Altern 8 ‎– Overload EP

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Other Side
Move My Body 5:13
Destiny 5:06
Depth Of Sound 4:58
Return To Techno City 5:29
This Side
Passion Devotion 5:35
Reel Time Status 4:48
Underground 4:47
Objective 4:30

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NWKT 10 Altern 8 Overload EP(12", EP) Network Records NWKT 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NWKT 10 Altern 8 Overload EP(12", EP) Network Records NWKT 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NWKT 10 Altern 8 Overload(12", EP) Network Records NWKT 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

June 14, 2021
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10

Lovely EP - kind of feels like a transformation from Nexus 21 too Altern 8, as it leans closer to the Detroit sound, rather than the rave sound of Altern 8. Really worth a listen and some of the tracks still sound great today.
jam1

jam1

January 7, 2021
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10
Great ep! With it's cheeky remix of Cybotron's Techno City, to the equally body poppin' Reel Time Status! And a quality pressing too seeing as it had four tunes a side.
jondavey

jondavey

November 7, 2019
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10
All these comments and nobody touches on the genius that is 'Move My Body' ! Shame on you guys. There's something timeless about it...that's all I'm going to say.
johnnybrookes70

johnnybrookes70

October 4, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Overload, 12", EP, NWKT 10

brilliant E.P The stand out tracks for me are "Move My Body" & "Reel Time Status" definitely worthy of a place in any house enthusiasts collection
8892sales

8892sales

June 10, 2018
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10
Since everyone has already contributed in detail regarding this whole release, I'll be concentrating on a single track, namely, Destiny. A cross between Detroit influenced electro techno but with Belgian style new beat synth riffs. Quite unlike anything they've produced before or since under both the Nexus 21 or Altern 8 guises.
OvoidMover

OvoidMover

November 28, 2017
referencing Overload, 12", EP, NWKT 10
important early scene pioneer stuff. thrashed on those early tapes one owns
randyj

randyj

August 18, 2014
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10

This record should go for insanely more amounts of cash - a masterpiece in a specific transition of Detroit meets UK sound - a very distinct slab of wax - from the mighty Altern 8 - timeless and deep and amazingly raw and perfect - one of my favorite records of all time - big ups Altern 8
djpepsi

djpepsi

March 27, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10
Apparently these tracks were written using left over studio time, what a bonus!
macgregor

macgregor

October 9, 2003
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10

A brilliant masterpiece record which confirmed Altern 8’s ability to create original and advanced electronic dance music. Clearly influenced by the original US / Detroit blueprint, Overload is a response to the incoming pioneering music that was leaking from the US to the UK and vice versa at the time. Destiny and Techno City are seminal favourites that link directly to Cybertron – Clear and Cosmic Cars. Although this EP smells of Juan Atkins’ it’s distinctively different. Reel Time Statue uses a typical Detroit 101 baseline and Maurice Joshua stab, but it’s the additional Chic sample and breakbeat that give this tune it’s devastating dance floor effect. Overload exemplifies the UK advancing the US Detroit blue print, and should be considered when evaluating the influence UK records had in accelerating the Acid House / Techno revolution.

Welcome to Techno City – I bet.