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Global Communication - 76:14 album

Global Communication - 76:14 album
Title: 76:14
Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style:Downtempo, Ambient
Released: 1994
MP3 album szie: 1773 mb
FLAC album size: 1448 mb

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

Matrix, Runout: SONOPRESS I-3879/DEDCD014 A DS4. Mastering SID Code: none. Mould SID Code: IFPI 0723.

The tick-tock beats and tidal flair of "14:31" are proof of the duo's superb balance of beauty with a haunting quality more in line with Vangelis than Larry Heard (though both producers were heavy influences on the album). On several tracks the darkside appears to take over - the pinging ambience of "9:39" - but for most of 76:14 the melodies and slow-moving rhythms chart a course toward the upbeat and positive.

Remotion: The Global Communication Remix Album by Global Communication. View all albums . 76:14. By: Global Communication (1994, Electronic). 1. 4 02. 2. 14 31. 3. 9 25. 4. 9 39.

☆☆☆ ~ Astoundingly virtuous album. The production is ecstasy to my ears, it's carefully crafted and formidable indeed. A fascinating piece sculptured with a lushly quality sound design. For some reason, my old laptop also showed some albums not in my library, and 76:14 was one of them. I had no idea what the name of this album is until coming across it a couple months later thanks to one of deep cuts' videos. 76:14 is a very good listen. Or consider a donation? User Lists.

Artists Global Communication 76:14. 76:14 Global Communication. This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 90/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Global Communication is an electronic music act, consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard. Their first LP, 76:14, is an acclaimed album from the ambient and 1990s electronic music genres

Tracklist

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

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEDCD 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album) Dedicated DEDCD 014 UK 1994
DEDLP 014, DEDLP 014S, 08-56201-20 Global Communication 76 14 ‎(2xLP + 12" + Album, Ltd, Emb) Dedicated, Dedicated, Dedicated DEDLP 014, DEDLP 014S, 08-56201-20 UK & Europe 1994
74321 22569-2 Global Communication 76 14 ‎(CD, Album) Dedicated, Bertelsmann Music Group 74321 22569-2 Germany 1994
DEDLP 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(2xLP, Album) Dedicated DEDLP 014 UK 1994
DEDLP 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Dedicated DEDLP 014 UK 1994
LOC 015 CD Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album) Logic Records LOC 015 CD Germany 1994
DEDCD 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album) Dedicated DEDCD 014 US 1994
DEDCD 014S Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Dedicated DEDCD 014S UK 1994
DED 14 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo) Dedicated DED 14 US 1994
DEDMC 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(Cass, Album) Dedicated DEDMC 014 Germany 1994
DEDCD 013 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Dedicated DEDCD 013 UK 1994
SBLCD5008, SBLCD 5008 Global Communication 76 14 + Maiden Voyage ‎(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Sublime Records , Sublime Records SBLCD5008, SBLCD 5008 Japan 1995
SHINECD015 Global Communication 76:14 + Maiden Voyage ‎(CD, Album + CD, Maxi) Summershine SHINECD015 Australia 1995
61702-44014-2 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RP) Dedicated 61702-44014-2 US 1997
DEDLP 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(2xLP, Album, RP) Dedicated DEDLP 014 US 1998
DQFPR014/1, DQFPR014/2 Global Communication 76:14 Expanded Edition ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Unm + CDr, Comp, Promo, Unm) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records DQFPR014/1, DQFPR014/2 UK 2005
DQFPR014/1, DQFPR014/2 Global Communication 76:14 Expanded Edition ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Unm + CDr, Comp, Promo, Unm) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records DQFPR014/1, DQFPR014/2 Australia 2005
DQFDV014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(2xLP, Album, RM) Discotheque DQFDV014 UK 2005
DQFDD014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM) Discotheque DQFDD014 UK 2005
DK 464 / DK 465 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial + CD, Comp, RM, Unoffici) Unknown (DK) DK 464 / DK 465 Russia 2005
61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RP) Dedicated, Dedicated 61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 Europe 2008
none Global Communication 76:14 ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Dedicated none 2010
61702-44014-2 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 61702-44014-2 US Unknown
61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Dedicated, Dedicated 61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 US Unknown
61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 Global Communication 76:14 ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Dedicated, Dedicated 61702-44014-2, DEDCD 014 US Unknown
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Reviews: (56)
Ffan
Ffan
Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton should get the Polar Music Prize! They are true innovators in the field of electronic dance music, ambient, and a plethora of interesting strands, tangents, and back-alleys of the hardcore continuum. This is a sublime piece of art. As someone else said in the comments, a lot of so-called "intelligent dance music" was little more than pretentious, overloaded, over-intellectualised equilibrism. Alongside other, perhaps more well-recognised artists such as Aphex and Autechre, this is the opposite of posey affectation. An overlooked classic, similar to Gas 0095 in its approachability, humility, and emotional lustre.
Uyehuguita
Uyehuguita
I'm just curious if there are plans for the repress of this album?
Laizel
Laizel
A holy grail of ambient/IDM records, count your lucky cards if you have a copy.
Iarim
Iarim
I got it, I wonder how much a NEAR MINT copy would fetch ? But then again, I ain't selling ;-)
fightnight
fightnight
At least 10 words must be entered... NEED REPRESS LP !
Connorise
Connorise
I usually find ambient and several IDM variants to be the Derrida of electronic music: pretentious, postmodern nonsense masqueraded as something deep. This is not that. This is real. Meaningful, lush, tactfully layered, smooth. Simply and absolutely beautiful ambient music. The only way it should be.
Bremar
Bremar
"An incomprehensibly beautiful masterpiece beyond time" - the Guardian wrote about this album, putting it on the list of 1000 albums of all time that you need to listen to before you die. Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton were prominent British #techno producers, they were at the forefront of the electronic revolution, were at the center of all club events, but it was underground, and there, outside, in the world of great music, no one perceived DJs as musicians. Not looking up from the club life, Mark and Tom just released #ambient music under the pseudonym Global Communication, not trying to prove anything to anyone.
Akisame
Akisame
When are we getting a repress of this? I don't feel like paying $200 for a piece of music.
Lucam
Lucam
Weird, I've had track 2 from this disc for a long time, but it's named "Mystic Institute - Ob-Selon Mi-Nos (Re-Painted By Global Communication)". Any ideas what the story is here?
Juce
Juce
This is the release, in case anyone is wondering: https://www.discogs.com/Mystic-Institute-The-Cyberdon-EP-Reload-Remixes/master/78500
Eayaroler
Eayaroler
Answered my own question... Mark Pritchard is half of Mystic Institute, and also half of Global Communication. I must have this from the earlier Mystic Institute release.
Ttyr
Ttyr
I bought this when it first came out and for whatever reason it did not grab me then ... but it has my attention now! Beautiful, lush, sublime it's mesmerizing from start to finish. Whatever made me want to listen to this, it is the perfect soundtrack for my life right now. Serendipitous.
Ielonere
Ielonere
This is the edition to get as you get the classic album plus The Deep! it doesn't really get any better
Fararala
Fararala
Wish they would re-issue this as 199 Euros....oh dear. Masterful
Soustil
Soustil
We all need to create a petition directed to Sony Music for the reissue of this fantastic album.The whole world needs to hear Pitchard and Middleton's timeless music again, too bad they don't work together any more....
Naril
Naril
This was always one of my favorite albums throughout the most formative period of my life. My 'favorite' song on it changed, from the most immediate and obvious at first (14:31, etc.) to probably the most subtle but powerful (4:14). I grew right along with this.
Tcaruieb
Tcaruieb
A detailed track by track breakdown of the LP. Ideas, gear used, etc. Quite a good read ...https://medium.com/12edit/global-communication-76-14-story-behind-the-album-b1fe01658bd8
Mr.jeka
Mr.jeka
This needs a repress a 2017 repress. : - )
Fountain_tenderness
Fountain_tenderness
well eleven years after its release : the sound is still very nice - I just played out 9 : 39 as an intro in my set at in October. This is still one of my most favourite LPs.
Blackstalker
Blackstalker
He means this particular pressing which was 2005. At least I assume he does as 11yrs prior was 2005 when this press was released so makes sense.
Gabar
Gabar
No! It was released in 1994 making the LP 23 years old......
Dalarin
Dalarin
14:31 A beautifully crafted, inspiring masterpiece of music. This track is the reason I'll always hold on to this vinyl. Sounds just as good everytime i hear it !
Grari
Grari
I bought this CD 15 years ago when I was just getting into ambient music, it's reputed to be a classic. I found it really disappointing, some nice textures, but predicable plodding melodies which simply couldn't engage my interest. I recently had another listen 15 years later and came to the same conclusion. I wanted to like it, but I honestly can't understand what all the hype is about. This is the most uninteresting release I've heard in the ambient genre
Kriau
Kriau
What a clown. But he's listened to a lot of ambient music, so he knows what he's talking about. In the ambient genre.
LeXXXuS
LeXXXuS
shindo I bought this CD 15 years ago when I was just getting into ambient music, it's reputed to be a classic. I found it really disappointing, some nice textures, but predicable plodding melodies which simply couldn't engage my interest. I recently had another listen 15 years later and came to the same conclusion. I wanted to like it, but I honestly can't understand what all the hype is about. This is the most uninteresting release I've heard in the ambient genre Now go Back and say/write everything in reverse :)
Silly Dog
Silly Dog
Is the sound of this press nice? :) Thx in advance.
Kalrajas
Kalrajas
yes it is nice thick vinyl and a great pressing.
LadyShlak
LadyShlak
Yes it's nice, good heavy vinyl, no noise at all.
Venemarr
Venemarr
My daughter was born to this LP so it will always be intrinsically linked with that beautiful life changing experience. Even without that, i still consider this album a masterpiece. Selected Ambient Works deservedly gets a lot of credit but Mr D James is a bit of a one trick pony in comparison to the sprawling works and sheer variety of output from Tom Middleton and (and more importantly) Mark Pritchard.
Dellevar
Dellevar
8:07 into 5:23 is the soundtrack to a sweet one-night-stand. The fling is never going to work, it will be over in the morning, but all you can focus on is the moment. The fact it will not last makes it even more cherishable, as well as nostalgic (oh! yes, there are tons of nostalgia on display) and intense. And when you think it is time to part, the music decides you are on for round two -- the final embrace.Tangerine Dream knew what they were doing, when they composed Love On A Real Train for Risky Business (although inspired by Reich, it is far from a cover). Global Communications perfected it by stretching the three-minute track into a legendary thirteen-minute novel. Immortal.
Gtonydne
Gtonydne
This release is divine. Really, really special. Probably the best fusion of sparse beats (when available) with drifting ambience that is constructed in a very clever and inventive way, which is why it is a joy to listen to over and over again. Crucially, this was released in 1994, a year i remember as the big records companies, stung by not picked up on House, rave and baggy quickly enough to harvest the money, were avid to push Ambient and IDM (hate that term) as the new big thing. Remember virgin's spiffing AMBT series launched that year? This was when there was the frisson of excitement and possibilities in the zeitgeist, and experimentalism was bankrolled. Not like now, alas. So this is very much of it's time and a leading contender for the forerunner, along with Aphex, Seefeel's 'Quique', and Irresistible Force's 'Flying High', and The Orb, of the perfect time(less) capsule; and also transcends it by being a gem that comes up fresh as paint each listen.
Otiel
Otiel
I don't even deserve to post a review here. I feel so small and void compared to this outstanding release. Like a breakfast kiosk against a skyscraper.If someone follows (or have read) my reviews, then either he or she knows that I say this quite often, but let's be honest: this is art. Period. People obviously have opinions, I know a few guys around who have found this mediocre or poor, but...respect this release please. There is a certain reason why 76:14 comes up in literally all "top XY ambient albums of all time" lists, general electronic music recommendations, why this one is rated at 4.72 / 5 right know, based on 870 ratings (and no, it is not hype).Call me stupid, call me small-minded, but albums like this one always make me realize one of the aspects of life: it has this splendid abstraction called music. Music is something that you either like or don't. Generally speaking, this is music, but - and this is the point in my opinion - if you enjoy it, you will enjoy it big time. This is a higher state...I'm a dude in his early twenties, so, obviously, I won't cry, but deep inside it really drives me there.I'm not sure how well this one aged, and frankly I don't care. I have discovered it like eight years ago, I've gone through the discography of BoC, Mr. Eno, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Amon Tobin, you name it, and this LP stayed with me; so, when it comes to me, it stood the the test of time, definitely. I have never even considered the option that this one is outdated or redundant these days. It's an everlasting ordinance of ambient music. I highly recommend this to anyone, irregardless of age, mood and musical interest.5 / 5, upliftingFavourites: can't point out a single track, this is what came to my mind right now. Ask me a minute later, and this would be different:- 9 : 25- 7 : 39- 9 : 39- 4 : 14Thanks for reading.
watching to future
watching to future
Music can be divided essentially into two categories. Beautiful and ugly. You decide where to place 76.14. Now begin to talk about the album. First, it is incorrect to talk about music when it comes to 76.14.76.14 is a treaty, a unique document. The music contained in this document represents the substance, the highest level ever achieved of electronic music. Throughout your life you will hear lots of music, good, bad, good quality, creative. But you will never experience the sensations of deep intimacy and lightness, the proximity of the unknown and the very meaning of life in the universe such as the sound of this masterpiece. This album is absolutely transcends any earthly categorization and classification of what can be called music and in today's music scene this album is unique and unrepeatable. Unmatched.
Cerekelv
Cerekelv
i am totally proud to have this japanese release in my collection. it's a big honour to own such an epic and historic production.
Fato
Fato
i just want to say that i bought this right when it came out - new - and it only came with one record! i didnt know this was supposed to be a double vinyl til i checked it on discogs. did this happen to anyone else? I wonder if dedicated would send me a replacement... :)
Mall
Mall
This is by far my favorite album of all time. When originally released, it may have been lost in the heyday of ambient albums, but it truly stands the test of time. This version, remastered by Mark Pritchard, sounds amazing; samples that were buried before emerge like hidden gems, and the warmth of the vinyl version finally comes through to be archived for future generations of chillers. Absolutely essential.
Rude
Rude
Not much that I can add to the plate with all these great reviews already here. What I will say is that the rumors are true... This CD is amazing and seems to be a hidden ambient/IDM gem from the 90s that not a whole lot of people know about. Even here in the time I write this (2006) Global Communication have still not released a proper follow-up to this album. I know the two have been busy with their own projects but sometimes I think they wanted to end Global Communication with this classic and have people remember this album as their sound. Its hard to pick favorites here seeing how the album needs to be listened to as a whole... I could tell you about how 14:31 is a slow, ambient piece with a "tick-tock" sound running throughout the track. Or I could tell you that 8:07 has a dancey feel to it with what is either an amazingly real sounding synth line, or female vocals. I could tell you all these things.. But the only thing I want to say now is BUY THE ALBUM! Its worth every penny.
Mot
Mot
While not exactly a proper album, Remotion was a pretty good follow-up for 76'14. I also highly recommend Pentamerous Metamorphosis. Both of those were amazing too…but nothing ever topped 76'14.
Gela
Gela
Milestone in ambient music, yes. Perfect timing in every sound. Perfect echoing melodies. Pure soul in it that makes it timeless. It's not Brian Eno: it's futuristic, electronic, alive, gathering every influence from the ambient music before in a sinergistic manner. And not in the same league as "The Orb", but those like Jonah Sharpe (in his first days), Irresistible Force or Biosphere, but lighter, brighter and much more beautiful than those.
Nuadabandis
Nuadabandis
Another landmark in the Ambient era of 1993.This album simply is stunning. Nocturnal listening of the highest order with angelic soothing pads,ticking clocks,mutterings of different languages etc. The album opens like Close encounters' Opening credits,eerie,dissonant chords,heralding one of many nameless tracks(all tracks titled by their running times...GENIUS)Allowing the listener to make his/her own envisions of a truly better place 'No Matter where you are!'...A truly beautiful Aural painting..PRICELESS!
Tenius
Tenius
Agreed, it's genius…but it was actually released in 1994.
Joni_Dep
Joni_Dep
Milestone in ambient music? Sign me up! Except...no, it's crap. Don't get me wrong, I love my ambience, but this is almost completely devoid of quality. The only good track is the Orbital-style 9:25 which, by the way, is not ambient in the slightest. The rest of it seems to isolate the most annoying things about Eno (dated synth pads, overly crisp production), and ditch all the good stuff (interesting melodies, emotion). I read somewhere that 14:31 is regarded as one of the greatest, most original ambient tunes. Didn't Aphex Twin do almost the exact same track a few months previous on SAW II, complete with metronome/clock ticking? Now there's a quality ambient album, despite it's random noise interludes. I can only assume that people who like this haven't heard the true pioneers of the genre - Eno, Stars Of The Lid, Aphex, and so forth. The sounds in 76:14 convey no emotion to keep you occupied when you are awake, and the percussive tracks make it impossible to sleep to. Pish. Oh and it has a bonus disc full of what I imagine the chillout room sounds like at club hell. Boring.
Weetont
Weetont
Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but Gecks is wrong on several points, namely thinking that Aphex Twin did the ticking clock thing on Stone in Focus before, which is not true. The fact that his favorite song is probably one of my least favorite is a giveaway that you should just go and listen to this album regardless. This album is full of emotion and excellent ambience, and there is quality on both discs. The Biosphere Remix is probably the best thing on here.
Qiahmagha
Qiahmagha
Not to mention 14:31 was originally released in 1993 on the Cyberdon EP. ;-)
Dddasuk
Dddasuk
I agree with you (partially) in that this is devoid of quality, no argument there. It is overhyped and lacks feeling and emotion! 8:07 & 5:23 (almost identical) are the only reason I gave this release a 2 and not a 1. And guess what these 2 tracks just happen to be a cover of Tangerine Dream's "Love On A Real Train" from Risky Business soundtrack which TD sampled from Steve Reich 's 1978 album Music For 18 Musicians. When the best 2 tracks happen to be cover of a cover, then any unbiased listener can figure out the rest... What I don't agree with is calling Eno, Stars Of The Lid, Aphex the pioneers of the genre. Eno did play a part in the 70s movement but in my opinion he has been inconsistent most of his career. As far as Stars Of The Lid & Aphex they are peanuts compared lets say to the Berlin School of music movement coming out of Germany which dates back to early 70s. I suggest going 20 years back from the first record put out by Aphex if you want to discover the pioneers of the genre. There is a holy grail of ambient music waiting for you just across the pond from UK. The exciting task of finding it is yours. Best of luck
Shadowredeemer
Shadowredeemer
I totally agree. I bought this CD based on the rave reviews. I have listed to a huge amount of ambient music over the years and this CD is actually rubbish.
Saintrius
Saintrius
This is the most unfathomably wrong review I've ever seen on Discogs. No, Aphex Twin never did a track anything like 14:31. I have the complete 25 track version of Selected Ambient Works II, and not a single one of them has a pendulum (or any other kind of ticking clock; the closest noise I can think of that might have been somewhere in there is a cuckoo clock doing its hourly chime). But what's really ridiculous about your statement (besides the fact that you are just plain factually wrong about it) is the idea that the ticking clock was the only thing happening in 14:31. It's just a percussive element, around which a complex, multi-layered melody is woven on top of sublime chords. Either you have never heard the track at all, or were not paying any attention to it.And honestly, your nomination of Stars of the Lid as a "pioneer" of ambient music further demonstrates your complete lack of knowledge or understanding of the genre. Don't get me wrong, I like some of their stuff, but their first release was in 1995, and at that point Tom & Mark were already *years* ahead of them, releasing groundbreaking work (as Global Communication, Reload, Link, Chameleon, etc.) and running the Evolution label.You need to go back to school.
Aver
Aver
Not dated so well, I fear. I know it's been re-released to keep down the crazy prices on ebay, and "14:31" is one of the all-time great ambient tracks, but there's a bit too much flab and not enough real meat on this, 12 years on.
Akinozuru
Akinozuru
Without a doubt this release is in a class all by itself. Brings to mind some of the immersive games I've played (Myst) with amazing clarity. One of my personal favs in the ambient genre. A positive vibe throughout, yet dark, mellow and involving. I can listen to this everyday, but don't so I won't wear out the feeling I get when I listen to it. Tom and Mark at their absolute best!
Jusari
Jusari
Interesting that you mention Myst. This is exactly what I think of every time I hear this album.
Riavay
Riavay
A quintessential masterpiece for the ambient genre. 76:14 is blissful electronica at its finest. Somber, quiet, haunting and minimal all in one from beginning to end (if there really is a start or an end now that I think of it). Almost like a primal calm or an in utero experience, the soundscapes create a field of sound like maybe what it's like to be in space looking down. The additional bonus disc of remixes makes this edition an even better deal. OK, my review may sound like I've been in a deprivation tank (ala Altered States) too long but it's the closest thing that I can think of. ;-)
Frei
Frei
I found this release to be very relaxing, melodic, and pleasant. The second track is my favorite, with lots of reverb and echo. However, if I must say this, I shall be punished, because I like Reload and The Jedi Knights. Tracks 6,7, & 8 sound all too familiar to Tangerine Dream's Risky Business theme. "Oto no baitai wo tooshita kandouteki na hyougen," or something like that is Japanese for "through the breakdown of sound, an emotional expression" amongst an array of what is probably the same phrase in other tongues. I wish there were titles though.
saafari
saafari
Inside the cover, we can read : 'Use your imagination. Numbers are chosen to identify separate tracks because 'names' tend to bias the listener by pre-defining images, places and feelings. This gives the listener the freedom of imagination to derive whatever he/she wishes from the music'.
Jairani
Jairani
Although, it was the earlier cosmic housey sound that really got me into Global Communication. It didnt take me long to discover and fully appreciate the superb quality of this album. In addition to being one of the most technically sounding albums Ive ever heard, the layout and synths are out of this world. 7:39, 8:07, 9:39 are amazing! A MUST for any collection.
GWEZJ
GWEZJ
This is a fantastic album from the era when ambient was at its peak, rank this alongside works like The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, KLF's Chill Out. Those who know of Tom Middleton will probably know of his work as Cosmos (spacey lovely house), Jedi Knights (nu-school breaks which inspired the likes of Adam Freeland) and his Sound Of The Cosmos mix (which is a blinding exercise in breaks, house and downtempo spread over 3CDs) ... or perhaps the even later Global Communications tracks The Way / The Deep which explored funky cosmic house. This, however, is as far detatched from the housey Middleton as possible. 76:15 follows the 'swirling ambience' template, beatless, seamless and atmospheric ... taking you on a journey from one end of the CD to the other. Take 9:39 for example, full of deep space cosmic bleeps, a hypnotic 'warrooooooom!' bass pulse, and eerie choral synths. Definately swirling ambience. There are some astoundingly beautiful moments on here too. 14:31 is plain gorgeous, a slowly ticking clock keeps the beat of the track while lush orchestral synths create a gorgeous uplifting mood. Its not all totally beatless, 9:25 has a gentle break that helps the track move along. Think Orb's Supanova At The End Of The Universe and you're pretty much there. 7:39 features almost Plaid-y Warp style synths, while 8:07 and 5:23 work hypnotic keys over deep pulsing Sasha style bassline stabs. 12:18 finishes off the album with more dramatic orchestral synth action like in 14:31 ... a top closer. As you can tell, the entire album is named after the sum of its track times, with each track named after how long it is. Apparently to stop the listener having preconceptions about how the music sounds before they listen to it. A nice idea, this is an album you make your own concept for, your own story ... as opposed to The Orb's journey from Earth to the Ultraworld.
Pad
Pad
The best ambient album I've heard so far. Excelent melodies, amazing production skills... Brilliant ambient album! Track 2 is also known as 14:31 (Ob-Selon Mi-Nos) Track 5 is also known as 7:39 (Mark's Birthday Retake) Tracks 7 & 8 are known as 8:07 (Mayden Voyage) and 5:23 (Mayden Voyage). Even though, the album is entitled "76:14", my CD player says that the total length is 76:17... :)