Episode 129: 9/6/2020

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We started this one with a batch of new industrial and goth tracks. That was followed with a set of tracks themed around work, etc. in honor of Labor Day. Then we played a set of industrial, post-punk, and noise rock tracks about viruses, infections, etc. because we’re still in the grips of a global pandemic. That was followed with some synthpop tracks, including a mini-set of Soviet Russian synthpop/new wave that was a tribute to the late Oleg Parastaev of Al’yans and NRG. We went all-out for a set of power electronics at midnight, and we closed the show with a mix of shoegaze, experimental, and ambient.

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Episode 128: 8/30/2020

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We started this episode with a few tracks from (former) Yugoslavian post-punk bands, in honor of our friend and graphic designer Ipsy’s birthday who turned us on to them, and some tracks in honor of Dinah Cancer’s recent birthday. That was followed with a set of industrial tracks with no theme (nope, no theme at all). Then we played a set of mostly new industrial tracks. Then we played a set of post-punk tracks. That was followed by a set of tracks themed around storms and hurricanes, etc. And we closed the show with experimental and ambient tracks themed around rain, storms, etc.

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Episode 127: 8/16/2020

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We started this episode with new Zwaremachine and a set of tracks that had no theme—nope, no theme at all. The two sets after that were a mix of industrial, EBM, synthpop, darkwave, etc. that Operator OT played on the most recent Club Nevermore livestream. We followed that with a set of synthwave, a mix of old and new noise rock, and we closed with some requested Wolf Eyes and tracks by Wolf Eyes side projects.

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Episode 126: 8/2/2020

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We started this episode with a mix of industrial bangers, old and new. That was followed with a set of hard stompy EBM and aggrotech, etc. After that we played a set of synthpop, darkwave, and post-punk. That followed with a dark ambient set. We played a set of spacey psychedelic noise rock at midnight, and closed with a set of ambient tracks.

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Episode 125: 7/26/2020

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We started this show with a mix of industrial and post-punk tracks, then we jackhammered your ears with some industrial metal. We followed that with a set of post-punk tracks. We followed that with a set of minimal wave and synthpop. The fifth block was a mix of downtempo stuff and shoegaze, and we wrapped up the episode with a set of pretty and blissful ambient to help us deal with the horror of being alive in the year 2020.

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Episode 124: 7/19/2020

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We started this one with a mix of tracks about distance, etc.. Then there were our sets from the last Club Nevermore live stream, which was a tribute to MTV’s 120 Minutes, in which we played a mix of post-punk, industrial, new wave, etc. The fourth block was a set of industrial tracks with a theme I’m too scared to talk about. (Get it?) The fifth set was a blast of power electronics, then we cooled things off with a set of soothing ambient tracks.

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Episode 123: 7/12/2020

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This show marked a return to the air after a three-month hiatus. We began with a mix of industrial tracks. The following two-thirds were a mix of industrial, goth, post-punk, darkwave, etc. Then we closed the show by cuddling up with a block of comfy synth tracks.

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Half Machine Lip Moves Returns Tonight (7/12/2020)

Half Machine Lip Moves is returning to the air tonight, after false starts and unfulfilled promises. We’ll be doing a pre-recorded show tonight that will air at our usual time, 10 PM-1 AM CT (11 PM-2 AM ET/8-11 PM PT/03:00-06:00 UTC) on KUHS-LP 102.5 FM Hot Springs. If you can’t listen live you can catch the show later on our MixCloud page.

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We're Going On a Hiatus (HMLM vs the Pandemic)

After some deliberation and many false starts I’ve decided it’s time to officially announce that Half Machine Lip Moves is going on a hiatus. We will be back. I don’t want to make any promises, because its return depends on circumstances outside of my control, but we’re looking at returning on July 12. Till then wash your hands take care of each other, and if you have the means we encourage you to donate to worthy causes such as Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU, local bail funds, funds for helping displaced/unemployed service sector workers, etc.

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Episode 122: 4/19/2020

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We began this one with a track about the Covid19 control lockdown, then we played a set of industrial tracks which included the debut of the new local industrial act 3num3rat0r. That was followed with a set of EBM tracks, including some in honor of the late Gabi Delgado of DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft). That was followed with sets of fairly recent darkwave and post-punk and deathrock tracks. The midnight block was a set of dark ambient, death industrial, and noise themed around illness, and we closed with a block of ambien(t) tracks.

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