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Old Codes – New Chaos : 20th Anniversary remaster

“Released in 1994, “Old Codes New Chaos” was the first album of British electronic folk duo Fila Brazillia. Steve Cobby and David McSherry brought together electronica, ambient, techno, rock and funk in a way that had almost never been heard before, and as such, can be considered the grandfather’s of downtempo in Great Britain. 20 years later, we have the release of the “20th Anniversary Edition”, containing the 12 tracks from the original album and adding 4 new ones.”

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Label: Twentythree Records Cat No. n/a. Format: Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Watercolour, Catherine Brennand RI. Layout: David McSherry/Mule. Release Date: July 2014. 24 bit remaster + 4 bonus tracks and continuous mix.

Originally released on Twentythree Records Cat Nos. CD – T004. LP – TT004LP and on Pork Recordings (PORK 014).


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One Track Mind

Andrew Jervis – Previously unreleased Fila Brazillia!? Amazing, of course. Favorite track: Mammon Dad.

Sylvain L – 10 seconds in this previously unreleased EP, you get why Fila Brazillia has always been the most talented electronujazzdownwhatevertempo act of all times. It just grooves like nothing else. Favorite track: The Moai.

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. n/a. Format: Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Steve Cobby/David McSherry. Release Date: 01 June 2007. Track listing: 01) Proving Ground – 02:44. 02) Mammon Dad – 04:23. 03) The Moai – 04:16. 04) Dejected, Gumby & Wiped – 05:10.


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Retrospective

“Genres come, buzzwords go and styles fizzle and fade, but one thing that has remained constant in dance music’s perpetual shape-shifting is Fila Brazillia. ‘Retrospective‘ represents the very best of a musical partnership deserving a well-overdue pat on the back for its longevity and ability to give competition the slip by remaining elusively hard to classify.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T036. Format: Album – CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 10 April 2006.


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Dicks

“With Dicks being a less dance floor orientated as previous album “Life and Times of Phoebus Brumal” or Stylewise, this album sums up the word eclectic, taking tunes all over the place. You can tell how much fun they had making it.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T033. Format: Album – LP/CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Designers Republic. Release Date: 07 December 2004


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The Life and Times of Phoebus Brumal

“Just when you think these guys are at the top of their game musically, the amazing duo of Fila Brazillia comes out with a new group of original sounding tracks that surpass their previous releases.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T032. Format: CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: The Designers Republic. Release Date: 10 May 2004.


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21 Brazilliant Remixes (B2)

“Life looks very different with a Fila Brazillia soundtrack. Why, even the dreary streets of their Hull hometown have been brightened by the Balearic sunshine Steve Cobby and Dave McSherry have been brewing, amidst the alchemical hubble-bubble of their studio, for over a decade.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T023. Format: CDx2. Country: UK. Artwork: Designers Republic. Release Date: 03 September 2003.

Three White Roses & A Budd

2011 – Scoundrel / Discogs “Fila Brazillia teams up with the ambient piano of Harold Budd and the New Wave art rock of Bill Nelson on the THREE WHITE ROSES & A BUDD EP. The opening track, “No Shade, No Shadow,” has the drifting, sad quality that one would expect of Harold Budd, and as it loops over the length of the track, the other contributors overlay it with ominous electronics. “Adrift Amidst Les Odalisques” has a much dreamier feel to it, like sunlight dappling through leaves, and the Fila boys lay a gentle groove on top. Bill Nelson’s guitar comes to the fore on “The Airless Time,” like a howl of pain, with Budd’s piano following beside. “Blue Locus,” the final track, is almost a reflection of the opening track, but one that opens up into sparkles. Beguiling, and a fascination diversion for the Fila boys.”

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T016. Format: Maxi. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 27 August 2002.


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Jump Leads

“Considered a pre-cursor to the downbeat and trip hop movement, Fila Brazillia have explored the relationship between organic instrumentation and electronic sensibility throughout the 90′s arriving logically at Jump Leads. As pioneers of a post-punk northern England musicality, their journey has been defined simply by their musical insight rather than genre specification. Dub rhythms, house beats, drum n’ bass syncopation, ambient chords, and funk arrangements have all found their way into Fila’s sound without falling into the clichéd territory of ‘eclecticism’.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. CD – T010. LP – TT010LP. Format: CD/LP x 3/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Photograph: LEF. Design: David McSherry. Release Date: 05 March 2002

Because of it’s popularity DNA from the album Jump Leads has it’s own micropage.


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Brazilification

“Brazilification [Remixes 95-99] (2 CDs, 3 lps – released 2000), a double CD showcasing some of Fila Brazillia’s best remixes. Truly excellent CD, chilled out to perfection most of the time. Worth getting if only for the fabulous remixes of Radiohead and Moloko.”

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Label: Kudos. Cat Nos. CD – KUDCD 013. LP – KUDLP 013. Format: CD x 2/LP x 3/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Photographs: Deirdre O’Callaghan. Release Date: 31 December 1999.

A Touch Of Cloth

“Not only do I think that this is Fila Brazillia’s best album, it is also one of the best albums that I have ever heard. I don’t think there is a bad track on it and it is completely different to anything else you will listen to. It effortlessly blends electronica to other genres like folk, jazz and funk music. Like all of the best albums it takes a few listens to get the most out of it, but it is album that I still listen to regularly even though its a good 5 years old. Highly recommended.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. CD – T001. LP – TT007LP. Format: CD/LP x 3/Download.Country: UK. Artwork: Stained-glass: Neil McFarland. Design: David McSherry. Release Date: 01 November 1999

A Touch Of Cloth has its own micropage at www.atouchofcloth.net


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