Global Goon

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Global Goon
Born 1967
Origin Merseyside, England
Genres Electronic music
Years active 1989–present
Labels Rephlex, Audio Dregs

Global Goon is a former British programmer from Lydiate, England who earned a recording contract with Rephlex Records[1] before moving to London and being Richard D. James' (aka Aphex Twin)'s housemate. He had been making electronic music using SoundEdit 16 while supporting himself with various programming jobs. After moving into a shared house with James, Tom Jenkinson, Chris Jeffs and Grant Wilson-Claridge, he released his first album Goon on Rephlex in 1996. Rumors that Goon actually was an alias for Aphex Twin persisted even after the release of Cradle of History two years later. After releasing Vatican Nitez four years later, he left the Rephlex label and started his own label J-HOK records, which he released three albums on.[2] He also released one album on Audio Dregs, and two albums and one EP on WéMè.[3]

Global Goon has also been rumored to have released five acid records under the alias Syntheme on both Planet Mu and WéMè between 2007 and 2009, but this remains unconfirmed and Syntheme is also known as Louise Helena Wood, from Brighton, England.[4]

Music critics have characterized Global Goon's style as ambient music and "easy listening fusion".[5] From Bessemer Cocktail and after, his music took a turn towards acid house rather than the easy listening downtempo.



Title Release Label
Goon 1996 Rephlex
Cradle of History 1998 Rephlex
Vatican Nitez 2002 Rephlex
Family Glue 2004 Audio Dregs, J-HOK
Junior Glue 2004 J-HOK
Bessemer Cocktail 2005 WéMè
Pure Rock 2005 J-HOK
Saint Aime 2008 WéMè
Earwhig 2010 Myuzyk
Quones 2011 J-HOK
Everything Is Connected 2011 J-HOK
Carbon 2011 UpItUp
Journeys 2012 J-HOK
Horizon 2012 J-HOK
Plastic Orchestra 2012 030303
-Quonk 2012 J-HOK
-K-Wal 2013 J-HOK
Destroy The Mirror 2014 Balkan Vinyl
Sweet Box 2015 J-HOK

EPs and Singles

Title Release Label
Afterlife 1997 Rephlex
Chimay 2008 WéMè
Quonesha 2011 J-HOK
Rivers (EP) 2015 J-HOK
Shazbot (EP) 2015 J-HOK
Great Heck (EP) 2015 J-HOK
NUSH! (EP) 2015 J-HOK

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  1. ^ "And the rest, New releases, Compilations and reissues". The Observer. 2003-11-16. p. 68. 
  2. ^ "J-HOK records". Discogs. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "WéMè Records". Discogs. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Pride, Dominic (1997-03-22). "London". Billboard. p. 45. 

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