Fila Brazillia The Life and Times of Phoebus Brumal

Fila Brazillia’s ninth studio album is so inspiring you’ll want to run through the aisle of your nearest record store to get up to speed with their prior releases. The Life and Times of Phoebus Brumal encompasses a multiplicity of sounds, from funky acoustic guitar with playful electronic beats to techno rhythms and hard, electro-funk house with soulful, reggae-inspired lyrics. There’s nothing like an album that spans the gamut of what can sometimes be a mundane genre of music. Fila Brazillia has managed to keep electronica interesting by daring to be different and pushing the envelope with the incorporation of myriad beats and vocals that are anything but the usual crap pushed down our throats too often. Music that never gets boring is what it’s all about, and while this group keeps you guessing, you certainly won’t be disappointed at the unexpectedness of it all. (Twentythree)