Профиль: Techno outfit, founded in the late 80s by the brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll. Вебсайты: orbitalofficial. com, orbitalofficial. Альтернативные названия: P&P Hartnoll.
Snivilisation" is the third album, and the first named album, by "Orbital". It was released in 1994. The track "Are We Here?" features vocals by Alison Goldfrapp, as does "Sad But True". Are We Here?" is also featured on "Work 1989-2002". The band released the album at the time of the launch of the "Criminal Justice Act". The legisation that gave British Police greater legal powers to break up the unlicensed raves that gave Orbital its name.
The third album, Snivilisation, was released in August 1994. Alison Goldfrapp provided vocals on a couple of the tracks, including the single "Are We Here?". This track also included a sample from "Man at C&A" by The Specials. In October 2011, Orbital announced a six gig UK tour (including a date at the Royal Albert Hall) and new album in April 2012. Never", a track from the forthcoming album, was offered as a free download. The album titled Wonky was released on 2 April 2012, and included collaborations with singer Zola Jesus and MC Lady Leshurr.
Orbital is easily one of the best, most influential techno groups to emerge from the early 90’s, and their album Snivilisation perfectly exemplifies why this is. Even though their unquestionably amazing record, In Sides has been classified as their most groundbreaking, Snivilisation is still very essential from the group.
Musically, the album delivers on the diverse promises of early B-sides "Choice" and "Belfast," with more harbingers to their thrash background - especially on "Quality Seconds" - and the addition of a third member, vocalist Alison Goldfrapp, on two songs. The shuffling, quasi-Eastern jungle rhythms of "Are We Here?," a beautiful piano run to begin "Kein Trink Wasser," and the glorious ambient climax "Attached" also reflect the fact that Snivilization is Orbital's most varied LP.
This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 113/176 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Snivilisation.
Orbital's Snivilisation isn't quite that bad, but it is a mostly unsuccessful attempt to create an Electronic Statement, right after the success of singles like "Chime," "Lush 3-1" and "Halcyon. Nearly every major techno artist of the 1990s put out at least one album like this, with deliberately dense and complex percussion, one or more super-long tracks (ten minutes and over) with multiple segments, or obscure and exotic instruments. This is Orbital's driest album, full of clattering percussion and overbearing sounds in general. Kein Trink Wasser" is supposed to be a gentle plea for the environment, but the piano line that opens the song just sounds very loud.