Dusky – Skin Deep (Global Communication Remix)

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Drawing out the ambient strains of the original, Global Communication founder Tom Middleton has reworked Dusky’s ’Skin Deep’ and brought back the Global Communication name for the first time since 1997.

With their critically acclaimed ’76:14’ LP in 1993, Global Communication (Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard) were responsible for one of the most iconic works of ‘90s ambient and electronica – sitting alongside records like The Orb’s ‘Adventures Beyond The Underworld’ , Future Sound of London’s ‘Lifeforms’ and ‘Selected Ambient Works 85 – 92’ by old friend and occasional collaborator of Middleton, Aphex Twin.

Resurrecting the moniker in style with a hint of new original material to come, GC founder Tom Middleton has turned in an epic blend of classic 90’s jungle, ambient and IDM elements that unravels all the ambient textures and melodic depth of Dusky’s original into 8:08 seconds of nostalgic bliss.

“Despite being released over 20 years ago, Global Communication’s ’76:14’ still sounds as vital and relevant today. With so much depth, texture and emotion, the LP is a truly immersive listening experience and has stood the test of time like few other albums. It was a huge inspiration when we were growing up, exploring different sides of electronica, and has remained a favourite for us across the years. When we were thinking on possible remixers for ‘Skin Deep’, we knew we wanted someone special and we knew we wanted someone who would get to the heart of the melodies and textures in the breakdown…. Global Communication made perfect sense. Tom has totally delivered, creating something that draws on the heritage of the ambient sound, but also feels current and modern.”Dusky

“Traditionally the Global Communication philosophy is all about distilling and channeling pure emotions into sound. Dusky’s productions stand well apart from the current wave of mediocre 90’s style soundalikes by being both reverentially respectful to their 90’s inspiration but clearly paving the way forward in their harmonic content, emotional purity and production discipline. Even without the stems, I could feel the intensity in the original string and pad harmonies, and the potential in the lyrics.
“These led me into the depths of ambient soundscaping experiments with classic GC synth arpeggiation and TB303 flourishes for the initial dubbed out remix direction. Dropping in a surprise gritty old school jungle breakbeat or two after the drop was pure instinct from producing/DJing since 1990! I just had to take the track into anthemic one more tune warehouse party territory to induce a screwface eyes-closed bass and beats moment…A genuine pleasure to remix.” Tom Middleton (Global Communication)

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