1992 – present (25 years)
Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Global Communication is an ambient techno/ambient house duo, formed in 1992 at United Kingdom, and comprising of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard. They are best known for 76:14, an ambient album that sits alongside the likes of FSOL's Lifeforms and Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92, as one of the high-points of ambient composition within UK '90s electronic music scene.
As Global Communication they have released two studio albums. The first, in 1993: a full album remix of Chapterhouse's Blood Music, entitled Pentamerous Metamorphosis, and their masterpiece of ambient house, 76:14, in 1994.
To date, Global Communication has released three compilations: a remix album entitled Remotion in 1996, a DJ mix album entitled Fabric 26 in 2006 (1/2 by Mark Pritchard, 1/2 by Tom Middleton) and in 2011 another DJ Mix entitled Back In the Box . Their two studio albums have also seen reissues: Pentamerous Metamorphosis remastered and in a slightly edited version in 1998, and 76:14 in 2005 (a 10-year anniversary remastered re-release, with additional content on a bonus CD).
As a duo, Middleton and Pritchard have also recorded as, Jedi Knights, kickstarting a new electro revival in '95, Secret Ingredients, The Chameleon making drum-n-bass, Reload & E621, and Link & E621. Together they formed the Evolution Records/Universal Language Productions Record label(s).
Mark has recorded as Reload, Link, Harmonic 313, Troubleman, N.Y. Connection, William Parrott, and Roberto Edwardo Turner, but has retired all of his aliases and records under his own name now. His other collaborative efforts include Africa HiTech with Steve Spacek Harmonic 33 and Use of Weapons with Dave Brinkworth, Series 7 with Stephen Horne, Shaft with Adrian Hughes, Vertigo with Danny Breaks, 28 East Boyz with Kevin Hann, Chaos & Julia Set with Dom Fripp, Mystic Institute with Paul Kent, and Pulusha with Kirsty Hawkshaw.
Tom has recorded as Cosmos, Amba, The Mod Wheel, The Rebus Project, Schizophrenia, E621, and Spiritcatcher, though releases under his own name now as well. As Schizophrenia, Tom collaborated with Aphex Twin on one track from his Analogue Bubblebath 1 EP. Tom has worked collaboratively with Matthew Herbert and Mark Darby releasing one eponymous EP as Fogcity.
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