Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Luck Be A Weirdo Tonight
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight is Fila's fifth full-length, marking yet another shift in its alchemical approach to music. You can't sum Fila Brazillia up with a short phrase or half-baked genre grouping, probably because the du... more »
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Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight is Fila's fifth full-length, marking yet another shift in its alchemical approach to music. You can't sum Fila Brazillia up with a short phrase or half-baked genre grouping, probably because the duo's grooves are so entirely immersive, you can't and don't want to deconstruct them. Evident on this release is the pairing's experimentation with folk, added generously to songs like the soulful "Rustic Bellyflop" and "Billygoat Groupies:' Requisite acoustic guitar loops, re-created woodwinds, and underplayed electronics are whirled together and accented by the snap of a hip hop snare. In general, the break beats found in Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight takes on the properties of the more organic elements, giving the album a unique cadence and flavor. Like few other neo-instrumentalists, Fila Brazillia's fusion feels natural and relaxed: loose, inflated grooves float along like dirigibles riding on warm wafts of sustained organ, low-frequency scrabbling, and reverb-drenched solos. By shifting subtly from jazz to funk to sylvan ballad, Fila Brazillia manages to sidestep the trappings and the criticisms of "electronica" - and kick out some amazing music in the process. This Luck ain't dumb.
Looser and more dangerous that its predecessors
John Dennett | Longmont, CO USA | 02/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're new to Fila Brazillia, I suggest "Maim That Tune" instead as a starting place, but if you already know what you're getting into, this is the place to be. All Fila releases take a little time to "grok" and this one took me longer than most -- but the musical reward is in direct proportion to the effort.The fifth installment of the Fila-B World Domination Tour finds them really stretching out and enjoying their art. The boys are experimenting more with the textures of "live" sounds and instrumentation, and playing faster and looser with their funk-jazz-soul signature sound. The Fila M.O. is still there -- rump-shaking simplicity disguising jazzy complexity -- but instead of bringing it to you on a platter, this time they're asking you to meet them half way. Arrangements and melodies are more complex and multi-layered, and overall selection reflects more stylistic variety.Fans of Kruder & Dorfmeister should dive right in!"
This is an awesome CD !!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You know, I bought 4 Fila CD's at once from here, and this one was one of them. This CD will not dissapoint you. some excellent grooves and remarkable musicianship is present here. I give it 4 stars coz it is a difficult album compared to Maim that Tune. However, I highly recommend it !!!"
PORK...THE OTHER WHITE MEAT!!!
Darrell L. Lee | Jackson, MS | 07/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an incredible album of trip-hop, acid jazz, funk and ambient cuts by one of the best duos in chill-out! All "weird" song titles aside, Fila Brazillia delivers the dam to the river--chilling you out one minute and making you drop it like it's hot the next! Another amazing accomplishment from the true "kings of chill-out"!"