Altern-8 Reissue Classic Debut Album With Missing Tracks & New Mixes
Full On Mask Hysteria was the classic 1992 debut album from iconic rave duo Altern8. Long unavailable on physical format, the record both defined the rave generation and, along with Altern8's old rival's The Prodigy's Experience debut- provided it's high point.
When first released, FOHM was pressed far too low on shitty vinyl – and a decent quality vinyl version has been one of the great ommissions from the rave scene to this day. That's now changing – a revitalised Altern8, who have been back smashing festival and club shows in recent years, have given the go ahead to a luxury remastered repress, due to drop next month. The reissue of FOHM is coming out across a multiude of formats, including an 18 track 3xLP pressing which includes cuts missing from the original album alongside new remixes from KiNK, Luke Vibert, 2 Bad Mice and Shadow Dancer, and "photos, artwork, and tales from [Altern 8's] heyday." We can also say that there are sleeve notes written by Joe Muggs and – ahem- the Ransom Note's very own Gone To A Rave scribe Ian McQuaid – in fact, you can read the Gone to a Rave interview with Mark Archer over here