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Boomkat Product Review:
'Everyone’s Already Come Apart' sees the return to Touch Sensitive of Group Zero, the solo project of Belfast-based musician, Cathal Cully.
"The Group Zero moniker has been an outlet for Cully to explore a loose experimentalism within electronic production whilst still feeding off the same diet of his post-punk roots: repetition, repetition, repetition. Four years on from his previous outing for the label, 'Everyone’s Already Come Apart' heralds a shift in trajectory - leaving behind the colder, industrial glaze and softening the angular edges to reveal warmer, psychedelic rhythms - hinting at heady optimism and playful escapism. These five tracks take us on a trip that both pushes and pulls. Moments of meditative stasis are clipped by propulsive 4/4 grooves. Snatches of heavily treated vocals and keys further the unmapped journey.
We find ourselves in the headspace of those beautiful off-kilter 3am dance floor moments - flickering bright lights arrest us from being lost in fog machine haze. Next, we're soundtracking the patina of those early-morning trails - pushing through nature’s wow and flutter - equally as psychedelic. The call and response pairing of cuts on either side of the record both adds to the wooze and eases the orientation. “Making music for this record was an exercise in playing for myself alone.” says Cully. “The catalyst for 'Everyone’s Already Come Apart' was a painter-like need for destruction of the canvas - reconstructing previous rough edits and forgotten weirder motifs into something even more unique and beautiful. It was almost more of an exercise in listening than playing. If it sounded weird, then it had to be made weirder. I wanted to let the sounds breathe.” Time to jump in - everyone’s already come apart." "