In addition to sounds typical to heavy metal music, such as distorted guitars and rapid drumming, Panopticon also incorporates a diverse range of additional instrumentation, such as banjos, fiddles, bells, synthesizers and acoustic guitars. Lunn is an avid outdoorsman, and some listeners have noted the influence of the natural world on Panopticon's music; for example, in a review of Autumn Eternal on Pitchfork.com, one music critic noted, "one can easily imagine a Henry David Thoreau-like figure retreating to the woods to contemplate personal, spiritual, and environmental concerns." Lunn's music has also been described as "natural, organic, and methodical, masterful in its writing, fiery and alive in its execution." Besides the above-listed styles, Lunn also cites dark metal, melodic death metal, American folk music, post-rock, crust punk, indie rock, country, and progressive rock as influences on his style. Panopticon's subject matter varies, including political issues, history, pagan spirituality, environmental issues and personal struggles. Typically the albums are conceptual (excluding the first record) and carry a theme throughout the entire record. The artist has an official Facebook page and a Bandcamp site. Discography: 2008 - Panopticon 2009 - Panopticon/Wheels Within Wheels (split with Wheels Within Wheels) 2009 - Collapse 2009 - Panopticon/Lake of Blood (split with Lake of Blood) 2010 - Panopticon/When Bitter Spring Sleeps (split with When Bitter Spring Sleeps) 2010 - Skagos/Panopticon (split with Skagos) 2011 - ...On the Subject of Mortality (collects Panopticon's sides of the When Bitter Spring Sleeps and Skagos splits; is officially considered Panopticon's third album) 2011 - Wheels Within Wheels/Panopticon II (split with Wheels Within Wheels) 2011 - Social Disservices 2012 - Kentucky 2013 - Vestiges/Panopticon (split with Vestiges) 2014 - Brotherhood (split with Falls of Rauros; also sometimes referred to as Falls of Rauros/Panopticon) 2014 - Roads to the North 2015 - Autumn Eternal 2016 - Waldgeflüster/Panopticon (split with Waldgeflüster) 2016 - Revisions of the Past (remastered versions of ...On the Subject of Mortality and Social Disservices) 2018 - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (two-CD/four-LP set, also released in two parts - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness, Part 1 and The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness, Part 2) 2) Panopticon is also a Jazz band.
"To Be In Music" is PaNoPTiCoN's only goal. This project idea emerged while Domenico Solazzo was recording his latest album, "Multiply", in which he invited several other musicians to a creative partnership. Some collaborations sounded better than expected hence their will to make it big and live! Inspired by the great mastery of 70's electric jazz improvisers and pioneers, PaNoPTiCoN is a sonic laboratory that takes life on stage only, where no one knows what to expect, including the musicians themselves ! Improvisation at its extreme best articulated around three axis: mood, groove and melody. At this moment, there are no core members. The PaNoPTiCoN's formula is an open invitation to anyone willing to dive into the most beautiful mystical forms of music.One show after another, the music played by the band should and will be different as the band itself! 3) Panopticon is a Progressive Metal band formed in Brighton, UK, with influences stretching as far as Rush, Children of Bodom, Tool and Racer X. 4) Progressive Trance group consisting of Ben McPherson, Damon Fonooni and Darius Kohanim.
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