Broken Lamps – Kaleidoscope

We love hearing new library’esque tunes inspired by cinema and rare soundtracks of the 60’s and 70’s which was the reason why I made and released my “New Library Sounds” cassette mix several years back. Since then, there have been quite a few vinyl releases to celebrate that sound and the latest from Broken Lamps is just what we need to start our 2019 out.

Presented by Electric Nerve Music in association with Two Headed Dog, Kaleidoscope is a modern library record conceived by producer/multi-instrumentalist Eric Bowr under the name Broken Lamps. It sets its stage between 1968 and 1979 with a heavy dose of fuzz guitars, monophonic synth, Hammond organ and lush string sections. Moved by the works of composers like Bruno Nicolai and Piero Umiliani, Bowr has maintained a sonic vibe throughout the record that is reminiscent to early giallo, 70s exploitation and Euro cult soundtracks. While combining the use of period correct instruments and recording techniques, Kaleidoscope will take you back to a beautifully dark and creative time in music and film.