A panopticon is a circular prison constructed so that the inspector can see all the prisoners at all times without being seen, from a central point.
Engineered and mixed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on June / July 2004.
Mastered at Paramount Mastering on July 2004.
- Hydra Head released a special pre-order version of the album that was limited to 200 copies. The album came in a small wax-sealed transparent bag including some goodies.
- Released in Japan by Daymare Recordings as DigiPak with the video for "The Beginning And The End" (first track of the album Oceanic).
- Vinyl (2LP) released in the USA by Robotic Empire with the following pressing information:
156 opaque blue
212 opaque orange
- Vinyl (2LP) released in Europe by Trust No One Recordings with the following pressing information:
7 bright orange (LP1) / clear with smoke (LP2)
7 clear with orange (LP1) / clear with smoke (LP2)
11 clear pink (LP1) / clear with smoke (LP2)
40 clear with yellow/red (LP1) / clear with smoke (LP2)
75 clear (LP1) / clear with smoke (LP2)
75 clear (both LPs)
100 clear (LP1) / black (LP2)
700 black (both LPs)
25 blue with black streaks (LP1) / blue with black swirls (LP2)
35 blue with black streaks (both LPs)
40 blue (LP1) / blue with black streaks (LP2)
400 blue (both LPs)