76:14

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76:14
GC 7614.jpg
Studio album by Global Communication
Released June 1, 1994
Studio Evolution Studios (Crewkerne)
Genre
Length 76:14
Label Dedicated
Producer
Global Communication chronology
Pentamerous Metamorphosis
(1993)
76:14
(1994)
Remotion: The Global Communication Remix Album
(1995)

76:14 is the second studio album by English electronic music duo Global Communication. Initially released via Dedicated Records on June 1, 1994, the album has been re-issued a number of times, most recently in 2005 in an expanded and remastered version.[4]

Overview[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[3]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]

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."[10] In 1996, Mixmag ranked the album at number 11 in its list of the "Best Dance Albums of All Time".[11]

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" is included in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV and appears on the soundtrack album The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV. In the digital release it is listed as "Maiden Voyage". This track is very similar to, but does not credit, the song "Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)" by Tangerine Dream from the Risky Business soundtrack. They had remixed the song for a then upcoming Tangerine Dream remix album but had their effort rejected so released it as 5'23 instead.
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The following cite the album as "ambient house":
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "76:14 – Global Communication". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Cinquemani, Sal (20 August 2002). "Global Communication: 76:14". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "4 02 by Global Communication from the album 74:14...". Audio Puzzle. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ Burgess, John (16 September 2005). "Global Communication, 76:14". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Global Communication: 76:14". Mojo: 120. 2005. [A]nchored by between-song sampled voices and other familiar sound effects, it's a meditative gem of Radox-bath warmth and vast inter-stellar expanse. 
  7. ^ "Global Communication: 76:14". NME: 38. 16 July 1994. 
  8. ^ "Global Communication: 76:14". Q: 120. 2005. Early 90s ambient bliss, handcrafted in Somerset... 
  9. ^ "Global Communication: 76:14". Uncut: 128. 2005. A genre landmark, there's a timelessness about much that's here... 
  10. ^ "The Guardian's 1000 albums to hear before you die". The Guardian. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  11. ^ http://www.muzieklijstjes.nl/MixmagBestdance.htm

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