GROUP ZERO

STRUCTURES AND LIGHT (TOUCH SENSITIVE)

GROUP ZERO - STRUCTURES AND LIGHT 108381
Format:
1 LP
Release:
17.03.2017
Label:
TOUCH SENSITIVE
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
108381
Barcode:
5055869545099
Debut record from Group Zero (Cathal Cully - Girls Names). Using synthesizers and drum machines, 'Structures And Lights' glistens with subtle Euro sophistication - pairing cold-wave optimism alongside freaky and brutal tracks for the more open-minded DJs and dancefloors.

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.

Initially, it was for his personal consumption alone - selfishly indulgent. In fact, this first collection of Group Zero music 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.

The genesis of this newly discovered musical freedom coincided with a viewing of yramid 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." 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. File under: Electronic / RIYL: Factory Floor, Powell, Not Waving, Chris & Cosey
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE GLAZE OVER
  • 1.2. THE FANTASIST
  • 1.3. THE PUMMELLING REPETITION INSIDE
  • 1.4. PURSUIT
  • 1.5. I DREAM UNWIRED
  • 1.6. SATURNINE ADORATIONS
  • 1.7. PYRAMID OF LIGHT
  • 1.8. LOVE AND THE PRESENT
  • 1.9. VERNISSAGE