Boomkat Product Review:
Supersoul's head bloke, Xaver Von Treyer, worked with internationally acclaimed director, Tom Tykwer, to create the soundtrack to Tykwer's award-winning movie 'Soul Boy'. The pair have worked with each other since Von Treyer contributed to his Run Lola Run s/t and for Krzysztof Kiezlowski's 'Heaven', but this vibe is quite different to either of those. The film centres on a young Kenyan boy who has to go on a journey to rescue his father's soul from a mysterious voodoo-like being, and the soundtrack is appropriately full of African vibes, yet relatively free of world music cliches. With special attention to intricate minimal percussion and sparing use of Kalimba and other traditional instruments, VonTreyer sets a well-restrained and moody ambience, expanding into HipHop with help from Berlin's Gebrüder Teichmann and raps from Lon Jon, Mr Abbay and Kimya on 'Dirty Laundry', and featuring a charming bit of Afrobeat pop from Princess Jully & Jolly Boys Band.
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