Originally released in 1997 on the Global Communications sub-label Heard, 'The voyage' has long been a record steeped in cult mystery. One of those slabs of wax that almost define category - is it Techno? Is it deep house? Does it matter? When music is this engrossing, emotive and majestic categorisation seems almost futile. Rolling, trance inducing, jacking in all the right places, 'The voyage' and it's b-side companion ('Subsonic interference') still sound incredibly fresh today. Timeless productions that still manage to take us somewhere else when they pour out of the speaker. Paul Hester's music has always had that ultra-deep edge to it, and this particular EP explores it in spades. Hands down, this record is a must for all lovers of the subterranean soundscapes that occupy the numerous late nights and early mornings, the 'still going' dance-floors and that feeling of totally losing yourself in the music (for real).
A very rare 12" indeed, 'The voyage' has always been a highly sought after thing of beauty for a long time and now it's here again, legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Paul Hester / Heard Records for 2017 and remastered from the original sources specially for Mint Condition by Optimum Mastering. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!