The Advent ‎– Elements Of Life

Internal ‎– TRUCD 8
2 × CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 There's No Danger 6:30
1-2 Where In Heaven
Producer [Created And Processed] – Cisco FerreiraWritten-By, Producer [Created And Processed] – CJ Bolland
1-3 Audio Illusion 6:06
1-4 Spaceism 5:55
1-5 Mad Dog 6:44
1-6 It One Jah 5:52
1-7 Overseyah 7:13
1-8 Bad Boy 5:47
2-1 Farencounters (Edit Mix) 8:14
2-2 Electric Jazz 6:23
2-3 Heights 6:17
2-4 Rhythm 5:41
2-5 Anno Domini 5:13
2-6 Call God 7:20
2-7 Lies 5:41
2-8 City Limits 6:50

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Credits from back inlay: "Created and processed by The Advent (Cisco Ferreira & Colin McBean) at Akoma Works, London (except 02* which was created by Cisco Ferreira and CJ Bolland)."

*The tracks are numbered on the inlay as A1-A8 and B1-B8, presumably this refers to the second track on disc one.

Sleeve lists several incorrect track durations, 1-1: 6:23 / 1-3: 7:59 / 1-4: 6:40 / 1-5: 6:37, as well as erroneously giving 2-1 as "Farencounters (Edit Mix)" with a duration of 5:00.

There were 1,500 copies released on double CD.

℗© 1995 Internal Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 87082 7
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Other (Distribution Code): PY 900
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): TRUCD8/1 10390941 01 & MADE IN THE UK BY P.D.O.
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0481
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): TRUCD8/2 20390941 01 & MADE IN THE UK BY P.D.O.
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0480
  • Mastering SID Code (both CDs): IFPI L134

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Advent Elements Of Life(Cass, Album, Promo) Internal none UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRULP 8 The Advent Elements Of Life(4x12", Album) Internal TRULP 8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRU DC 08 The Advent Elements Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Internal TRU DC 08 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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August 14, 2018
Available on The Advent's Bandcamp here if anyone's looking for digi files :)


May 10, 2014
Yeah what can I say? I bought this album donkeys. Underground , you will not find this on I tunes.


August 4, 2012
cool stuff! one of the best techno albums of all times. as said below, more for the mind than for the dancefloor. but if you can play it loud, most of the tracks will make you freak around. timeless milestone. i listen to the four 12inches for 15 years now. the sound as fresh as new. the electro-tracks have some kind of nice retro-style. the uptempo techno tracks are really groovy. vocal samples remind of EON.
two tracks have to be played/started from visible end, they run against normal rotation. nice gimmick.


May 10, 2011
This is banging "meat & potato" techno. If you like your techno served more refined look elsewhere.


May 2, 2008

Hard techno - it is description of this album in the middle of 90s. Best track of this release is Lies and album shows what was the techno thirteen years ago. Also "Elements Of Life" shows techno tracks under which people dance in night clubs in Germany, England, Holland in the middle of 90s. Good album. If we chose ten best techno albums released in 1995, this album nesessarily enter in TOP 10.

Favorites: Anno Domini / Bad Boy / It One Jah / Lies / Mad Dog


June 19, 2003

This is a rare and recommended CD for the techno/trance collector. The Advent produced some amazing music for this album, maintaining a techno focus whilst mixing in dub and trance elements.

The only weakness of this album is one shared by many techno albums - sparse techno can be repetitive when an album is listened to end-to-end.

Standout tracks for me are 'Spaceism', 'Audio Illusion', 'Heights' and 'City Limits'.