Fila Brazillia, who blended psychedelic grooves, downtempo beats and esoteric electronica over the course of a career that initially ran from the early 90s to the mid-2000s, have announced details of a forthcoming compilation, ‘Retrospective Redux 90 → 22’.
While the Hull outfit, founded by Steve Cobby and David McSherry, called it a day in 2006 with the release of an original ‘Retrospective’ compilation, they have since reformed, unveiling the MMXX EP in 2020, and re-issuing their single Mermaids on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label last year.
As a result, the pair have announced an updated Retrospective compilation, featuring additional tracks such as Madame Le Fevre and Neanderthal along with a new composition, Toro De Fuego.
With their early recordings now highly-sought after on vinyl, the release of this compilation on 2xLP (as well as on CD and digital), is also likely to be of note for collectors.
“This retrospective separates Fila’s output into four distinct periods,” McSherry, who became a lecturer in Sound and Music Production at the University of Lincoln once Fila Brazillia wrapped up, says.
“The early Pork Recordings era, where you’d find us hunkered over a sampler and an Atari; the latter Pork chapter, when we were based in Stunk Dusty, further expanding the FB sound away from any pigeon-holes; the 23 Records period where we developed the live band approach to take on the road, and, finally; the post-Hull years with us working mostly remotely.”
As Cobby adds, “All the tracks have been remastered from the original DATs with a brand new tune, Toro De Fuego, commissioned purely for the release.”
Fila Brazillia ‘Retrospective Redux 90 → 22 is released on Re:Warm on 2 June 2023. You can pre-order it here.
1 – The Sheriff
2 – A Zed and 2 L’s
3 – Harmonicas Are Shite
4 – Little Dipper
5 – Throwing Down A Shape
6 – Airlock Homes
7 – Bumblehaun
8 – Madame Le Fevre
9 – Neanderthal
10 – HushHush
11 – Toro De Fuego