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Half Machine Lip Moves Episode 55: 9/23/2018: England's Hidden Reverse


We finally got around to the England's Hidden Reverse episode, which takes a look into the intertwined careers of Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound. We started with Coil, since they were my introduction to this scene, and Throbbing Gristle, who paved the way for Coil. Then we went into the nightmarish culture from the early portions of the hidden reverse, played a set featuring some of the many works of Rose McDowall (who has done numerous collaborations with these artists), which was followed by a set featuring works of Coil members, and a set of works by Coil's members after the end of Coil, and we closed with an ambient drone block of Coil and Nurse With Wound.


Half Machine Lip Moves
Episode 55
File size: ~152 megabytes (Note: some operating systems, such as Mac OS and some Linux distributions may report a larger file size, due to how they calculate file sizes.)



  1. Throbbing Gristle: Propaganda (Assume Power Focus, 1982, Power Focus/Paragoric) [0:00:00 - 0:03:05]
  2. Coil: Aqua Regis (Scatology, 1984, Force and Form) [0:03:05 - 0:05:53]
  3. Coil: Teenage Lightning (Love's Secret Domain, 1991, Torso/Wax Trax!) [0:05:53 - 0:07:41]
  4. Throbbing Gristle: United (The Second Annual Report, 1977, Industrial Records/Fetish Records) [0:07:41 - 0:11:44]
  5. Coil: Blood From the Air (Horse Rotorvator, 1986, Force & Form/Some Bizarre) [0:11:44 - 0:17:09]*
  6. Current 93: Salt (LAShTAL, 1985, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords) [0:17:09 - 0:20:56]
  7. Sickness of Snakes: The Pope Held Upside Down (Nightmare Culture: Current 93/Sickness of Snakes Split LP, 1985, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords) [0:27:40 - 0:31:13]
  8. 23 Skidoo: Banishing (The Culling is Coming, 1983, Operation Twilight/L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords) [0:31:13 - 0:35:50]
  9. Nurse With Wound: Mutil├ęs de Guerre (Insect and Individual Silenced, 1981, United Dairies) [0:35:50 - 0:42:56]
  10. Current 93: Killy Kill Killy (A Fire Sermon) (Nightmare Culture: Current 93/Sickness of Snakes Split LP, 1985, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords) [0:42:56 - 0:55:06]
  11. Rose McDowall: Tibet (Cut With the Cake Knife, 2015, Sacred Bones/Night School) [1:00:05 - 1:03:16]*
  12. Current 93: The Ballad of the Pale Christ (Christ and the Pale Queens Mighty in Sorrow, 1988, Maldoror) [1:03:16 - 1:08:58]
  13. Nurse With Wound: Cold (Excerpt) (Thunder Perfect Mind, 1992, United Dairies) [1:08:58 - 1:15:39]
  14. Coil: Amethyst Deceivers (Autumn Equinox: Amethyst Deceivers, 1998, Eskaton) [1:15:39 - 1:22:11]
  15. Current 93: Anyway, People Die (Calling For Vanished Faces, 1999, Durtro) [1:25:41 - 1:27:28]*
  16. SoiSong: Kabuki-Chop (qXn94…, 2008, SoiSong.Com) [1:27:28 - 1:37:02]
  17. The Threshold Houseboys Choir: There and Back (The Threshold Houseboys Choir Amulet Edition, 2008, Unknown Label/Self-Released) [1:37:02 - 1:41:41]*
  18. Cyclobe: You're Not Alone, You're Dreaming (Luminous Darkness, 1999, Phantom Code) [1:41:41 - 1:46:33]*
  19. Thighpaulsandra: Christ's Teeth (…It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance), 2005 Fulldozer Records/Nocharizma) [1:49:49 - 1:54:55]*
  20. Compound Eye: Archaic Atmosphere (Journey From Anywhere, 2013, Editions Mego) [1:54:55 - 2:05:52]*
  21. Electric Sewer Age: Moon's Milk (Waning) (Moon’s Milk in Final Phase, 2012, Divine Frequency) [2:05:52 - 2:14:13]
  22. Coil: Baby Food (Unnatural History III: Joyful Participation in the Sorrows of the World, 1997, Threshold House) [2:17:29 - 2:29:58]
  23. Nurse With Wound: Soliloquy For Lilith Track 1 (Excerpt) (Soliloquy For Lilith: Six Songs For Lilitu, 1988, Idle Hole Records/United Dairies) [2:29:58 - 2:40:51]

* Listener requested song


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