Boomkat Product Review:
Lovely, imaginative and incredibly mature soundtrack work from the ever-unpredictable KK, with cut 'n paste hip-hop dispensed in favour of serene, cinematic chamber classical pieces that summon Max Richter and Johann Johansson. There's a real sense of optimism and wonder to these pieces, a bit of a relief from the by-numbers melancholy pastures usually occupied by neo-classical gear; and while the weight is carried largely by strings, horns and marimba, what makes it truly special is the discreet turntablism and electronic treatments, which add real depth and atmosphere to the charming melodies. Rather than being a soundtrack for a movie, this is a score for the Koala's own 132-page etchboard composition Space Cadet, a sort of Wall-E-esque tale of a, er, space cadet and her guardian, exploring such themes as technology, isolation and family bonding. The music really is remarkable, achieving a rare and refined balance between the earth-bound and the cosmic, jumping effortlessly and elegantly from ominous ambience to truly moving symphonic overtures. Honestly, give this one a whirl, we're pretty sure you'll dig it.