Wonderkid Film Soundtrack by Brain Rays – Out Now On Vinyl & Digital
Gaining support from Rob da Bank and Eddy Temple Morris, Brain Rays’ sparse but intricate electronic score melds together 2-step/Techno rhythms with dreamy ambiences and haunting vocals. The processed vocal recordings resist identification and reflect the conflict and turmoil at the heart of the film, while heavy kick drums, prepared piano recordings and double bass clunks provide the rhythmical backdrop.
The soundtrack themes are accompanied by 2 remixes. One from shadowy Bizarre Rituals affiliate Slhhmyr who creates a haunting Trap remix of Theme II. The track drifts between sharp beats and ambience creating what sounds like a lush but disorientating dream-sequence.
Brain Rays also offers us the second ‘Kuiper Belt’ remix which is aimed straight at the dancefloor. This mix adds an additional vocal hook, chest-rattling sub and wooden 2-step/Jungle rhythms.
“Music often makes the film, and one soundtrack that took our breath away last year was that on Rhys Chapman’s Wonderkid. All about the relevant and polarising issues around homophobia in football, the emotive storyline was perfectly scored by beatmaker Brain Rays (aka Benjamin Hudson), who when not setting the cutting room ablaze also garners the support from the likes of Annie Mac and Rob Da Bank for his murky electronics and work as one half of hip hop outfit Baconhead. Having loved it a first time around, we’re now treated to a EP of remixes including the shimmering and transforming trap version of ‘Theme II’ from upcoming talent Slhhmyr, who is affiliated with Baconhead’s Bizarre Rituals collective. Out today on Siren Recordings, who themselves produced the original soundtrack, it’s an atmospheric soundscape that is both rhythmical and meditative. Relive this beautiful body of work through different eyes, which really is the whole point of the film itself.”