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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.
They released under Global Communication moniker two studio albums: in 1993, their own remixed version of Blood Music by Chapterhouse, entitled Pentamerous Metamorphosis, and their mastepiece, 76:14, in 1994.
To date, Global Communication 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 . They also reissued the studio albums: Pentamerous Metamorphosis 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 making new electro, Secret Ingredients, The Chameleon making drum-n-bass, Reload & E621, and Link & E621. Together they formed the Evolution Records Label and Universal Language Records Label.
Mark has recorded as Reload, Link, Harmonic 313, Troubleman, N.Y. Connection, William Parrott, and Roberto Edwardo Turner. 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 also records/has recorded as Cosmos, Amba, The Mod Wheel, The Rebus Project, Schizophrenia, E621, and Spiritcatcher. Tom has worked collaboratively with Matthew Herbert and Mark Darby releasing one eponymous EP as Fogcity. As Schizophrenia Tom collaborated with Aphex Twin on one track from his Analogue Bubblebath 1 album.
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