EBRIA records
italian independent label since 2003. Focused on avantgarde/minimal music, we like to listen to sounds that pay attention to experimentation and research. We are all musicians too, so we care also about the process of composing and performing music

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I/O - POLYTONE (2007)

Bronto 008
Fratto 004

Paolo Benzoni - drums
Luca Mauri - guitar
Andrea Reali - voice
Paolo Romano - doublebass

Recorded december 2005 by Paolo Censi at New Art Studio in Uboldo (VA).
Mixed during 2006 by I/O at Ebria Studios in Mariano Comense (CO).
Mastering and post-production by Giuseppe Ielasi.


Polytone is the second album of the band, released after three years from the debut one, which has been originally released by Ebria Records and already sold out.

If the first cd was a snapshot of the birth of the band (formed in 2002), being composed by the recordings of the former rehearsals of the band, this second album represents the band after two years (the recordings are from December 2005) of improvisation and after several live shows. The band has played with different artist like Liars, Ovo, Anatrofobia, Damo Suzuki, Giuseppe Ielasi, Rosolina Mar and many others.

I/O defined itself as “Minimalistic Rhythmic Improvisation” and “Polytone” is characterized by a focus on the rhythmic aspects of the songs (referring in particular to the idea of “pulse” meant in the minimalistic way), which are built and de-constructed in the 8 tracks of the cd.

The entire cd has been recorded live without overdubs, because there are not other ways to capture the improvisation without a scheme's mood. That's the reason why no editing has been done.

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