Kaleidoscope Jukebox – “Eternal Embrace”
A kaleidoscope is constantly changing, shifting patterns or sequences of objects or elements. What happens when you hook that up to a jukebox? Electric monster boogie? Abstract space funk? Maybe a bit of dub, hip-hop, downtempo, soul, R&B, jazz and Latin music? How about all of the above. Kaleidoscope Jukebox is the project of Indiana native Clint Carty, a producer of global downtempo music. Working as a DJ and a producer for over a dozen years, Carty shaped his sound over time. With the release of Infinite Reflection on Rhythm & Culture Music, Kaleidoscope Jukebox reveals a definitive sound that is varied with international influences.
“I wanted this to be unique in name, vibe and emotional receptivity. Music which is just as much felt as it is heard. It’s soul music in the biggest sense. I write music to both challenge the spirit and keep it in check, to wipe away misconceptions you and I may gather along our paths and for a short time possibly get a glimpse of truth.” – Clint Carty
Working global sounds into downtempo music can be a slippery slope. It’s important to remain authentic to avoid dipping into new age gimmickry. Kaleidoscope Jukebox does a tremendous job keeping the heart of the music in the mix. Listening to Infinite Reflection from start to finish will take you on a journey through the musical spectrum, from the past to the future. Since Carty is capable of playing several instruments, it helps that the music isn’t entirely constructed from samples. These grooves are warm and infectious. You will be nodding your head in no time. Listen to “Eternal Embrace” and get into Kaleidoscope Jukebox.