Live at Positivus 2012
Recorded at Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva Latvia
London United Kingdom
One of UK’s true heroes in electronic music. Tom Middleton of Global Communication fame live at Latvia's Positivus Festival.
Classically trained musician, DJ and producer _(artist-name)Tom Middleton_ is responsible for an archive of critically-acclaimed productions that draws on everything from classical music to techno. He is half of chameleonic supergroup _(artist-name)Global Communication_ with partner _(artist-name)Mark Pritchard_ aka _(artist-name)Harmonic 313_. Tom has worked under a variety of names including _(artist-name)Cosmos_, _(artist-name)Amba_, or _(artist-name)The Mod Wheel_ and was part of enigmatic live band _(artist-name)The Bays_. Receiving his music production 101 from _(artist-name)Richard D. James_ - _(artist-name)Aphex Twin_ - in the late 1980s, his first actual release had him co-produce a track for Aphex Twin’s _(album-title)Analogue Bubblebath_ EP, introducing the _(artist-name)Schizophrenia_ moniker. Right after receiving his degree in graphic arts, Tom met up with Mark Pritchard in 1991 to set up the Evolution label (which then became Universal Language, and, eventually, E3) and start the fruitful combination that brought the world projects like _(artist-name)Reload_ (techno, IDM), _(artist-name)Secret Ingredients_ (deep house), _(artist-name)Jedi Knights_ (breakbeat to p-funk extravaganza) and, of course, Global Communication, one of the most influential, enduring and overall rad electronic music acts to ever come out of the UK. Global Communication took the roots from Detroit, soundtracks, European techno, American house, hip hop and all kinds of soulful music to come up with their own, slightly odd brainchild. Under their various guises Tom and Mark have released music on Warp, _(artist-name)LTJ Bukem_’s Good Looking Records, Dedicated or their own Evolution/Universal Language/E3 imprint. On top of that, Tom has recently launched his new label Sound Of The Cosmos, which he runs together with music journalist Joe Muggs.