Awesome, right? Kaleidoscope is one of the best BMX features we’ve seen in a long time, and one of the most creative bike features we’ve seen since Danny MacAskill’s ‘Imaginate’, which as you can ‘imagine-ate’, sorry, it has been getting a lot of comparisons to.
The feature stands out as a landmark video in BMX. One that will be watched for years on end, age incredibly well and become a point of reference for anyone asked a question along the lines of “so why do you ride BMX?”
“I didn’t care how hard it would be to get the song. I said I’d pay for it if I needed to…”
One of the most important factors of the video, or any video for that matter? The music! No edit in any sport is complete until it’s got the perfect soundtrack behind it, and that certainly holds true for Kaleidoscope. So, lucky Kriss managed to dig out one of the best tunes we’ve heard in an age.
The song is by an artist called ‘Portugal. The Man’. Yes, that is a full stop after ‘Portugal’ and yes, it is quite a confusing band name to read for the first time.
We assume there was too much confusion between man and country to just call the group ‘Portugal’, but then again, that opens the door to ask why the three-piece didn’t call the thing ‘Portugal. The Band/Group/Triplet’. They are great though.