Alek Darson: Panopticon - first official playthrough

Alek Darson: Panopticon
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    a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.

1. Sprockets 05:35
2. Flight Impressions 04:38
3. Waltz of Titans 05:06
4. Spiral of Sanity 07:31
5. The Rind 05:56
6. 00:04

During my last 10 years of professional music experience I went through many emotional states. Being in numerous different projects and acts gave me insight into a large scope of personal mindsets, ranging from experiencing the lowest of disapproval and despise, to the highest bliss of love and acceptance. This EP’s musical realm depicts all those emotions about the world and what they came down to. I look at it as a Panopticon, a perfect all seeing prison, where a single guard is the omni-observant. The big question stands: are we the guard, or the prisoner? I hope this music gets you a bit closer to my innermost world.
released 18 November 2013
All compositions by Alek Darson. All tracks arranged (except 6) and performed by Alek Darson.

The Rind lyrics by Vladimir Lalić

Recorded, edited, mixed, mastered and produced by Alek Darson at Stretch Recording Studios

Featuring Guests:

Milan Jejina Yeqy (drums - 1, 5, 6)
Hadrien Pierson (drums - 2)
Mića Kovačević (drums - 3)
Milena Jančurić (flute - 3)
Vladimir Lalić (vocals - 5)
Eren Başbuğ (string arrangement & keyboards - 6)
String Section: Steve Chieh-Wei Chiu, Dominika Hwang, Alison Dooley, Sadie Currey, Tamer Tarhan, Eden Rayz

Enjoy the first official playthrough video from Panopticon! I'm featuring Fractal Audio's Axe Fx II as the main tone processor I use. Check the synth patch in the middle interlude section. Share your thoughts!

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Video Production: Stretch Media Solutions
Editing and Color Correction - Alek Darson
Camera Operator and Photography - Ivana Dedic

Flute improvisation in the interlude at the beginning - Milena Jancuric.

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