Tuesday Ten: 292: Tracks of the Month (April 2017)

It has been another busy week gathering and writing content at amodelofcontrol.com, and there will be a few posts in the next couple of weeks as a result. The first of which is this, the best tracks of the past month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 292: Tracks of the Month (April 2017)”

Infest 2016 – University of Bradford – 26/27/28-August 2016

Over the weekend of this year’s Infest, there was some discussion over the current state of the industrial (and wider) scene. In many other scenes – or indeed in “mainstream” popular music, there is an air of nostalgia as record labels struggling with new sales, are relying heavily on reissues of the old, particularly on vinyl. Read more “Infest 2016 – University of Bradford – 26/27/28-August 2016”

2009 in review: Best Albums

Ok, so time for my roundup of the best albums of the year. Read more “2009 in review: Best Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 053: Drugs

The late Bill Hicks probably had it right when he espoused his views on the links between musicians and drugs.

You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. ‘Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years — rrreal fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.

And so I found, when I started casting around for suggestions for this list. It didn’t take long (with the assistance of Daisy and a few workmates) to have way over twenty suggestions for this list, and I suspect that I’ll pretty quickly get yet more that I may have missed. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 053: Drugs”

Velvet Acid Christ – Lust For Blood

The more things change…the more things stay the same. Certainly that’s the feel that you get here, some three years since the last new album Hex-Angel (there has of course been a steady stream of compilations of older stuff in the meantime, so it is hardly as if we have had the chance to forget anything). Read more “Velvet Acid Christ – Lust For Blood”