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76:14

1 Aug. 1994 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
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30
1
4:02
30
2
14:31
30
3
9:25
30
4
9:37
30
5
7:39
30
6
0:54
30
7
8:07
30
8
5:23
30
9
4:14
30
10
12:18
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  • Original Release Date: 1 Aug. 1994
  • Release Date: 1 Aug. 1994
  • Label: Dedicated
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  • Total Length: 1:16:10
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  • ASIN: B001ISYFGS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,716 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Simon J. Whight on 20 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Williams on 24 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I first came across this album in the mid/late 90s when I was really getting into electronic music. At the time I was listening to mainly Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze,Jarre and Vangelis.

When I put this album on for the first time I remember I was feeling a bit under the weather, it was late and I was laying on my bed with the light off. This album just left me feeling so refreshed,calm, focused and glad to be alive.

I find it hard to actually put into words what this album means to me as it really is my favourite ever album, if I had died with only ever hearing this album I would have died a happy man.

I remember thinking I am going to like this before actually hearing it, the original sleeve had some notes talking about that they have chosen not to give the music titles or have pictures on the cover(except for a large ear) for the purpose of letting the music conjure up your own thoughts. what a great idea as when a song or a piece of music has a name attached to it it you automatically have an image in your head. by doing this I was just going to listen to a piece of music and not know what journey my mind was going to take. They also asked listeners to send in their thoughts and pictures that came from listening. How I would have loved to have read some of those, I did actually send something myself but with it being 10 years ago I can`t quite remember what now!.

Anyway 10 years on and I still listen to this album quite often. If I am sad,happy,depressed or just stressed with life I can always get something from listening to this album, and it never sounds boring or dated to me. and that is very rare with electronic music which can sound dated quite quickly after being released.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. McKnight on 24 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have lot of Ambient/Electronica CDs and have been lucky enough to own this title since the day it was originally released. Something that makes it stand head and shoulders above its peers is the strength of the melodies, something that ambient music can be lacking in at times, where lesser talented rivals opt for lengthy and tuneless synth doodles. The album is consistently brilliant from start to finish but highlights are 14:31, 7:39 and the epic two part 8:07 and 5:23 which was also released as the album's only single under the alternative title 'Maiden Voyage'. The 2 CD reissue includes a mixed bag of hard to find tracks and singles which the duo released under their other names. It ties up loose ends for someone who missed them first time round but the tracks don't sit very well alongside the first disc and would be better suited to a separate release of rarities and deleted singles.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By russell clarke TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ambient is one of the most innervating and difficult forms of music for an artist to excel at. While most can be classed by virtue of their generic label as being pleasant and listenable, few are acknowledged as classics that will stand the test of time, which of course is not the case with rock, soul and pop. I've been buying Ambient music since I discovered Brian Eno, s albums on the E.G. label in the late 1970,s. I loved all of those; indeed I viewed "Discreet Music "as the absolute pinnacle of the genre. That is, until I first heard 76.14. This is an album of such timeless ( Funny given it's fixation on time with the track titles ) beauty and yes emotional resonance that I wouldn't be surprised that if in the distant future we have evolved to some higher level of consciousness and left music in a cultural context behind this will still be being played.
While a great deal of Ambient music is encumbered by an over reliance on noodling curricles of sound or esoteric blips and bleeps, or jarring dips and breaks Global Communication have understood that the music must flow with an continuous organic grace, and that it is possible to do this and still include the various textured over layers of instrumentation or added sound. Each track here is given a title alluding to its running time so as not to weigh the listener down with the preconceptions that actual titles present. (Floating on the diaphanous ocean of silk anyone?) 76.14 is of course its total running time. It's pretty pointless dissecting individual tracks as I feel this is a work meant to be listened to in one sitting , so is a concept album of sorts. But it must be said that second track 14.31, the one with the constant clunking clock ticking is so outstanding it could make it into many peoples top tens .
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