    A special with a song from each year, 1980-2020
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    A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
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    Songs about footwear
    /DJ/Rivet/011
    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

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