Materioptikon

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    IO's second album, released on Grammatical Records in November 2010

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released November 12, 2010

io are al lawson, stu atkins, steve wood, dave wright. we wrote and performed this album. tom lawson helped write track five and seven. jay dean at dub:rek recorded and mixed the album. alan douches at west west side music mastered it. helder pedro designed the artwork. we sometimes communicate through www.weareio.co.uk. you can contact us at info@weareio.co.uk. thank you for listening. we are io.

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Birmingham based noise hounds. Guitars, drums, shouting and pedals. Great stuff.

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Track Name: Five Ton Man
He’s a five ton man,
With hands for eyes and eyes for hands,
Lives in a treehouse, with a mechanical bird,
He’s a strange mother.
Stop smiling, he’s not listening
Stop smiling, he’s not there
His tears, shed light
His tears, turn your dreams into nightmares
Track Name: Breathe in the Sea
Breathe in, I’m trying
No ocean in plain-view
Pulmonary epithellia
Drowning, in water
This problems systemic
People line pavements
So stand up, and breathe in
As we paint the pipal tree red
Track Name: The Serpent & the Rainbow
Life took root, settles into its routine
Amid the backdrops and characters of a dream
Something went very wrong
We brought out our men and our corpses
and they buried us where we lay
Take my hand if you want to live.
Track Name: It Was Only A Dress Rehearsal
Empty theatre, we lay our scene
Far from the dark woods, where he made his name
Eyes in rapture by her throat
No ones called ‘action’ as no one is coming
Conviction this pretty deserves applause
Seats remain empty only silence to great her
Greatest performance
To an audience of no one
This was only a dress rehearsal
But the blood on those wounds looks mighty real