- RELEASED: Apr 2000
- FORMAT: 2xLP / CD
- LABEL: NINJA TUNE
- CAT No.: ZEN47 / ZENCD47
- DESIGN CREDITS: Openmind
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Openmind, Alice Ceresole, Sandra Cole
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- EXTRA ZEN: ninjatune.net page
In ’99 I went with a load of friends to a thing called Colourscape of Clapham Common – a large warren of rooms in different colours that worked with the light outside to make the whole enviroment seem drenched in different hues. We all took turns in taking pictures and – when PC came up with the name Kaleidoscope for the album title – I knew these would be perfect for imagery. I wanted some ambiguous but colourful and also otherworldly because the music touched on that and didn’t really warrant one specific image. Some of the images, the cover for instance, were composites of various images blurred together to make them even more ambiguous.
I wanted the layout to have a clean layout, similar to classic jazz covers and the cover to look more like a soundtrack to something, hence the DJ Food at the bottom and the title at the top. The front was colour and glossy and the back matt and black and white, again like the classic era of jazz album sleeves. I did many variations, some based on favourite covers of mine and others not - some of these wound up as inner sleeve designs. Various friends are featured in the images along with two very anonymous pictures of PC and I.