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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Kira Fontana
Label: Lakeshore Records
Release Date: 10 November 2017

Lakeshore Records release Kira Fontana's soundtrack for Kedi. Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could...

Kira Fontana's music for Kedi is purrfect (I am so, so sorry) given the documentaries subject. There's a playfulness and a heart clearly on display in these 14 tracks (25 min, 02 sec).

The only negative aspects for me, was that there weren't any real themes to engage with, other than the opening 'Kedi' and closing 'Moments That Remind Us' with the rest of the album being pretty much variations on a theme. This is probably not helped by having the score mainly composed for xylophone.

It's exactly what the movie cries out for, musically, but whether you'll be able to get on with it on its own merits is very much a matter of taste. I personally loved the fact that Fontana delivers something a little different which is both subtle and sweet.


Darren Rea

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