We started this one with some industrial, and an industrial and EBM set themed around hunting and being on the run. It was also the night of a total lunar eclipse, so we talked a bit about that and played a set themed around the Moon. After that was a block of minor key minimal wave, with old and brand new tracks. Then we went on a quest to explore the world of dungeon synth music, and we closed with block of ambient and experimental.
The first episode of Half Machine Lip Moves in 2019 continued the look back at the previous year. We started with a set of dance floor-friendly EBM and synthpop from 2019, then we went into a block of aggressive EBM. That was followed by a set of death industrial and power electronics from 2018. After that was a block of dark punk/post-punk and deathrock from 2018, and another block of post-punk from 2018. In the final block we heard tracks from experimental and ambient releases from 2018.
The last episode of 2018 was a review—but not necessarily a best of—looking back at some of the year’s music. We played tracks from some of the year’s industrial metal and EBM releases, along with a track from a project whose work we’re anticipating in 2019. That was followed by post-punk tracks from this year’s releases and we closed with a block of tracks from some of this year’s dark ambient releases.
We started this episode, the second Half Machine Lip Moves holiday show, with some Christmas-themed industrial and EBM. Then we had a set of music inspired by Krampus, the Christmas Demon. That was followed by a doom-laden Christmas Mourning set. Then we had a mostly post-punk set themed around Winter Solstice, which was followed by another Winter Solstice-themed set of black metal and noise. The show’s last block had renditions of more somber traditional Christmas music, and we closed with a raucous bit of holiday music. We hope everyone listening has a great Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa, or a nice Tuesday if you celebrate none of those or something else.
We started with a preview of new work by Susan of High-Functioning Flesh and a set of dark EBM. Then we played a block of artists that are brand new to the show. After that was a block of noise, industrialized black metal, and we closed the show with a dark ambien(t) jazz set.