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Half Machine Lip Moves Episode 36


This episode happened on Easter Sunday, which was also April Fool's Day, which meant bits of spring-related material and music from hoax releases.

Half Machine Lip Moves
Episode 36
File size: ~160 megabytes



  1. Throbbing Gristle: Propaganda (Intro) [0:00:00 - 0:00:57] (Assume Power Focus, 1982, Power Focus/Paragoric)
  2. Prurient: Many Jewels Surround the Crown [0:00:57 - 0:03:42] (Bermuda Drain, 2011, Hydra Head Records)
  3. Coil: The Last Rites of Spring [0:03:42 - 0:05:28] (Gold is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders, 1987, Threshold House/Normal)
  4. Current 93: Salt [0:05:28 - 0:08:59] (LAShTAL, 1984, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords)
  5. The Coneheads: Psycho Killer [0:08:59 - 0:10:40] (LP 1, AKA “14-Year-Old High School PC-Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo for the Sake of Extorting $$$ From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks LP”, 2015, Erste Theke Tonträger/International Players Club Records)
  6. The Screamers: Vertigo [0:10:40 - 0:13:18] (Screamers Demos 1977-1978, Unknown Year, Unofficial Release)
  7. Nots: Reactor [0:13:18 - 0:17:11] (We Are Nots, 2014, Goner Records)
  8. Lost Sounds: I'm Not a Machine [0:17:11 - 0:18:52] (Black Static, 2011, Fat Possum)
  9. Unsane: Factory [0:25:06 - 0:29:05] (Sterilize, 2017, Southern Lord/Daymare Recordings)
  10. Helios Creed: The Probe [0:29:05 - 0:32:00] (On the Dark Side of the Sun, 2003, StaticWhiteSounds/Klangalerie)
  11. Drunk in Hell: I'm Not Laughing [0:32:00 - 0:35:26] (Drunk in Hell, 2017, Burning World Records)
  12. Lady Piss: Send Yourself a Postcard [0:35:26 - 0:38:19] (Streaming, 2011, Sympathizer)
  13. Gay Witch Abortion: Your Own Militia [0:38:19 - 0:40:21] (Maverick, 2009, Learning Curve Records)
  14. Godheadsilo: Multiple Organic [0:40:21 - 0:43:21] (Elephantitus of the Night, 1994, Kill Rock Stars)
  15. Dasher: Sodium [0:43:21 - 0:47:27] (Sodium, 2017, Jagjaguwar)
  16. Eccitazione Cadaverica: Vomito di Morte [0:54:16 - 1:05:55] (Contro Le Vostre Viscere Malate, 2017, Danvers State Recordings)
  17. Stalaggh: Excerpt from "Project Terror" [1:05:55 - 1:11:45] (Project Terror, 2004, Total Holocaust Records/Rigor Mortis Productions/Basilisk Productions)
  18. Gulaggh: Excerpt from "Vorkuta" [1:11:45 - 1:16:57] (Vorkuta, 2008, New Era Productions/Section XIII.COMA)
  19. Walter Carson: excerpt from Sneezes and Breezes Side A [1:25:51 - 1:31:08] (Sneezes and Breezes, 2010, Hanson Records)
  20. Walter Carson: excerpt from Sneezes and Breezes Side B [1:31:08 - 1:34:45] (Sneezes and Breezes, 2010, Hanson Records)
  21. John Duncan: Blind Date [1:34:45 - 1:45:49] (Pleasure Escape, 1985, B-Sellers/The Amazing Horny Bone Recording Company)
  22. Northaunt: Just Another Cold Spring [1:50:55 - 1:53:21] (The Barren Land, 2004, Fluttering Dragon/Todestrieb Records)
  23. Ola Saad: Nuba [1:53:21 - 2:02:14] (Egyptian Females Experimental Music Session, 2013, 100Copies)
  24. protoU: Falling Home [2:02:14 - 2:08:54] (The Edge of Architecture, 2018, Cryo Chamber)
  25. Dronny Darko: Numinous [2:08:54 - 2:14:47] (Black Hive, 2018, Cryo Chamber)
  26. "It's ok to question the world around you…" [2:18:55 - 2:19:06]
  27. Alternative 3 Opening Credits [2:19:06 - 2:20:25] (Alternative 3, 1977)
  28. Kosmischer Läufer: Die Lange Gerade [2:20:25 - 2:33:32] (The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-1983 Volume I, 2013, Unknown Capability)
  29. Pyramid [DE]: Dawn Defender [2:33:32 - 2:44:18] (Dawn Defender, 1975-6/1997, Psi-Fi)
  30. Brian Eno: Alternative 3 (Closing Credits) [2:44:18 - 2:45:39] (Alternative 3 Soundtrack, 1977)


Supplemental Material


Posting on the Special Interests Forum, where Piero Stanig (of Cazzodio) admits to recording the Eccitazione Cadaverica tape and making up the story behind it. And in this post he gives further information about it:



This was born as a semi-prank. It is not from the 80s, but from some time around 98. It was recorded on an old 1980s tape I recycled, though, and I think the tape itself contributed a lot to the sound, which has a very soft type of saturation that objectively sounds very nice. It was me trying to play improvised material, iirc it is mostly analogue monosynth, lxp5 delay, boss bass flanger, and am radio. And my own shitty vocals.


The original master tape is with a dude called Rich Stanton from Buffalo, who used to run a label called House of Corprolith and with whom I lost touch 15 years ago. I don't have a copy myself.


My main project was called Cazzodio which, part of the irony of life, seems to have much shorter lasting power than this little tape I made over two afternoons to prank rec.music.industrial and alt.noise tape collectors.



Olympic-Sized Hoax? 'Lost' Krautrock Warm-Up Tapes Mysteriously Resurface by Philip Sherburne on Spin.com


Wikipedia article on Alternative 3.



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