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
Submissions were a little off this quarter. Not the usual weekly features but I can't complain as I have nine excellent bands for your enjoyment and education. Less than half the acts are from America but the biggest has to be New York's Suicide. I remember getting their vinyl records in the 70's and being amazed by the pure analogue electro punk sounds.
Something a little more 90s is L.A.s FAKE, or Chicago's PTI. Finally there is some Pittsburg goth courtesy of Lazy Lane and true art electro from Texas by Fenton Feckler.
This quarter's selection of international artists cover a spectrum of musical styles too. From France, Rauwolfia and From Australia, Zeitgeist who would go on to submit many more projects to PockLoop/LoopZine as the years unwind. Another Australian band is Witchkrieg with a bit more hard core sound. Last but not least is a favorite of mine from Canada, DROOM.
Flash forward eight years. it's a shame that so many of the links to the bands which are always featured at the end of my animations, today are broken. Of course some of the bands only had a presence at mp3.com a pioneering music site that crashed and burned (along with my stock in them HA!). So it's up to you, if you heard or see something you like you might just have to do some searching.
At least one site where I have many links to, CDBaby is still alive and kicking.
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