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Global Communication

Global Communication is an electronic music act, consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard.

Biography

Their first LP, 76:14, is an acclaimed album from the ambient and 1990s electronic music genres. Beyond their work as Global Communication, they have also recorded as Jedi Knights, Secret Ingredients, The Chameleon, Link & E621, and Reload; have done remixes for various artists under each of their aliases, including a 1993 Reload remix of "On" by Aphex Twin and a 1997 Jedi Knights remix of "Home" by Depeche Mode. They founded the Evolution Records and Universal Language Productions labels.

Pritchard has also recorded solo as Reload, Link, Harmonic 313, Troubleman, NY Connection, William Parrott and Roberto Edwardo Turner (The Returner). His other collaborative efforts include Harmonic 33 and Use of Weapons with Dave Brinkworth, Series 7 with Stephen Horne, Shaft with Adrian Hughes, Vertigo with Danny Breaks, The 28 East Boyz with Kevin Hann, Chaos & Julia Set with Dominic Fripp, Mystic Institute with Paul Kent, Pulusha with Kirsty Hawkshaw and Africa HiTech with Steve Spacek.

Middleton has also recorded as Cosmos, AMBA, The Modwheel, Kix, The Rebus Project, Schizophrenia, E621 and Spiritcatcher. He has worked collaboratively with Matthew Herbert and Mark Darby of Mighty Force Records, releasing an eponymous EP as Fog City. As Schizophrenia, Middleton collaborated with Aphex Twin on a track on the Analogue Bubblebath EP. , he has been releasing records and DJ Mix Compilations under his own name.

Discography

As Global Communication:
  • Keongaku EP (1992)
  • Pentamerous Metamorphosis (1993)
  • 76:14 (1994)
  • Maiden Voyage (2xEP) (1994)
  • Remotion: The Global Communication Remix Album (1995)
  • The Way/The Deep EP (1996)
  • The Groove EP (1997)
  • Pentamerous Metamorphosis (1998 re-release)
  • 76:14 10-Year Anniversary Remastered Re-Release (2xCD) (2005)
  • Fabric 26 (DJ Mix 1/2 by Mark Pritchard, 1/2 by Tom Middleton) (2006)
  • Back In The Box (2CD DJ Mix) (2011)

    As Reload (at first, a Mark Pritchard solo project, later including Tom Middleton):
  • Reload EP (1992) – (Remaster/Reissue 2006)
  • Auto-Reload EP (1992) – (Remaster/Reissue 2006)
  • Amenity EP/Cyberdon EP (Reload Remixes) (1993) – (Cyberdon Remaster/Reissue: 2007)
  • A Collection of Short Stories (1993)
  • Archives EP (1997)

    As Reload & E621:
  • Auto-Reload EP (1992)
  • Auto-Reload EP Vol. 2 (1993)
  • The Biosphere EP (1993)
  • Evolution Remaster/Reissue of Reload EP, Auto-Reload EP and The Biosphere EP (3x12") (2006) As Link (Mark Pritchard Solo):
  • The First Link EP (1992) – (Remaster/Reissue: 2007)
  • The Augur EP (1993) – (Remaster/Reissue: 2007)

    As Link & E621:
  • Antacid EP (1995)

    As The Chameleon:
  • Links EP (1995)

    As Secret Ingredients:
  • New York New York (1996)
  • Chicago Chicago (1996)

    As Jedi Knights:
  • New School Science (1996)
  • The Big Ones EP (1997)
  • Return of the Jedis (Promo) (1999)
  • Jedi Selector (2000)

    Evolution Records Compilation:
  • The Theory of Evolution (1995)

    Remixes

    as Global Communication:
  • Reload & E621: "The Biosphere (Global Communication Remix)" (1993)
  • Link: "Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)" (1994)
  • Warp 69: "Natural High (Global Communication Re-Take)" (1994)
  • Nav Katze: "Wild Horse (Global Mix Communication)" (1994)
  • The Grid: "Rollercoaster (The Global Communication Yellow Submarine Re-Take)" (1994)
  • Palmskin Productions: "Evolution of The Beast (Part 2) (Global Communication Mix)" (1994)
  • Soft Ballet: "Ride (Global Communication Dub Mix)" (1995)
  • Jon Anderson: "Bless This (Global Communication Mix)" (1995)
  • Jon Anderson: "Amor Real (Global Communication Mix)" (1995)
  • Azymuth: "Jazz Carnival (Global Communication's Space Jazz Mix)" (1996)
  • PJ Harvey & John Parish: "Civil War Correspondent (Global Communication Mix)" (1996)
  • Sensorama: "Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)" (1996)
  • Lamb: "Gorecki (Global Communication Mix)" (1997)
  • Dusky: "Skin Deep (Global Communication Remix & Global Communication Dub)" (2015)

    as Reload:
  • Slowdive: "In Mind (The Reload 147 Take)" (1993)
  • Aphex Twin: "On (Reload Remix)" (1993)
  • Nav Katze: "Crazy Dream (The Reload Retro 313 Future Memory Mix)" (1994)
  • Schaft: "Visual Cortex (The Reload Re-difinition)" (1994)

    as Jedi Knights:
  • Link & E621: "Antacid (Jedi Knights Remix)" (1995)
  • Bomb the Bass: "Absorber (Jedi Knights Remixes 1 & 2)" (1995)
  • Model 500: "The Flow (Jedi Knights Remix)" (1995)
  • Nicolette: "We Never Know (Jedi Knights Remix)" (1995) (unreleased)
  • Depeche Mode: "Home (Jedi Knights Remix)" (1997)
  • Leftfield: "Afrika Shox (Jedis Elastic Bass Remix)" (1999)
  • Underworld: "Jumbo (Jedis Electro Dub & Sugar Hit Remix)'' - (1999)

    as The Chameleon:
  • Palmskin Productions: "Evolution of The Beast (Part 1) (The Chameleon Remix)" (1994)
  • Link: "Amazon Amenity (The Chameleon Remix)" (1995)

    as Secret Ingredients:
  • Global Communication: "The Way (Secret Ingredients Remix)" (1996)
  • The Jedis: "Disco Magic (Secret Ingredients Remix)" (1999)