Episode 5: 7/20/2017

Half Machine Lip Moves episode five aired last night. We put the gremlins on the run, got to the bottom of the mystery surrounding that Eccitazione Cadaverica tape, and of course, played lots of music and some stuff that may not be considered music at all by some people. Here’s the podcast for you to download [File size: ~186 megabytes]. Playlist for this episode is below.

Half Machine Lip Moves Episode #5

  1. Throbbing Gristle: Propaganda Introduction (Assume Power Focus, 1982, Power Focus/Paragoric) [0:00:00 - 0:01:07]
  2. Treponem Pal: Too Many Humans (Treponem Pal, 1989, R/C Records/Roadracer Records) [0:01:07 - 0:04:21]
  3. Green Magnet School: The Package (Blood Music, 1990, Sub Pop/Genius Records) [0:04:21 - 0:12:08]
  4. Entre Vifs: Tétraflibuste (Heavy Duty, 1989, Cthulu Records) [0:16:00 - 0:21:10]*
  5. Le Syndicat: Zirkel Children (Broken Flag: A Retrospective 1982-1985 Compilation, 2007, Vinyl-on-Demand) [0:21:10 - 0:25:01]
  6. Eccitazione Cadaverica: Urla di Cemento (Contro Le Vostre Viscere Malate, 1997, House of Corprolith/Danvers State Recordings) [0:27:16 - 0:33:06]
  7. Cazzodio: Serial Mutilation/Maximum Productivity (Il Tempo Della Locusta, 1996, Black Plagve/Old Europa Cafe) [0:33:06 - 0:38:11]
  8. Muslimgauze (Remixed by Sonar): Spiked Hands (Sonar vs Muslimgauze, 1998, Daft Records) [0:42:50 - 0:46:20]
  9. Synapscape: Charity (Positive Pop, 2001, Ant-Zen) [0:46:22 - 0:50:29]
  10. Winterkälte: Ban Depleted Uranium Weapons (Poison Dust) (Disturbance, 2004, Hands Productions) [0:50:31 - 0:56:23]
  11. Converter: Death Time (Blast Furnace, 2000, Ant-Zen) [0:52:23 - 1:04:25]
  12. Métal Urbain: Panik (Anarchy in Paris!, 2004, Acute Records) [1:07:15 - 1:09:30]
  13. Nervous Gender: Monsters (Music From Hell, 1981, Subterranean Records) [1:09:30 - 1:12:54]
  14. Los Microwaves: Time to Get Up (Life After Breakfast, 1981, Posh Boy) [1:12:54 - 1:16:02]
  15. The Units: High Pressure Days (High Pressure Days, 2009, Relish) [1:16:02 - 1:19:25]
  16. Digital Leather: Stay in Bed (All Faded, 2015, FDH Records) [1:19:25 - 1:22:36]
  17. The Coneheads: 1982 (LP 1, AKA “14-Year-Old High School PC-Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo for the Sake of Extorting $$$ From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks LP”, 2015, Erste Theke Tonträger/International Players Club Records) [1:23:45 - 1:24:27]
  18. The Coneheads: Big City Baby (LP 1, AKA “14-Year-Old High School PC-Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo for the Sake of Extorting $$$ From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks LP”, 2015, Erste Theke Tonträger/International Players Club Records) [1:24:47 - 1:25:27]
  19. Six Finger Satellite: Rabies (Baby’s Got The) (Severe Exposure, 1995, Sub Pop) [1:25:27 - 1:28:54]
  20. Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons: Happy Funeral (Best Off, 2007, Ill Wind Records) [1:28:53 - 1:31:36]
  21. Nots: Insect Eyes (We Are Nots, 2014, Goner Records) [1:31:36 - 1:34:12]
  22. The Screamers: Vertigo (Screamers Demos 1977-1978, 197x, Unreleased) [1:34:14 - 1:36:51]
  23. Lost Sounds: I’m Not a Machine (Blac Static, 2011, Fat Possum) [1:36:51 - 1:38:33]
  24. Castration Squad: A Date With Jack (Live on KPFK, 1980, Unreleased Live Recording) [1:44:44 - 1:47:01]
  25. Suicide: Ghost Rider (Suicide, 1977, Red Star Records/Blast First/Mute) [1:47:01 - 1:49:31]
  26. Mofungo: #1 For Takeoff (Bugged, 1988, SST Records) [1:49:31 - 1:51:48]
  27. Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Orphans (Everything, 1995, Atavistic/Trident Music International) [1:51:48 - 1:54:15]
  28. Circus Mort: Children Remember (Circus Mort, 1981, Labor Records) [1:54:15 - 1:58:17]
  29. Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Torso Corso (NY No Wave, 2003, ZE Records) [1:58:17 - 2:00:05]
  30. AIDS Wolf: Cities of Glass (Cities of Glass, 2008, Skin Graft Records) [2:00:05 - 2:02:18]
  31. Arab on Radar: Number Five (Soak the Saddle, 2000, Skin Graft Records) [2:02:18 - 2:04:21]
  32. PRE: Fudging On Our Folks (Epic Fits, 2007, Skin Graft Records) [2:04:21 - 2:05:59]
  33. Kim Gordon: Murdered Out (Murdered Out, 2016, Matador Records) [2:05:59 - 2:09:35]
  34. Nurse With Wound: Lumbs Sister Part Nine (Lumbs Sister, 1990, Cerne) [2:12:13 - 2:21:17]*
  35. Sun O))): Gates of Ballard (White1, 2003, Southern Lord) [2:21:17 - 2:36:52]*
  36. Coil: Going Up (Ape of Naples, 2005, Threshold House/Important Records) [2:41:03 - 2:49:35]

* Listener request. Thanks for listening and requesting!


Supplemental Material

Post 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.