With Classic Rock Through The Ages

Best Progressive Music Of 2012

Broadcast 13/01/2013.

Ok so it's all subjective. These are the tunes and bands that simply "did it" for us over the past 12 months. Prog fans the world over may argue the toss, and we're sorry that we didn't have more time to fit in more of the wonderful output from all over the world. It's a tragedy that we only had 2 hours for this feature.

Feel free to comment and let us know your thoughts on the year that was in Progressive Music.


Here are our picks for 2012:

Best Prog Album (The Overall Winner)
IOEarth - Moments

Best Individual Prog Track
Gazpacho - Mary Celeste (From "March Of Ghosts")

Best Aussie Prog Release
Breaking Orbit - The Time Traveller


Artist Name Track Name Album/Release Name
Shadowlight Beauty Dies Twilight Canvas
The Fierce And The Dead On VHS On VHS (EP)
Storm Corrosion Lock Howl Storm Corrosion
Anathema The Beginning And The End Weather Systems
Squackett Storm Chaser A Life Within A Day
Ian Anderson Adrift And Dumbfounded Thick As A Brick II
Metallic Taste Of Blood Bipolar Metallic Taste Of Blood
Astra Quake Meat The Black Chord
Dream Theatre Build Me Up, Break Me Down A Dramatic Turn Of Events
Threshold Ashes March Of Progress
The Pineapple Thief Burning Pieces All The Wars
The Reasoning Hyperdrive Adventures In Neverland
Dumbsaint Inwaking Something That You Feel Will
Find It's Own Form
District 97 Open Your Eyes Trouble With Machines
Breaking Orbit Cassandra Syndrome The Time Traveller
Gazpacho Mary Celeste March Of Ghosts
IOEarth Moments Moments

Quite a few of the bands listed above spoke with us throughout 2012.

Check out our interviews page to listen again. We must mention a few artists that we desperately wanted to include but couldn't due to time constraints.  

Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape  
Crimson Sky - Dawn (EP)  
Enochian Theory - Life ...And All It Entails  
RPWL - Beyond Man And Time  
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II (Ok, so it's a covers album but too good not to mention!)  There are many, many more.  


Special Guest Programmer - Ears Founder, Locky

Back in the studio for our first show of the year (06/01/2013), Kaleidoscope Ears Founder Locky took us through a 4-part feature from the folk era's of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley, followed in hour 2 by an American vs Aussie Garage PSYCH OUT!


Artist name Track name
Nick Drake River Man
Nick Drake Fly
Nick Drake Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nick Drake Time Of No Reply
Nick Drake From The Morning
Tim Buckley It Happens Everytime
Tim Buckley Morning Glory
Tim Buckley Strange Feeling
Tim Buckley Song To The Siren
Tim Buckley Troubadour
Tim Buckley Hong Kong Bar
The Amboy Dukes Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
The Omens Searching
Rocky & The Riddlers Flash And Crash
Don & The GOODTIMES Blue Turns To Grey
Swamp Rats It's Not Easy
The Bush Shortnin' Bread
Dalek Never Feel The Pain
The Creatures Ugly Thing
Masters Apprentices I'm Talking About You
Masters Apprentices Undecided
The Black Diamonds See The Way
The Purple Hearts Of Hopes And Dreams And Tombstones
The Valentines Peculiar Hole In The Sky
The Wild Cherries Krome Plated Yabby
The Missing Links You're Driving Me Insane

Special Guest Programmers: Nobby & Locky!

Nobby & Locky...back in the studio! 

Long-time presenter Nobby (left), and Kaleidoscope Ears founder Locky came back on air to guest program our 30/12/12 show.

It was a pleasure to have the boys back on talking about the specific genres they love, with all three (including Dwayne) throwing tracks into the mix.

Nobby got the "Q" word in (Quintessential for the uninitiated) with just 12 minutes to spare and Locky dived headlong into the musical area he is most passionate about, American Garage.

But most surprising of all, we got through a 2-hour show, playing some of our all-time favourites, and we didn't play a single Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson-related song! Strange but true!


Artist Name Track Name
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Bitches Crystal
The Rolling Stones Come On
The Rolling Stones She's A Rainbow
The Beatles I Wanna Be Your Man
The Beatles Love Me Do
Pink Floyd Come In No. 51, Your Time Is Up
King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King
The Pretty Things Defecting Grey
The Pretty Things Balloon Burning (A Phase In The Life Of SF Sorrow)
The Sonics The Witch
The Swamp Rats Psycho
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill
Rodriguez Sugar Man
Nektar Good Day
The Stooges 1969
The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog
Big Country Lost Patrol (Demo)
Sweet Sweet Jane
Led Zeppelin In The Light

Kraut-Influenced Mix

We continued last weeks Krautrock influenced theme with a mix of direct and indirect sounds from that era for our 23/12/12 show.

We then progressed to an eclectic mix to include a couple of tracks from a recently discovered art rock band called Traffic Experiment. Needless to say their dreamy Floydian cover of the Doctor Who theme got our rapt attention.

Artist Name Track Name
David Bowie Station To Station
Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express
Kraftwerk Metal On Metal
Kraftwerk  Abzug
Throbbing Gristle Hot On The Heels Of Love
Simple Minds Neon Lights
NEU! Hallogallo
Traffic Experiment Vashta Nerada
Porcupine Tree Fadeaway
Traffic Experiment Heavy Braking
District 97 The Perfect Young Man
Neil Young With Crazy Horse Walk Like A Giant
Lindisfarne Lady Eleanor
Van Der Graaf Generator Afterwards
The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
The Magic Mushrooms It's-A-Happening