Old Codes New Chaos

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Old Codes New Chaos
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust, 1994
GenreAmbient Breakbeat
LabelPork Recordings
Fila Brazillia chronology
Old Codes New Chaos
Maim That Tune
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Old Codes New Chaos is the first album by the British group Fila Brazillia, released on Pork Recordings in 1994. The title comes from a line in the 1991 book Lila: An Inquiry into Morals by Robert Pirsig: "Rigel's interpretation of recent moral history is probably a pretty simple one: old codes vs. new chaos".

Critical reception[edit]

Music critic Dean Carlson explains on his review for AllMusic that "Old Codes, New Chaos may sound restrained compared to the creditable but not always successful moments of band's later eccentricity, but there's also a clean and bracing straightforwardness to its awkward downtempo that was often lacking in the band's slow development".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Codes" – 1:17
  2. "Mermaids" – 6:16
  3. "Whose Money" – 2:03
  4. "Brazilification" – 8:40
  5. "Serratia Marcescens" – 3:56
  6. "The Sheriff" – 9:14
  7. "Feinman" – 1:16
  8. "The Light Of Jesus" – 8:41
  9. "Strange Thoughts" – 5:26
  10. "Fila Funk" – 18:53
  11. "Pots & Pans" – 9:20
  12. "New Chaos" – 1:45

The track "Feinman" features a quote from Richard Feynman, the last line of his report into the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."

20th Anniversary Remaster[edit]

The album was re-released on 12 June 2014, remastered in 24-bit fidelity and including 4 bonus tracks and a continuous mix.[3]


  1. ^ "Old Codes, New Chaos: AllMusic Review".
  2. ^ "Old Codes, New Chaos: AllMusic Review".
  3. ^ http://filabraz.bandcamp.com/album/old-codes-new-chaos-20th-anniversary-remaster