Made in the days before iTunes ever existed, this crossplatform CD-ROM for TVT Records highlighted a number of upcoming artists and releases. Each artist was given it’s own ‘site’ (following the website theme wanted by the album, complete with mac os 9 inspired browser frame) with artwork and feel based upon the album artwork. Users could listen to the embedded audio clips, watch the music videos (in custom video players), see artist images, and read about the products — all whilest rocking to some heavy tunes.
Designed and authored a number of other cdroms for TVT including artists such as the Black Crowes with Jimmy Page and the Beastie Boys’ DJ Hurricane – which used Thomas Dolby‘s (yes of ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ fame) Beatnik technology which was extremely ahead of it’s time — allowing users to control a virtual sampler and remix their own version of the single. Â For this I had to break apart the sounds of the actual single and make a new triggerable version.