76:14

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76:14
Studio album by Global Communication
Released June 1, 1994
Recorded Evolution Studios, Crewkerne, United Kingdom
Genre Ambient
Electronica
Downtempo
Length 76:14
Label Dedicated/BMG Records
74321-22569

Dedicated/Arista/BMG Records
61702-44014

Legacy/Arista/SME Records
88697 24031
Producer Mark Pritchard, Tom Middleton
Global Communication chronology
Pentamerous Metamorphosis
(1993)
76:14
(1994)
Remotion: The Global Communication Remix Album
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

76:14 is an ambient music album by Global Communication. Initially released via Dedicated on June 1, 1994, the album has been re-issued a number of times, most recently in 2005 in an expanded and remastered version.[2]

The title of the album corresponds to the record's total running time in minutes and seconds. Likewise, each track on the album is correspondingly titled after its respective length. The duo has stated in the sleeve notes that this was intended to avoid implying any specific meaning to the music, thus leaving the listener completely free to interpret the music according to their own imagination. The song "14 31" was originally released on The Cyberdon EP by Mystic Institute (Paul Kent and Mark Pritchard) under the title of "Ob-Selon Mi-Nos (Re-Painted by Global Communication)"; in the liner notes, "ob - selon mi - nos" is printed in small letters overtop of "14 31". On vinyl, "0 54" appeared after "5 23".

In 2005, the album was reissued with a bonus disc featuring singles released before and after the album, as well as enhanced packaging and new liner notes from the group and notable fans of the album. Notably, the bonus tracks are more in the vein of house and jazz-influenced techno than the more ambient, mostly beatless album. The songs "Incidental Harmony" and "Sublime Creation", included on this re-issue, originally appeared as a bonus 12" single given away with original pressings of 76:14 on vinyl.

76:14 is featured in The Guardian's 1,000 Albums to Hear Before You Die list, where it is described as an "unfathomably beautiful out-of-time masterpiece."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "4 02" – 4:02
  2. "14 31" – 14:31
  3. "9 25" – 9:25
  4. "9 37" – 9:37
  5. "7 39" – 7:39
  6. "0 54" – 0:54
  7. "8 07" – 8:07
  8. "5 23" – 5:23
  9. "4 14" – 4:14
  10. "12 18" – 12:18

2005 reissue bonus disc[edit]

  1. "The Groove (Instrumental)" – 8:10
  2. "The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix)" – 11:51
  3. "The Deep (Original Mix)" – 11:10
  4. "The Biosphere (Global Communication Remix)" – Reload – 9:05
  5. "Incidental Harmony" – 8:33
  6. "Sublime Creation" – 11:49
  7. "Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)" – Sensorama – 12:56

Notes[edit]

  • The track "14 31" was performed live in 2007 with a vocal chorus, and Tom Middleton on piano, and released as "Lament" on Tom Middleton's Excursions EP (2009).
  • The track "5 23" was included in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV and appears on the soundtrack album The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV, under the name "Maiden Voyage".
  • The track "9 37" uses a sound clip from the movie THX-1138 by George Lucas, and is referred to as both "9 37" and "9 39" on the CD packaging.

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