Episode 249: 3/31/2024

Half Machine Lip Moves logo with ‘#249’ on it.

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.

PS: I got locked out of my Facebook account and can no longer access the Half Machine Lip Moves Facebook page. Please don’t send messages to it or tag it!

  1. Half Machine Lip Moves Introduction
  2. Lunar Paths: A Star at Dawn (A Star At Dawn, 2024, Self-Released)
  3. Leathers: Crash (Crash, 2024, Artoffact Records)
  4. Calaverx: Acábame (Acábame, 2024, Self-Released)
  5. Vazum: Breach (Breach, 2024, Self-Released)
  6. Who Saw Her Die?: Lovedead (Lovedead, 2024, Self-Released)
  7. Forever Grey: Winter Has Ended Early (Alabaster Chamber, 2016, Bat-Cave Productions/Young and Cold Records)
  8. Killing Joke: Death and Resurrection Show (Killing Joke, 2003, Red Ink/Epic/Zuma Recordings/Music On Vinyl/Spinefarm Records)
  9. Christian Death: Resurrection – Sixth Communion (Only Theatre of Pain, 1982, Frontier Records/Future Records/L’Invitaiton Au Suicide/Vap/Normal/Epitaph)
  10. Autumn [US]: Resurrection (The Hating Tree, 1997, Tess Records)
  11. Slow Children: Spring in Fialta (Slow Children, 1981, Ensign)
  12. Rosegarden Funeral Party: From the Ashes (From the Ashes, 2024, Self-Released)
  13. Black Leather Jesus: Rite of Spring (Lost Echo, 2007, Self-Released)
  14. Hair Police: Thief’s Spring (Mercurial Rites, 2013, Type/Gods of Tundra)
  15. Prurient: Spring Birds Die in Uniform Pockets (Garden of the Mutilated Paratroopers, 2019, Hospital Productions/Profound Lore Records)
  16. Sutcliffe Jügend & Prurient: End of Winter (End of Autumn, 2008, Troubleman Unlimited)
  17. Astro: Moog Resuscitation Part I (Excerpt) (Moog Resuscitation 7", 1994, Ant-Zen)
  18. Astro: Moog Resuscitation Part II (Excerpt) (", “, “)
  19. Front Line Assembly: Re-Birth (Hard Wired, 1995, Energy Rekords/Off Beat/Metropolis/Artoffact Records)
  20. God Module: Ressurection: Ressurected (Does This Stuff Freak You Out?: A Retrospective, 2017, Metropolis)
  21. Buzz Kull: Rise From Your Grave (Fascination, 2022, Avant!)
  22. Data Void: Crash, Burn, and Resurrect (Strategies of Dissent, 2024, Metropolis)
  23. Samael: Rite of Renewal (Hegemony, 2017, Napalm Records/Hellion Records)
  24. Tem Eyos Ki: Spring (Argenta, 2002, Harlan Records)
  25. Subinterior + Selaxon Lutberg: Spring Meeting (The Meeting, 2010, Denovali Records/Murkhouse Recordings)
  26. Alphaxone: Cold Spring (Living in the Grayland, 2014, Cryo Chamber)
  27. AUN: Then Spring (Motorsleep, 2009, Alien8 Recordings)
  28. Coil: Spring Equinox Part 1 (Excerpt) (Moon’s Milk in Four Phases, 2002, Eskaton/Dais Records)
  29. Coil: Spring Equinox Part 2 (Excerpt) (“, “, “)
  30. Quintron: Thundder Circles (Ephemeral Ponds, 2023, Rhinestone Records)
  31. Expo 70: The Gathering (Sonic Messenger, 2009, Beta-Lactam Ring Records)
  32. Alesandro Cortini: Iniziare (Avanti, 2017, The Point of Departure Recording Company)
  33. Library Tapes: First Day of Spring (Sketches, 2007, Make Mine Music/Home Normal)

Local artist

Low Key Arts and Atlas Obscura are bringing the Ecliptic Music Festival to Cedar Glades Park in Hot Springs. It starts Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8, 2024. Some artists of interest include: Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails), Quintron, Expo 70, Ana Roxanne, and more! More info, a complete schedule, a link to buy tickets, etc. can be found on their website at ecliptic.atlasobscura.com/.

Club Nevermore is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Saturday, April 13, 2024! This will have sets from Nevermore’s resident DJs, plus there’s an opportunity to have the Club Nevermore logo screenprinted on anything you want for $5. This event’s wasteland/post-apocalyptic themed. This will be at the Labyrinth, 619 S. Spring St., Little Rock. This is also a private, members-only event. More info can be found at Club Nevermore’s website.

DJ Death Mistress Birthday Bash Show flyer. The text reads, “Alien Abstraction, Clusters of Fornication, DJ Death Mistress, and Razorwire Halo. Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Dark Hearts Community, 3130 South School Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas. All ages, $10 pre-sale, $15 at door, all ages.”

On Saturday, April 13, 2024 is the DJ Death Mistress Birthday Bash, with Alien Abstraction, Clusters of Fornication, DJ Death Mistress, and Razorwire Halo. Admission is $10 for pre-sale, $15 at the door. The show is all-ages, doors open at 7 PM. More info and a link to buy tickets can be found here.

Flyer for Club Nevermore’s Fifth-Anniversary Show. There is a picture of a raven, with an eclipsed sun in the background. The text on the flyer reads, “Club Nevermore. Friday, April 26, 2024. 5 Year Anniversary event. Live performances by Summore, White Mansion, Vampire Police, Clusters of Fornication. At Vino’s, 923 West Seventh Street, Little Rock. All ages, $25 admission, doors open at 7 PM.”

Club Nevermore is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary with a show on Friday, April 26, 2024 at Vino’s! Club Nevermore alumni Summore, Vampire Police, Clusters of Fornication, and White Mansion, and Alien Abstraction are playing and I, Operator OT, will be DJing. This event’s all-ages. Admission is $25, doors open at 7 PM. More info can be found on this Facebook event page.

Flyer for Tempus Terra and Vampire Police at Iron Horse Records, 610 Main Street, in Van Buren, Arkansas. Saturday, May 11, 2024

Little Rock’s Vampire Police (which features our friends and fellow Club Nevermore DJ Graveyard Gloria and DJ Wilhelm) and Tempus Terra are playing at Iron Horse Records, 610 Main Street in Van Buren.