Looking Glass Workshop
The Looking Glass Workshop (LGW) is an indie/underground music label and art collective. The Looking Glass Workshop has put out underground acts, mainly in the Philadelphia area, including Echo Orbiter.
The Workshop assembled gatherings throughout the Northeast United States, and has worked with aspiring artists promoting an experimental intelligentsia. As a sort of art movement, the Looking Glass Workshop embodied no particular style, but rather comprised a multitude of eclectic, self-promoting, and talented artists, poets, writers, filmmakers and musicians throughout the Philadelphia area. Some include: Echo Orbiter, The Shiver Bones group (artists), Alka, Trouble Everyday, the Flying People, and NetWT. In addition, the Looking Glass Workshop also houses the recording studio of the same name.
The Looking Glass Workshop was able to elaborate on the early years of the 2000s (decade) music/art scene already building in the Philadelphia underground. Such events as First Friday art gallery exhibitions and music festivals were regular hang outs for members of this diverse subterranean culture.