With Classic Rock Through The Ages

CAN - The Lost Tapes

For our 16/12/12 show, we featured the recently released collection of rare recordings by seminal Krautrock band CAN.

We then followed that with some artists who have been associated with or influenced by the fascinating genre that is Krautrock.



Artist Name Track Name
Can Private Nocturnal
Can One More Saturday Nigh
Can On The Way To Mother Sky
Can Dead Pigeon Suite
Can Spoon LIVE
Can Barnacles
Can Millionenspiel
Can Midnight Sky
Can Oscura Primavera
Robert Wyatt Pigs... (In There)
Hunters & Collectors Talking To A Stranger
The Native Cats 1000AD
Joy Division Passover
I.E.M. Arcadia Son

Interviews: Eraldo Bernocchi & Colin Edwin

We aired a double feature on our 9/12/12 show. We spoke with Eraldo Bernocchi on Metallic Taste Of Blood and some of his other projects, as well as his record label, RareNoise Records.
You can download an mp3 of our interview with Eraldo here.


Colin Edwin spoke with us about his time with Porcupine Tree and their latest live release, Octane Twisted.  You can download an mp3 of our interview with Colin here.

Artist name Track name
Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie White Ceramic
Somma Bhavacakra
Metallic Taste Of Blood Crystals And Wounds
Metallic Taste Of Blood King Cockroach
Porcupine Tree The Blind House
Porcupine Tree Dislocated Day
Porcupine Tree Even Less
Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere But Not Here 


Photo © Lee Millward
On 2/12/12 we aired our extensive interview with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett on the release of his incredible new album Genesis Revisited II. The record boasts 35 guest musicians including Steven Wilson, Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, Nad Sylvan, Roine Stolt and a host of others.

Stream the show below as originally broadcasted or download an mp3 version of the EXTENDED interview to hear Steve's insights into the recording of this new piece, as well as anecdotes on some of the original recording sessions.

Artist Name Track Name
Steve Hackett ...In That Quiet Earth
Steve Hackett Shadow Of The Hierophant
Steve Hackett A Tower Struck Down
Steve Hackett The Chamber Of 32 Doors
Steve Hackett Return Of The Giant Hogweed
Steve Hackett Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Steve Hackett Can-Utility And The Coastliners
Steve Hackett Fly On A Windshield
Steve Hackett Broadway Melody
Steve Hackett Ripples

Artwork © Angela & Maurizio Vicedomini

Interview: Bruce Soord - The Pineapple Thief

Photo by Rob Monk
On our 25/11/12 show we spoke with Bruce Soord from Somerset-based UK band The Pineapple Thief on their history, their latest album "All The Wars" and the ever-changing modern progressive rock scene.

Click on the player below to stream the full interview with Bruce or click here to download an mp3 version for your listening pleasure.


Artist name Track name
The Pineapple Thief Nothing At Best
The Pineapple Thief Shoot First 
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Pineapple Thief Too Much To Lose
The Pineapple Thief My Debt To You
The Pineapple Thief Show A Little Love
The Pineapple Thief 3000 Days
The Pineapple Thief Burning Pieces
The Pineapple Thief All The Wars
The Pineapple Thief Give It Back
The Pineapple Thief One More Step Away
The Pineapple Thief Last Man Standing

Special Guests: The Witching Tree

For our 18/11/12 episode we were joined by Chris Pullen and James Johnston from Hobart Prog band The Witching Tree.

They spoke about the changes in their roles within the band over the last year, their influences and their planned new material for 2013.

Chris and James stayed on for hour 2 of the show to act as guest programmers and discuss some of the music that has influenced them on their path to make a "statement for the undrground prog scene in Hobart". The full playlist is below.

Click on the Kaleidocast link below to hear the interview in full, including their live acoustic performances of original song "Common Fool" and a cover of "In My Time Of Need", a song from the album "Damnation" by Opeth. An mp3 version of the Kaleidocast can be downloaded here. See below the playlist for videos of Chris and James performing their songs in the studio.



Artist name Track name
The Witching Tree Wonderland
The Witching Tree What If?
The Witching Tree Silent Partner
The Witching Tree Common Fool (LIVE)
The Witching Tree In My Time Of Need (LIVE Opeth Cover)
The Witching Tree I Feel So Cold
The Witching Tree Time Will Silence All Things
Sam Locke Crossing The Barrier II
Karnivool Themata
Tool Lateralus
Dream Theatre On The Backs Of Angels
Dead Letter Circus Reaction
Cog What If? (LIVE)
Porcupine Tree Fear Of A Blank Planet (LIVE)
The Butterfly Effect Everybody Run   

Interview: Colin Edwin - Metallic Taste Of Blood

On our 11th November show, bass player extraordinaire Colin Edwin (pictured 2nd from right), best known for being the bass player in Porcupine Tree, joined us to chat about his involvement with band project Metallic Taste Of Blood. Check the Kaleidocast below to hear the interview in full or download an mp3 version here.


Dwayne then spent an hour of self indulgence playing some of the tunes he'd been listening to over the last couple of weeks, ranging from the electronic soundscapes of Oribital to the hard rocking Black Country Communion to bluesy guitar men, Bread!

In hour 3 for our fill in slot for the guys from "Featuring", Ash shared a double feature with the first part being a selection of fantastic progressive folk tracks, followed by some obscure soundtracks from the mists of time.

ARTIST                              SONG TITLE
Porcupine Tree Hatesong
Colin Edwin Arms Of Sunlight
Metallic Taste Of Blood Sectile
Metallic Taste Of Blood Schizopolis
Metallic Taste Of Blood Fist Full Of Flies
Metallic Taste Of Blood Bipolar
Metallic Taste Of Blood Transverse
The Pineapple Thief Nothing At Best
Orbital Illuminate
Kate Bush Flower Of The Mountain
Billy Bragg & Wilco My Thirty Thousand
Sting Little Wing
James Reyne Drifting Away (Confusion Of Slow Novas)
George Bastard Son
U2 Do You Feel Loved
Black Country Communion Crawl
Bread Tecolote
Crash Test Dummies MMM MMM MMM MMM
Breaking Orbit The Time Traveller
Davy Graham She Moved Thru' / The Bizarre Blue Raga
Buffy Saint-Marie Little Wheel Spin And Spin
Kaki King ...Until We Felt Red
Fairport Convention Autopsy
Terry Callier You're Goin' Miss Your Candyman
Sandy Denny Farewell, Farewell
The Sven Libaek Orchestra Open Sea Theme
Roy Budd Carter Takes a Train
Scott Walker The Seventh Seal
Ennio Morricone Trafelato
Georges Garvarentz Riff hi-fi
Stanley Myers Kaleidoscope

4th November 2012

We interviewed Martin Leamon from Bristol band CRIMSON SKY about their new line-up and EP entitled "Dawn". Click on the Kaleidocast below to hear the interview in full. Crimson Sky Website

We then featured the 40th Anniversary stereo edition of King Crimson's Larks' Tongues In Aspic.

In our third hour, filling in for the guys from "Featuring", we featured some of the most memorable James Bond themes from the last 50 years.

To hear the entire show including the music, click the re-stream tab above. (Available for 3 weeks from transmission.)


Crimson Sky - A Sleep That Burns
Crimson Sky - Crimson Sky
Crimson Sky - The Sea (2012 Version)
Crimson Sky - The Park
Crimson Sky - After The Rain (2012 Version)

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pt 1 (2012 Alternate Mix)
King Crimson - Book Of Saturday (2012 Alternate Mix)
King Crimson - Exiles
King Crimson - Easy Money
King Crimson - The Talking Drum (2012 Alternate Mix)
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pt 2
Fripp & Eno - Evening Star

Adele - Skyfall
Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger
Tom Jones - Thunderball
Paul McCartney & Wings - Live And Let Die
Lulu - The Man With The Golden Gun
Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
A-ha - The Living Daylights
Tina Turner - Goldeneye
Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies
Madonna - Die Another Day
Garbage - The World Is Not Enough
John Barry And Monty Norman - James Bond Theme
John Arnold - James Bond Theme
Chris Cornell - You Know My Name

28th October 2012

Ash has been on board with the Ears now for a couple of months but his first guest was local musician Warren Glover. Warren joined us in the studio to guest program some tracks for our first hour. He was in the Melbourne-based band My Coloured Brain as lead vocalist in the mid-90's. He had some very interesting insights into the music scene at that time. Kaleidocast below.

Warren selected tracks by Weezer, Wings, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse and his own band, My Colour Brain.  Check out the re-stream which includes all the music, before it expires! The Kaleidocast contains only the talk with entertaining anecdotes and opinion.

Dwayne then experimented with his selection of classic guitar solo tracks from Lynyrd Skynard, Blue Oyster Cult, Big Country, Metallica, Pendragon and Pink Floyd.



9th September 2012 - Interview With Otto Wicks-Green of sleepmakeswaves

Prior to their FIRST EVER performance in Hobart on 22nd September 2012 at the Brisbane Hotel, Otto Wick-Green (third from left) speaks with Kaleidoscope Ears about the last 12 months on the road with post rock outfit sleepmakeswaves.
sleepmakeswaves are one of the headline acts on Birds Robe Records a label of the Sydney-based progressive and experimental rock collaboration The Birds Robe Collective.



15th July 2012 - Nobby

After almost 8 years as host of Kaleidoscope Ears, our good friend Nobby is stepping down from regular hosting. He will be back to present us with the occasional special feature, but his regular appearance on the show is now at an end.

Very aptly, Nobby's last playlist was a rare Pink Floyd concert from the dawn of psychedelic rock. To see the playlist, click here.

Without meeting Nobby, my overall musical experience would be so much the worse off. As a lifelong avid collector of music, he never ceases to astound and surprise me with the NEW music I am still hearing from the 60's and 70's, because he shares it with me.

Not only have I enjoyed every minute of our on air time over the years, I am honoured that over that the 6 years we have also become very close friends, and through the show we have met some amazing people we never would have otherwise.

You will be very missed in the studio Nobby, but I will see you at your place soon for our latest 5.1 surround sound adventure!



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8th July 2012 - RIVERSEA featuring interview with MARC ATKINSON


Mark Atkinson speaks about his project with Brendan Eyre called Riversea. Packed with high profile guest musicians the highly anticipated debut album is one of the highlights of 2012.


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Edge Radio Website (includes playlist)

17th June 2012 - SQUACKETT featuring interview with STEVE HACKETT

This week on the Ears Dwayne spoke with STEVE HACKETT (ex-Genesis) about the highly anticipated collaboration with Yes bassist CHRIS SQUIRE.

The project is called SQUACKETT, and the album, "A Life Within A Day" had progressive rock fans the world over on the edge of their seats.


Click here for more details on the album.

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Pre-Release Review: BREAKING ORBIT - The Time Traveller

KALEIDOCAST - Interview With Dylan Mitrovitch
Album Released 20th July 2012
For long-term fans of Breaking Orbit, previously known as Nucleus, the obvious question with their highly anticipated debut album is, was it worth the wait?
Progressive Rock should always take you on a journey, the musical landscape changing as you travel, with the capacity to give you a different experience on each listen as you focus on different parts of the landscape.
With so much involvement required by the listener, I’m afraid that Prog is never going to be a mainstream genre, but fortunately due to the internet, the Prog community can get together and appreciate it internationally yet still feel very connected.
So a fan of Prog is instantly going to be intrigued by the opening track of The Time Traveller. It’s called Echoes, and that title shares its name with one of the most iconic Prog songs by one of the most iconic Prog bands of all time. Just the word had me curious to hear how Breaking Orbit would handle it.
Echoes is the perfect opening to this album. Clocking in at just under nine minutes and with the lyrics not kicking in until 3:30, the band is assuring us that this album is about music as an art form. It’s more than simply a collection of songs. It sweeps you away with epic wonder and whets the appetite nicely for the rest of the album.
In their former incarnation Nucleus, I couldn’t help but compare the band the Tool, and Conscious Self is a track that demonstrates this sound. But as Breaking Orbit, the band has loosed the chains of comparison and managed to make these aggressive sounds their own. The old Nucleus song Orion has also been revamped and is a fitting tribute to the origins of the band.
Over the last couple of years the tracks My Direction and Callsign have been released as singles. What was I saying earlier about Prog never being mainstream? These demonstrate that I could be totally wrong! With a bit of wily marketing and a lot of luck, these could easily propel Breaking Orbit not only into the Australian musical psyche, but internationally too. Needless to say, as a Prog fan, I am more interested in the album as a whole, rather than individual tracks.
I should say at this point too, that the artwork for the two singles is incredible. Most Prog lovers would agree that an integral part of the music is the artwork. I am looking forward very much indeed to the full artwork for The Time Traveller when released. I understand it will be continuing along the same future fantasy theme as the artwork on the singles. Hold it in your hands as you listen.
The ethereal instrumental Machiguenga takes us on an ambient stroll through the centuries and bursts into a fascinating percussive combination of wind with tinges of metal. In all there are four instrumental tracks on The Time Traveller. The other three are Transcension (Part I), Harmonic Voice and Ice Warmth. All are apt bridges between the other parts of the record. Ice Warmth in particular is very impressive, managing to aurally express the song title beautifully.
The title track aptly finds itself as the centrepiece of the album. It is a powerful collage of the band’s full range including a blistering guitar solo. The foreboding Cassandra Syndrome shows off their powerful rhythm section and contains elements that any Porcupine Tree fan would be salivating over. The album closer Silence Seekers is a beautiful piece and perfectly placed. A sense of sadness came over me when I knew the album was coming to a close and I wanted to listen again immediately. So I did!
It has been encouraging to see some Australian bands over the last few years be recognised on the international Prog stage. Breaking Orbit is destined to be one of them.
The Time Traveller is an album that warrants listening to again and again. It will have you discovering new twists and turns with every listen and will suit any mood you happen to be in. This record has it all.
So for Breaking Orbit fans that have been hanging for this album, was it worth the wait? The answer is a resounding YES!!
Dwayne Bunney
Kaleidoscope Ears
Edge Radio 99.3

May 2012 Update

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since the last post on kscopeears.com, but we have still been very busy with our weekly broadcast from Edge Radio as well as our frequent Kaleidocasts.

Here is a run down of the shows we've had since our last post:

6th May 2012
We featured the amazing talents of Italian Pink Floyd Cover band Interstellar Factory. The band caught Nobby's attention on the online community and he was very keen to interview them. They hope to soon be touring outside Italy with their incredibly atmospheric renditions of tunes from the 1967-1972 period of Pink Floyd. A New album of original material is in the works for late 2012 or early 2013.


KALEIDOCAST (Includes interview with the band members from their base in Rome)

29th April 2012
Our subject this week was the live recordings of Porcupine Tree. With so many folks around Hobart STILL not knowing much about the band, it was time for another retrospective, but this time featuring tracks from the progressive rock front-runner's extensive live back-catalogue.


 15th April 2012
With David Lee Roth returning as lead vocalist to record a new studio album with Van Halen we took a look at those early albums between 1978 - 1984 and featured tracks from the brand new record, "A Different Kind Of Truth".



8th April 2012

Kaleidoscope Ears welcomes back the "Godfather" Of the show, Lochie, to present one of his greatest passions, garage rock, by means of proto-punk band THE SONICS.

Make sure you catch The Sonics on their Australian tour over the next couple of weeks.

And Nobby reiterates a band which generated a lot of feedback a couple of weeks back, the German-based, but British pysch-prog band, NEKTAR.
 To hear trhe FULL back-catalogue of NEKTAR, visit www.nektarsmusic.com and register to the website for free.



1st April 2012
In this episode Dwayne speaks with Jon-Arne Vilbo and Thomas Andersen from Norwegian band Gazpacho on the release of their 7th studio album, March Of Ghosts. Available on the KScope label via www.burningshed.com

For more information on the band, visit www.gazpachoworld.com



11th March 2012
Melbourne post-rock band LAURA play the Brisbane Hotel in Hobart on Saturday 17th March 2012. Nobby & Dwayne had the chance to have a chat with bass player Andrew Yardley about shades of grey, walls of sound, the forthcoming Hobart gig and the new album "Twelve Hundred Times".



4th March 2012
In this episode we speak with Dave Cureton and Adam Gough, the founders of Birmingham band IOEarth.

Their second album "Moments" has just been released and will undoubtedly be one of the most highly regarded progressive rock albums of 2012.



29th January and 12th February 2012

 Part One 29-1-12


Part Two 12-2-12

Question is....which progressive rock track and album will be in our opinion the best of 2011???

22nd January 2012
 In this episode we featured interviews with Mike Solo (super FLORENCE jam), Mike Mills (Toehider), and Dave, Dean & Robert (Anubis)

Support these great Aussie bands available on Bird's Robe Records!

super FLORENCE jam http://superflorencejam.bandcamp.com/album/we-always-knew-it-would-come-to-th...

Toehider http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/to-hide-her

Anubis http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/a-tower-of-silence Or if you're in Europe, from http://www.justforkicks.de.


18th December 2011

To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of Stuart Adamson (The Skids, Big Country) this show was dedicated to the music of this remarkable musician.


To see more of our interactive playlists, visit our Edge Radio Program Page.

4th December 2011 Featuring Three Albums: Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City, Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow & Spirit - Spirit Of '76

New albums from Thomas Dolby (A Map Of The Floating City), Kate Bush (50 Words For Snow) and a classic album by Spirit (Spirit Of '76).

Click here for our interactive playlist powered by AirNet, which includes videos, images and information.

Feature Album: Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City
THOMAS DOLBY - Hyperactive
THOMAS DOLBY - Nothing New Under The Sun
THOMAS DOLBY - Spice Train
THOMAS DOLBY - I'm Not Your Dog
THOMAS DOLBY - Evil Twin Brother

Feature Album: Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
KATE BUSH - Snowflake
KATE BUSH - Wild Man
KATE BUSH - 50 Words For Snow

 Feature Album: Spirit - Spirit Of '76
SPIRIT - America The Beautiful
SPIRIT - The Times They Are A Changing
SPIRIT - Tampa Jam Part. 1
SPIRIT - Mauna Loa
SPIRIT - Walking The Dog
SPIRIT - Tampa Jam Part. 2
SPIRIT - Like A Rolling Stone
SPIRIT - Happy
SPIRIT - Veruska
SPIRIT - Hey Joe
SPIRIT - Once Again