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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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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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Black Market Gardening

“When I first played this album I thought to myself I don’t have to listen to this more than once to tell anybody it is sheer brilliance, although I have listened to it more than once. In fact I have listened to nothing else since I got hold of it! It’s one of those albums you absolutely melt over with delight at its beauty.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. CD – T007, LP – TT007LP. Originally released on Pork Recordings (PORK 037). Format: CD/LP x 3/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 06 September 1996.


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Mess

“Fila Brazillia are back with some top funky chill-out gear to follow the wondrous Old Codes: New Chaos. And while the same – sublime blending of jazz, soul, funk and gentle acid surrounds the lazy breaks, ‘Mess’ sees them flip the script and get a little loose and, – just occasionally, a little loony riffs about beats, this album they’re bigger, phatter, chunkier than ever before.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T006. Originally released on Pork Recordings (PORK 031). Format: CD/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 16 July 1996.


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