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Fila BrazilliaA Touch Of Cloth

Label:Tritone (3) – T001
Format:
CD, Album, Digipak
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Freestyle, Future Jazz, Downtempo

Tracklist

1The Bugs Will Bite
Piano, TrumpetJosef*
4:56
2Airlock Homes
ClarinetBernard Moss
4:17
3Ridden Pony
DrumsJason Moy
3:18
4Slow Light4:19
5Swann Todd
DrumsDanny Ward
FluteBernard Moss
3:19
6Snakeskin Bib
GuitarGary Gillyett
5:16
7XII
DrumsJason Moy
TrumpetJosef*
2:04
8Trivia
DrumsJason Moy
PercussionAaron Gammon
3:53
9Pigsblood And Chalk4:14
10Dervish Controller4:37
11Leonids
DrumsGary Burroughs
TrumpetJosef*
8:16
12Spores3:55
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℗&©1999 Fila Brazillia
Made in England

Original release on Fila's own Tritone label.

Digipak®

Fila Brazillia had to change their label name because of legal reasons. After this release their label was called 'Twentythree'. The catalogue number stayed unchanged.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5027 803 460 126
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0502780346014
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): T1 CD Systems UK 02291
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): T1 CD Systems UK 24224
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LD11
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5012
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none

Other Versions (3)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
A Touch Of Cloth (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)Tritone (5)T001Russia1999
A Touch Of Cloth (CD, Album, Reissue)TwentythreeT001UK2001
A Touch Of Cloth (3×LP)TwentythreeTT001LPUK2002

Reviews

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Lefuneste
I am glad this album exists. The world can end, its purpose is complete. Fila Brazillia seems to have never even existed when browsing the Internet. How is this even possible. It has been such a irreplaceable pillar of my musical life. I have listened this album all over the world, waiting for the bus is the cold gloomy morning going to a shit job, crossing the pacific ocean at night on a sailboat watching the milky way light mixing with luminous plankton. It has changed my life. I can now die in peace.
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plord
This one gets my vote as "Favorite FB album" for sure. The sequence from "Airlock Holmes" through "Snakeskin Bib" is essentially flawless, moving from enveloping ambient to funky horn charts to sudden, arresting Rhodes piano riffs. The use of...well I can't tell if it is a vocoder or a breath controller...for the primary pad sounds in this sequence really set it apart.
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charles_howarth
It's very good to see so many positive comments on this wonderful album. Fila's first album away from the excellent Pork Recordings is a mesmerising creation. The fusion of styles (funk, jazz, ambient etc) is wonderfully realised and Fila have produced an album with a sound of its' own.

As pointed out by nearly all the contributors below (ignore scoundrel's assertion that this album is uneven - UNEVEN?!). this album is a very coherent whole. As oblaky points out, this album is an single listening experience, with each track forming an integral part of the overall fabric.

There are of course moments that each listener will cherish especially keenly. For me the closing track Spores is simply stunning. A chillout masterpiece up there with the finest I can recall. Whenever the track comes on, I will totally defocus any distractions and just sit still spellbound by the melodic perfection of it.

Fila have always had a very strong ability to assemble a diverse range of influences into a new whole, but for me this album demonstrates that knack with more confidence and sureness of touch than their other excellent albums before or since.

As others have said, this is a great starting point for those interested in FB, and for those already acquainted this represents a crowning glory of their excellent music.
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oblaky
Edited 11 years ago
If someone forced me to pick a favourite FB album then it would be this one.

The music here is delicately woven with the best sounding cotton and silk, interlaced with gilded woolly threads. It forms an intricate and expensive medieval shroud with quirky patterns overhauled in electronic form.

Rarely have I heard such complete and original set of tracks rolled into such layered, rich and complex album.

Favourite tracks would be difficult to pick as they all create a single listening experience with amazing, uplifting and upbeat tracks (Track 1), moving further to various different emotional moments. If really forced, again, I would pick Slow Light and Snakeskin Bib for the exalted feeling they cause in me when I come back to them.

As implied earlier, there is no weak moment here. Fila stands strong, effortlessly flirting with your ears, hearts and minds.

If you don't know or own this one, I envy you.

5/5