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The Blue Ship – The Executioner’s Lover

The Blue Ship – The Executioner’s Lover

Published on 25th February 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

The Blue Ship is a Scottish ensemble led by the instrumentally multi-talented composer and gifted singer Paul Napier. This is their first album, released last year on quality Italian avant-rock label AltrOck. On The Executioner’s Lover,... Read More

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John Bassett - Unearth & Arcade Messiah

John Bassett – Unearth | Arcade Messiah

Published on 24th February 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

I chose to review these two albums together, as not only do they offer two diametrically opposed sides to the music of John Bassett, but also a different slant on his work with KingBathmat. Of the latter, summer 2013... Read More

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Dylan Ryan Sand - Circa

Dylan Ryan Sand – Circa

Published on 20th February 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

In a stylistic departure for Cuneiform, here we have an album of full-on in your face power trio music, albeit anchored to the Washington DC’s label’s traditions by a strong jazz sensibility, this time in the... Read More

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Andy Jackson - Signal To Noise

Andy Jackson – Signal To Noise

Published on 19th February 2015 | by Leo Trimming

Andy Jackson, well known as the producer of Pink Floyd since the early 80’s, has now made his own fascinating record. It is fitting that such a renowned producer would use as his album title the... Read More

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Karda Estra - Strange Relations

Karda Estra – Strange Relations

Published on 18th February 2015 | by Jez Rowden

Richard Wileman has been quietly going about releasing quality music under the Karda Estra banner since the late ’90s and Strange Relations is the eleventh album to date. His subtle instrumental mix of jazz, classical and... Read More

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Steve Rothery - The Ghost Of Pripyat

Steve Rothery – The Ghost Of Pripyat

Published on 17th February 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Steve Rothery escapes the boundaries of Marillion for his first solo album, purely instrumental, showing Steve’s distinctive guitar styling’s that are central to that Marillion sound, but that is not the end of the matter. In... Read More

Album Reissues

Nyl - Nyl

Nyl – Nyl

Published on 16th February 2015 | by Basil Francis

When you first enter the Psych Up Melodies website, the premier album on the homepage is the self-titled debut and sole record by the French psychedelic space outfit Nyl, originally released in 1976 on Urus Records.... Read More

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