℗ 2019 Polyvinyl Record Co.
Released September 30, 2019
Duration 12m 37s
Record Label Polyvinyl Records
Genre Alternative (Indie)

Civilisation I

Kero Kero Bonito

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Battle Lines
Kero Kero Bonito
When The Fires Come
Kero Kero Bonito
The River
Kero Kero Bonito
If Kero Kero Bonito’s most recent full-length, Time ‘n’ Place, was about mixing up adolescent nostalgia, contemporary millennial malaise, and the daunting near future, then Civilisation I blows up that timeline to cover the ancient past of primitive man, the large-scale situation facing humanity in 2019, and the distant future — when humans have been wiped from the face of the Earth. Civilisation I features Kero Kero Bonito’s most ambitious work yet via complex arrangements and their grandest song themes thus far. It demonstrates a return to electronic music after the indie rock exploration of Time ‘n’ Place, though retains shades of that album’s dusty patina via its use of obsolete music technology. The result is modernism hewn from lost technology, like a parallel universe that never existed, while showing off the band's skills as electronic musicians. Civilisation I was written, produced, and recorded by KKB in Gus’ room in the London borough of Bromley using hardware only.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Polyvinyl Records Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.33 to -0.28
-12.26 to -11.87
6 to 7
Battle Lines
When The Fires Come
The River

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