Fretless Guitarist Alek Darson Premieres "Fingers Painted Purple" Performance Video — Exclusive

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of "Fingers Painted Purple," a new performance video by guitarist Alek Darson.

The video, which includes a live rendition of a hidden track from Darson's debut EP, Panopticon, features a ROLI Seaboard, a Wood Guerilla fretless guitar and a seven-piece string section arranged by Eren Basbug. The clip was produced and directed by Ivana Darson.

The band in the video includes Darson on fretless guitar, Basbug on Seaboard, Diego Edsel on piezo guitar and Joey Calderone on fretless bass.

"We got a creative team of 18 musicians and filmmakers from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College together to make this live video version," Darson said. "This way, the public will get a chance experience the song in this format."

For more about Darson, visit is available for download here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.