On air Wednesday 28.08.19 from 20h till 22h
Acapulco Nights return with another essential special after their focus mixes on Patrick Cowley, Chris & Cosey and many
others. This time they put the spotlight on Global Communication.
Global Communication is an electronic music act, consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard.
Mark Pritchard was born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England in 1971. From an early age he listened to a wide range of musical styles, and says when he was 5 his mother would buy him a new 7″ record every week. After spending his school years listening to ska, 2-tone, indie and rock, he eventually became involved in club music, specifically Detroit techno and Chicago house. In the clubs of Taunton he came into contact with fellow West Country resident Tom Middleton, a classically-trained pianist and cellist from Cornwall, who learned the science of sound sampling and synth programming by observing Richard d. James in the studio. This friendship lead to Tom co-producing a track for the ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ EP as Schizophrenia, which has now reached cult status
Mark & Tom recorded under an number pseudonyms, including the popular Reload (featuring experimental techno and ambient music), Global Communication (primarily ambient), and Jedi Knights (electro funk and house music), plus lesser-known aliases Chameleon, Secret Ingredients, and Link & E621. Global Communication’s 1994 ambient album 76:14 is widely considered to be a landmark of the genre.
They formed a record label; Evolution (named after one of Carl Craig’s tracks), in 1991. The label played host to experimental electronica and dance music, including early releases from Matthew Herbert and Danny Breaks, but was eventually discontinued.