Talk Show Host: 045: Paradise Lost

While the release schedules are often clogged nowadays with anniversary re-issues, remasters and other ways to get us, the listeners, to shell out cash again for albums we already have, it isn’t often that what might be termed overlooked or controversial albums come in for the lavish re-issue treatment.

But Listen: 057: Paradise Lost – In Requiem

The tale of Paradise Lost’s career, in some respects, does not reflect well on their fans. After a few years and albums of steadily evolving their gothic/doom metal sound into the near perfection of Draconian Times, they then moved quickly into a more electronic realm – culminating with what was dubbed the “career suicide” of […]

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There are occasions where a long-dormant artist resurfaces that genuinely surprise. Many bands split up, and in these nostalgic times, you can almost set your watch to them reforming at some point – but Numb is different. Despite being such an important project from their releases back in the nineties, Don Gordon clearly appeared to […]

But Listen: 159: Vancouver Industrial

In one of those weird quirks that seem to happen more often than they should, two industrial bands from Vancouver (one featuring a previous member of the other) are releasing new albums within a couple of weeks of each other. One is decades into it’s career – and frankly don’t really have anything left to […]

Countdown: 2018: Compilations and re-issues

Welcome to the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2018, which begins this week. Over this and the next three Tuesdays, I’ll be rounding up the best music of the year in various categories. In coming weeks there will be the best tracks, the best albums, and the best gigs.

Tuesday Ten: 347: Ready to Start

There is a good reason why it has taken 347 editions of my Tuesday Ten series to get ’round to doing my favourite opening tracks – mainly because I didn’t want to come across all Rob Gordon and Barry Judd in High Fidelity.

Talk Show Host: 049: Freak Dream

After a period this summer where I’ve not really been able to post too much, I’m back now for the autumn with a whole host of (hopefully) interesting posts, articles and interviews for your reading pleasure. I’m starting that with an interview with a new band that is worth your time catching up with.

Welcome to the Future: 051: Events, gigs and new release round-up 03-August 2018

Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.

Welcome to the Future: 049: Events, gigs and new release round-up 20-July 2018

Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.

Welcome to the Future: 048: Events, gigs and new release round-up: 13-July 2018

Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.