THE SHADOW TRANSMISSION WAS FOUNDED BY ARTIST, DESIGNER, MUSICIAN, & DJ SEAN C. COOK. THE IDEOLOGY BEHIND THE SHADOW TRANSMISSION ORIGINALLY WAS TO PROMOTE “FRINGE” ENTERTAINMENT IN COOK’S HOME STATE OF ARKANSAS, A STATE NOT KNOWN FOR HAVING “FRINGE” ENTERTAINMENT. THE THING IS IT ACTUALLY DID HAVE SUCH ENTERTAINMENT, BUT THEY WERE POCKETED SPORADICALLY THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

WHAT IS “FRINGE” ENTERTAINMENT, YOU ASK? THIS IS A TERM USED BY COOK HIMSELF TO BLANKET DESCRIBE ART, MUSIC AND EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH GOTHIC, INDUSTRIAL, POST-PUNK, SYNTHWAVE, DARKWAVE, DREAMPOP, SHOEGAZE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC GENRES WHICH HAPPEN TO SPILL OVER INTO STUDIO AND GRAPHIC ART, AS WELL AS DJ CLUB EVENTS AND RADIO SHOWS.

THE SHADOW TRANSMISSION LOCATES AND CATALOGS SUCH KINDRED SPIRITS AND FORMS A REPOSITORY OF THIS KNOWLEDGE IN ORDER TO BROADEN THE REACH OF “FRINGE” ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH PUBLIC OUTREACH (CLUB NIGHTS, RADIO AND EXPOS), PRINT, PODCASTING, PLAYLISTS (VIDEO AND AUDIO), AND MUSIC RELEASES (SOON TO COME). OPERATING UNDER THE DIY GRASSROOTS ETHOS, THE SHADOW TRANSMISSION PROMISES TO UNITE THE “FRINGE” ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY OF ARKANSAS.

UPDATE: SINCE THE CREATION OF THIS WEBSITE A SUPPLEMENTAL PODCAST CALLED ON THE FRINGE HAS BEEN ADDED TO OUR CURRENT SERIES. ON THE FRINGE REVIEWS NEW MUSIC FROM EMERGING ARTISTS ON AN INTERNATIONAL SCOPE. JOIN DJ’S DAGGER AND HOLLOW EACH WEEK TO DISCOVER NEW MUSIC ARTISTS.