Orbital ‎– Snivilisation

Internal ‎– TRUCD5, Internal ‎– 828 536.2
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This European version has disc face 'BIEM / STEMRA' Rights Societies, a 'Compact Disc' logo and UK pressing plant matrix info.

Three more versions with the same Cat#'s are listed below:
The UK & Europe version with disc face 'BIEM / MCPS' Rights Societies, NO 'Compact Disc' logo and UK pressing plant matrix info is here.
The European version with disc face 'BIEM / STEMRA' Rights Societies and German pressing plant matrix info is here.
The European version with disc face 'BIEM / STEMRA' Rights Societies, NO 'Compact Disc' logo and UK pressing plant matrix info is here.

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Orbital Lines, c/o Ark, P.O. Box 2879, London N7 6DF
Sony and Walkman are registered trademarks of Sony Corp, Japan. [Both of them are used on the front cover painting].

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Internal Records.
Internal Records, PO Box 1422, Chancellors House, Chancellors Road, London W6 9SG

℗ 1994 Internal
© 1994 Internal

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 85362 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282853622
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC7654
  • Price Code: BA 900
  • Matrix / Runout: 828 536-2 02 /
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0447
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched In Inner Plastic Hub): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

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
35034-2 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RP) FFRR 35034-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-140 Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-140 Russia Unknown 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
TRU LP 5 Orbital Snivilisation(2xLP, Album, TP) Internal TRU LP 5 France 1994 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2017
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.


May 8, 2017
Pleeaaaaase reissue this album on vinyl! My favorite record by Orbital.


February 20, 2017
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!



January 6, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

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


January 6, 2009

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.


July 4, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This was my first Orbital album, and while it's barely edged out by the Brown Album as my personal favorite, it will definitely be the most nostalgic one for me. Snivilisation is especially unique for its wide range of styles - from the totally bizarre breakbeats to aggressive techno to beautiful, lush soundscapes. Kein Trink Wasser is simply amazing - one of the all time best Orbital tracks, and the crown jewel in this already rich album.


May 5, 2002
This is my favourite album of all time, i have over 2,000 cd and LP's but i keep coming back to this album, ever time i play it i find a new sound and it make me tingle ever time. i have had this cd for about 7 years and it still sounds fresh, i just wish i made it.
If you dont have a copy of this then i am sorry but you just have to go out a get a copy.
Thanks to them hartnoll Boyz, Thanks for making me the person i am.