Robotic Empire

ISIS "Panopticon"


"Finally repressed after years of unavailability and highly sought-after. On ISIS' third-full-length album, Panopticon, the unblinking eye of counterinsurgency 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. Features a guest bass appearances from Justin Chancellor of Tool and production by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, Pearl Jam, etc.). Deluxe double-LP features a stunning gatefold jacket with different artwork than the CD version on Ipecac."

Track Listing
01. So Did We
02. Backlit
03. In Fiction
04. Wills Dissolve
05. Syndic Calls
06. Altered Course
07. Grinning Mouths

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