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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Episode 114: 2/2/2020

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I (Operator OT) was out of town for the weekend, so we did a pre-recorded show. We started with a set of EBM and industrial tracks. Then we played a set of some of my favorite post-punk songs. That was followed with a set of minimal wave/synthpop, a block of some of my favorite noise tracks, then a set of dark ambient, and we ended with a block of ambient tracks.

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Episode 113: 1/26/2020

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We started this episode with a warmup set of EBM tracks. We followed that with a block of relatively recent post-punk and darkwave songs. Then we paid tribute to the late Jay Reatard by playing some tracks from his electronic and synthpunk projects, and we followed that with a couple of noise rock tracks. After that was a set of power electronics and heavy industrial, which was followed with a set of pagan Viking folk-type stuff. Then we closed the show with an ambient set.

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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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