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With eyeball-popping, eardrum-throbbing beats and ingenious guitar-driven crescendos, Empirion has created a unique sound that finally fills that vacuous gap in the world of techno, falling somewhere between Front 242, Orbital and Prodigy. While maintaining visceral mayhem, Empirion has also managed to infuse a sense of humanity to their music-it's almost organic electronica.
Empirion credits this amazing quality to their exclusive use of low-tech, archaic equipment and the incorporation of band member Oz Morsley's old fashioned rock guitar solos. Even more remarkable in this age of frenzied sampling, the album contains almost no samples and is composed entirely of sounds that the band creates on their collection of old-school equipment, including an Atari computer. Advanced Technology is a rare dance album, infused with musicianship and artistry.
In 1993, the trio exploded onto England's rave scene with the now-classic "Narcotic Influence," included on this album. Richly layered, this track saturates their audience with the beat and sends it reeling on a six minute rollercoaster ride. The now-infamous "Giving them drugs, taking their lives away" hook has become a tongue-in-cheek anthem for technoheads everywhere.
Tucked away in Essex, the band is free from the pollution and creative obstacles of London's throbbing pulse. The album is crammed full of original ideas and soul-drenching atmosphere. "New Religion" recalls a sound close to Orbital, but Trent Reznor's influence is also a strong presence; "Jesus Christ," with its ever-building frenzy, is met by the simpler, more mellow "Ayahuasca." This versatility gives Empirion tremendous staying power.