from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. A short form of glissando.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shine; glitter.
- To glance; look.
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And Purcell's writing is not without imagination - although heavy-handed in its symbolism, Goodwin was right to ask the choir to gliss down a seventh interval when singing the text "… to fall from thee …".
A swoon inducing and sadly forgottten space rock masterpiece, these Canadian masters of the game effortlessly shift from sweeping and truly blasted sounding Floydian grandiosity to Benoit Widemann-like synthy zeuhl prog-funk only to yield to extended passages of ghostly lysergic atmospherics lacquered in female choral gliss and then spin on a dime and mindfuck you with maddeningly infectious Abba-by-way-of-Massiera anthemic pop prog screwiness.