Isis
Panopticon

Ipecac
2004
B+
Reviewed by: Todd Burns
Reviewed on: 2004-10-20



Posted 10/20/2004 - 12:53:32 PM by JT_Ramsay:
 Do they get into any Jeremy Bentham/Michel Foucault stuff on this? I'm watching Videodrome right now, and Cronenberg is so body conscious - and it's art like that that really fascinates me.
 
Posted 10/20/2004 - 02:20:48 PM by dubidet:
 Bentham/Foucault's work regarding the panoptican is sort of the theme setter for the whole record. The song-titles obviously allude to Foucaultian exegetical remarks, but I can't make out most of the lyrical content (even though the vocals are HORRENDOUSLY cleaned up---my BIG caveat w/ this record). Isis have had this Orwellian thing going for a while: Oceanic had to have been named after one of the provinces in Orwell's 1984. But, scanning for interviews on the net, I can't seen to find anything where anyone's actually asking Isis about this; it's unfortunate.