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Panopticom (Dark​-​Side Mix)

by Peter Gabriel

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ASD Productions What is panopticon? Who is watching whom? Musically, this is absolutely wonderful. Could say more, but I won't. All I can say is 'thank's for being an influence starting from Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, onwards. There is more to this one than meets 'te eye', so thumb's up for grabbing my attention yet again. Definitely a 'must have'!
Being a filmmaker myself, I deeply think that Peter Gabriel's song become more and more like films, with different séquences inside them. I think it started with "US" and the longer songs... It's a revolutionary way of conceiving music, more poignant, surprising too. Here, in "Panopticom", the intro plunge us in a "before" world, before the social networks and the globalisation. This médieval guitar brings us in a world with more man-to-man and direct interactions. (not enough space to finish) Favorite track: Panopticom (Dark-Side Mix).
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Panopticom is the first track to be released from the forthcoming album i/o. This is the Dark-Side Mix, by Tchad Blake.

"I’m lucky to have two of the world’s best mix engineers; Tchad Blake and Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, working with me on the music from i/o. Rather than choosing only one of their mixes to release I have decided that people should be able to hear all the great work that they are both doing.
I intend to ask them to mix each month’s song, with Spike’s mixes being called the Bright-Side and Tchad’s the Dark-Side. Whether you hear the Bright-Side or the Dark-Side first will vary each full moon, depending on the order we decide to release them.
I know this amount of detail is not for everyone, but I hope those that are into their music production will enjoy their different interpretations" - pg.

Musically Panopticom drives along powered by the engine-room of long-time collaborators Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché, underpinned by haunting electronics from Brian Eno. Additional backing vocals from Ríoghnach Connolly of The Breath. The lyric is, in part, inspired by the extraordinary work of three groups, Forensic Architecture, Bellingcat and the Gabriel co-founded pioneering human rights organisation WITNESS.


released January 21, 2023
Words and Music Peter Gabriel
Produced by Peter Gabriel
Published by Real World Music Ltd. / Sony Music Publishing
Engineered by Oli Jacobs and Katie May.
Pre-production engineering by Richard Chappell
Assistant engineering by Faye Dolle
Mixed by Tchad Blake
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis
Recorded at Real World Studios, Bath and The Beehive, London
Cover Image: Red Gravity by David Spriggs

Drums: Manu Katché
Rhythm Programming: Peter Gabriel, Oli Jacobs, Richard Chappell
Bass: Tony Levin
Electric Guitar: David Rhodes
Acoustic Guitar: Katie May
Synths: Peter Gabriel
Additional Synths: Oli Jacobs
Bells and Haunting Synths: Brian Eno
Backing Vocals: Peter Gabriel, David Rhodes, Ríoghnach Connolly
Lead Vocals: Peter Gabriel


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Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He started his solo work in 1975 after leaving his old school group: Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.
Peter is now writing and recording, and working on a plan to create a streaming service for digital medicine and an Interspecies Internet.
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