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Apr 29, 2020

The Doppelgänger, or supernatural double, has been featured in almost every modern media genre, from romance to science fiction. However, the roots of this folkloric creature are ancient, and the concept of the double and what it represents has been the subject of deep professional curiosity since the 19th century.

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Apr 29, 2020

The Doppelgänger, or supernatural double, has been featured in almost every modern media genre, from romance to science fiction. However, the roots of this folkloric creature are ancient, and the concept of the double and what it represents has been the subject of deep professional curiosity since the 19th century.

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Apr 27, 2020

Quick Note: This chapter was recorded mid-March, when CDC guidelines still considered gatherings of less than 10 individuals appropriate. Future chapters will be recorded remotely until it’s considered safe to leave our homes again. Please stay safe, everyone!

Justin and Ed have returned with a unique and eclectic satchel of music to experience. Following the formula of Chapter 1, the pair share music from four genres: Synthwave, Steampunk, Intelligent Dance Music (IDM,) and Southern Gothic. Listen in and find out about artists like Steam Powered Giraffe, Dead Man’s Bones, Meat Beat Manifesto, and more!

The Arcane Machine was interviewed by online RPG site Bloodletting! Take a peek for some insight about your hosts and what’s in store of the future of the show!

We’re also very excited to announce our affiliation with The Belfry: A Home for Dark Culture! The Belfry is the home of excellent podcast Cemetery Confessions, plus interviews, art, and other podcasts rooted deeply in dark/ alternative lifestyles. Please check out their site, and we’ll be talking more about them on our next chapter.

The Arcane Machine is a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!

Special thanks to Bedroth for the listener-request song at the end of the show.

Cover Art: Kazuhiko Nakamura

Social Media:

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
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Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

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Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

1 – “Looking for Tracy Tzu” by Carpenter Brut from the album EP II (2013)
(Bandcamp)

2 – “Aphelion” by Scandroid from the album Scandroid (2016)
(Bandcamp)

3 – “Suspender Man” by Steam Powered Giraffe from the album The 2¢ Show (2012)
(Website)

4 – “Superhero” by Johnny Hollow from the album Dirty Hands (2008)
(Website)

5 – “The Unprintable Word” by Meat Beat Manifesto from the album Metropolis: Rebirth 1.0 (2008)
(Website)

6 – “Alberto Balsalm” by Aphex Twin from the album …I Care Because You Do (1995)
(Website)

7 – “Ghost in the Sky” by Sparklehorse from the album Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain (2006)
(Website)

8 – “Lose Your Soul” by Dead Man’s Bones from the album Dead Man’s Bones Featuring the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Children’s Choir  (2009)
(Website)

9 – “Germs” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic from the album Running with Scissors (1999) requested by Bedroth
(Website)

Apr 27, 2020

Quick Note: This chapter was recorded mid-March, when CDC guidelines still considered gatherings of less than 10 individuals appropriate. Future chapters will be recorded remotely until it’s considered safe to leave our homes again. Please stay safe, everyone!

Justin and Ed have returned with a unique and eclectic satchel of music to experience. Following the formula of Chapter 1, the pair share music from four genres: Synthwave, Steampunk, Intelligent Dance Music (IDM,) and Southern Gothic. Listen in and find out about artists like Steam Powered Giraffe, Dead Man’s Bones, Meat Beat Manifesto, and more!

The Arcane Machine was interviewed by online RPG site Bloodletting! Take a peek for some insight about your hosts and what’s in store of the future of the show!

We’re also very excited to announce our affiliation with The Belfry: A Home for Dark Culture! The Belfry is the home of excellent podcast Cemetery Confessions, plus interviews, art, and other podcasts rooted deeply in dark/ alternative lifestyles. Please check out their site, and we’ll be talking more about them on our next chapter.

The Arcane Machine is a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!

Special thanks to Bedroth for the listener-request song at the end of the show.

Cover Art: Kazuhiko Nakamura

Social Media:

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

Use the Discord Widget on the side of the page to join our server and chat with us

Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

1 – “Looking for Tracy Tzu” by Carpenter Brut from the album EP II (2013)
(Bandcamp)

2 – “Aphelion” by Scandroid from the album Scandroid (2016)
(Bandcamp)

3 – “Suspender Man” by Steam Powered Giraffe from the album The 2¢ Show (2012)
(Website)

4 – “Superhero” by Johnny Hollow from the album Dirty Hands (2008)
(Website)

5 – “The Unprintable Word” by Meat Beat Manifesto from the album Metropolis: Rebirth 1.0 (2008)
(Website)

6 – “Alberto Balsalm” by Aphex Twin from the album …I Care Because You Do (1995)
(Website)

7 – “Ghost in the Sky” by Sparklehorse from the album Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain (2006)
(Website)

8 – “Lose Your Soul” by Dead Man’s Bones from the album Dead Man’s Bones Featuring the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Children’s Choir  (2009)
(Website)

9 – “Germs” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic from the album Running with Scissors (1999) requested by Bedroth
(Website)

Apr 22, 2020

Horror Addicts Episode# 178
SEASON 15 “Cursed, Cubed”
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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200 days till Halloween

 

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Apr 20, 2020

Now that they’ve introduced themselves and played some of their classic favorites, Justin and Ed have decided to shelve the nostalgia for a bit and take a look back at some of their favorite releases of 2019. Whether you’re into industrial stalwarts Front Line Assembly, electropop icons The Faint, or retro-goth trendsetters Double Echo, you’ll find some excellent selections in this month’s show.

The Arcane Machine is a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!

Special thanks to David Everett for the listener-request song at the end of the show.


Social Media:

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

Use the Discord Widget on the side of the page to join our server and chat with us

Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

1 – “Denizen” by Der Prosector from the album Egregiouser (2019)
(Website)

2 – “Enemies Forever” by Blaqk Audio from the album Only Things We Love (2019)
(Website)

3 – “Chameleon Nights” by The Faint from the album Egowork (2019)
(Bandcamp)

4 – “Burning in Blue” by Double Echo from the album Burning in Blue (2019)
(Bandcamp)

5 – “Echoes” by Children on Stun from the EP Echoes  (2019)
(Bandcamp)

6 – “Guns at Last Dawn” by Combichrist (feat. Burton C. Bell) from the album One Fire (2019)
(Bandcamp)

7 – “Wake up the Coma” by Front Line Assembly (feat. Nick Holmes) from the album Wake up the Coma (2019)
(Bandcamp)

8 – “Control” by Kanga from the album Eternal Daughter (2019)
(Bandcamp)

9 – “Deaf Pursuit” by Wingtips from the album Exposure Therapy (2019)
(Bandcamp)

Apr 16, 2020

This episode we are chatting with the vocalist of Nox Novacula! We’re talking about politics and women in music, touring, and the underground music scene.

You can listen to, buy and get merch on their bandcamp page, as well as get info on upcoming releases on their facbook page.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Introduction

Are you a goth band? 8:12

Music History 11:12

Goth music now 14:55

LP vs EP 24:40

Writing music 32:30

Women in music 35:45

Touring 44:15

Politics in music 48:30

Defining goth 1:01:17

Apr 13, 2020

1918 saw the end of World War One but also a pandemic that killed more soldiers than the fighting. It wasn't until 1997 that the lethal disease, sometimes called the Spanish Flu, was identified as Influenza. In this episode, we discuss the spread of the pandemic, the effects it caused and the virus itself. 

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Apr 10, 2020

In the song “Ribbons” by The Sisters of Mercy, Andrew Eldritch sings the line “Love is a many splintered thing.” Taking a cue from that sentiment, Justin and Ed have decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking a look at some of their favorite love songs, and how each artist interprets the emotion. From lusting after a dream girl, to mourning a partner in decline, to partying with the, err, recently deceased, we’ll hear from bands like Funker Vogt, She Wants Revenge, Skinny Puppy, and more.

The Arcane Machine is a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!

Special thanks to Chris Steenerson for the listener-request song at the end of the show.


Social Media:

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

Use the Discord Widget on the side of the page to join our server and chat with us

Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

1 – “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” by Type O Negative from the album Bloody Kisses (1993)
(Discogs.com Profile)

– “Obscure Pictures” by Funker Vogt from the album Survivor (2002)
(Website)

3 – “Winterborn (This Sacrifice)” by The Crüxshadows from the album Ethernaut (2003)
(Website)

4 – “Cult” by Skinny Puppy from the album The Process (1996)
(Website)

5 – “Dead Girls” by Aurelio Voltaire from the album Almost Human (2000)
(Website)

6 –  “So Alive” by Love and Rockets from the album Love and Rockets (1989)
(Discogs.com Profile)

7 – “Sister” by She Wants Revenge from the album She Wants Revenge (2005)
(Discogs.com Profile)

8 – “Care for You” by Wolfsheim from the album Casting Shadows (2003)
(Discogs.com Profile)

9 – “Vera Blue 96/69” by Chemlab from the album East Side Militia (1996)
(Facebook Page)

Apr 8, 2020

Full Season of the audio drama DarkVein Manor from Season 14 of HorrorAddicts.net

With theme music by Valentine Wolfe.

EP1 The Manor

EP2 Tentacle Troubles

EP3 Banshee Blitz

EP4 Curse of the Pizza

EP5 Werewolf of London

EP6 Flea Dip and Shave

EP7 An Ultimatum

EP8 Die Like an Egyptian

EP9 1-800-LIMBS

EP10 Resurrected

EP11 Karma Chameleon

EP12 Mrs. Roboto

EP13 Jeepers Creepers

Written and Produced by Emerian Rich with Cleo de Milo conceptualization by E.M. Markoff.

Voices: Rish Outfield, Kadriah Wade, Pete Lutz, James Seo, Naching T. Kassa, Kirk Warrington, Emerian Rich

Apr 6, 2020

You’re listening to the inaugural chapter of The Arcane Machine, a podcast sharing music from goth/ industrial culture and beyond. Chapter 1 will serve as an introduction to your hosts, Ed Wilson (PixelTunes Radio, The VGMbassy, The Impulse Project, Audio PanicRoom) and Justin Schneider (XVGM Radio,) who grew up in and around the goth scene in the New York/ New Haven area. For those not familiar with the music, consider this an introduction to the type of songs we’ll be playing on the show. For those closet vampires out there, you’re sure to be fond of some of these selections, and you may learn some new facts along the way.

The Arcane Machine will be a monthly show with supplemental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord throughout each month. If you like what you hear, please visit the artists’ pages linked below and buy some music!

Cover photo credit: R Janss

Special thanks to Midori for the listener-request song at the end of the show.


Social Media:

Join our Facebook group for discussion and bonus content:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheArcaneMachine/

Follow The Arcane Machine on Twitter: @arcane_machine

Follow The Arcane Machine on Instagram: @the_arcane_machine

Use the Discord Widget on the side of the page to join our server and chat with us

Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app!

The Tracklist:

1 –  “Mercy” by Paradise Lost from the album One Second (1997)
(Website)

2 –  “Sredni Vashtar” by Faith & the Muse from the album The Burning Season (2003)
(Bandcamp)

3 – “Chrome” by VNV Nation from the album Matter + Form (2005)
(Bandcamp)

4 –  “Dead Stars” by Covenant from the Album United States of Mind (2000)
(Bandcamp)

5 – “Work” by Firewerk from the album Amplified Fragments (2001)
(CD Baby Store)

6 – “War” by :wumpscut: from the album Embryodead (Remastered) (1997)
(Bandcamp)

7 – “Water” by Fractional from the album Blood (2010)
(Bandcamp)

8 –  “Geisha Deconstruct” by Goteki from the album Goteki O/S (2002)
(Bandcamp)

9 –  “Vital Signs” by KANGA from the album KANGA (2016)
(Bandcamp)

Apr 6, 2020

Sounds and Shadows podcast with Sonsombre featuring The Kentucky Vampires, Guillotine Dream, and Scary Black. We discuss the future and past of Goth music. Festivals. Miller Light. Big Black Hats. Cowboys. The darkness that binds us.

Apr 4, 2020

During the night on June 20th, 1756, a large number of prisoners were crowded into a single cell at Fort William, Calcutta, and died due to suffocation. This incident was later used to legitimize British rule in India, as well as fight against it. In this episode, we discuss the validity of this story and the context in which it occurred. 

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Apr 2, 2020

We are chatting about why goth music is so important to the culture, if it’s the most important feature of our community and by what standards we make that determination. We also review the new album from Double Echo!

Our guest this month is Jennifer Groke! You can find their art and content on YouTube, Facebook and IG

 

Is music objective? 6:45
      -Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre

Music consumption under capitalism 18:25
      -80’s goth wasn’t just about music

“Lifestyle” is culturally constructed 28:50
      -The Homology Hypothesis

Music is not bigoted 35:05
     -Alternative chicks Sweden

Goth as a youth subculture 51:25
     -VSCO girls and eboys in sociology
     -The history of subcultural studies
     -Youth cultures and the rest of life
     -Youth studies in sociology

Album Review: 1:11:00
Double Echo - Burning in Blue

Sinister Suggestions: 1:25:00
-Then Comes Silence
-HMLTD

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