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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Live RIGHT NOW: Club Nevermore - 4/11/2020

Club Nevermore, Arkansas’s one-and-only goth-industrial party, is happening right now as a virtual party on Twitch. Check it out on Twitch.tv/clubnevermore or watch and join in the frame below… Watch live video from clubnevermore on www.twitch.tv

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Episode 121: 4/5/2020

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We started this show with a block of industrialized techno. That was followed with a block of EBM and futurepop. After that we played a set of industrialized techno and EBM and power noise, which was followed by a set of songs straddling the line between new beat and EBM. The midnight block was a set of synthpop and minimal wave, and we closed with an ambient set. We hope everybody is staying healthy, safe, and sane in these hard times.

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Episode 120: 3/29/2020

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This is our belated International Women’s Day episode, which was pre-recorded in our quarantine bunker. (This show was intended for March 8th, but we weren’t on air that night, so I made some tweaks and put it together for the 29th.) We started with some industrial tracks. We followed that with a set of post-punk and deathrock. Then we played a set of darkwave, and a set of noise rock. We played a mix of dark ambient, death industrial, power electronics, and noise in what would have been the midnight block, and we closed the show with tracks from some of the women who pioneered electronic music.

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Episode 119: 3/15/2020

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A little quarantine isn’t enough to stop us! (Operator OT recorded this episode at his house and sent to the station for broadcast.) We began it with a set of songs in honor of our friend Sonny Kay, whose birthday was recently. Then we played a set of industrial and EBM tracks. That was followed with a post-punk set. Then we played a set of dark ambient and death industrial themed around sickness, etc. We blasted some psychedelic noise in what would have been the midnight block, and we closed with a springtime-themed ambient set.

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Episode 118: 3/1/2020

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We began this with a set of brand new tracks, then we played a set of industrial metal in the second block. The third block was mostly new-ish post-punk tracks, which was followed by a set of mostly recent darkwave, and another set consisting of fairly recent post-punk tracks. Then we closed with a set of experimental tracks.

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Episode 117: 2/23/2020

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This episode began with some fresh and hot industrial tracks. Then we played a set of EBM in honor of International EBM Day (24/2). That was followed up with a darkwave set and a block of noise rock. We paid tribute to the now-defunct American industrial pioneers Controlled Bleeding by playing some tracks by them and some of their related projects/offshoots. Then we closed the show with a set of dark ambient tracks.

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Episode 116: 2/16/2020

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This was our Valentine’s/Anti-Valentine’s Day show. We started with a set about love, then switched to an EBM set themed around hate. That was followed with a set themed around revenge. Then we played a set themed around loneliness. The midnight block was a set of songs about black gloves, discipline, etc. Then we ended the show with a dark ambient set about loneliness and abandonment.

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Episode 115: 2/9/2020

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This one started with a set of new tracks (i.e., ones released this year). That was followed with tracks by some of the artists that will be playing at this year’s Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival. That was followed with a block of EBM, and a set of post-punk tracks in honor of the late producer and Gang of Four member Andy Gill. The midnight block was a set of minimal wave and synthwave tracks referencing rain, and the last set was a mix of experimental and ambient.

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