Altern 8 ‎– Overload EP

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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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johnnybrookes70

johnnybrookes70

October 4, 2018
edited 3 months 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.
djscottyboy

djscottyboy

May 1, 2018
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10
Has any one ever heard Altern 8 saying (Make Some Fucking Noise) in a any of there tunes ? help please
OvoidMover

OvoidMover

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

biskit

October 25, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Overload EP, 12", EP, NWKT 10

Well after reading Mark Archers Biography 'The Man Behind The Mask' (and what a good read - highly recommended to any fans of Nexus 21 / Altern 8 / Mark Archer) the book finalised an age old question of mine.
Being a record collector first, and then someone who liked to play records to people who enjoyed listening and dancing to good music, I was always on a mission to find 'that' white label, especially that elusive white label. One of them being the white label of the 'Overload EP'. Turns out they never did any, as mentioned in Marks Autobiography.
*drat & double drat*
All those times in 2nd hand record shops through the 90's looking for the white label have been met in vain. I was a sucker for a white label. Still I have the original release of 'Altern 8 - Overload EP', bought from a little record shop in Chorley back in 1990, and what an excellent release it is. My favourite track being 'Depth of Sound'.
8 excellent Techno & House classics on one slab of 12" wax by the original Godfather of UK Techno Mark Archer and his then partner Chris Peat.
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 13 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.