London, United Kingdom
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.