It’s been more than two decades since Peter Gabriel opened a service called “The Full Moon Club” that catered to his hardcore fans who always wanted to embrace more of the audio and video material than the veteran’s standard discography could offer. Little by little, the service fizzled out, but now, gearing up for the issue of “i/o” album, the legendary artist is resurrecting it.
January 6th wasn’t a haphazard choice for the release date of Gabriel’s first single of that record: “Panopticom” saw the light of day on the first full moon of 2023. And from then on, those who join – for £3 or more per month – the club will receive, in Peter’s own words, “all the new music I release, subscriber-only specials, and access to subscriber-exclusive messages.” Alternative versions, demos, work-in-progress and more, plus discount on the singer’s merchandise can be listened to and downloaded via free app – all it gets is going to a dedicated Bandcamp page where a few items are already available. Given this platform is arguably the only one that benefits creators with no hidden agenda, taking to it seems like a no-brainer.