*Damaged Copies - OneCopy Has Large Dog Ear to Lower Right, Another Copy Has Large Dog Ear to Upper Right, Inserts have matching damage
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, Pearl Jam, etc.), Panopticon is the pinnacle of ISIS' considerable sonic achievements to date; a sprawling epic that will cement their place in underground legend the world over. This deluxe double LP features a stunning gatefold jacket with different artwork than the CD version on Ipecac.
Second Press: 623 copies total
** 450 on clear ** 173 on black
* 330 clear have the nice full-color 3" center labels
* 120 clear have black A/B and silver C/D center labels
* all 173 black have black A/B and silver C/D center labels