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76:14

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

Overview



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



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

Track listing



Original release

# "4 02" – 4:02 # "14 31" – 14:31 # "9 25" – 9:25 # "9 37" – 9:37 # "7 39" – 7:39 # "0 54" – 0:54 # "8 07" – 8:07 # "5 23" – 5:23 # "4 14" – 4:14 # "12 18" – 12:18

2005 reissue bonus disc

#"The Groove (Instrumental)" – 8:10 #"The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix)" – 11:51 #"The Deep (Original Mix)" – 11:10 #"The Biosphere (Global Communication Remix)" – Reload – 9:05 #"Incidental Harmony" – 8:33 #"Sublime Creation" – 11:49 #"Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)" – Sensorama – 12:56