Panopticon

by Alek Darson

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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 acceptation. 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.

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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

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Alek Darson Boston, Massachusetts

Alek Darson is a composer, audio engineer, producer and guitar virtuoso. He grew up in Belgrade, SER where he graduated from VISER College, focusing on music production. Later, he enrolled Berklee College of Music, where he perfected his performance and composition skills. His first thought was to become a composer of classical music, yet he's been drawn to the aggressive, melodic and emotional. ... more

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Track Name: The Rind
The Rind
(V. Lalic/A. Darson)

Used, abused
Strip down the rind away from me

What if I took off the mask
And see there’s nothing to find but a
blank space between me and I
Close my eyes, I wanna sew them shut
Cause the world’s a stage
Bow down and play your part

What if I loose my own myself
Misplace it, and replace it with a small god
What if I should become gravity
That pulls and ties you to the ground

Used, abused
Strip down the rind away from me

Sargent: “Soldier get your ass on that stage and dance! Dance!”

Don’t you know that the rise comes from the fall
Infinity should end any time now
So free your mind
Free your mind

But, what if I lied
What if the soldiers were toys
Would their guns glow
What if it’s all been a show

Doctor: “Yes, it seems little boy... hmm... what’s that red dot on your forehead?”

Get off the light!
Get off the light!
Get off the light!
Get away! Get away!

There has got to be a little something bittersweet thing to fill me when I’m hollow
Gotta get away from the window
Gotta get away from the window
There’ve got to be some slight changes, rearranges to be easier to swallow,
Gotta get away from, gotta... gotta get away from the
Window! Window!
Window... Window...

Ocean rise
A horizon blue
Ocean rise
Think of the ocean as your mind



Turn around and see the world you found
Stop the feeling and seeking
Tuck in and hug warm fear

There has got to be a little something bittersweet thing to fill me when I’m hollow
There’ve got to be slight changes, rearranges to be easier to swallow
How can make this reality vanish when all of past things and today are the same
Laughing but crying, cause something is nothing,
These red-blue capsules are to blame

Trauma wakes again
What if I’m longing for my release
I’m lost between my selves, and nothing will ever change, I’m lost
What if I should break free

Got to get away from the window (Used, abused)
Got to get away from the window (Strip down the rind away from me)
Got to get away from the window
Got to get away from the...