Talk Show Host: 029: PIG

One of the more surprising – and great – returns last year was the return of Raymond Watts’ long-running project <PIG>. After a US tour last year, that I caught at Cold Waves in Chicago, the first <PIG> UK dates in years were announced recently. So I thought it the right time to catch up with Raymond Watts to talk all things porcine. Read more “Talk Show Host: 029: PIG”

Tuesday Ten: 279: Tracks of the Month (January 1997)

Over last year – to mark twenty years since I began writing about music – I ran a series of posts looking at the music I was buying and listening to in 1996 (and that was released that year), partly to jog my memory and partly to dig into my formative musical influences a bit, too. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 279: Tracks of the Month (January 1997)”

But Listen: 149: God In A Cone – The Sex Is Fear / Ambassador21 – Human Rage

Over the years I’ve had a whole host of releases sent to me for review. Time is often a factor in whether I can cover releases in any detail – please bear in mind that I run this site alone, funded solely by my own income, and I have a full time job. Read more “But Listen: 149: God In A Cone – The Sex Is Fear / Ambassador21 – Human Rage”

Tuesday Ten: 278: Camden Town

About eighteen years ago, while I was still reading Geography at King’s College London, the subject of my dissertation proposal came up. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 278: Camden Town”

Tuesday Ten: 277: Here Comes The Flood (Environmental Songs)

This Friday, what was potentially unthinkable (and very unlikely indeed) a year ago will happen – Donald Trump gets inaugurated as 45th President of the United States of America. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 277: Here Comes The Flood (Environmental Songs)”

The Rearview Mirror: 008: Converter – Shock Front

Over the last year or two of the nineties, and then a good few years into the new millenium, the hybrid of industrial and noise took over the club dancefloor in our scene. It was everywhere. Noise clubs sprung up, existing clubs had noise sets or entire noise floors. Even Huddersfield had a noise night (Implant) for a while, that eventually moved onto Manchester and bigger things, as the main industrial festivals frequently put on acts from the scene. Read more “The Rearview Mirror: 008: Converter – Shock Front”

Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017

2017 on amodelofcontrol.com begins with a look at what’s to come in the realm of music that I cover. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017”