Rotor ‎– Kaleidoscope

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Chill ‎– TUV 17
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Published by Valentine Music.
℗ & © 1991 Chill Music.
Made in England.

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  • Barcode: 5 021995 001761
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): TUV 17 A1 Simon - The Exchange - Damont D
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): TUV 17 B1 Simon - The Exchange. Damont

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TUV 17 Rotor Kaleidoscope(12", Promo, Yel) Chill TUV 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TUV 17 Rotor Kaleidoscope(12", W/Lbl) Chill TUV 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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djrobovw1

djrobovw1

May 3, 2018

A Big Fat 10/10 for Kaleidoscope, just what underground rave was all about crazy quirky sounds. amazing tune. love it.
markwrightrf

markwrightrf

May 29, 2008
To elaborate on the previous review, this was indeed made by a child - my friend Andrew Wright (Uppy) was only 15 I believe, when this was put together using "Soundtracker" on his Amiga A500. I joined him for his second EP when Chill became Uproar records, and my track (Nexocis) was put together on my Amiga A500 using a program called "Sound FX" a year before it was eventually released! If it sounds lo-fi, that's the reason why. We were striving to make it sound more high quality at a time when the dirty, raw breakbeat sound was just starting to emerge.
y-1

y-1

January 4, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Kaleidoscope is driven by rough synths and a very bouncy breakbeat that has been given some nice twists by scratching. The origins of manipulating breakbeats towards jungle can be found here. The tune is relatively slow as is typical for the time, which makes it only more bouncy.
When I bought this I was hoping for another breakbeat tune on the B-side, but Andromeda isn't that. Still, it came as a pleasant surprise. It leans more towards Chill-typical bleep techno, though this one is extraordinarily melodious. A friend said it sounds like it has been arranged by children, and that's probably what it makes sound so fresh and playful.