* includes "The Women's Song" (traditional), performed by Taalaikan Abazova
** includes "Koshok" (traditional), performed by Jamal Seidakmatova
Kronos Records proudly present THE LIGHT THIEF, An Aktan Arym Kubat Film, ; starring Aktan Arym Kubat. This beautiful soundrack is our first CD together with Andre Matthias, whose music elevates this film to a Very beautiful, intimate and emotional sad experience. Both score and film are a must Not to be missed!
"The long, sustained pitches of the traditional Kyrgyz music that is the film's soundtrack add to the woeful nostalgia [...]."- The Hollywood Reporter
"The small film benefits from the honesty of Matthias’ score, which in its folk melodic structure and ethnic instrumentation lends a supportive verisimilitude to Kubat’s gentle film. The music is sublime, drawn from acoustic folk traditions with hauntingly beautiful melodies set on serene cadences." - Randall Larson's Soundtrax
"The film's use of traditional Kyrgyz soundtrack, along with cinematic pans of the rugged but beautiful landscape, makes for a great viewing." - Illume
"[...] la sonorité bienveillante, chaude mais mesurée du duduk le nimbe notamment d’une aura de réconfort tandis que la sobre mais très belle ligne mélodique, selon qu’elle soit franche ou discrète, lui confère une impression mêlée de force tranquille et de relative fragilité." - Under Scores - Le Magazine de la Musique de Film