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Saucy Joints (Fila Brazillia plus Djini Brown)

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. Maxi – TCDS 17. 12″ – T017. Format: Maxi/12″/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: The Designers Republic. Release Dates: Maxi – 15 October 2002. 12″ – 01 August 2002. Track listing: A1) Dipper – 05:57. A2) Lifesavers – 04:32. B1) Momma – 04:46. B2) Concorde – 05:43.

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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Spill The Beans

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T011. Format: 12″/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 01 August 2001. Track listing: A1) Spill The Beans/album version – 04:26. A2) Spill The Beans (Richard Dorfmeister Flyin Dub Mix) – 06:51. B) Motown Coppers/album version – 04:41.

In 2009 ‘Motown Coppers’ was chosen by Nokia to promote their N97 phone. See the advert on YouTube, visit the Motown Coppers micropage.



“It’s not traditional FB sounds either. There are no beats, no bass, in fact – no rhythm section to speak of. This is pure ambient music – bloops and bleeps, with the odd sampled strain of music to bring you back to some familiar ground. However, that’s all it is – for 50 minutes. On the plus side, however, it’s lovely, unobtrusive background music – you know it’s there, but you’re not completely aware of it. It adds to, rather than creates an atmosphere”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. TO12. Format: Maxi. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 08 April 2001

Recorded 3rd November 2000. The ‘concept’ behind the show was to create a piece using 4 DJ CD players, a DAT tape and 2 mixers. The CD’s were prepared beforehand and consisted of various random sequences. The 2 sets were unrehearsed and resulted in these two ‘beatless’ 20+ minute pieces. Submariners, astronauts and bee keepers should love it.

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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