Episode 252: 5/26/2024

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This show began with a set of brand new post-punk, darkwave, and synthwave tracks. Then we began the show proper, which was a tribute to the late producer and audio engineer Steve Albini, also of the bands Big Black and Shellac. We played tracks from releases that were recorded, mixed, or produced by Steve Albini, as well as tracks he played on or wrote. Most of it leaned on noise rock and no wave, along with a bit of post-punk, and we closed the show with a set of post-rock, experimental, etc.

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Episode 251: 5/5/2024

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We started this show witha set of new post-punk, darkwave, and EBM tracks. That was followed with a set of post-punk and synthpop with an underlying theme of being stuck and going nowhere. The third block block was a somber one. The fourth block was a set of post-punk, darkwave, etc. tracks themed around magic, because this show was supposed to air around Walpurgisnacht. We played a set of tracks themed or referencing Halloween in the fifth block, because it was about halfway to Halloween. And we finished the set with a track of mostly-new dungeon synth tracks.

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Episode 250: 4/21/2024

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We began this show with tracks by bands that are playing at Vino’s next Friday, April 26. Then we played a block of new industrial, darkwave, and post-punk tracks from new releases. That was followed with a set of of industrial and synthwave. The fourth block was a set of heavy industrial and power noise with a underlying theme of man-made and ecological disasters. The fifth block was a set of experimental and power electronics that continued with the theme of pollution and man-made disasters, and we finished the show with a set of experimental tracks. We also, against all probable odds, reached our 250th episode! Thanks to everyone who listens, whether you’re new or have been with us since the beginning.

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Episode 249: 3/31/2024

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We started this episode with a set of new darkwave and post-punk tracks. The second block was a set of goth and post-punk tracks. The third block was a set of weirdo noise tracks. The fourth set was a block of industrial, darkwave, and metal. The fifth block was a set of dark ambient tracks, and the final set was a set of experimental tracks. And because this show aired on Easter Sunday, many of the tracks had an underlying theme of springtime, rebirth, resurrection, renewal, etc.

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Episode 248: 3/24/2024

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This was our belated International Women’s Day Show, in which we played songs by women/woman-fronted bands. We began the show with mostly new electro, darkwave, and industrial. That was followed with a set of synthpop and darkwave. Then we played a set of goth and post-punk. The fourth set was a mix of noise rock and experimental tracks. We played some experimental and musique concrète tracks by a few of the lesser-known pioneers of electronic music in the fifth block, and we finished the show with mix of shoegaze and ambient.

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Episode 247: 3/3/2024

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We began this show with songs by bands that are playing shows in the Central Arkansas area, which was followed with sets of industrial, EBM, goth and post-punk, synthpop, synthwave, industrialized techno, shoegaze, and more—with a focus on tracks from new and upcoming releases.

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Episode 246: 2/18/2024

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We began this show with a batch of new darkwave, post-punk, industrial, etc. tracks. The second block featured an interview with KMFDM’s Sascha Kontiezko, courtesy of our friends at the Shadow Transmission Podcast. (Many thanks to Sean from Shadow Transmission for allowing us to feature this interview!) The third block was a mix of industrialized techno, juke/footwork, and synthwave. We followed that with a block of industrialized techno. The fifth block was a special winter-themed set, and we finished the show with a set of experimental and ambient tracks.

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Episode 245: 2/4/2024 - Operator's Choice 2024

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Here’s the 2024 edition of the Operator’s Choice show, in which the host of this shows plays some of his current and recent favorites, including some deep cuts you may only hear on this show. The opening block was a set of mostly recent post-punk and darkwave. The second block was a set of goth and deathrock, including a few deep cuts that probably only I love. We followed that with a set of darkwave, synthpop, minimal wave, etc. Then we played a set of some of my current favorite post-punk tracks. The fifth block was a set of noise tracks, then we closed the show out with a set of some of my current favorite shoegaze songs.

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Episode 244: 1/28/2024 - 2023 Review Special, Part 2/2

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We began this show with a set of new tracks (i.e., ones from the year 2024). Then we continued our 2023 review with some post-punk, darkwave, industrial, EBM, goth and deathrock tracks, then we closed with a mix of dark ambient and comfy synth tracks.

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Episode 243: 1/21/2024: 2023 Review, Part 1

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We’re back, with our 2023 review special! I never actually got around to making a best-of list for several reasons, but the tracks in this episode would be on that list. This is just the first part; we’ll be back with more next week!

The first block was a set of darkwave, synthpop, etc. tracks by local artists. We followed that with a set of synthpop and futurepop tracks from releases that came out in 2023. Then we played a set of industrial, EBM, and industrial metal tracks from some 2023 releases. Then we played a mix of darkwave and synthpop tracks from 2023 releases. The fifth block was a set of post-punk tracks from 2023, and we closed the show with some shoegaze, ambient, and experimental tracks that came out last year.

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