Episode 256: 7/7/2024

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The first block of this show debuted some new darkwave, post-punk, and goth tracks. The second block featured artists that are playing shows in the Little Rock area in the near future. The third block was a set of sets about ‘Mericuh, because it was the fourth of July. The last block was a mix of tracks referencing aliens, UFOs, etc. in honor of World UFO Day.

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Episode 255: 6/30/2024

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This show started with a set of brand new post-punk, industrial, etc. tracks. The second block was a set of obscure goth, post-punk, etc. from the 1980s. The third block was a set of noise rock, darkwave, metal, etc. with a theme of summertime. The fourth and final block was a set of metal, darkwave, post-punk, and industrial in “honor” because the Fourth of July (US Independence Day) is coming up in a couple of days.

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Episode 254: 6/23/2024

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This episode was our 2024 Summer Solstice special. We began with a set of goth, post-punk, etc. tracks with a theme of heat, etc. because it’s been pretty hot recently. The second set was a mix of goth, post-punk, and industrial songs with a theme of summertime. The third block was a mix of synthwave, post-punk, and punk that was themed around beaches, and surfing, because that’s a summertime thing. And the fourth and final set was a mix of experimental and ambient tracks about summer.

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Episode 253: 6/16/2024

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This week’s episode was a milestone for us. Half Machine Lip Moves debuted on June 16, 2017. We celebrated our seventh anniversary by doing nothing particularly special. We started this show with some brand new darkwave and post-punk tracks. The second block was a mix of old and new industrial tracks. The third block was a set of noise rock and no wave. The fourth block was a set of industrial and experimental tracks. The fifth block was a set of summer-themed industrial and EBM. The sixth and final block was a set of experimental and ambient tracks with a summer theme.

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Episode 252: 5/26/2024

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This show began with a set of brand new post-punk, darkwave, and synthwave tracks. Then we began the show proper, which was a tribute to the late producer and audio engineer Steve Albini, also of the bands Big Black and Shellac. We played tracks from releases that were recorded, mixed, or produced by Steve Albini, as well as tracks he played on or wrote. Most of it leaned on noise rock and no wave, along with a bit of post-punk, and we closed the show with a set of post-rock, experimental, etc.

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Episode 251: 5/5/2024

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We started this show witha set of new post-punk, darkwave, and EBM tracks. That was followed with a set of post-punk and synthpop with an underlying theme of being stuck and going nowhere. The third block block was a somber one. The fourth block was a set of post-punk, darkwave, etc. tracks themed around magic, because this show was supposed to air around Walpurgisnacht. We played a set of tracks themed or referencing Halloween in the fifth block, because it was about halfway to Halloween. And we finished the set with a track of mostly-new dungeon synth tracks.

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Episode 250: 4/21/2024

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We began this show with tracks by bands that are playing at Vino’s next Friday, April 26. Then we played a block of new industrial, darkwave, and post-punk tracks from new releases. That was followed with a set of of industrial and synthwave. The fourth block was a set of heavy industrial and power noise with a underlying theme of man-made and ecological disasters. The fifth block was a set of experimental and power electronics that continued with the theme of pollution and man-made disasters, and we finished the show with a set of experimental tracks. We also, against all probable odds, reached our 250th episode! Thanks to everyone who listens, whether you’re new or have been with us since the beginning.

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Episode 249: 3/31/2024

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We started this episode with a set of new darkwave and post-punk tracks. The second block was a set of goth and post-punk tracks. The third block was a set of weirdo noise tracks. The fourth set was a block of industrial, darkwave, and metal. The fifth block was a set of dark ambient tracks, and the final set was a set of experimental tracks. And because this show aired on Easter Sunday, many of the tracks had an underlying theme of springtime, rebirth, resurrection, renewal, etc.

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Episode 248: 3/24/2024

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This was our belated International Women’s Day Show, in which we played songs by women/woman-fronted bands. We began the show with mostly new electro, darkwave, and industrial. That was followed with a set of synthpop and darkwave. Then we played a set of goth and post-punk. The fourth set was a mix of noise rock and experimental tracks. We played some experimental and musique concrète tracks by a few of the lesser-known pioneers of electronic music in the fifth block, and we finished the show with mix of shoegaze and ambient.

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Episode 247: 3/3/2024

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We began this show with songs by bands that are playing shows in the Central Arkansas area, which was followed with sets of industrial, EBM, goth and post-punk, synthpop, synthwave, industrialized techno, shoegaze, and more—with a focus on tracks from new and upcoming releases.

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