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ISIS "Panopticon" 2xLP

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Newly re-pressed after years of unavailability! On ISIS’ third-full-length album, Panopticon, the unblinking eye of counter-insurgency is exposed with mesmerizing stereophonic clarity. The perpetual collapse and crush of ultra-dynamic sound-design takes on the heightened dimensions of institutionally-induced anxiety, and the carefully constructed artifice of an omniscient predatory apparatus becomes the paradigm of surveillance culture. Meanwhile, panoptic cognizance, while ostensibly the utmost of all Orwellian implications, portends to far more insidious applications: Just as hidden crosshairs hold sway over every prison yard, to see everything is to know all. With guest bass (on "Altered Course") by Justin Chancellor of TOOL and production courtesy of Matt Bayles (MASTODON, BOTCH, etc.), Panopticon is the pinnacle of ISIS' considerable sonic achievements to date; a sprawling epic that firmly cemented their place in underground legend the world over. This deluxe double LP features a stunning gatefold jacket and double-sided insert on thick paper stock, with different artwork than the CD version on Ipecac. This copy is on black w/ orange splatter colored vinyl.

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