The new Cyan album Pictures From The Other Side is out today!
Keyboardist and composer Rob Reed, known for his work with Magenta, Kompendium and Sanctuary solo albums, has once again joined forced with Peter Jones, along with Luke Machin and Dan Nelson for the new album, which contains 6 songs, including the epic 17-minute track ‘Nosferatu’.
The CD is accompanied by a DVD with a full 5.1 surround mix of the album and a live acoustic performance of songs from the previous album For King And County.
To celebrate the album’s release, the band has released the video for “Follow the Flow,” the ballad featuring the wonderful voices of Peter Jones and Angharad Brinn. Watch the video here:
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Rob Reed on the new track and album:
“We’ve had a great reaction to the album so far, with the first promo song “ Broken Man”. The new video features the song “ Follow The Flow”. This track is a rare song that I wrote from having the completed lyrics. Normally I would write a melody and have words written to fit. These lyrics came complete and I wrote the music and melody to fit them. In the running order of the album, it’s a great quiet, cinematic track, that gives you time to gather your breath, before the last two songs which include the 17 minute epic Nosferatu. This monster of a track, was outdone by a new 25 minute version of “ Guardians” , a track that was on the original 1994 release, but was too long to go on this album. We plan a special mini album to follow in 2024 to include this 25 minute epic.”
Cyan was originally formed by Robert Reed (Magenta) when in school, back in 1983. After recording some demos at a local studio, the band went their separate ways. Years later, those demos led to the release of ‘For King And Country’ on the Dutch SI music label. It was the first of three Cyan albums released in the 1990s before the project was shelved and Rob went on to form Magenta.20 years later Rob Reed, along with a killer line-up, decided to brush off the cobwebs and successfully release a completely re-worked version of the ‘For King And Country’ album. Cyan has since performed at the 2023 Night Of The Prog festival in Germany, and at the 2022 Summers End and Fusion festivals in the UK.
1- Broken Man
2- Pictures From The Other Side
3- Solitary Angel
4- Follow The Flow
5- Tomorrow’s Here Today
DVD consists of:
Full album in Dolby Digital and dts 5.1 surround
The Quiet Room session (live acoustic performance)
1- I Defy The Sun
2- Don’t Turn Away
3- Call Me
4- Man Amongst Men/The Sorceror
6- For King And Country
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(Godsticks / Magenta)
(Maschine / The Tangent / Karnataka / Francis Dunnery’s It Bites)