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SN014
The Red Sea
Isis
[November 2006] [12-inch/12-inch 10YRLTD/8-inch/CD]
**RELEASE INFO

SN014

Isis

The Red Sea


Release Date: November 2006
Format: 12-inch

Price: $14.00/$16.00 180 Gram
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Before attaining Celestial heights, ISIS plumbed the deepest and densest of musical depths with The Red Sea. Punishing and unrelenting, The Red Sea marked a new chapter in ISIS' mosquito-driven, conceptual universe. Incorporating nods to both vintage Earth and the Melvins, it was the two new "song" offerings that marked ISIS' growth beyond that of mere comparisons and demonstrated the grandeur of what was to follow. "The Minus Times" and "Red Sea" were equally as vicious, deliberate and punishing as anything on ISIS' debut EP, Mosquito Control, yet were each more involved, complex and buffeting, but without yielding ISIS' hypnotic nature. In addition to the striking, minimalist artwork (as always, by brainchild Aaron Turner), the B-side features ISIS' 1998, four-song demo. Showing a glimpse of ISIS in their formative stages, these four songs are harmful metallic shards driven by their influences (Neurosis, Godflesh, etc.), yet demonstrate ISIS' proficiency and potential. However, while the sonic density and darkness of The Red Sea enveloped unwary listeners, fleeting moments of melody and redemption shone like glimmering shards of hope. Easily the most claustrophobic and opaque ISIS release to date, The Red Sea stands as both a testament to Isis's past and their future.

Track Listing:
1. Charmicarmicarmicat Shines to Earth
2. The Minus Times
3. Red Sea
4. Smiles and Handshakes *
5. Catalyst *
6. Ochre *
7. Lines Across Eyes *

*1998 Demo

Vinyl History
1st Press:
700 180 Gram
450 Opaque Red
450 Metallic Grey
450 Clear
450 Opaque Red/Metallic Grey

2nd Press:
364 Half Black/Half Gold w/ Black Splatter
363 Purple
363 Green

3rd Press:
80 Translucent Blue/Translucent Green Splatter
86 White/Black/Translucent Red Splatter
370 Half Black/Half Translucent Red
370 Gold/Translucent Red/Black Tri-Color
370 Translucent Blue/Black Color In Color

ISIS10YRLTD 10 Year Anniversary - Screenprinted + Foil Jackets + Inserts
109 Translucent Red/Black Splatter (White Cover)
100 White/Metallic Gold Color In Color (White Cover)
100 Clear/White Splatter w/ Translucent Red Speckles (White Cover)
89 180 Gram (Black Cover)
4 Translucent Red/Black Splatter (Natural Chipboard Cover)
6 White/Metallic Gold Color In Color (Natural Chipboard Cover)
8 Clear/White Splatter w/ Translucent Red Speckles (Natural Chipboard Cover)
8 180 Gram (Natural Chipboard Cover)

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