G.L.O.W. which stands for General, Language, of Oscillating, Wisdom. G.L.O.W. is an enthusiastic, Alternative Electronic project based in South Africa and the United Kingdom. — G.L.O.W. Facebook Page
The Alternative Electronic
The brainchild of the music creator Richard Wheeler, G.L.O.W., is an alternative electronic music project based in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
G.L.O.W. first showcased its material at a South African Goth event called DarkNoise in 2011 and went on to work with German-based DJ Deadbeatz-Kevin, aka. At0shima 3rr0r.
Together, they reworked one of G.L.O.W.’s earlier works Aigamuchab which was aired at a performance in Germany in the same year. That performance marked the beginning of a long and exciting partnership between the two artists.
The Rise Above
In 2013, American-based radio station The Oontzcast advertised a competition to create a signature tune for their station.
G.L.O.W. was voted the winner of this competition by listeners and fans alike. Desiring to take the project to the next level, G.L.O.W. signed up with UK-based film company Resourcesound and started distributing work via Van Richter Records.
Continuing on its upward climb 2014 proved to be a year of firsts with G.L.O.W. landing its track Haunted in a showreel by Resourcesound, and doing its first interview with online South African entertainment and lifestyle site, 925 Rebellion.
Later in the year, Japanese artist Man Bullet approached G.L.O.W. with an offer to remix the tracks Aigamuchab and The Phantom Wagon, both of which were well received by the project’s fans.
Airing Around The World
Following this, the track Anger was aired on Hazzard of Darkness Radio in Germany with Philadelphia-based radio station Aggro Driver ’81 playing a variety of tracks from G.L.O.W.’s albums Emotions and Myths & Legends.
In January 2015, G.L.O.W. was given exposure on the Serbian music site Rebel Nation and featured in UK-based online magazine Intravenous Magazine.
The track Killer of the White Rhino was aired on a local online radio show called Darklings Dystopia on The Grind Radio. During the year, G.L.O.W. was interviewed by S.A.G.S. standing for, South African Goth Society Magazine and then by a South African alternative publication, Shadows Magazine.
Songs Are Everywhere
Around the same time, several G.L.O.W.’s songs were distributed by US-based distribution company Chaos Music Distribution with whom G.L.O.W. continues to work with. The track Success featured as the official soundtrack for the GeekFest S.A. video.
As a project, G.L.O.W. continues to forge new ground and surprise its audiences. In 2016, the project saw several of its soundtracks feature in much local reality television series, including the shows iSpani and Uzalo.
G.L.O.W.’s latest album Pain & Suffering was reviewed by Swedish alternative music magazine Brutal Resonance which gave it a 7.5/10.
The creator and those with whom he works with the hope that this project will remain ambitious, and will continue to attract international collaboration across genres.