Glistening Trail Records
Original Music & Videos

...the only extemporaneous music label?
we have a passion for recording in an impromptu fashion

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New Releases | Best Of | Band Roster | Music Videos

2024 Albums

The Electric Slugs' Brave Knew World (lyrics and downloads) | Brave Knew World (Spotify)

Wood You Save the Trees? (lyrics and downloads)

Love Love: Embracing Love's Power to Save the World

To Cause A Change: The Philadelphia Experiment

We're Here... er, a... Were Here

MegaEpix Enormous

The Future


Happy: The Fine Line Between

= The Equation

The Reign of Violent Rain

Camelot's Resurgence

Deep Dive Into Spacetime Music

The Echoes of Earth's Wrath

Check Your Temperature (Rock) | Rawhide-ous (Folk) | Gobsmackingly Bananas (Space / Instrumentals)

Current Projects

4D Music
Spacetime Continuum Songs and Lyrics

Speciman (and the Experiments)
Alt. Rock


Space Instrumentals

Music for Kids to Sing and Dance To


Songs about:
Climate Change | Dogs | Science | Chaos Theory | Love | Time | Freedom

The tunage is what matters.

In the 1980s, I was in my twenties and had been experimenting with sound engineering and production since my teens. I decided to start writing my own songs and formed a band called The Electric Slugs. The band was an experimental garage band pushing the limits of home studio recording. By the end of the 80s, I had produced seven different projects. After massive rejection from record labels, I decided to start my own record label and named it after what Electric Slugs leave behind — Glistening Trails. In September 1992, I created what I believe to be the first 'home digital recording studio'. The other band members nicknamed me 'Digital Yoda'. At first, I took offense to the name, but eventually embraced it as I realized I had pioneered digital home recording.

Since that time, the music industry has seen a dramatic shift in the supply and demand curves. In 1993, I created one of the first websites and put the first record company on the World Wide Web. In 1994, I introduced the first subscription streaming/download service in the world. By 1995, I had introduced the first pay-per-download service. At that time, we were the first company to accept credit card payments after dealing directly with FirstData (Mastercard/Visa). By 1997, we determined it was more economical to give the music away for free. By 2000, we had over 40,000 songs in our catalog available for free download/streaming. BMI, ASCAP, and the RIAA all tried to stop us. They failed. It was during this time that Napster and other peer-to-peer services also made free music available. Spotify was the music industry's answer.

The Story of Glistening Trail Records

Please help us Cause a Change.

Music as a Universal Language: Music has the power to communicate emotions universally. Certain melodies, harmonies, or rhythms can evoke specific feelings that resonate with people across different cultures and backgrounds.

ExperiMental Music: The music and lyrics are written and recorded extemporaneously. Extemporaneous, spontaneous, improvisation, jamming, freestyle, and impromptu music are most closely related to pure chaos. The music and lyrics evolve from the "sensitive initial conditions" similar to "a fluttering butterfly in China causing a hurricane in the Atlantic (The Buttrerfly Effect)." Be a butterfly and affect the world.

The Relationships Between M-Theory, Chaos Theory, and Music


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