The weather has improved, Livestreams are back from me, (still) who knows what the future holds. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day, for now, still, so I continue to wrap up both, as well as the tentative announcements for new in-person events and gigs.
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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.
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).
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Gift of Blindness / The Lake /Bandcamp
Caught this a week or two late, but it’s exceptional, bleak post-metal from what is apparently a solo project.
The Future Sound of London / We Have Explosive 2021 /Bandcamp
FSOL continue their reworkings of past material, with another hefty EP.
Black Midi / Cavalcade /Bandcamp
Black Midi return with their second album of fiercely experimental, confrontational rock.
Die Krupps / Songs from the Dark Side of Heaven /EMP
Die Krupps are no strangers to interesting takes on other people’s songs, but this is their first full covers album.
HIDE / Interior Terror /Bandcamp
The ever-fascinating Chicago industrial duo release their third album.
Portal / Avow /Bandcamp
Portal / Hagbulbia /Bandcamp
The expected album, and a surprise second release today from Australian experimental extreme metallers Portal.
Mercury Rev / Snowflake Midnight (5CD Deluxe Edition) /Bandcamp
A lavish reissue of a still-very good Mercury Rev album.
Weirdly, none came to my attention this week.
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.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars.
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.
/Tuesday Ten/455 will come next week, as well as the second of the recently completed interviews (this one with LONESAW) – the latter carried over from last week (it needs a fair bit of formatting correction after some issues with it).
Livestreams finally resume from me this coming week – all detailed here.
Extreme metal every other Thursday
Back to the regular livestreams…
/Tuesday Ten/454/What Did You Do In The War?
Songs about serving in the military
/Tuesday Ten/453/End Is A New Start
Songs with false endings
/Talk Show Host/072/Terminal
I talk at length with Thomas from Terminal about music and the state of the world
/Tuesday Ten/452/Tracks of the Month/Apr 2021
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/451/Last Stop: This Town
Songs about leaving
The regular industrial night
Extreme metal every other Thursday
Back to the usual programming with Daisy joining me
/Tuesday Ten/450/Two Different Ways