Global Communication - 76:14
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1994 Ratings: #97 / 392
User Score
Based on 142 ratings
1994 Ratings: #67
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Tempering the industrial tilt of their previous Reload material with slower, more graceful rhythms and an ear for melody unmatched by any in the downtempo crowd, Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton produced the single best work in the ambient house canon.

80
The Guardian
After a decade, the palette of sounds, from falling water to ominous hissing, is still absorbing.
70
Slant Magazine

Influenced by Detroit Techno, early Tangerine Dream, and Eno’s ambient, Global Communication’s 76:14 became one of several universally celebrated ambient house records.

nah_
98

Thank you to @UltimateLifeFrm for the recommendation!

Well this is definitely an interesting record. The dark, futuristic ambience takes over this record from the very beginning with 4:02, a track that sounds like you're going through space all alone in the empty vacuum. I think this record might be one of the only albums that fucked with my head a little bit, because this is incredibly creepy.

As 14:31 starts, we hear a little bit more than ambience, but our second track still creates that ... read more

UltimateLifeFrm
100

Re-review:

76:14 is a flawless ambient album that's rich in atmosphere and futuristic sounds.

All 10 tracks create a different type of journey; some haunting, some energetic, and other ones heavenly.

One feature that I find quite clever is how every track on here is named after their duration.

There's a good reason as to why I recommend everyone hear this album. It's a one-of-a-kind journey that MUST be experienced.

Personal favourites (even though I love every ... read more

Finthelay
100

Formed in summerset during 1991, Global communications are responsible for what might just be my favourite ambient album of all time. 78:14 is a masterpiece and an absolute essential.

The genre of ambient techno is one I am not super familiar with, but hearing this record I will certainty be checking out more music within that label. 78:14 has become a staple of the sound and if you have heard it you can see why. This record is gorgeous, with these grand and spacious sound filling each track ... read more

nah_
98

Thank you to @UltimateLifeFrm for the recommendation!

Well this is definitely an interesting record. The dark, futuristic ambience takes over this record from the very beginning with 4:02, a track that sounds like you're going through space all alone in the empty vacuum. I think this record might be one of the only albums that fucked with my head a little bit, because this is incredibly creepy.

As 14:31 starts, we hear a little bit more than ambience, but our second track still creates that ... read more

cfnugent
99

Thank you again to @UltimateLifeFrm for the recommendation! (2)

I've never seen Star Trek, nor really know anything about it. But picture the most massive Star Trek ship imaginable. Unfalthomably large from end to end, slowly inching through an black and desolate space wasteland. This is the soundtrack.

UltimateLifeFrm
100

Re-review:

76:14 is a flawless ambient album that's rich in atmosphere and futuristic sounds.

All 10 tracks create a different type of journey; some haunting, some energetic, and other ones heavenly.

One feature that I find quite clever is how every track on here is named after their duration.

There's a good reason as to why I recommend everyone hear this album. It's a one-of-a-kind journey that MUST be experienced.

Personal favourites (even though I love every ... read more

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Track List

  1. 4:02
  2. 14:31
  3. 9:25
  4. 9:39
  5. 7:39
  6. 0:54
  7. 8:07
  8. 5:23
  9. 4:14
  10. 12:18
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Added on: April 23, 2014