Episode 112: 1/12/2020

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This one started off rocky, but we pulled through by starting with a set of tracks in honor of New Year’s Eve. Then we continued our 2019 review with synthpunk tracks and a mix of industrial and darkwave. That was followed with a set of noise rock tracks from 2019, then we paid tribute to a few of the artists we lost in 2019. That was followed with some Neubauten in honor of it being Blixa Bargeld’s birthday, and we followed with tracks from releases we’re antipating in 2020, then we closed with a set of ambient tracks that came out in 2019.

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Episode 111: 12/29/2019: 2019 Year in Review Special

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In this episode we played some of the new and notable—but not necessarily best of—darkwave, industrial, EBM, post-punk, dark ambient and dungeon synth, and experimental and ambient that was released in 2019.

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Episode 110: The Third First-Ever Half Machine Holiday Show - 12/22/2019

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Our third holiday show had a bit of a rocky start, but we pulled through with a mix of Christmas tracks. Then we had a set of morbid holiday songs and a couple of tracks in honor of Hannukah. That was followed with a Winter Solstice-themed mix of post-punk and black metal. We played a set of “Christmas Mourning” songs. We followed that up with a set of tracks about/referencing Krampus. Then we ended the show with a mix of somber and raucous holiday music.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah—or Happy Wednesday if you celebrate neither of those!

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Episode 109: 12/15/2019

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We began this show with a set of new tracks, including a couple of local artists. Then we heard a requested drum and bass track and a set of EBM. That was followed with a block of heavy industrial. We played a set of minimal wave/coldwave after that, which was followed with a set of spacey and noisy tracks. Then we wrapped things up with some wintry-feeling ambient tracks.

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Episode 108: 12/8/2019

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We started this episode with some industrial tracks. That was followed with a set of Depeche Mode covers, in honor of Club Nevermore’s upcoming Depeche Mode December event. After that we went on a dungeon synth adventure, and we closed the show with a set of minimal wave and noisy industrial.

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Episode 107: 12/1/2019

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We started this one with some industrial and requested tracks. That was followed with a set of EBM, and a set of industrial black metal. We followed that up with a set of post-punk, a minimal wave set, and closed with a mix of requested metal, a couple of tracks about shopping in “honor” of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and closed with some ambient.

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Episode 106: 11/24/2019

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We started this show with some new-ish tracks from local artists. That was followed by a set of post-punk tracks from Eastern Europe. Then there was a set of industrial and dark EBM tracks. We followed that with a set of new beat and EBM. Then we played a set of goth tracks and what’s been dubbed “The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet.” Then we played some songs referencing Thanksgiving and wrapped things up with a couple of autumn-themed ambient tracks.

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Episode 105: 11/17/2019

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We started this show with some new post-punk tracks. That was followed with a set of mostly recent noise rock tracks. The third block started with some new Mortiis and we played some industrial metal tracks. Then we played a set of post-punk and new wave tracks by artists from behind the Iron Curtain, which were left out of last week’s show due to a lack of time. We got weird in the midnight block with a mix of requested stuff and goofy tracks. Then we ended the show with two songs made on the one and only ANS synthesizer.

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Episode 104: 11/10/2019

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We commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in this episode, by playing tracks from artists that were from behind the Iron Curtain. We started the show with a set in which we went back in time by dancing to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 1989 anti-communist revolution, went back to the Cold War and met with someone from the DDR (Eastern Germany), who took us through Checkpoint Charlie. Then we started the show proper with post-punk tracks by artists from Poland, Hungary, and Soviet Russia. We followed that with synthpop and new wave tracks from Soviet Russia, Romania, and Soviet Latvia. The last set had some Hungarian punk rock, and experimental music from Soviet Kazakhstan and Eastern Germany/DDR.

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Episode 103: 10/27/2019 - 2019 Halloween Show

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This was our 2019 Halloween show, which was a pre-recorded episode because I wanted to go to a show that night. We began this episode with a set of songs that alternated between darkly funny and atmospheric. That was followed with a set of tracks from horror movie scores and soundtracks. Then we played a set themed around vampires, which was followed by a block of deathrock and post-punk. The midnight block was a set of morbid and dark death industrial, then we closed the show with a set of fun tracks.

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