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Snivilisation [CD]

Orbital Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • ASIN: B000051JRO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,744 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. Are We Here?15:33Album Only
Listen10. Attached12:26Album Only

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest ambient-tech album of the 90's. 15 Feb 2006
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Format:Audio CD
In my opinion this is has always been Orbitals greatest album and even in retrospect it still withstands this test of time. Tracks like 'Sad But True', and 'Are We Here' are probably the albums highlights but it should be listened to from start to finish to appreciate the albums journey like quality.
I would go as far and say that this album is the 1990's electronic answer to Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon. The sampled voices and snippets of conversation that keep appearing and reappearing throughout and between the tracks on the 'Snivilisation' album create the same eerie sense of borderline phychosis that can also be found on Pink Floyds famous album .
Even though both albums have that same pattern of schizothymic deterioration purposely running through them, in my opinion 'Snivilisisation' at times comes across as the more melencholic of the two.
'Snivilisation' captured the essence of the 1990's better than any other album of that decade, dance or otherwise, and is the most overlooked and under rated album of any period and sadly will probably remain this way for evermore.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dance supergroup create a epic classic 2 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
Through the hazy rose tinted glasses of the raver of days gone by, Orbital II is generally regarded as THE Orbital album. The epic medley which starts off with Lush 3-1, the Opus 3 sampling Halcyon + On + On ... the perfect album to remind you of those times gone by. For me, however, this is THE Orbital album for me. Everything up to and including In Sides has been a wicked progression on the part of Orbital (it kinda goes a bit downhill after that, but hey ho!). Snivilisation ramps up the production quality, out go the acid house beats and rave-y stabs, in come smootly programmed electro beats, lush inviting synths and epic tracks. The orchestral meets electro opener Forever gently eases you into the album before the burbling I Wish I Had Duck Feet shows you that Orbital have decided to get a bit more experimental with their sound. You know you've hit on something special when Sad But True kicks in, I've had many a wicked time wandering around with this track blaring into my ears. Dubby electro beats, harsh acidic synths and then out of nowhere ... Alison Goldfrapp comes into the mix and takes you up to a blissful height. A amazingly crafted track. Crash And Carry harkens back to their acid house sound of earlier albums, thrashing, very progressive trance with epic stabbing synths. A really driving track. Science Friction kicks off a nice little medley twosome, a chilled electro track with gentle synths before shifting up a gear and becoming more melacholic as it moves into Philosophy By Numbers with its 'evil professors lab' bubbling noises and samples of people asking you if you'd like to study philosophy. Kein Trink Wasser starts off with a wall of pianos, before breaking down into a bouncy little electro track. Quality Seconds ... Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orbital most finely honed 13 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
This has to be Orbitals best work they ever created, it's darker, deeper and more mesmorising than any of their other cds. Yes it might not be as lush as some of their later stuff (some used to the sound of orbital thought it was cold!) but it goes that bit further. A progressive ambient voyage of a twisted nature with superb layering of instruments and pulsating synths. There are in my opinion no stand out tracks just press play and enjoy the ride.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless 24 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
I cannot agree more with the some of the reviews. You need to let this album soak into you to before you really appreciate the greatness. I am a big Orbital fan and frankly some of their later output (The Altogether especially) was lazy and just formulaic compared to this gem. I only think Orbital came close to this again with "The Middle of Nowhere."

Snivilisation has to be approached as a complete work and not sampled by playing odd tracks. I'm just glad I gave it a few tries and discovered the minimal crafted anger, beauty and depth.

Yikes; I know this all sounds a bit pretentious but this album really moved me and still does. I cannot rate it highly enough and I will still listen to it in years to come; not because of nostalgia but because it is a unique piece of raw intelligent electonica/techno.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece of electronica - sublime 10 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is not only the best cd Orbital ever made, by far, but also a masterpiece of electronica generally, perhaps one of the greatest electronica sets ever. I've had this album over 15 years and I never tire of listening to it. On the strength of this I bought every cd Orbital ever made, but none quite rose to its level (no shame there this was hard to top). This was clearly a distillation of their talent at its height. Sublime work.

Impossible to categorise (other than electronica), as all great music is. This will always be on my top ten lists of greatest albums ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars snivelisation 22 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
this album

orbital [...]with this one i have had the album since release in 94 three years ago i lost it whilst moving home

life hasnt been complete since
thankfully i have now found a new one on amazon
kien trink wasser
and philosophy by numbers
it just absorbs you in to the music
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful loss of form
It's hard to connect the Orbital who made their first woinderful record and then the brown album with this noodling, dull, unimaginative sci fi nonsense. Read more
Published 21 months ago by David Unsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Still one of all time great electronic classics. Truly advisable for anyone that likes it a bit less tacky. Read more
Published 21 months ago by gideon
5.0 out of 5 stars Orbital's Masterpiece.
There's no black and white, there's grey too, like's bleak. It's all subjective of course but I think this is Orbital's masterpiece. Read more
Published on 18 April 2012 by Coba
5.0 out of 5 stars The Album What Helped Make Electronic Smart.
The first Orbital album I heard was The Middle Of Nowhere & I thought it was fantastic until I heard In Sides, which I thought (and still think) was a masterpiece. Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2010 by P. J. Shaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Get 'In Sides' or 'Orbital 2' (brown) instead first.
Anyone who says this is Orbital's best CD is wrong and should refrain from commenting on music. Too many silly (vocal/sound bite) samples which devalue the tracks and make them... Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2007 by Ben Dover
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
At last I own a copy of this amazing album on vinyl!Great condition and speedy delivery.You made me a very happy lady!
Published on 13 April 2006 by Alison Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic?
This album shows why Orbital are probably classic.
The sounds on this album are a little dated now, but the songs are just so rich their music still stands out. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2005 by Jez_Crow
1.0 out of 5 stars Very boring
I've heard a few good Orbital tracks and I like electronic music in general. I was really looking forward to this but it's just very boring. Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2004 by Splossy
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