Orbital ‎– Snivilisation

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Forever 7:58
I Wish I Had Duck Feet 4:06
Sad But True 7:48
Crash And Carry 4:43
Science Friction 5:04
Philosophy By Numbers 6:39
Kein Trink Wasser 9:26
Quality Seconds 1:25
Are We Here? 15:33
Attached 12:26

Versions (29)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) Internal, Internal TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRULP5, 828 536.1 Orbital Snivilisation(2xLP, Album) Internal, Internal TRULP5, 828 536.1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRUPL5, 828 536.1, LIARXDJ15 Orbital Snivilisation(2xLP, Album + 12", Single, Promo + Ltd) Internal, Internal, Internal TRUPL5, 828 536.1, LIARXDJ15 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRUPL5, 828 536.1 Orbital Snivilisation(2xLP, Album, Art) Internal, Internal TRUPL5, 828 536.1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRU LP 5 Orbital Snivilisation(2xLP, Album, TP) Internal TRU LP 5 France 1994 Sell This Version
TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) Internal, Internal TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRUCD5 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) Internal TRUCD5 Australia & New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1145 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) London Records, Internal POCD-1145 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 536-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) FFRR 422 828 536-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) Internal, Internal TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 027-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) FFRR 697 124 027-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 027-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album) FFRR 697 124 027-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 027-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, No ) FFRR 697 124 027-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
TRUMC 5, TRUMC5, 828 536.4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal TRUMC 5, TRUMC5, 828 536.4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
TRUMC5, 828 536.4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album) Internal, Internal TRUMC5, 828 536.4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 536-4, 94.34.Ü.873 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album) Internal, Yonca Music International 828 536-4, 94.34.Ü.873 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 027-4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album) FFRR 697 124 027-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
TRUMC5, 828 536.4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album, Bla) Internal, Internal TRUMC5, 828 536.4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album, Promo) Internal none UK 1994 Sell This Version
697 124 027-4 ADV Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album, Promo) FFRR 697 124 027-4 ADV US 1994 Sell This Version
TRUMC5, 828 536.4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album, Tra) Internal, Internal TRUMC5, 828 536.4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
3984282332 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RE) Internal 3984282332 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
an-2240 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova 500 Copies Selections an-2240 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
828 536-4 Orbital Snivilisation(Cass, Album) Internal, FEB Records 828 536-4 Thailand 1999 Sell This Version
3984282332, TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RE) Internal, Internal, Internal 3984282332, TRUCD5, 828 536.2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35034-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RP) FFRR 35034-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD5, 828 536.2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal TRUCD5, 828 536.2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-140 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-140 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
697 124 027-2, 59713 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, Unofficial) FFRR (2), FFRR (2) 697 124 027-2, 59713 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Numanoid

Numanoid

June 2, 2017
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2
At the time Orbital was in a league of their own. Not content just resting on the laurels of Orbital 2, they pushed their sound further and into new directions. No doubt one of the top releases of the 1990's, but in hindsight a couple of the tracks haven't aged too well: "Crash and Carry" ("middle of the road" and too short, ends when it is about to develop), "Quality Seconds" (a fun joke that should have self-deleted after a couple of listens), "Are We Here? (far too laboured and too long)". And, not that it matters too much, but the sleeve artwork must rate as some of the worst ever seen.
kalithas

kalithas

May 8, 2017
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2
Pleeaaaaase reissue this album on vinyl! My favorite record by Orbital.
darylcspencer

darylcspencer

February 20, 2017
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2
What can I say about an album that has meant so much to me for over 20 years? It is my favourite album of all time. It blew me away when I first heard it and it still gives me tingles when I return to it like an old friend time and time again. I have been an avid collector of music since childhood and still consume a lot of music (both old and new), so it's even more telling that this album remans a standout for me. The single Are We Here? introduced me to the Hartnolls and I've loved their music ever since. When I heard the 15-minute-plus album version of AWH I was spellbound by it. There was a companion piece of sorts to this album which also holds fond memories for me - they performed a live set of music from the album (plus a couple from Brown album) and I watched it late night on MTV Europe back in '94 (on the Party Zone programme - remember that?!). I taped it on VHS and watched it till it wore out! Good news that it can now be found on Youtube! Have a look at the link below. I've seen them live in person numerous times since, and they've always been incredible. Hope they reunite once more to let us witness it again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0qH12wNCmE
jaimescreams

jaimescreams

November 18, 2016
referencing Snivilisation, 2xLP, Album, Art, TRUPL5, 828 536.1
I finally own this album. Original pressing with poster included. Thank you JC from Portland, ME for everything.
TheEverlastingFather

TheEverlastingFather

September 1, 2016
edited 9 months ago
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2
This was the album that got me into Orbital, a friend gave me a home made tape of it for my 24th birthday and I couldn't stop listening to it, I still love it now as it's simply an electronic music masterpiece.

Top "ORBITAL" Albums

1 - Snivilisation
2 - The Brown Album
3 - Orbital
4 - The Middle Of Nowhere
5 - Insides
6 - Blue Album
7 - Wonky
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

January 6, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2

Great album, opens strongly and finishes even better. An electronic classic.
SomeWhiteNoise

SomeWhiteNoise

April 29, 2012
referencing Snivilisation, 2xLP, Album, TP, TRU LP 5
fyi, deep trax records has been selling these rather consistently. they claim only five were made, but they've sold more than that. if you want a copy, they've got it, but just be a little wary. it could be fake.
milde

milde

April 6, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Snivilisation, 2xLP, Album, TRULP5, 828 536.1

a definitively brilliant Album.
The Track "Attached" is a Masterpiece!!
But my absolute favorite Track from Orbital is and remains "Halcyon".
I have liked the sound from Orbital always.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asCrHkEHfWI
SYSTEM-J

SYSTEM-J

January 6, 2009
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, TRUCD5, 828 536.2

Good records often have special memories you associate with them. Great records, however, make their own special moments. My special moment with Snivilisation came in the July of 2008 when I discovered the album happened to have almost the exact same duration as a train journey between Doncaster and Manchester Picadilly train stations. A cross-country train journey doesn't seem the kind of experience that immortalises a piece of music, but there was something oddly fitting about listening to Orbital's savage critique of modern society in the sterile blue-grey plastic confines of modern public transport.

This was Orbital's first commercial smash- it deservedly cracked the UK Top 5 in the album charts in 1994 after their legendary performance at Glastonbury. Years ahead of its time, it must have sounded absolutely cutting-edge then and was really the moment when Orbital broke away from the conventions of established dance music and went their own unique, brilliant way. It's also a surprisingly effective social commentary, as the Hartnoll brothers scatter the record with old sound recordings of freak shows and political diatribes alongside soundbites of advertisements for bourgeois services such as plastic surgery clinics and colleges offering philosophy courses. The amount of sneering irony they create through the most economical uses of samples, which never threaten to drown out the musical innovations, is astonishing.

It turned out that Snivilisation was about 12 minutes longer than the train journey, and as I stepped out into the vast, arched open space that is the Victorian station at Manchester, the air warm and still and golden with summer sunshine, the swirling euphoric strains of Attached made me feel as though I was floating as I walked off the platform and headed for my next train. A beautiful moment to close a quite brilliant album.
kentandrew

kentandrew

October 1, 2008
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Snivilisation, CD, Album, 697 124 027-2

An overlooked diamond by P & P Hartnoll that sticks its head into ambient, electro, and trip hop. There's a gabber-esque question mark and a linear techno beat in there as well. Sad but true eccentuates an early Goldfrapp's voice and the breakbeat is "audiogenic" (unforgettable). Philosophy by numbers I think predates Drexciya, Anthony Rother, and all the electro revival (94!). The diversity may have been what caused the lack of sales, but the first three tracks work so well that the others seem like b-sides.