Fila Brazillia ‎– Black Market Gardening

Pork Recordings ‎– PORK 037
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Obrigado
Drums – Gary Burroughs
2 Snake Ranger
Saxophone – Bernard Moss
3 Little Dipper
Flute – Bernard Moss
4 Blubber Plinth
Drums – Gary Burroughs
5 Butter My Mask 9:13
6 Wigs, Bifocals And Nurishment 8:08
7 Xique-Xique
Drums – Andy Rugg
8 Onc Mongaani
Flute – Bernard MossTabla – Mark Young
9 July 23 5:13

Companies, etc.



All tracks Cobby/McSherry
©1996 Fila Brazillia
℗1996 Pork Recordings/Fila Brazillia

Produced at Poisson Ville.
Mastered at Jah Tubby Studios. Made in England.

Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5027 803 05 37 2 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5027803053724
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): PORK037 MADE IN THE U.K. BY CD-SYSTEMS 07428
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): PORK037 MADE IN THE U.K. BY CD-SYSTEMS 06137
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): PORK037 MADE IN THE U.K. BY CD-SYSTEMS 06072

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May 28, 2013
"Butter My Mask" got to be one of Fila Brazillia's finest efforts. It's so damn colourful, groovy and up-tempo that just fills your ears from beggining to end. Check it out.


August 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Black Market Gardening is Fila Brazillia at the peak of creativity. Few other bands can create such a "live feel" with so much technology. Black Market combines downtempo stone cold chillers with hustlin' latin soul and disco and deep space vibe like few other records. 'Blubber Plinth' changes effortlessly from a trip hop hazer to out and out break beat stomper and tracks like 'Xique Xique' and 'Onc Mongani' roll on forever in blissful phased and reverbed crescendo's. It all comes crashing down with the brilliantly mono-toned and thunder filled July 23rd. This crop was well tended and raised in the sunlight of high summer and nurtured to bring about one of the finest vintages of its time.


May 3, 2004

<I>Black Market Gardening</I> continues Fila Brazillia’s quiet domination of the downtempo world. “Snake Ranger” slides by on wavering synths and a chorus of flutes, while “Little Dipper” starts off with an old-time piano sample before shifting into a funk workout. “Wigs, Bifocals and Nurishment” skids into disco territory, but not so much that you’re pulling out your platforms. By contrast, “Xique-Xique” is smooth and sweet, like a dancing baby’s bottom; “Onc Mongaani” (how do they come up with these names?) is an ambient space journey and the closer, “July 23,” continues this journey into summer. Brilliant.