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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 30, 2020

Part 2 of 2

Year: 1985

Albums: Young Limbs & Numb Hymns, Batcave (compilation)

First and Last and Always, The Sisters of Mercy

Our daring young alternatives get deeply embroiled in the sounds of 80s goth, as The Sisters and the Batcave album mark the point of no return for our poor little lost ones, our willing victims of the terminally weird. Will they ever learn? Not likely, not if this week's breakdown of the almighty Andrew Eldritch's lyrical ouevre is anything to go by...

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Jul 23, 2020

Podcast Interview with Jean-Marc Ledderman about his new album "Letters to Gods and Fallen Angels". This is an amazing concept album packed with talent. We discuss his incredible career in music and his artistic adventures.

Jul 22, 2020

The practice of footbinding - binding the feet tightly in order to change their shape - appeared sometime before the 10th century in Imperial China among noble women. As time passed, it became popular among women of all classes, despite the pain and debility it caused. In this episode, we discuss the process and the reasons why women continued this practice into the 20th century.

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Jul 13, 2020

Part 1 of 2

Year: 1985

Albums: Young Limbs and Numb Hymns, Batcave (compilation)

First and Last and Always, The Sisters of Mercy

As our unlikely, small-town heroes reach the age of 16, they make a revelatory discovery: there's a goth club in town! Attempts to sneak in may be less than successful, but Nicky and Simon's discovery of a scene filled with misfits and marvels begins in earnest with their knowledge of The Crypt. Girls and booze also loom into view, with all the inevitable consequences...need I go on?

Jul 9, 2020
This one's a heavy conversation about problematic musicians. Vote with your dollars and don't support shitty behaviour!
Jul 8, 2020

Justin and Ed have returned, spinning more amazing music from the underbelly of the music industry. Chapter 7 sees a bit of a change in the way that the music will be selected for each show, and we think it’s going to make The Arcane Machine a better experience for the fans. This month’s selection of tunes includes a little something for everyone: the bluesy industrial sound of Sister Machine Gun, classic goth from Siouxsie and the Banshees, experimental electronic from Download, and much, much 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 Myla for the listener-request song at the end of the show.


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The Tracklist:

1 – “Red” by Sister Machine Gun from the album Burn (1995)
(Website)

2 – “Be My Druidess” by Type O Negative from the album October Rust (1996)
(Website)

3 – “The Last One Alive” by VAST from the album Music for People (2000)
(Website)

4 – “Video Kid” by The Birthday Massacre from the album Nothing and Nowhere (2002)
(Website)

5 – “tuFF paws” by Download from the album Unknown Room (2019)
(Bancdcamp)

6 – “Happy House” by Siouxsie and the Banshees from the album Kaleidoscope (1980)
(Website)

7 – “How to be Eaten by a Woman” by The Glitch Mob from the album Drink the Sea (2010)
(Website)

8 – “Exterminate Annihilate Destroy” by Rotersand from the EP Exterminate Annihilate Destroy (2005)
(Website)

9 – “Only” by Nine Inch Nails from the album With Teeth (2005) Requested by Myla
(Website)

Jul 3, 2020

We take a look an important musical influence for goth: the pioneer of glam rock, Marc Bolan.

Do check out the video of The Damned on stage with T. rex when they toured together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOss9PYsPvg

Featured songs:

Metal Guru by T. rex

Telegram Sam by Bauhaus

Get It On (Bang A Gong) by Power Station

7 Ways to Kill a Man by Andi Sexgang

Judgement Day by Love and Rockets

Our extra mixtape is available at https://www.mixcloud.com/ItsMidnightSomewhere/

Thanks to Kevin Matthews for introducing the episode

Our producer, Justin Minister

Theme music by Robyn Bright

Art by Marion Green

Jul 2, 2020

This month we share embarrassing childhood stories, take on gatekeepers, explore why goth is still relevant and answer r/goths most burning questions!

Our guest this month is Lady India!
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If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Introductions

Goth in Hot Weather 7:00

What Was Your First Goth Band 14:01

Gatekeeping 21:57

What Place Does Goth Have in the World 40:41

Disliking Labels 58:20

Difficulty Socializing 1:14:05

What Psychology Drove you to Goth 1:31:55

Sinister Suggestions: 2:04:00
-Solar Fake - Song to say Goodbye
-Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
-Bohren & Der Club of Gore
-Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones
-Blood Machines
-A Gorey Demise - Creature Feature

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