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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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Gong - I See You

Gong – I See You

Published on 15th February 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

It is indeed fitting that what will sadly turn out to be Daevid Allen’s last contribution to the long and sinuously snaking tendril-waving musical timeline that is Planet Gong is an undoubted return to form. With... Read More

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Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Published on 12th February 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Contrary to the opinions of some Steven Wilson is not a genius. Like many words offering high vaunting description, “genius” is bandied about these days with an alarming ease that only serves to devalue its currency.... Read More

Album Reviews

Dave Kerzner – New World (Standard & Deluxe Editions)

Dave Kerzner – New World

Published on 11th February 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Dave Kerzner, formerly the keyboards with Sound of Contact (SOC), principle songwriter, and now solo. I hope the split was amicable as the Sound of Contact web page infers, but there again without the split we may not... Read More

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Tony Patterson & Brendan Eyre - Northlands

Tony Patterson & Brendan Eyre – Northlands

Published on 10th February 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

Bob’s Review 2014 was an impressive year turning in numerous fine albums, not least was the late November Northlands release from Tony Patterson & Brendan Eyre. The CD arrived in early December and from the very outset... Read More

Album Reviews

Pain of Salvation – Falling Home

Published on 8th February 2015 | by Dave Baird

Sweden’s Pain of Salvation are surely one of the biggest puzzles in prog. Bursting onto the scene in the late 90’s, they took the prog metal scene by storm with their debut album Entropia and followed... Read More

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Cosmograf - Capacitor

Cosmograf – Capacitor

Published on 4th February 2015 | by Leo Trimming

The latest album from Cosmograf, Capacitor, moves us from theme of space and the human condition in 2013’s The Man Left in Space into the world of the Afterlife and Spirits in a series of evocative... Read More

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