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There is more than one artist called Reload: 1) Ambient/Electronic collaboration between Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton. 2) / band from France. 3) // band from Poland

1) Reload, originally, was a Mark Pritchard solo project. Later, Tom Middleton joined Pritchard on some of his Reload releases, and “& E621”(the name of a chemical flavour enhancer) was added to specify Middleton’s involvement/flavour enhancement on a track (Reload & E621 - similar to the set-up with Link & E621). Eventually, as Tom became more heavily involved on the Reload “A Collection of Short Stories” album, the “& E621” was scrapped, and Reload came to mean both Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton.
All four Reload Remixes (not including the two on the Mystic Institute “Cyberdon EP”) were done by both Pritchard and Middleton, jointly.

Reload, in its current incarnation, is again, Mark Pritchard solo, with a pending release on Warp records scheduled tentatively for 2011.

The Pair is probably most well known as Global Communication, releasing ambient and house music. Their debut LP, Global Communication - 76:14 is one of the most acclaimed albums from the ambient music genre and from 1990s electronic music in general.

As a duo they have also recorded as Jedi Knights making new electro, as Secret Ingredients making House Music, as The Chameleon making chilled out drum-n-bass, and Link & E621. Together they formed the Evolution Records Label and Universal Language Records Label. They “split up” in 1997 to pursue solo careers, but “reunited” in 2006 to release the Fabric 26 DJ-Mix Compilation.

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  • discocyst

    Whatever happened to the new album?

    11 Sep 3:41pm Reply
  • Knifymoloko

    Absolutely adore their mix of Slowdive's In Mind

    20 Feb 1:20pm Reply
  • Regular_Mike

    Well... 'A Collection of Short Stories' is absolutely fantastic.

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Risingson

    Even then: Reload is mostly a work from Pritchard, though sometimes Middleton added his knowledge in tracks like "Soleil et la mer", "Ehn" and so on.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ambientnight

    A misunderstanding. There are several artists who are called reload! It is not a rock music artist here. Only electronic music here. By Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton!

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hayhook

    Recent Interview with Global Communication at Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1324 NRK's back in the Box 2xcd DJ mix by Global Communication out May 30th tracklisting announced: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=13818

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • hayhook

    Looks like 2011/2012 for the New Reload Album... he says "it's to be his next main focus" after the Africa Hitech LP drops... but he's also been saying this since 2009... hmmmm

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Epsilonphase

    producing new music? Mark has said the new Reload LP is set to drop in 2010 on Warp?

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • hayhook

    http://www.myspace.com/officialreload

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • hayhook

    http://percussionlab.com/sets/artists?search=global%20communication

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • hayhook

    Following a hiatus of nearly 15 years, UK-based production duo Global Communication will reunite for a gig at the SCI+TEC showcase during Amsterdam Dance Event next month. Global Communication will appear twice at the party during ADE next month, first for an ambient set in AIR's main room and later in the second room for a more eclectic DJ set. "We can tell you this," say Middleton and Pritchard, "We will span many genres and eras, and explore our inspirations from early '90s techno, house, ambient and electronica right up to the cutting edge of modern production." Other DJs on the bill for that night include Dubfire and an unnamed "very special guest." The return of Global Communication is not limited to ADE: Middleton and Pritchard say they will play a series of live shows in 2011, and plan to begin producing new music together as well.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • hayhook

    Mark has said the new Reload LP is set to drop in 2010 on Warp.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • howisya

    where the hell is the new album already

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • hayhook

    new on myspace: <br> http://www.myspace.com/officialglobalcommunication <br> http://www.myspace.com/officialreload <br> http://www.myspace.com/officiallink <br> http://www.myspace.com/evolutionrecordingsuk <br> come make some new friends and a song to your profile!

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Omega_Switch22B

    I heard a few tracks from the Theory of Evolution group, and then I come to realize that the men behind Reload are also behind Global Communication. I must track down their albums now. The Biosphere is such a wonderful track.

    14 Feb 2008 Reply
  • MaPey

    indeed Le Soleil et la Mer is wonderful, so atmospheric

    31 Oct 2007 Reply
  • hayhook

    reload's early releases all remastered and re-released at clone records (vinyl) and bleep.com (mp3 & flac) woot!

    11 Oct 2007 Reply
  • humuhumu

    Le Soleil et la Mer (esp. the Black Dog remix) is just gorgeous...

    28 Jul 2007 Reply

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