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Global Communication



Released: 2nd October 2020

2xLP£26.99 Pre-Order Dispatched on or before Friday 2nd October 2020

140gram double LP in heavy cardstock gatefold sleeve
with spot UV logo printed on the front and printed inners
with full sleevenotes

Reissue of a widely acknowledged classic of electronic
music, originally released in 1994 and now available on
the group’s own Evolution label, fully remastered from the
original DAT tapes, with care taken to retain the full
dynamics of the original recordings. Accompanied by in-
depth sleevenotes by Ben Cardew and a beautifully
updated gatefold sleeve design by Mark Gowing.

This is the definitive edition of one of the best records
released in the entire decade. Hailed by The Guardian as
“an unfathomably beautiful out-of-time masterpiece” and
no.11 in Mixmag’s Best Dance Albums Of All Time.
Whilst the faintly recognisable DNA of Detroit techno is
apparent in the music, it also exists comfortably alongside
the finest film soundtrack work of Vangelis and Tangerine
Dream, the ground breaking run of late-70s instrumental
albums of Brian Eno, contemporary albums such as Aphex
Twin’s ‘Selected Ambient Works’ series and The KLF’s ‘Chill
Out’ and in the use of texture and harmony to convey
incredibly moving abstract soundscapes, there’s also a
connection to the exploratory guitar music of My Bloody
Valentine or the groups defined as post rock.

Global Communication are the legendary duo of Tom
Middleton and Mark Pritchard. They began recording in
1991 and in a short space of time released a huge amount
of music collectively and individually, in a broad range of
styles, including records under names such as Link, E621,
Reload, The Chameleon and Jedi Knights, but it’s the work
they made together as Global Communication that has
proved to be the most enduring.