The Overlords – Organic

Label: Mecanica Reords (2024) 
The Overlords is a pioneer electronic project coming from Denmark. Rune Bendixen, Carsten Pedersen and Ian Ion started to work together in 1987 inspired by Front 242 and Adrian Sherwood’s electronic dub. Limited edition of 500 copies on double vinyl, inside deluxe gatefold sleeve and one postcard.


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The Overlords is a pioneer electronic project coming from Denmark. Rune Bendixen, Carsten Pedersen and Ian Ion started to work together in 1987 inspired by Front 242 and Adrian Sherwood’s electronic dub. The ever-cheaper samplers allowed the band to record their debut album “Midnight at the Grooveyard II” (1988) and build their own studio The Grooveyard in Copenhagen. Next works started to get increasingly influenced by techno, new beat and innovative dance music. A new single “Moontrap” (1990) appeared on Belgium’s Antler
Subway Records and led The Overlords to collaborate with Kenneth Baker, who remixed the next single and massive club hit “Sundown” (1991).
The full-length “Organic?” (1991) came shortly after also on Antler Subway in Belgium, ZYX Records in Germany and reached America with Caroline Records. The success continued to grow and a new EP for “Organic+” (1992) was out with the title track, remixed by the legendary DJ and producer Sven Väth.
“From the first song, with it’s chorus of ‘We are genetic Engineers’ and its rich, catchy melody, “Organic?” throws the fetters of EBM off and soars to heady heights. The third track leaves the fresh energetic, colourful world of humour to create menace and dread with a brilliant cover version of “Holiday in Cambodia” (Dead Kennedys), which has the same threatening sound of the D.K.s original, and is perhaps even more danceable and disturbing.
An exciting album full of catchy, tongue-in-cheeky chant-a-long tracks and the music has such depth, such stark, radiant colour, such brilliance that is unreservedly recommended.” (Soft Watch) “Organic?” was originally released only on CD and cassette and is now available for the first time on vinyl record, including all original tracks plus 6 bonus-tracks and remixes.
“Organic?” was originally released only on CD and cassette and is now available for the first time on vinyl, including all original tracks plus 6 bonus-tracks and remixes.

Tracklist:
A1 Organic!
A2 Bolt
A3 Holiday in Cambodia
A4 Hell’s Kitchen
A5 Zensurround
B1 Search & Destroy
B2 Near Dark (Campfire Mix)
B3 Moontrap
B4 Ennui, Ennio
B5 P.T.L (Pass The Lot)
C1 Sundown (Instru-Mental Version)
BONUS TRACKS:
C2 Rhythm 000
C3 Organic! (Single Version)
C4 Frankfurt goes Organic (Sven Väth Mosaic Remix)
D1 Sundown (Single Version)
D2 Moontrap (Adult Version)
D3 Moontrap (Bonus Version)

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2CD, Double-vinyl

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