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Kelebek/The Butterfly OST

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"With the Kelebek/The Butterfly soundtrack, film producer Mahmut Bengi has brought Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Brian Keane together once again to create the music to this mystical and tragic story. The result is remarkable and moving. The score to Kelebek/The Butterfly effortlessly flows from East to West, from orchestral score to Turkish music, and into electronic sound design. The music moves just as effortlessly between moods, from mystical to tragic to suspense to folkloric or romantic. Whether it's the fusion of jazz and the red-hot Middle Eastern musicianship of 'On The Move,' the beautiful melodic and harmonic East-West mixtures of 'Yusuf's Theme' and 'Zeynep's Romance,' the Turkish-folk-meets-American-roots music of 'Teacher,' the simple and honest oud and guitar collaboration on 'Brother To Brother,' the new age orchestra and ney of 'Butterfly,' the moving and tragic 'Yusuf Prays/Lost Souls' that features Omar's older brother Haci Ahmet Tekbilek on duduk with an orchestral adagio, Omar's haunting vocals over a multi-layered harmonium and sampled glass harmonica in 'Losing Hope,' the bizarre and wonderful combination of Richard Hunter's harmonica playing with traditional Middle Eastern folk music in 'Street Fair' (based on the Azeri folk song 'Menim Canimsan'), or the Dervish updated to hip-hop/electronic trance in 'Deep Blue,' Brian and Omar continue to push the boundaries of musical tradition while simultaneously demonstrating a respect and affection for those traditions and their spiritual origins. Now in their mid-fifties, Omar and Brian have continued growing in their own worlds as prominent master musicians; this soundtrack for Kelebek/The Butterfly is testimony that their friendship and musical collaboration are truly enduring."