A busy couple of weeks – and the fact that Infest begins tomorrow – means that this week I’m posting a day earlier. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover here.
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/Events, gigs and new release round-up/22-Aug 2019
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/Welcome to the Future/094/Infest Preview
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/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned this week, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/015, the second part of the letter K.
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/This Week/New Releases
Because of not posting last week, I’ve got a lot to catch up on. So let’s start with last week’s releases.
The latest Blanck Mass album, Animated Violence Mild, sees a different tack to the brutal sound of the last album (but non less harsh), but as I Die: You Die noted earlier in the week, there is an odd shade of aggrotech within the new album (particularly the scorching opener Death Drop). Talking of punishing, the new collaboration from Uniform & The Body, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back, is every bit as nasty and dirty as I’d have expected (and all the better for it).
In addition, also out last week were the new releases from Nature of Wires (Modus), Sleater Kinney (the excellent The Center Won’t Hold), Frank Turner (No Man’s Land) and Ride (This Is Not A Safe Place).
Onto this week, and we have another bumper crop of new releases, including a notable number of returns for bands who’ve been away for a while.
Those returns include: the unexpected, brilliant return of Numb, with their first album in twenty-one years (Mortal Geometry), synthpop heroes IRIS are back with Six, and industrial-techno-before-it-had-a-name practicioners Empirion resume with, er, Resume. Also, veterans New Model Army return with their new album From Here.
In newer artists with new releases Chicago industrialists HIDE release their second album, and Hell Is Here sounds like it’s going to be a powerful release, while Nuclear*Sun release Dark Side of the Sun, and new Artoffact signings Wingtips release their debut Exposure Therapy.
Other things to catch up on – a new EP from Blac Kolor (Nephi EP), Apoptygma Berzerk return with another shift in style (Nein Danke! (2-Track Teaser)), and I must confess that I’d missed a new Grendel album last month (Ascending the Abyss).
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
A whole host of other new releases have been announced too. The terrifying vocal-noise-industrial of Pharmakon steps up another level with Devour, while industrial-hip-hop experimentalists Clipping. have announced their new album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, and the lengthy write-up on the Bandcamp page for it is well worth a read to prepare yourself. Also, Brooklyn post-punks Bodega release their new EP Shiny New Model soon.
In reissues and compilations, the first Chemlab release in an age will be Tape Decay, while remember that Massive Attack Mezzanine remaster? It’s now CD only, as the vinyl was pulled this week due to manufacturing issues…
Oh, and The Hoff is teaming up with, among others…Ministry. Er, ok?
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Look out for /Tuesday Ten/380 wrapping up the best music of the past month, and needless to say full coverage of Infest.
/DJ/Guest/095/Deathboy’s Birthday/15-Aug 2019
My latest DJ set last week
/DJ/Guest/094/Sean’s 50th/02-Mar 2019
Catching up a bit, here’s my DJ sets from Sean’s birthday earlier in the year
/Tuesday Ten/379/Horses In My Dreams
Songs about horses
We complete the letter “K” and also talk about Infest
/Tuesday Ten/378/Are You Gonna Wait Forever
Songs about waiting
/Tuesday Ten/377/Tracks of the Month/Jul/2019
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday T(w)en(ty)/376/Man on the Moon
I return to Space with a bumper post to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings
We get through the letter “j” and start on “k” this week
/Talk Show Host/053/Iris
As they return after a few years away, I catch up with Iris about their past and present
/Tuesday Ten/375/An Eye Is Upon You
Into the world of songs about spying and espionage
/Tuesday Ten/374/Tracks of the Month/Jun/2019
The best tracks of the past month
/Into the Pit/207/New Blood Tour
ACTORS, Empathy Test and Dicepeople play in London