FILA BRAZILLIA - JUMP LEADS 3LP (TWENTYTHREE)

FILA BRAZILLIA - JUMP LEADS 3LP (TWENTYTHREE)

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Nearly a decade after Steve Cobby and David McSherry jacked in a putative career in acid jazz to develop Fila Brazillia’s mix of chilled ambient and loose-limbed funk, it seems the music-buying world has gradually come around to their homegrown and often plain sound. On this, their sixth self-released album, the Hull duo branch out from their usual output to include guitars, wailing blues harmonicas and even – shock! – songs. At its best, their sound is fibrous, organic and streets ahead of their compilation-album rivals. It’s both grown-up and delightfully daft, like Vangelis gone disco (that’s meant as a compliment). Motown Coppers flies the flag for wilfully off-centre funk with its drum’n’bass-meets-country-blues groove. Tracks such as ‘We Build Arks’ could have slipped through the cracks of an overly chilled-out nation of music-lovers, but they are transformed by singer Steve Edwards into the kind of AOR epics that wouldn’t shame Glen Campbell or Jimmy Webb. Frank Tope, The Guardian