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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

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Power Clown

“The eclecticism and organic warmth of Fila Brazillia’s electronica continue to amaze on Power Clown, one of their finest efforts to date. Laid-back jazz-funk grooves straight out of the ’70s are the foundation of the record, but hints of Stevie Wonder-esque soul, hip-hop, bossa nova, ambient, spacey techno, house, minimalist electro, big-beat and trip-hop all pop up here and there, as do touches of ethnic percussion, acoustic guitar, saxophone solos, new age-y synth flourishes, and the occasional odd vocal sample or sound effect. What really pushes Power Clown over the top, though, is that the group maintains their focus throughout, never meandering and changing things up often enough to keep the grooves from becoming repetitive. One of the finest and most over-looked electronic-dance releases of 1998.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T009. Originally released on Pork Recordings (PORK 055). Format: CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Design: Steve Cobby/David McSherry. Booklet: Neil McFarland. Layout: Mule/David McSherry. Release Date: 31 August 1998


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Luck be a Weirdo Tonight

Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight is Fila’s fifth full-length, marking yet another shift in its alchemical approach to music. It’s easy to keep up with the tongue-in cheek song titles (“Do the Hale-Bopp,” “Pollo de Palo”), but quite another thing to get a handle on what it is they do musically. You can’t sum Fila Brazillia up with a short phrase or half-baked genre grouping, probably because the duo’s grooves are so entirely immersive, you can’t and don’t want to deconstruct them.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T008. Originally released on Pork Recordings (PORK 045). Format: CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Mule/David McSherry. Release Date: 01 July 1997.


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