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Tuesday Ten: 225: Tracks of the Month (February 2015)

It's been a busy few weeks, and while compiling the list this week I realised that I've been posting regularly for the first time in a while. There won't be so much in March, mind - I'm away on holiday for a week shortly and other things are likely to get in the way too. But I'll be posting when I can.

Adventures in Audio-Visual - Randolph & Mortimer and Public Service Broadcasting Live

This week, within four days, I've seen two bands live that very much rely on the visual as much as the audio. One is a fiercely political industrial project taking it's first steps into the live arena, the other is a band dedicated to meshing old informational and propaganda videos with taut post-punk rhythms, and rising swiftly through the ranks. Weirdly enough, neither use "traditional" vocals to any great degree, either.

So, I thought it might be appropriate to have a look at both gigs in one go, and see how the different approaches worked.

Tuesday Ten: 224: Teenage Kicks

The teenage years - the hinterland between childhood and adulthood, where many find their voice, start to shape their own future and begin to form their musical and cultural tastes. The whole idea of the teenager, though, has changed over time, frequently thanks to cultural shifts and trends, and often there is an image of rebellion.

Tuesday Ten: 223: Break Stuff - Reappraising Nu-Metal?

Judging on the reaction to my linking last Friday to this article on my Facebook page, it appears that a particular subset of my friends have a past that involved dancing badly to Nu-Metal. So, by popular demand, here at amodelofcontrol.com we're going to have a look at some of the much-maligned genre, which actually had it's moments of brilliance, as well as moments that well-deserve a metaphorical critical shoeing.

Marc Heal - 2015 Interview

Took a bit of time to arrange this one, but I'm thrilled to be able to post a recently completed interview with Marc Heal. For many readers, his name will instantly be recognisable. But for those who it isn't...Marc used to front industrial/techno terrorists Cubanate, and was also involved with C-Tec, Ashtrayhead and PIG in the late-nineties too.

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