♫♪  i.o - Collection One

A special kind of uneasy comes from overdue bills, lost jobs, and/or overdraft notices. A feeling of folding the two-seven offsuit hand you’re delt and leave all trace is there, even if the roof is above your head and friends in your messages. Split anxiety enough to nessle in and call it a day. Give into this anxiety hammock and call it a day. Spend your time adjusting whatever ornaments your walls. Write a list of what needs to get done inorder to dig yourself out. Get a working car battery, quit this fucking job, find a new fucking job, throw another days pay at the 2007 laptop, pay the back taxes from the last state you lived in, sell the car, buy a bike, move again. Move into the living room and water your roommates plants. How much water does it take to accidentally drown a fern? Go to Kinkos. Print off three or four resumes for a couple bucks. Apply to another pizza place. Wave someone down to jumpstart your car. Quit your job. Hear a callback. Make a great fucking sandwich. Go outside when the sun is setting. There’s a breeze. Climb out of your head. Burn the anxiety hammock or hang it out back for when it’s sunny.

Collection One from multi-instrumentalist i.o is more than an hour of music from previously released compositions. Muddling in euphoria, metal, free jazz drums, i.o’s collection is a massive, exhaustive ride, like an unconquered cave, shrinking and bulging, morphing at whim. Listening to Collection One stays in rhythm with the claustrophobic twisting gut-punch attained with watching someone try and squeeze through a child-sized whole people call “death’s pass.” Shrinking up and yelling “why do you need this?! I swear things aren’t that bad up here.”

Collection One is out now on cassette and digital from Entertainment Systems.

• Entertainment Systems: https://entertainment-systems.bandcamp.com

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