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Building the Panopticon

by Aaron Spectre

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Aaron Spectre always keeps pushing the boundaries of electronic music a little bit further. Drumcorps' Falling Forward is still one of the best 2015 albums to me. Building the Panopticon is a perfect example of what Spectre's music is all about. Clean sound, crazy time signatures and more importantly the heaviness achieved through arranging the instruments rather than using shortcuts of the production. Atmospheric ride from start to finish (especially the finish).
Favorite track: The Void Which Binds.
SIDNEY LOOPER absolute FIRE! i would kill for a 12 of this kind of material Favorite track: The Void Which Binds.
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censorship obvious propaganda these are the old ways the new fascism has more complex tactics it survives by its multiplicity being all things to all people an omnipresent whisper turning brother against brother sister against sister tribe against tribe the whole society lurches towards automation like a robotic octopus whose tentacles believe they are all independent working towards one goal building the panopticon
the year is 2046 what was once human thought contained in bodies and minds has become a liquid web rivers of electric light mutating congealing forming factions wrapping the world in a constant hum the year is 2046 deep in the datasphere drum & bass has become self-aware its only goal the same as all lifeforms organic and digital replicate and survive
Robot Future 04:32
law one: a robot may not injure a human being or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm law two: a robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law law three: a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law law four: a robot may not harm humanity or by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm
once upon a time, there was the void and the void was beyond time unbound, untethered in space the void which binds has leaked backwards and forwards to the beginning and the end of all things the void which binds is stitched of quantum stuff lying around space-time like a blanket just as zen is not a religion but is religion so the void which binds is not a state of mind but is the state of mind the void which binds is more than silence it is the beginning of hearing those who enter the void which binds have taken their first step towards a greater world learning the language of the dead


Concept EP about computational propaganda, set to a Drum & Bass soundtrack. It was composed in 2015 and released in 2016, the years everyone became aware of this thing we're in which siphons all aspects of our lives into this feedback loop of control and influence.

Full HD glitch video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbYn-IQc7yY

Concept: drumcorps.co/buildingthepanopticon/
Interview: blog.drumcorps.co/aaronspectre-interview-panopticon/
USB Stick Version: exe-project.bandcamp.com/merch/exe-u002-aaron-spectre-building-the-panopticon


released December 13, 2016

Artwork and packaging design by Machine Throne.


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