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The band of minstrels becomes known as the Electric Slugs. As Electric Slugs leave glistening trails, the organizational side of the team formed Glistening Trail Records. After some rites-of-passage, the Force became stronger... and Glistening Web Communications Corporation, whose sole purpose is to help mankind, was formed.
In 1994, seven albums were released. Their album covers are web addresses. The music was distributed over the internet, and because of bandwidth and browser restrictions, made available on cassette, cd, CDROM, and mini-disc at low cost or for free.
The concept of the internet album is a bit bizarre... it can change with the times. The following list contains the original 1994 webpage, as well as the current version:
The Labyrinth From the original 7 projects, we started educating and collaborating on a conceptual collection of songs. The idea was quite unique at the time -- an interactive record album made on the world wide web.
The Ride debuted as the first "made for the internet" multimedia single. It continues to be one of the most requested files.
Still, ASCAP and others did not acknowledge our existence.
Others were catching on to the activity at The Membrane Domain. Outsiders were welcomed and turned into insiders... a CDROM Jukebox was turned on... Pandora's RomBox was born.
The new components were blended together for storage and distribution purposes on CDROM Volume I. Then CDROM Volume II filled up in a hurry. The additional archives from this period can be seen as CDROM 3. The meaning to the archives can be found by exploring The Paradox of Pandora's Rombox.
The third project undertaken by Glistening Flicks was unwrapped: Requiem for the Living Dead. The songs delving deeper into the "sound of the sound" and "the harshness of reality" were put together as an Industrial Noize Pollution project entitled Caustic Acoustics. The songs delving deeper into the "meaning of the sound" and the "beauty of reality" were combined to form The Snake Handling Immortal Tongue Speakers' RomBox Paradox... and quite a Pandora's RomBox it is turning out to be.
CDROM's Volume VII, CDROM 9 and CDROM 10 continued to offer plenty of sound choices, but also evidenced the increase in multimedia and newmedia projects. Also of note is the increase in outside artists that are working with us. Miles To Oz is a living example of what grew out of one weekend during this time period.
Finally, after having bits and pieces of Christmas stuff scattered about, we compiled an Internet Christmas Album. And, do you know what? It's so fun and wacky that you might as well make every day Christmas... at least, that is what the rest of the world seems to think. Each day the Christmas Album is enjoyed by thousands of people from around the world.
Ygraine, mother of King Arthur, is also the mother of MegaEpix Enormous (a multidimensional multimedia thingie). The cornerstone of the epic is an impromptu performance of Pink Floyd's The Wall. There are plenty of hidden gems, as well. For instance, we started experimenting with "frames in a frame" video. The cover of the Moody Blue's Voices In The Sky is an example of combining the frames in a frame with a live soundtrack.
For the Memorial Day Weekend, we hosted the Concert to Benefit Relief From the Psychedelic Awe Tax. Over the summer, we worked on Passages Of The Labyrinth. In the fall, Instrumental In My Development was released. By late autumn, the on-line construction of Double Taxation... Without Representation? had begun. And, who would of thought there would be 2 hit singles for the holiday season, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and And, A Happy-hazard New Year.
Our first project for 1999 was to start organizing our library of mpeg files. You can click here to find out more.
To Cause A Change turns out to be a force to reckon with. In fact, the result was the largest production in our history. The resulting series of extreme experiments in multimedia has become known as X Spirit Meants. The extreme videos have gained such a large audience that it has turned into the Urban Assault website.
Since so many of our dreams have come true, we thought it to be our responsibility to share our good fortune. The next Multimedia series turned into a production called The Dream Actualization Inquiries. It is an interactive test set-up to help make your dreams come true.
As we approached summer, quite a few singles were released. Among them were: The Paradox Of Pandora's RomBox, Fly Like An Eagle, Bottomless Pit, (What's So Funny) 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding, and Amazin' !
For July 4th, a new independent collection was celebrated -- Independence Day. The project helped to solidify our work with PoliticalAction.com. As it is our mission to convey universal messages through music, this marked a milestone for Glistening Trail Records.
On the subject of universal messages, Narley Marley started giving "Love & Hate" the world beating. After years of swimming in the roots of Jamaica, Narley started to sing out on the experience.
In the fall, we got into a real pickle when Hubris brought a 110 volt jolt to the studios.
This year's Christmas project -- an adaptation of Genesis' Supper's Ready.
Recently we published a couple of hundred songs, moving over 500 Megs of multimedia to the internet in a single day. It was a Glistening Trail Record for both the number of songs and the volume of MP3s. Whew! Dat's alot.
Happy Easter. It has happened! A dreamer's dream has come true -- we are working on a project with Peter Gabriel and friends called KingArthur.com & the Feast to Benefit Humankind. And, the oddest part is that it resulted from our Christmas present of Supper's Ready. I guess it just goes to show: the more you give, the more you shall receive.
As a result of Peter Gabriel's help, a new band has formed called The Slippermen. Of course, we love recording old Genesis songs... but, we also are having a good time working on original material. Since musical content is being produced faster than we can write webpages, a project directory entitled Caught Up Inda Works has been created.
On the eve of the true millenium, we thought we should do a musical tribute to the dawning of a new age -- 2001: A Space Rock Odyssey.
On with the show! We've put together a band for KingArthur.com. They are working on several albums of music, including this collection of Easier/Space music, A Royal Wallbuster.
By July 4th, we'd put out an album as part of the Pho Co. project. It is based on the freedom of a new file format known as Ogg Vorbis. If you dare, a rare experience by entering the Ogg Vorbis Abyss.
Then, this year went totally absurd... or, hadn't you heard? Luckily, we had been preparing for such an event. Prior to 9/11, the Beatless Sense Mongers we're singing of the shape of things to come. By the fatal day, * Please Click Here to Play The Name Game * took the interactive concept of a universal musical language salvation to new heights with The Rev. LeRoy Montana and friends.
The success of the Christmas Project led to the formation of KingArthur.com Holiday Band. (Including Christmas, Valentine's Day & Easter) While not working on the festival music, singer/songwriter Sir Vent was off on other adventures.
As we were drawing near the end of time, it seemed time to unleash Daniel. And, since it looked like he might be taking us for a ride, we took plenty of midi music for the roadtrip.
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