Empirion ‎– Advanced Technology

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD117, Wanted Records ‎– XLCD117
CD, Album


1 Narcotic Influence 1 6:45
2 Advanced Technology 9:28
3 Ayahuasca 6:45
4 PH1 6:34
5 Quark 11:22
6 Narcotic Influence 2 5:55
7 Ciao 9:30
8 Jesus Christ 7:44
9 New Religion 10:31

Companies, etc.



Distributed by Warner Music UK.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 551722
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012093551722
  • Matrix / Runout: C0022 XLCD 117 : 1:0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L123
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L125
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2322
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2432

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD117 Empirion Advanced Technology(CD, Album, RP) XL Recordings, Wanted Records XLCD117 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XLCD117 Empirion Advanced Technology(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Wanted Records XLCD117 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
none Empirion Advanced Technology(Cass, Album, Promo) XL Recordings none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
INT 847.907, 7243 484305 2 6, XL/INT 847.907 Empirion Advanced Technology(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Wanted Records, XL Recordings, Wanted Records, XL Recordings, Wanted Records INT 847.907, 7243 484305 2 6, XL/INT 847.907 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
DE 3652 Empirion Advanced Technology(CD, Album, Promo) Delabel DE 3652 France 1996 Sell This Version


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May 9, 2015
Advanced Technology deserves a real review. Let's start with Empirion themselves. Empirion was one of the best underground techno groups of the 90s, and what set them apart from their contemporaries was their honest embrace of industrial music. It's clear that these guys respected the forefathers of techno (Front 242, Clock DVA, FLA etc.) and Advanced Technology employs both the 80s bassline & drum machine mentality as well as the then-cutting edge of 90s drug-infused techno. There really wasn't anything else like this released at the time, or since, for that matter. While artists like Thomas Heckmann, The Hacker, Terence Fixmer, Adam X and The Horrorist became known as "industrial techno" artists, their styles to me are much more techno-oriented: stripped down and raw. But Empirion embraced industrial and techno as well as trance, and the result is a very diverse sound that spans the gaps between these 3 "top level" genres. As a young producer, these guys inspired me big time. I always loved industrial, techno and trance more than any other genres, and to this day Empirion is one of the only acts I can think of that clearly felt the same way. I truly miss these guys' music, and after a tragic death of one of their members, it's easy to understand why they dispersed. But Advanced Technology lives on in spirit with me, a snapshot of a very exciting time, a taste of things to come, and tragically cut short before the rest of the scene caught on. An easy 5/5 and recommended to all fans of dance music in general.


December 2, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

What can I say but simply an amazing album! A cut above the rest at the time of its release and not outdated, this has truly stood the test of time!

If you're heard their remix of The Prodigy's "Firestarter", you have an idea of what to expect. Well, these guys are no one - hit wonders or guys who 'get lost in the silver box', and this CD is a risk - free choice for us who enjoy dancefloor energy over trip - hop chilling.

If you like acid, goa and hard trance and the more dancefloor - friendly tunes of Hardfloor, Orbital, and Crystal Method, this is NOT to be missed!
Funny how, though the tunes are totally passable today, they own the soundscapes and elements of techno past time... a riff similar to Utah Saints here, a bit of Shamen there...