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Global Communication
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August 7, 2020


Instant download of 7:39 (Cassette Demo), Incidental Harmony, Sublime Creation (Original Mix), 05:23 Lone remix with all pre-orders.

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The Transmissions boxset is mastered from the original DAT Tapes by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, personally overseen by Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton. Vinyl is pressed at Optimal in Germany. Sleeve designs by Mark Gowing. Sleevenotes by Ben Cardew

While Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton have made huge amounts of music, the records that they cut as Global Communication back in the 1990s are still prized as some of the finest output either artist has made, together or apart. This new Transmissions boxset is a treasure trove for both old fans looking to reacquaint themselves with Global Communication’s output and also newcomers keen to explore the singular electronics of releases like 1994’s 76:14.

The Global Communication sound is notably colourful and rich in melody, and sits comfortably alongside the music made by their early 90s contemporaries such as The Black Dog. 76:14 is an upbeat cathartic set which intersperses Pritchard and Middleton’s ethereal atmospherics with forays into downtempo and a couple of more rhythmically driving numbers. 1993’s Chapterhouse Retranslated by Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis has an even more utopian feel to it. On this album the beat-driven shoegaze style of Chapterhouse’s Blood Music LP (also 1993) is spun out to create mind-expanding sonic vistas - one can detect influences from Brian Eno’s ambient output, the 80s synth-pop of Talk Talk and David Sylvian and seminal sci-fi movie soundtracks like Blade Runner in the mix here.

Exclusive to Transmissions is a compilation of Global Communication’s remixes and EPs. Included here are entries from their 1992 debut release Keongaku as well as ‘The Deep’ and ‘The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix)’, two psychedelic house joints which date from 1996 and are among Global Communications’ most beloved output. Curated Singles & Remixes also brings on board reworkings which the pair did for The Grid and Sensorama - and all, as is the case with Chapterhouse Revisited and 76:14, have been remastered. Not only do these cuts represent yet more of Global Communications’ expansive electronic style, they also provide further context to the innovations of 76:14 and Chapterhouse Retranslated. The cherry on top of all of this is an exclusive cover version of 76:14 highlight ‘5:23’ by Lone, a modern-day artist whose penchant for halcyon timbres is very much in Global Communications’ image.

Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton’s genre-defying Global Communication project has some of its most vital work remastered and collected together in this generous new Transmissions boxset.

Chapterhouse Retranslated by Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis

A1. Alpha Phase
B1. Beta Phase
B2. Delta Phase
C1. Gamma Phase
D1. Epsilon Phase


A1. 4:02
A2. 14:31
B1. 9:25
B2. 9:39
C1. 7:39
C2. 8:07
C3. 5:23
D1. 0:54
D2. 4:14
D3. 12:18

Curated Singles & Remixes

A1. Global Communication - Incidental Harmony
B1. Global Communication - Sublime Creation (Original Mix)
C1. Sensorama - Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)
D1. The Grid - Rollercoaster (The Global Communication Yellow Submarine Re-Take)
D2. Lone - 5:23*
E1. Global Communication - The Deep
F1. Global Communication - The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix)
*Previously unreleased

CD Boxset as per vinyl with Global Communication - 7:39 (Original Cassette Demo) added on disc 3

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