Starting in 2000 I began creating short multimedia promotional biographies of Gothic, Industrial, Electronica, EDM, IDM, Noise, Techno, Dark Pop, Electro Punk and Black Metal artists in Macromedia's Director/Shock Wave Format(SWF) and Flash. In 2015 I converted over 200 animations from Flash to HTML5 code and in 2017 I again converted the features to Mpeg4 YouTube Movies. These are my historical archives...
About the author
It's getting harder and harder to justify doing a monthly newsletter. While issue 100 turned out normal (with weekly features), issues 98 and 99 only saw a CD submission every other week. Still that's better than some months last year when I was lucky to see a single monthly submission. Wow what a landmark, 100 monthly issues since I started my newsletter in 1998. Back then I sent an email with links to musical slide shows made using Real technology. Once Macromedia released Flash I dropped Real like a hot potatoe.
So, I have two labels, WTII records and Art Of Fact, to thank for these submissions. I especially owe Art Of Fact a debt as in the past they welcomed my own music (Bytet) to participate in several pay-to-play compilations. Anyway, take a look at these international bands! Sweden, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Canada and Texas. Oh how could I forget MOTOR!!!! Enjoy.
(Flash forward 8 years) maybe it was my divorce after 30 years, raising four wonderful kids to young adults and a drop off in submissions each month, but this group represents the end of monthly issue of Pocket Loop. My therapists suggested I take charge of my life and set some goals, and going back to college for a second degree in Journalism feels right.
RG Geiger has been a visual artist since a very young age.
His creativity with technology began with the Commodore 64 where he learned machine language and BASIC programming.
Next, he utilized that knowledge to explore the ATARI ST and was published in the first edition of COMPUTES! First Book of ATARI ST.
Then moving on to a Windows PC he learned Macromedia Director to created CD-ROM presentations and then Macromedia Flash (later bought by Adobe) to create this Ezine.
Since then his concentration has been various web technologies to maintain and expand his internet presence.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Alaska with an emphasis in graphic design and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Penn State.
Under the name Bytet he released a vanity CD of original Electro Gothic music and has appeared on 18 International darkwave compilations in the 90s from France, Italy, Canada and the United States.
(the original pitch)
Are you a music promotional/marketing firm (like Girlie Action NYC), a record label (like WTII Records or Art Of Fact) or a DarkWave, Gothic, Electro or Industrial band? Would you or your represented artist like to be featured in a future issue of our zine? you must be prepared to give us permission to use images and words from your web site and/or press kit. Loop creates an animated biography for your
project. It can also be very auto-biographical as we often will merely mirror your web content using your own words in our interactive musical animations. Loop uses this multimedia production to highlight your current available product. You must also be willing to give permission to
Loop to sample from 20 to 40 seconds of your music for this production. Loop prefers to receive this product along with your press kit. E-mailed Electronic Press kits will not be accepted.
MAILING YOUR PRESS KIT TO LOOP IS CONSIDERED ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE SUBMISSION CONDITIONS. DO NOT SEND A PRESS KIT UNLESS YOU AGREE WITH THESE CONDITIONS AND YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH LOOP USING YOUR WORDS, IMAGES AND MUSIC TO PRODUCE THIS SHORT PROMOTIONAL MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION.
Mail your press kit to
447 Bliss Street