- Maria Voutiriadou
I can’t help but gravitate towards all things Greek and this includes words that seem to be of Greek origin. This is a good enough reason for me to explore about some little story hidden behind. In the case of Germans DIE KREATUR, the beloved child of OOMPH!’s Dero Goi and LORD OF THE LOST’s Chris Harms, the trigger was the debut release’s title, “Panoptikum”. I wonder if the title is a reference to Jeremy Bentham’s prison design with circular tiers of cells that serve the purpose of central observation without being seen (you can learn more about this by searching for Foucault’s theory of Panopticism). Add to this the fact that the 1920s and the stories about all kinds of freaks and creatures lurking in the dark was a source of inspiration (like for many writers throughout the years), and the title will seem like a perfect fit. But what does the music inside “Panoptikum” sound like?