Wrapping up their 20th year, EPM reveal the release of ‘Beyond the Reach of Time’ – a surprise 4th instalment of their EPM20 vinyl series from UK techno master, Regis.
The genesis of the tracks on ‘Beyond the Reach of Time’ go back to 1999 and thanks to various internet leaks have, over the following years, added to the mystique that surrounds them and the artist.
Recorded in a period when O’Connor was putting tracks together for both an album on Tresor and an anonymous shortly-lived house label called Housework, these tracks seemed to fit neither the hard-edged Regis sound of the time nor the Housework style and simply slipped through the cracks.
Now, over 20 years after their creation EPM give these long-lost Regis tracks the official release they deserve. The EP opens with the thumping yet muted tribalism of ‘No Love From Above’ whereby O’Connor approaches the dancefloor with malevolent restraint before ‘At the Side of Silence’ fuses this approach with the chord motif that runs through the beating heart of this release. Rolling in at just under 13 minutes is closer ‘Beyond the Reach of Time Pt.2’ – epic in both scale and sound, its synth drenched chords taking it closer to Motor City emotionalism than anything O’Connor has committed to wax.
‘Beyond the Reach of Time‘ is set for release on 12th November via EPM music.
Tracklist: 1. Regis – No Love From Above 2. Regis – At The Side Of Silence 3. Regis – Beyond The Reach Of Time PT 2