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Fila Brazillia score again - just!,
This review is from: Jump Leads (Audio CD)
As someone familiar with all but one of Fila's studio LP's, I was surprised yet intrigued to hear of the Hullites' first ever foray into vocaldum. However, of the four tracks featuring vocals only the laid-back funk of "We Build Arks" with its lush soulful voice does anything for me.
Otherwise, its pretty much business as usual. The opening track,"Bumblehaun" sounds like 4 2 the floor disco funk vrs Ennio Morricone, whilst "DNA"
features a flowing old-skool drum break underpinning trademark Fila mellow guitar.
Latin-tinged "Its a knockout" (with its John Barry-esque lead line) and the typical "Fila Funk" of "Monk's Utterance" continue in the vintage Fila vein, whilst the wicked drum/ percussion workout of "Percival Quintaine" and African-tinged, mellow jazz/funk of "Mother Natures Spies" affirm the status of "Jump Leads" as Top Drawer Fila.
Shame about the 2 or 3 lousey tracks with vocals but more than compensated for elsewhere - definitely life in the old dogs yet!