Civilisation I

Kero Kero Bonito - Civilisation I
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Based on 320 ratings
2019 Ratings: #66
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September 30, 2019 / Release Date
EP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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Who cares about JIK, we got new KKB music yAY >W<
And tbh, I adore the new direction they seem to aim to. After their indie, sadder twist to their 2018 Time'n'place, this seems like their final, most integral form to date, with glimpses of their Bonito Generation euphoric vibes, but more epic and grand, along with the maturity of the songwriting that TNP got. We might just witness what might actually be their biggest magnum opus. The band is as hungry as ever and I'm ready for it.
♪Get up, get up, what's that in the sky?
It's a 10/10 from KKB!♪

Kero Kero Bonito is of course most known for the cutesy, colorful, and feel-good electropop they debuted with, but over the course of KKB's career the band have surprisingly moved past what appeared to be a trademark sound. Such a daring move is already respectable enough, but the fact that the trio of twee were able to put out two projects that are not only completely different from Bonito Generation, but also completely ... read more
At this point Kero Kero Bonito are one of the best pop bands out right now.

Mixing their Time 'n' Place style with the Bonito Generation style on this ep create this beautiful balance of experimentation and pop appeal
Prediction: this is gonna be the first part of a EP series leading up to the new album
This new Sonic the Hedgehog OST is banging.
Kero Kero Bonito are going for more of a dance-pop sound on this new EP. The songs are catchy as hell, and very danceable, even though they are slower songs compared to their other tracks like Lipslap, Trampoline, Only Acting and Outside.

This EP sort of reminds me of Dump off of their second album, Time n' Place. It's slow and dreamy, but is fun enough to be able to dance to.

Kero Kero Bonito are a band that focus on evolution before anything else. Like none of their albums and EPs sound ... read more
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Track List

  1. Battle Lines
  2. When the Fires Come
  3. The River
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Added on: September 29, 2019