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Structures And Light

by Group Zero

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    Touch Sensitive Records | TSR08

    First Pressing: 300 copies

    'Structures And Light’ is the first record from Group Zero (Cathal Cully - Girls Names)

    “Here’s a record from a Belfast bedroom that sounds nothing like the city, past or present. It’s made with synths and drum machines, and it glistens with subtle Euro sophistication.”

    Written, recorded and mixed intermittently over four years, the narrative of ‘Structures And Light’ is bound by a deepening connection with electronics, instrumentation, and the studio.
    With no imminent touring schedule or release deadlines, Cully built a modest home setup and began producing on his own again - “It was as an exercise in my own development and it was fun. It brought the naivety and spontaneity back to making music”.
    Initially, it was for his personal consumption alone - selfishly indulgent.
    In fact, this first collection of Group Zero music - along with a library of other ideas and sketches - was thought to be eternally lost and all but forgotten until a chance conversation with Touch Sensitive led to the tracks being salvaged and subsequently restored.

    “Day breaks: dig those fast linear movements and rhythms (‘The Fantasist’). Then fall for the unexpected guitar line in ‘Pursuit’; a gentle kind of cold wave optimism.”

    The genesis of this newly discovered musical freedom coincided with a viewing of ‘Pyramid of Light’ by Heinz Mack from the post-war Dusseldorf based Group Zero art movement which resonated deeply. “It stirred up questions and emotions which I could not get from a book or a screen. It was the direct relation between me, the light and the physical object hanging on the wall. New moments of beauty locked in the memory. I was in awe.”

    “Night heals: there’s ‘pummelling repetition’ here too, for the club freaks or shut-ins. Slow, industrial shocks that give way to ‘Pyramid of Light’s stark new-age burst.”

    Cully was also taking influence from a range of contemporary electronic producers - on labels such as LIES, Diagonal, Optimo Music, Blackest Ever Black, and PAN: “These records felt as much in keeping with post-punk traditions and my own DIY background whilst tapping into the primitive ideas of masters such as Cluster, Suicide, Malaria! and the proto-techno of pre-club music.”

    Just as a structure obscures or reflects light furnishing us with new ways of seeing; the propulsive rhythms in 'Structures And Light’ reveal subtle differences on each repeated cycle.
    This is music to go away from and travel to.

    “It’s a record for the present - full of gorgeous themes that dream unwired.”
    Quotes: JC, Low Profile - Belfast 2017
    1. The Glaze Over
    2. The Fantasist
    3. The Pummelling Repetition Inside
    4. Pursuit

    5. I Dream Unwired
    6. Saturnine Adorations
    7. Pyramid Of Light
    8. Love And The Present
    9. Vernissage

    Touch Sensitive Records | TSR08 | LP / MC / DL
    Released: Friday 24th February 2017
    Mastering: Stephen Quinn – Analog Heart
    Cut: Christoph Grote-Beverborg – Dubplates & Mastering
    Artwork: Rinky
    Label: info@touchsensitiverecords.com

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Pursuit 04:05
Vernissage 05:53


released February 24, 2017


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