Kaleidoscope Reviews

Poetry Band

“Living up to its title, Kaleidoscope is a veritable musical collage that showers listeners with some of the most quirky, catchy, thought-provoking and awesome cuts around. That might seem like an oversell but listen to the record and you’ll easily spot each of these characteristics and more.”

-Frost Click

“Turner’s concept album #23 (!) called Kaleidoscope brings together over 40 artists from all over to explore the many shades of color with a new creative depth, united by his special brand of his Costello-inspired catchy pop.”

-Free Music Archive

“Kaleidoscope is an album of vision and is full of great music. It’s a surprising blend of genres that, in most other albums, might seen forced, but here they all seem to fall into place. Whether it be rock, jazz, or even hip-hop, the sounds never seem to clash or contradict one another.”

-Sour Grapes Winery

“In these times of division and fragmentation, this vibrant kaleidoscope of music and poetry brings together more than 40 national and international artists from a multitude of backgrounds, religions and cultures to explore color on a deeper level—the human experience that makes a particular hue intensely personal. It offers a taste of what celebrating differences just might manifest if given the chance.”


“Driven by their creative vision, more than 40 national and international musicians put aside their regional and cultural differences to take part in this sometimes-serious-sometimes-whimsical collection of music and poetry. The project, called Kaleidoscope, soon became a testament to what the world might look like if everyone put aside his or her differences to pursue a common goal.”

-Bohemian Opus

“In summary: quirky songs (with outbursts of poetry).”


“Monk Turner es un compositor, productor e intérprete musical, que tras varias experiencias en varios grupos, inició una prolífica carrera que, en la actualidad está compuesta por más de veinte discos. Su trabajo se ha caracterizado por la creación de discos conceptuales, donde predominan melódicas canciones de estilos variados alrededor del pop-rock con ingeniosos textos creados sobre una idea o tema común. Hace unos días publicaba ‘Kaleidoscope’, su nuevo y colorido disco, acompañado de un nutrido grupo de artistas que han colaborado, principalmente poniendo la voz a sus canciones.”


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About Monk Turner
"This prolific/eclectic artist/producer uses a spectrum of styles, generating entire concept albums. Turner is both daring and melodically gifted..." -Music Connection Magazine "You've got to love Monk Turner for creativity and witty lyrics. He combines various music genres and creates tracks suited for any type of music listener." -FrostClick Over the past decade, Monk Turner has produced more than 20 concept albums, using a freeform collective of musicians who share his passion for creating unique, genre-defying music. His songs have been featured in movies, television programs and advertisements, and his reach continues to widen. “Seeking” from the 2008 release, Love Story currently has had more than 500,000 plays on the online radio station, Pandora. Music from Emergency Songs was featured in an international video that was created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. But, his most ambitious project to date has been the production of his 2012 album, Kaleidoscope, where he collaborated with more than 40 national and international artists to create an album of music and poetry based on the concept of color. Turner offers free download capabilities via the unconventional distribution platform offered by Creative Commons licenses so that the public is able to enjoy and share his music.

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