global communication - help needed

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listening to a bit of ambient techno of late, and a recommendation that frequently comes up = global communication "76 : 14". So went to buy it today, and was told that it's basically a collector's item these days, and not to bother trying to get my hands on a copy. Oh dear.

So, any way I can get it without forking out hundreds? Help!

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Friday, 21 February 2003 13:27 (eighteen years ago) link

I have a CD with the MP3 of 14.31 on it Kilian if that's any good to you. Were you mildly amused in a music nerd way as I was by us having a lecture called Global Communication?

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 February 2003 13:50 (eighteen years ago) link

i thought this album was supposed to be dull?

gareth (gareth), Friday, 21 February 2003 13:57 (eighteen years ago) link

i wouldn't know, i can't find it anywhere! Cheers ronan. The global communication co-incedence caused me much private merriment.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Friday, 21 February 2003 14:03 (eighteen years ago) link

>i thought this album was supposed to be dull?

This album is supposed to be a pinnacle of the early 90's ambient techno/early IDM sound. The one track I heard from it, i don't remember the name because its all stupid numbers, was very nice.

fletrejet, Friday, 21 February 2003 14:10 (eighteen years ago) link

by dull i think gareth means 'ambient' ;)

stevem (blueski), Friday, 21 February 2003 14:31 (eighteen years ago) link

It's listed on amazon.co.uk, and also gemm.com. And I saw a copy in a real shop a couple of weeks ago.

Andrew Norman, Friday, 21 February 2003 15:01 (eighteen years ago) link

I think the collector's item-ness of it is the early issue in the card fold over sleeve with bits of velcro to hold it together. Which I've got. Ho ho. It's a very nice album, in a sort of mid 70s Tangerine Dream kind of way, and is an ideal record to fall asleep to and have strange but happy dreams. It's lovely.

Rob M (Rob M), Friday, 21 February 2003 16:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah, I like it as well. For some reason it came out in the States three years after its initial release.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 February 2003 16:52 (eighteen years ago) link

It's a pleasant album to have in the background while coding. Also highly recommend Pentamerous Metamorphosis if you can find it.

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Friday, 21 February 2003 22:41 (eighteen years ago) link

It seems closer to ambient house to me anyway. I don't rate it much. Should be easy to get, I burned mine from a library copy.

I'd recommend instead Reload's "A Collection of Short Stories," which is a GC side project. Darker and more thoroughly techno.

Leee (Leee), Friday, 21 February 2003 23:24 (eighteen years ago) link

i really like "global electronic network featuring 4e - electronic desert" by khan and walker, is it like this?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 22 February 2003 00:11 (eighteen years ago) link

This is a good album, and definitely worth picking up if you can find it at a resonable price. I think I got my copy for a little over 10 bucks. Like anything else, it is a collectors item for the 14 ambient techno nerds that still give a crap in 2003. It is definitely possible to get ahold of a copy with a little persistence.

I really disagree with the ambient house comparison. Granted, it is not the floatly super-abstract wash of sound that is usually considered ambient, but it does not have a 4/4 kick or any of the other signifiers that are usually associated with ambient house.

I also would not recommend A Collection Of Short Stories, although it is considered an ambient/idm classic by a lot of people, I never found it to be as good as the other Global Communication material.

I was lucky enough to meet these guys a couple times when they came through Detroit on a DJ tour about 4-5 years ago. Very nice, down to earth fellows. They had absolutely stunning sets, not great mixers but mind blowing track selection.

Definitely do make it a point to get ahold of this. If it comes down to it, I can burn you a copy if you have a very hard time getting ahold of it.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Saturday, 22 February 2003 15:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Only now is that record starting to date on me a little... but I still love it. They also released 'Pentamerous Metamorphosis' around this time, which is also fab. Actually, pretty much everything they put out during the 90's (save those first Cosmos records) was great. Reload, Jedis, Chameleon, "THE WAY"...

Scott Warner, Saturday, 22 February 2003 16:57 (eighteen years ago) link

It was a little too ambient for me, but there are several great moments ("7:39" in particular, I love). I got it from cdnow.com a couple years ago and I think they still have it.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Saturday, 22 February 2003 19:16 (eighteen years ago) link

it's close to being my favourite album ever. i could probably burn you a copy, kilian.

michael wells (michael w.), Saturday, 22 February 2003 20:13 (eighteen years ago) link

i can copy it for you, email me if you want :)

ron (ron), Saturday, 22 February 2003 20:25 (eighteen years ago) link

cheers guys. i shall e-mail you when sobriety kicks in.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Sunday, 23 February 2003 00:56 (eighteen years ago) link

its fuckin great! also the remix album which i cannot remember the title of but which has chapterhouse tunes is grebt. can do burns too if required.

gaz (gaz), Sunday, 23 February 2003 08:57 (eighteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
It is dull. Just synth hummin' with no fuckin' beats. Try Reload instead.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 13:24 (eighteen years ago) link

synth hummin' with no fuckin' beats = my definition of good music!

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 13:32 (eighteen years ago) link

its a great example of that particular genre/niche i'd say

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:30 (eighteen years ago) link

criticizing an ambient album for not having beats (it does have a couple) is like criticizing a cat for not barking.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:48 (eighteen years ago) link

I guess I was critizing ambient then. There are actually some good beatless albums, it's just that "76:14" exemplifies the worst kind of stereotypical fluffy, non-challenging ambient house. I want my ambient to have some edge. Of course, if you like background music, there's nothing wrong with Global Communication.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 16:06 (eighteen years ago) link

76.14 is the best kind of ambient.

michael wells (michael w.), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 23:02 (eighteen years ago) link

tuomas, whats ambient with edge - BOC and Autechre's 'Amber' perhaps?

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 23:07 (eighteen years ago) link

To me ambient is any music which tries to convey moods and athmospheres instead of focusing on melodic or rhythmic structure. Of course these two approaches don't exclude each other, so it is very hard to draw the line between ambient and non-ambient. My problem with Global Communication, Orb and their ilk is that they approach ambient as this sort of new agey meditational music, which to me sounds too much like "easy listening" or "harmless background music".

As for Boards of Canada, I think they have taken their child-like approach to music too far, so it feels more like an gimmick than the real thing. Haven't heard their latest LP, though. As for Autechre, I haven't heard "Amber", but their latest records sound very boring. They seem to be knob-twiddlers par excellence, just abstract sounds with no feeling or mood whatsoever.

My favorite ambient record is probably Si Begg's "Commuter World". Although it has beats and grooves, they are used to convey certain moods, and the album as a whole works as an ambient experience (it is one of the few theme records which actually works as intended). I also kinda like Biosphere's "Substrata", although some of the tracks do fall into the "new age/meditational" category. As for older stuff, I think few ambient records today can beat Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" and Herbie Hancock's "Crossings".

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 13 March 2003 08:57 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
resurrect, because i was listening to 76:14 recently and thinking a) some of this is quite proto-kompakt-pop-ambient and b) wasn't that "the deep/the way" single also fantastic? so, are there other folks out there who could give me a rundown on the global comm & related titles i haven't heard (i also love the reload album - wish i could find a copy of that.)

and i guess we all know where tom middleton is at these days, but what of mark pritchard?

jon dale, Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Mark Pritchard just released a new album under some pseudonym. Lots of collab-os. I think I read it was some vaguely nu-jazz affair.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:36 (seventeen years ago) link

nu-jazz? oh... nevermind then.

jon dale, Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:40 (seventeen years ago) link

This thread requires a gratuitous shout-out to the Global Communications remix of Lamb's "Gorecki".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:43 (seventeen years ago) link

re: motion is quite lovely. remixes of people like jon anderson and chapterhouse (!!) it manages to turn them all into 76: 14 like dreamscapes.

bulbs (bulbs), Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:44 (seventeen years ago) link

they also made ambient jungle under the name chaos & julia set circa 1993.

bulbs (bulbs), Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:47 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, global comm certainly had a deft touch with the remix. i've not heard that lamb remix though. 'pentamerous metamorphosis' was quite special. talk about alchemy - the worst record chapterhouse released (and there was some competition for that title) molded into one of the best global comm titles.

i seem to recall the reload remix of slowdive being quite astonishing. what was it with global comm and shoegazers?

jon dale, Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Jon I must make you a copy of the Lamb remix. It's fairly straightforward late nineties jungle but it's really beautiful. (btw I got your e-mail but my account isn't letting me compose for some reason - I will reply soon)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 24 October 2004 03:51 (seventeen years ago) link

thanks tim, can't wait to hear it - very kind of you. reply to that email when you can!

i was just listening to "funk in the fridge" - horrific title - global comm at their most ultramarine, it's a dead ringer for something off of "every man and woman is a star". was always well impressed that jason reynolds from summershine released "76:14" in australia with an extra disc of b-sides/remixes. sure made a nice change from velvet crush offshoot records (um, i liked those btw.)

jon dale, Sunday, 24 October 2004 05:35 (seventeen years ago) link

That's the version of 76:14 I have!

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 24 October 2004 05:39 (seventeen years ago) link

so does anyone know if global comm did more deep house stuff a la "the way/the deep"?

jon dale, Sunday, 24 October 2004 05:45 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
if they did I'd like to hear it very much

pete b. (pete b.), Thursday, 8 December 2005 13:45 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm convinced that one of the tracks on 76:14 is mis-titled. the original gatefold / velcro thing has a different track name (2 seconds shorter) for one of the tracks embedded in the internal artwork, one that's closer to the time given by my cd ripper program. it's adjacent to a track has the same number of seconds on it and i think someone transcribed it incorrectly.

4: 9 39

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 8 December 2005 14:22 (fifteen years ago) link

i bought 76:14 on bleep the other week - coming with a collection of the dancier stuff. a lot of it is just too bloody long but yes i know that's the point.

if i've still got their remix of The Grid's 'Rollercoaster' i'll YSI it because it's marv albeit derived from the general 76:14 'schtick'.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Thursday, 8 December 2005 14:35 (fifteen years ago) link

gah, my post had less thans in it so didn't render

4: 9:39
5: 7:39

but one of these is actually x:37 where x = 8 +/- 1

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 8 December 2005 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

The one with the ticking clock on 76;14 is just gorgeous. I have a Jedi Knights 12" somewhere buts its a bit boring.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Thursday, 8 December 2005 16:27 (fifteen years ago) link

i have the 12" for that song and it's listed on the 12" as 9:37. btw, it sounds better at 45rpm than at 33rpm.

biz, Thursday, 8 December 2005 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

i must have slept to this album 7614 times by now.

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 8 December 2005 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

A Chapterhouse sidetrack got me to fish out Pentamerous Metamorphosis tonight. So so great.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 October 2009 05:27 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

76:14 is an album of true beauty.

The conflicts, the craziness, and the sound of credenzas falling (Stevie D), Friday, 11 December 2009 04:02 (eleven years ago) link

omg it is!!!!!

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Friday, 11 December 2009 04:20 (eleven years ago) link

can someone tell me about more moments in music like the moment 10:02 into 14:31, that might be the most sonorous moment i've heard in all my ambient listenings

dyao know what i mean (acoleuthic), Saturday, 19 December 2009 01:31 (eleven years ago) link

that track has healing properties for real

jabba hands, Saturday, 19 December 2009 01:45 (eleven years ago) link

Banco de Gaia's Maya and Last Train to Lhasa, from 1994 and 1995, also push some of the same buttons as 76:14, though with a much larger hippie/"world beat" vibe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDzILdU3Q70

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 22:47 (ten years ago) link

The Pablo Boliva album, Motion, is similar to Global Communications. Def. worth hearing.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 00:13 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYikf3l9BPg

Bolivar

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 00:14 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcaFrozFlk

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 00:15 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9nMJ4qaXsc

convinced?

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 00:18 (ten years ago) link

Has anyone mentioned Tangerine Dream as there's those couple of tracks on 76.14 that are very similar to Love On A Real Train?

groovypanda, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 08:44 (ten years ago) link

directly inspired by, i believe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjPGmSqadxM

I agree with you I was 11 years old in 1983 I didnt see the movie however untill I was like 12 when it came on HBO anyway since then paticularly the music I feel is the soundtrack to my life. I often delve deep into thought when I hear this music. I was so young, innocent in heart, had my whole future in my grasp, this song takes me to that place when I still had dreams that were possible.... Then I was awaken by my own screams

allbiznessboxing 1 month ago

ledge, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 08:51 (ten years ago) link

I really like the (only?) Pulusha E.P., I picked it up on it's release but didn't listen to it for a number of years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26fi1BbYJHQ

mmmm, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:08 (ten years ago) link

It's Mark Pritchard and Kirsty Hawkshaw.

mmmm, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:09 (ten years ago) link

Found the Reload album. This is exactly hitting all of my buttons.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:45 (ten years ago) link

I mean, synths making ambient dolphin noises with big squelchy "engines of a massive spaceship going full out burning rubber through hyperspace" beat behind it is my Aphexian idea of heaven. Or maybe even Hawkwindian.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:47 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.factmag.com/2011/08/29/fact-mix-278-global-communication/

koogs, Thursday, 1 September 2011 15:46 (ten years ago) link

(apologies for multiple posts, figured the people watching this thread and the fact mix thread might not be the same people...)

koogs, Thursday, 1 September 2011 15:47 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Not to get all Kraftwerkian here, but 76:14 and the Chapterhouse remixes have soundtracked my last three bike rides. And it's not because of any silly ambient-elecrtronic-to-pump-you-up nonsense, but it's that I fucking love these albums but I have to listen to them all the way through start to finish. I cannot bail-out midway through. Almost like a classical piece I suppose. Other examples: the Harmony Rockets album, Spacemen 3's Dreamweapon.

I was on a crazy weeks-long road trip around the US in early 1994 and I was in Providence RH on a cold March Sunday. I found Lovecraft's grave, and when I was wandering around the area by Brown I found a record store. Hey, it's Blood Music with the bonus CD. Bonus CD becomes soundtrack of heavy driving through North Dakota snowstorm. Chapterhouse eventually forgotten.

I'm well-aware I'm reinforcing the "middle-aged dude loves anything with guitars" demographic. I can't help it. I freely admit that Campfire Headphase is my favorite Boards Of Canada album. Nevertheless this area of the venn diagram is a gold mine of stuff that I like. Steven R. Smith is like the outsider music version of this type of sound.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 09:38 (seven years ago) link

Pentamerous Metamorphosis really is something special. That headspace where the swoony end of drone/shoegaze bleeds into ambient techno, with or without guitars, will always be one of my absolute sweetest spots. (I rediscovered it and started caning it right around the time I started doing a lot of hiking in Cornwall, so it will really forever be associated with striding along bits of the coastal path towards some ruined wheal or other.)

I'd rather be the swallow than a dick (Branwell Bell), Friday, 24 January 2014 09:44 (seven years ago) link

Just was googling Steven R Smith after Elvis Telecom's post above, he seems to have a massively varied discography, what would be the most global communicationey?

Rotating prince game (I am using your worlds), Friday, 24 January 2014 09:53 (seven years ago) link

There's one spot that's the Pole of where all these expeditions of futurists are heading off too that's the transcendent Seven Cities Of Cibola of this. The Global Communication guys are on one longitude, Pygmalion on another, Boards Of Canada on another. SVIIB (cries), every drone/shoegaze/ambient/techno privateer who unafraid to be uncool enough to, you know, actually wanna break on through while everyone is trip-hopping.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 10:00 (seven years ago) link

Just was googling Steven R Smith after Elvis Telecom's post above, he seems to have a massively varied discography, what would be the most global communicationey?

Full disclosure: I'm being typically hyperbolic - Smith isn't an electronic at all like GC, but I find a lot of similarity in the approach. Lots of good info here: Steven R. Smith S/D

One of the main appeals of this to me is that not once do you feel like the players involved taped some keys down, went out for lunch, and then stamped "Ambient Drone Album" on the cover. There's a specific and intentional start-to-finish that pulls me in. I suppose I just appreciate it when I feel like someone gives a shit about what they release. Dreamweapon is a classic example of this. 99.9% of the world falls asleep to a gang of Drugby burn-outs fucking around on tremolos while people wait to see Wings Of Desire next door. I can't fall asleep at all - this is 100% pure crystal autistic adrenaline intensity.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 10:18 (seven years ago) link

I can't keep up I can't keep up, but I will add this to the list of things to explore once I have a paying job and access to high speed reliable interweb again.

I'd rather be the swallow than a dick (Branwell Bell), Friday, 24 January 2014 10:20 (seven years ago) link

(Also Dreamweapon is the one and only album I have *ever* been able to fall asleep to, and I can't sleep through music at all, ever, nothing gets me to sleep, so that isn't a diss, Mr Telecom!)

I'd rather be the swallow than a dick (Branwell Bell), Friday, 24 January 2014 10:21 (seven years ago) link

Full disclosure (additional): the only reason I can attribute my italicizing of BoC is that I'm partying it up at home after dealing with some of the worst Real Life Problems imaginable.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 10:27 (seven years ago) link

No diss at all Ms. Bell - we all come into this from our own directions. Ironically the one album that never fails to put me to sleep is the David Gilmour/The Orb one. You would think that it's the most obvious "you got chocolate in my peanut butter" Uranium-238 of this, but it's all so mannered and boring. I've insisted that more drone bands could be improved if they listened to both Dick Dale and Duran Duran. (at least the "Hold Back The Rain" night mix )

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 10:40 (seven years ago) link

I am so far behind I still haven't even heard that one. I feared they might bring out each others' worst noodley tendencies, rather than their best. I just bought tickets to "Jonny G-wood plays Steve Reich" which I'm hoping will be my ultimate "you got chocolate in my peanut butter!!!" but we shall see.

RL Problems suck. Hope the music is soothing you.

I'd rather be the swallow than a dick (Branwell Bell), Friday, 24 January 2014 10:47 (seven years ago) link

Soothing, but I'm far enough along in this to be super-powered! The unacknowledged elephant in the room/Giant Ancient Spacecraft of this is the pirate crew of Astronauts Brock, Turner, Mik, Kilmister Stacia, Calvert, House, etc. They're like the Ramones of whatever this is.

One of my most favorite Pink Floyd bootlegs is a collection of different recordings of "Echoes" from early 1970 experiments to recentish Stadium Rock. It's the sonic equivalent of driving on a favorite road. You're going from A to B, but every trip is different.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 January 2014 11:03 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

They have a remix album!?!

gybe horses (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 05:18 (six years ago) link

Remotion. It's probably my fav. single disc of theirs. They did some amazing remixes.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 06:25 (six years ago) link

ya it's really good

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 06:39 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

First new stuff in a long while (remixes for Dusky):

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/skin-deep-remixes-single/id1032631089?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

groovypanda, Friday, 4 September 2015 13:09 (six years ago) link

Great preview. I wonder if it kicks in or floats on.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Saturday, 5 September 2015 03:00 (six years ago) link

Basically I'll buy it if it kicks :)

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Saturday, 5 September 2015 03:01 (six years ago) link

This is just Tom Middleton though, don't think Prichard is involved

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 5 September 2015 15:04 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

I didn't realize that 76:14 was relevant to my interests until I put it on today for the first time. like I know in 1994 we were all down with gregorian chant monk albums but this is true heaven here, like if Indy had been able to open the ark with a pure heart, and instead of angels of death melting faces, found a rainbow of fruit flavors, but all those fruits were made of diamonds and when you looked into them, you could see the other end of the cosmos, and yes moby was there making love to david gilmour before some holy sequencer, "boys of summer" indeed.

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:00 (one year ago) link

I somehow ended up with 3 copies of the Music On Vinyl reissue. Have 2 still sealed. This may not be official but it's damn good sound quality / pressing. I have the original as well and this one sounds as good (to me better because my OG has some wear).

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:06 (one year ago) link

really wish the Remotion remix album was on streaming sites

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:59 (one year ago) link

Remotion is a lost classic.

I am using your worlds, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:52 (one year ago) link

I didn't realise the guys were unhappy about the MoV reissue of 76:14, but it seems like it was licensed from Sony so maybe 'unauthorised' but still legal. MoV are also reissuing Pentamerous Metamorphosis next month apparently.

But really I came here to say The Groove, it is good!

Noel Emits, Friday, 29 May 2020 15:04 (one year ago) link

Argh, I'd love this but I can't justify buying it for the two tracks I don't already own. It's also a missed opportunity to include all the tracks from the OOP Remotion remix compilation.

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 15:36 (one year ago) link

I guess the 'bonus' tracks aren't going to satisfy everyone unless it's everything. Perhaps stranger that The Groove isn't included, especially as I just bigged it up. There might be cost or.rights issues with some remixes, and the Reload track would properly belong on a reissue of A Collection Of Short Stories, along with the Black Dog remix and the remix of The Biosphere.

Cool though. I wonder if they've remastered 76:14 again, the 2005 CD sounds very good I think. I guess for vinyl.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 19:49 (one year ago) link

"Meticulously remastered from the original DAT tapes. Every detail has been painstakingly overseen by Mark and I." - from Tom's IG post today.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

If that's in reply to my question it doesn't necessarily indicate if it was remastered again.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 10:07 (one year ago) link

I see a few people on WATMM a bit annoyed at the shipping cost for 7LPs to the US - big postage price increases for mail to the US (henceforth known as World Zone 3) from July probably have something to do with it.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 10:24 (one year ago) link

whoa this looks so cool, 76:14 is prob my favoritest ambient album next to The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:58 (one year ago) link

might pick up the CD version, although I doubt the remasters are that much better than the original CD versions, which sound great

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 20:15 (one year ago) link

This inspired me to listen to the first Jedi Knights record and holy SHIT is this good

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 12 June 2020 12:19 (one year ago) link

Lovely album. Can't believe it's 26 years old.

I still remember Andrew Smith's ecstatic review of it in Melody Maker.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:58 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

New album from Tom under the GCOM moniker coming next month. (Preview track is very drum n bass)

https://bleep.com/release/244094-gcom-e2-xo

groovypanda, Friday, 17 September 2021 11:11 (two months ago) link

sick!

lukas, Friday, 17 September 2021 17:35 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://k7records.bandcamp.com/album/e2-xo

okay what's with the 2nd track on this? It's super glitchy and totally out of place (even the mastering sounds different). Am I the only one thinking someone copied the wrong file?

octobeard, Thursday, 18 November 2021 03:11 (two weeks ago) link

okay what's with the 2nd track on this?

Nah, that's Qebrus. Mega-glitchy artist who Tom was collaborating with, who passed away a few years ago.
Despite being a fan of That Sort Of Thing, I find Qebrus a bit too "un-musical" for my taste, both too balls-out and too abstract perhaps. So I get your reaction.

raven, Thursday, 18 November 2021 06:16 (two weeks ago) link


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