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Paige - Monday, April 8th, 2019 8:19 PM PDT
Delighted to find this is still active!
Found your work many years ago- i was in middle school when I heard "forms of imprisonment" for the first time and listened to it on repeat for literally months. just about a decade later now, and I re-stumbled upon the song. Turns out I'm living in the same town that Splashdown was from back in the day, making music myself. Strange syzygy. I hope your life continues to blossom with the strange and awesome energy your music has given to the rest of the world, and good tidings to the rest of the commenters here.

Hazel - Thursday, March 14th, 2019 9:05 AM PDT
I´m sat with my cat eating toast and just asked myself randomly if there´s one person you could ever see live who would it be?" and I just remembered Melissa Kaplan so I had to come on here and say thanks for your beautiful music. The melody of forms of imprisonment gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. Presumed lost aswell just wow. I love Listening to your music when I´m on my, walking outside it really makes me feel hopeful and excited about life.

Maia - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 5:18 AM PST
ugh i've loved your voice for years! some random deep dive on the internet led to to Sally's Song, and the rest is history! keep doing what you do

Cpt Falcon - Sunday, February 24th, 2019 7:12 AM PST
Your voice on the assassins creed soundtrack is so incredibly beautiful. Just wanted to say thanks!

Harmony - Sunday, January 27th, 2019 12:34 AM PST
oh hey there are people still commenting here! im here from phase (old ipod game)^-^

Draco Chavez - Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 3:47 PM PST
Fan of Melissa since Splashdown! Blessings from Baja California.

Jess - Friday, November 23rd, 2018 10:47 PM PST
Melissa Kaplan is literally one of my favorite singer/vocalists. She's incredible. Never change.

Gavin - Sunday, November 18th, 2018 8:35 PM PST
I discovered your work through Splashdown (still one of my favorite bands to this day) and I discovered Splashdown after playing Amplitude and listening to Freezepop and similar artists.
The mix of different styles, sounds, and lyricism in your work appeals to me. I love it!
Keep up the good work. I wish you the best and I'll be listening!

Aakash Chaturvedi - Thursday, September 20th, 2018 5:51 AM PDT
Aakash here. Once again dropping by (just like I do every 2 years) to say that Melissa's music has profoundly impacted my life in the most positive way. Would love to meet her.

h...d - Thursday, July 19th, 2018 12:38 PM PDT
I'm very picky when it comes to the music I can enjoy. Even with a very good sound it's difficult for me as the kinda guy I am to really enjoy music concerning the more mundane or common qualities of life, let alone something from a feminine perspective which would naturally make it harder for me to relate with.

In spite of this, my favorite songs now are yours! You obviously have a beautiful, unique voice and tasteful style which set you above and apart from the rest. But it is the lyrics in particular that really transcend the noise of what's available out there and bridges the gap for me to cross over for good as a fan for life. It rarely matters what the song is about so long as you've written it, and I hope it's not just a few of us that appreciate how well you write.

It's hard to put into words how important your music has been in my life. When I need to attune my mind to good things, like an epiphany your singing does it! You have been gifted with the most beautiful voice and I'm thankful for your hard work in not wasting it. I wish you the best and God bless.

John Haugland - Saturday, June 9th, 2018 4:10 PM PDT
I count my stumbling upon your work as one of the few miracles of my existence. I'm a writer by temperament, and have spent dozens of hours listening to your stuff as I write my own. You're a great inspiration.

I hope for a lot of things these days, but as I write this two things especially come to mind: I hope that one day people recognize both Splashdown and Universal Hall Pass as great works of genius, as I and now my friends have done; and I hope you never lose the drive to make your own music, even if the only person still listening is a young man in Houston and sometimes his dog.


David Noireaut - Friday, June 8th, 2018 7:42 PM PDT
That voice is always inside my head. I love it!!

Mark - Thursday, June 7th, 2018 9:55 AM PDT
I would love to hear a collaboration with Melora Creager of Rasputina.

Mark Velasquez - Thursday, June 7th, 2018 9:53 AM PDT
I have listened to the few releases of this band for a very long time now and have always held hope that this is something that will continue. If not, it would be nice to know not to be expecting anything new from UHP. Until then, I will continue listening and telling my friends.

Kevin H - Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 6:06 PM PDT
Just WOW, this is incredible music for music majors and music engineers. Someone below mentioned Mike Patton -- on point but you're more listenable.

kim - Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 8:30 AM PDT
Hi I am a university student majoring in theater in Korea. Can we use the cave image of on this performance poster when we are performing in class? This show never gets paid, and it does not do it from the outside. It 's only for educational purposes.

Jim - Thursday, October 19th, 2017 7:51 PM PDT
How about putting the UHP material up on Bandcamp? I'd love to add it to my collection there.

Also... it'd be really great if Blueshift could be made available in FLAC somewhere, for those of us who don't do lossy.

Been a fan since being able to see Splashdown at places like TT's (one of my favorite bands of that very fertile era), but it's kind of a chore trying to gather up the new stuff. A links page for downloads would be handy.

Z - Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 3:48 PM PDT
@Ash - You can get all of UHP's music on Google Play. I just wish there were more albums. My favorite music of all time.

Ash - Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 9:03 PM PDT
Hey I am wondering if there is any way to listen to your song avatar, the non tragic chorus remix, anywhere? It is one of my favorites and I'm wanting to share it with friends on the interweb but is no longer on YouTube.

Alex - Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 2:44 AM PDT
Just wanted to comment and say your music helped me through tough times. I seriously fell in love with your music the first moment I heard it. Thanks for everything :)

Kev - Sunday, June 18th, 2017 12:13 AM PDT
Purchased this today, Love it, keep up the good work!!!

Jordan - Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 3:05 PM PDT
Whoa so this is where all the cool kids are at. I found your music through Amplitude and I gotta say your music is amazing. Good luck on whatever you're doing now.

Molly - Thursday, March 16th, 2017 5:07 PM PDT
Started listening this year. Love the whole vibe, Katrinah Josephina's my favourite.

John Wilkinson - Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 11:39 AM PDT
Please! Take a break from movies and video games and produce another single!

Deb - Thursday, December 29th, 2016 11:18 PM PST
Fell in love with your music and lyrics instantly, been listening ever since. Hope to see a show here in Denver one day :)

music elitist - Sunday, December 25th, 2016 4:00 PM PST
My favorite find of 2016. Cheers!

Pam - Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 7:13 PM PST
I love your music and agree with the comments below. Seriously epic music and I really hope you make more. You are my favorite band. T-T

Chris - Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 3:13 PM PST
I've been listening to your music since 2000. I can't say enough good things about it. Don't ever stop!

L.O. - Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 3:24 AM PST
i've been listening to you for ~15 years and i still love it, your voice still makes me shiver and your poetry is so mystically gorgeous. i was just re-reading and singing along with forms of imprisonment. breathtaking lyrics and sound.

Matthew Marshall - Sunday, August 21st, 2016 2:53 AM PDT
Your music literally saved my life, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

John Wilkinson - Thursday, August 18th, 2016 12:23 PM PDT
I hate to be demanding of an artist, but you have simply got to give us more! I am in love with UHP's Avatar and crave more.

Ty H. - Monday, March 7th, 2016 4:45 AM PST
I check back every now and then and love to see that there's new Splashdown and UHP fans. Thanks for all of your past and current projects, M! Always a good to hear your new stuff :)

Kelly Beckley - Sunday, February 28th, 2016 7:55 PM PST
Difficult to express in words how much I love your music, your voice, your lyrics. Can't wait to hear new stuff. Come and visit us here in Seattle please.

Russ - Saturday, February 27th, 2016 8:18 PM PST
Melissa - you rock! Amazing stuff. Still can't forget about it. Thx for sharing it with the universe.

Aakash Chaturvedi - Thursday, February 18th, 2016 11:34 AM PST
My second entry here.
You are godly.

Kyle D - Saturday, January 16th, 2016 3:39 PM PST
Love you guys! Cant wait to hear new stuff, please come to SF and play!

Avrosh - Saturday, December 19th, 2015 8:50 PM PST
Can I possibly express how much I love the music you create? A whopping nupe. Every new layer I pay attention to is marked by genius - from your voice to the lyrics to the beats to the atmosphere you create. Everything.
Very excited to listen to hear the new stuff you and Kasson are working on. I hope I get a chance to see you guys perform live someday.

Just a misdirected trophy hunter,

Eric L - Monday, November 30th, 2015 4:16 PM PST
I miss Splashdown, glad to find you doin' your thing still. And still great!

Rabbi - Sunday, October 25th, 2015 7:21 AM PDT
Hi Melissa, I love ya, please do an album with Mike Patton someday.

Daniel Henry Thomas - Friday, September 25th, 2015 8:54 AM PDT

dear Melissa,

the outstanding formidable quality of your poetry and music make a difference in my life...


Scott - Sunday, September 20th, 2015 7:12 PM PDT
Hey Melissa I love your music Blueshift will probably always be my favorite album. Just saw you have a new song (or at least one I haven't heard) up beyond orion's arm 4.47. I really like it please keep making beautiful music!

Hector - Friday, July 3rd, 2015 9:11 AM PDT
Stumbled upon your music on Pandora and was absolutely blown away. Your songs are so different but have the underlying tone of sameness, it's very well done. I hope you continue making more wonderful music.

mekio - Saturday, June 13th, 2015 8:31 AM PDT
great voice & music, keep it up!

Jorge - Thursday, April 16th, 2015 12:05 PM PDT
Heard one of your splashdown songs in the TITAN A.E. OST and I loved it...I've been trying to get the universal hall pass CD..but in mexico music stores is not available, is there anyway I can get it? Love your music, a lot a lot. :) hope you keep making more.

Ashley - Monday, April 6th, 2015 11:12 AM PDT
I stumbled across your Splashdown music somewhere in 2003-ish and fell in love. I was in high school when your first Universal Hall Pass album came out and did odd jobs for the money to buy it.
I haven't given it a listen, but one of your songs came on my Pandora station and I had a moment of complete pleasure at the familiarity. Thank you for making such lovely music.

Arnica - Saturday, April 4th, 2015 9:23 PM PDT
you used "saturnine". i

Hally - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 10:58 AM PDT
I listen to your marvellous music very often and what I've to say is that is the most beautiful voice that I've had heard,great lyrics, thank you very much

Kyrie - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 10:30 AM PDT
Great job! keep going, you've a really beautiful voice,love you're music so much.

Carol - Monday, March 30th, 2015 3:18 PM PDT
Love your voice, so many great memories. Thank you

Rusty - Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 7:58 AM PST
Looking for something new from MK this year? I am!

Mike V. - Thursday, February 5th, 2015 7:50 PM PST
Hello? You guys still alive? Any chance you might release some new material in the near future?

Carissa Duncan - Friday, October 31st, 2014 7:12 PM PDT
Sally's song is haunting!! I love it

Ken - Saturday, October 18th, 2014 7:09 PM PDT
One of the best bands I've ever heard. Been on board this ride since the Titan A.E. track Karma Slave. :)

Kyle - Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 9:16 PM PDT
Absolutely everyone I've ever had listen to that spectral voice has fallen in love with it. Nothing else even compares to how haunting and lovely it is.

Elizabeth pfahler - Thursday, August 14th, 2014 6:09 PM PDT
So glad you have a new project! Love your voice. Kasson was my housemate long ago and introduced me to splashdown and I was sad when that didn't work out. Then tonight I'm listening to pandora and I think that sounds like splashdown! And I google Universal Hall Pass and what do you know, it's Melissa Kaplan! Keep it coming girl!

Ergo - Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 6:35 AM PDT
I've been completely addicted to your EP "Subtle Things". Absolutely fantastic music, thank you!

Stephanie - Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 11:15 PM PDT
The music you create is expansive, transcendental, and just blissful.
Thank you for sharing these gifts.

Rusty - Thursday, June 26th, 2014 4:16 PM PDT
There's something special in the way M.K. writes that makes SD and UHP's half-magic. Ironspy was also the track that hooked me for life. That was late in Jr. High. I'm 31 now - still nothing compares to this kind of writing.

Tiffany - Friday, June 13th, 2014 11:07 AM PDT
Just heard Sally's Song on Pandora and am now a fan. Love it! How can I get the artwork for the album cover of Subtle Things? Who's the artist?

ekleana - Sunday, May 25th, 2014 3:56 PM PDT
Just heard of you guys via pandora for the first time today, and you guys are my new favorite band. You guys are amazing, thanks for sharing!!

Yoshi M - Monday, May 5th, 2014 12:47 PM PDT
I first heard your voice on the live recording of Ironspy, used behind a dance performance at my high school in the year 2000. I have been following your musical production ever since. I made my own CDs of Splashdown and used to force them on everyone I met :) I love the direction you've taken with UHP, your vocal ability and composition are amazing and align perfectly with my musical tastes. I really hope you continue to record as UHP -- I've been waiting breathlessly for more since you released Mercury.

Daniel Clark - Sunday, May 4th, 2014 2:08 PM PDT
I love the sound of your music, especially when I'm in the right state of mind for it. The song I find strong relations with is katrina josephina, I show that piece to almost everyone. Thank for your insights, with the right interpretation; people's lives can be improved greatly.

Jason - Monday, April 14th, 2014 7:48 PM PDT
So awesome to find you!

I have never written any artist as a 'fan', but I am super happy to have this opportunity. I really hope you get the chance to read these all, and be inspired to keep singing.

I hear you on the Titan AE soundtrack. Those were the Napster / Azerius (sp?) days. I found everything I could that was Splashdown, and made a cd. A CD!!!!!! Guess what, I still have it!!!!! I cherish it!

Love your voice, so many great memories. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Look forward to more!

Tim - Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 11:56 AM PDT
About fourteen years ago I heard a song on college radio with a voice so beautiful, so melodic, that I stopped whatever I was doing. I quickly grabbed for a cassette tape,(this was well before Shazam) tossed it in my Aiwa and hit "Record." The cassette tape was somewhere in the middle and it didn't matter what I was recording over. I had to have this song.
Throughout the years, and after losing the tape in moves and among hundreds of other cassettes, the advancement of internet search engines continued to improve. Still I could not find this song.
Today, after fourteen years, I found it. The song is "The Archer." The second syllable had become lost to me so I had been typing "have mercy art" into google, which those lyrics spoke to me as well.
I guess I just found the right combination of words today and heard that song for the first time in over a decade. It was just one of those small tiny itches, that not knowing who that angel's voice belonged to. Like that beautiful girl I saw once when I was twelve years old.
So keep making great music. I look forward to discovering more. I have Shazam now.

Nathaniel - Friday, February 7th, 2014 7:12 AM PST

Bryan - Monday, November 11th, 2013 4:12 PM PST
Amazing music...I love the mixing in Splashdown as well as the musical performances! Don't know what all albums you have, but talked to Melissa somehow on (...) and just reconnected to this music again somehow...amazing stuff.

Mitchell Bordelon - Monday, October 21st, 2013 4:30 PM PDT
I absolutely love every track of every song you have been in! You are my hero, and I have the most respect and appreciation for all music, but yours is top drawer. Look forward to anything else you come out with, and praise everything you have done. I feel like a little girl typing this, I'm at a complete loss for words. I truly cannot describe the total awesomeness your music has provided me over the years.

All I can say is thank you. Lots of kindness and gratitude from Houston, Texas. I don't make Much money but I would fork out some serious money to see you perform! Sorry if I seem creepy!

Please don't ever stop making masterpieces!!!!

Simon - Thursday, October 17th, 2013 6:00 AM PDT
Love the music! Want all of it + splashdown on LP! :D

Laurel - Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 2:29 PM PDT
hey there poo bear!!!! Its your old pal from downunder I've missed you - are you on Facebook - send me friend request????

Luuk - Thursday, July 25th, 2013 6:17 AM PDT
A big 'thumbs up' for all I've heard. Mesmerizing, large sounds and yet modest vocals at times fragile though very controlled. Beautiful, daring and outstandingly crafted.

I had a friend over for dinner yesterday and we exchanged some things we've seen and heard. He told me your 'ring of fire' had been played on 'Radio FIP' a public radio station in France with a taste for 'good music'.

This spring we, the dinner Friend Johan and I made a gloomy remake of 1938 (Lale Andersen) 'Lili Marleen' song for a stage play we have performed in our humble dutch hometown. (You might find this on soundcloud if interested.)
This is, hardly relevant, though making it taught me what a meticulous job making music is and might be a proper introduction of myself and 'en-passant' of a singing friend.

Kind regards,

Alisha, Jynx - Monday, July 1st, 2013 11:40 AM PDT
Splashdown and UHP are my favorite bands of all time. Melissa youre voice changed my life, listening to Splashdown and recently UHP`s lyrics and music arrangements has become the soundtrack of my everyday reality. Your music is as beautiful and complex as I feel at times. Yall`s music is the Lord of the rings of music.. (breathtaking, alien, that sense of another time and place).I wish all mudic could be so perfect and othetworldy...yet down to Earth. idk how to describe my feelings any better but I`m passionate.Please keep putting music out!!

Thomas (Twin) - Friday, May 10th, 2013 1:53 PM PDT
Take me away with you. I have so much to tell you, where your music has led me. The implications it has for this world. From it, I'm creating the Grand Synthesis.

Jan - Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 6:16 AM PDT
I'm a huge fan of your stuff. I've been listening since Splashdown, and your music is consistently in my playlists. More studio albums, please!

Troy - Saturday, March 30th, 2013 10:50 AM PDT
I've listened to your music every week for over 10 years, and your music is magical. I echo all of the sentiments of so many others about how your music is trandscendental and life-changing. I hope you make more!

Mari - Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 8:36 PM PST
The clarity of your voice keeps me listening to UHP and Splashdown year after year. You are an absolute treasure.

Patrick Waelder - Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 6:02 PM PST
I love your music! Please make more studio tracks so I can have more UHP to listen to. Please?

saori - Friday, November 30th, 2012 3:32 PM PST
your music constantly challenges me to grow as an artist, a student, and a person in general. i wanted to say thank you for touching my life so profoundly. you're a wonderful soul. please, never stop being you!

Big don - Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 3:23 PM PST
I find your music deep and intellectually stimulating. As for whats beyond intellect... spiritually speaking of course, you music is transcendental. I certainly hope we have a chance to meet someday, bounce ideas off each other. Peace

aakash - Sunday, November 18th, 2012 7:13 AM PST
its been almost 4 years since i discovered your music (pure genius). in my opinion, yours' is the greatest voice ever!
your biggest fan

alex - Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 8:47 PM PST
hii, I've been a big fan of your music for years, but only recently I had a sh**ty experience, and I'm totally sure you had a very very similar experience... After having gone through it, your music makes soO much more sense and is 2348976x more awesome than I thought before! I hope you keep it up for_everrrrrrrr, you have some really dedicated fans!

James A. Smith a.k.a. JAZZMASTER - Friday, October 12th, 2012 12:53 AM PDT
Had a chance to listen to more of your music.To say that you're a "talented singer" was truly an understatement on my part and for that I must apologize. You're WAY beyond talented! I've been a big fan of Electronic music since the heyday of Kraftwerk. Your music has such spirit and's just hard for me to describe it properly. I am so honored to have you counted among my friends. Catch you later.....Peace....James (JAZZ)

Ken Phillips - Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 6:58 PM PDT
Hey Melissa...hope all is well....just was watching "Red Planet" and that... anybody and everybody that had anything to do with the soundtrack to that movie should be very proud!...a seasoned musician or not!!!......great job!!!!.....all the best!....this is Heather's brother up in Vermont....take care.....,Kenny

Thomas - Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 3:53 AM PDT
Went to work this morning with Solar/Lunar "stuck" in my head, which I put in quotations because it's willfully there. And I'm thinking, as I looked you up in various ways on yesterday evening... I'd eat scorpions to see you in concert!

sebastian backström - Friday, April 6th, 2012 1:06 PM PDT
I finally heard your two uhp-albums and they are awesome. Especially the song "six-step dragon". I have no idea what you are singing about in it, but it´s really nice.

I love singing along to your songs. Unfortunately for me, I am sick right now and everything that comes out when I sing is false and weak.

Have a good day or night or whatever it is where you are.

Kal El - Friday, March 9th, 2012 10:07 AM PST
Melissa you illuminate even the darkest nights with sound brighter than the sun. I love you're creations with Splashdown an am enjoying the spell of UHP even as I type. thank you & hope you never stop

Kyle C. - Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 9:10 PM PST
Melissa! I LOVE your music, you've gotten me through some tough times, so thank you! I tell everyone who asks who's my top 5 "artist/groups" and you take 1 and 2 with UHP and Splashdown. Thank you again for your music.

Amber D'Monti - Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 2:09 PM PST
Melissa! Is there a possibility you'd consider making a fb page? It doesn't have to be about UHP, but just so we know how you're doing in life. Much love!

AJ - Sunday, February 12th, 2012 7:11 PM PST
Hi, I'm trying to find out who I need to talk to about getting one of Melissa's songs on my film. You see I'm a student filmmaker currently working on my thesis. I heard the song No one and the lyrics blew me away! I'd really like to have it in my film, I think it would fit so perfectly. Please contact me via email with some info on how to do this. I'd like to do it right.

Ani - Sunday, February 5th, 2012 5:47 AM PST
Melissa you are my singing inspiration! Your voice amazes me, the amount of vocal range you have is something I aspire to have! Adore you always!

Nicholas - Saturday, January 21st, 2012 4:33 PM PST
I think in a past life you were one of the Sirens. Your voice still continues to captivate me like no other. Enjoy your collaboration with Stereo Alchemy, excited for the album to hear more! Hope all is well Melissa!

Ed R. - Monday, January 16th, 2012 8:27 AM PST
Your newest fan thanks you for all you do! Amazing!

James - Sunday, January 8th, 2012 6:55 AM PST
Hello Melissa
I have been a fan of splashdown and universal Hall Pass for many years now, thank you for your continuous effort on soundtrack work, it is a pleasure listening. Please contact me if you receive this and are able to. I have a work related request if that is ok?

kevon maughn - Monday, November 14th, 2011 1:22 PM PST
i just love her voice and music ..i love your latter will be greater .

Tylar K. - Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 9:44 PM PDT
You have the most amazing voice I have ever heard. Thank you for all of the amazing music that you have created!

Derek - Friday, October 7th, 2011 1:49 PM PDT
Heya there!

Thank you so much for the fabulous vibes!!

Is there any way to contact you directly, Melissa? Got something industry related to email should be attached to this, so hit me up if you get this.

Jim - Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 11:41 AM PDT
Melissa. I've been listening to your music since I was in highschool. I'm now in my late twenties, but time and time again I return to your music as a thread that has been there throughout my life. Please make something more for us again, I miss such creativity.

Chris - Monday, June 13th, 2011 7:47 AM PDT
No more I hope this doesn't mean no more records... if this were to be true, you would be missed terribly!

also posted March 1st, 2007, still inspired.

Michael - Monday, May 30th, 2011 12:47 AM PDT
I love your music. Are you gonna release a Subtle Things on Vinyl?

Thomas - Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 8:44 PM PDT
Melissa, how can I say this? You, quite inadvertently, became a cornerstone influence in my life a little over six months ago. I had a breakthrough of sorts. Your song Cave Radio communicated to me in ways that went far into and beyond spirituality and self-discovery, in a most abstract sense of self. Would you be so awesome as to email me about it someday, about what it means to you?

Ibrahim - Monday, March 21st, 2011 8:33 PM PDT
"Inti of the Incas - Sally's Song" Nice, so nice. I love your voice

Christian - Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 6:29 AM PST
love your voice.... Porto Alegre / BRASIL

Wiliam M - Sunday, January 16th, 2011 12:59 PM PST
Melissa, Thank you for composing Dragonfly! I felt like I was reading my life when i saw the lyrics. Thank you so very much. Your voice and visions that you've put to music are love! Please keep on...

Lena - Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 9:50 PM PST
Hello Melissa, your voice rocks :) I love all your work :)

Christina - Monday, January 3rd, 2011 5:23 PM PST
I am a huge fan of your work. You've been a huge influence in my own composition work. It's been a while since Subtle Things was released, though, when are we going to hear more from you????

Zeek - Friday, December 31st, 2010 4:04 AM PST
I have to say I never knew you were behind or in so many things that I simply adored. I hope to one day have the privilege to see you preform live!

Alex - Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 10:36 PM PST
I've been listening to you, Melissa, since splashdown, symbion project and komputor kontroller. I have been loving your voice since I first heard Karma Slave! You project an angelic sound that portrays thoughtful lyrics of an unequaled quality. Thank you for blessing this world with your beautiful talent! I love it (:

Joona - Monday, November 29th, 2010 1:14 PM PST
I have never heard a voice as beautiful as yours. please never stop singing. greetings from Finland :)

Anna - Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 2:31 PM PST
Universal Hall Pass has recently been the most inspirational music in all creative aspects for me. You are just a insanely talented lyricist and your music has opened my mind and soul to the beauty that music can really be.

Stove - Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 7:08 AM PDT
I've been a fan of Splashdown since Titan A.E. Karma Slave was my favorite track on the OST, so I looked up Splashdown and got a hold of everything I could find. Have been listening faithful since then.

The other day I was listening to Jespyr Kyd's Assassin's Creed 2 OST and I was thinking to myself "This woman's voice sounds so familiar to me. So, after some googling I arrived here!

Zac - Friday, October 1st, 2010 8:45 PM PDT
Splashdown and UHP are without fail a joy to listen to. I really wish there was more of them (and Miss Kaplan) to listen too. Here's to you Melissa.


hannah - Monday, September 6th, 2010 11:32 PM PDT
i first heard you in splashdown years ago when my friend found the redshift ep in a free cd bin at a local music trader shop. BEST FIND EVR. been following you since, and you are ammmmmaaaazzzinnngggg!

Eric Arroyo - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 11:11 AM PDT
Melissa Kaplan is by far the best vocalist I've encountered. It's a shame her work is so scarce these days. Splashdown and UHP are gems in the world of music. Greater recognition is deserved.

Dennis - Monday, August 16th, 2010 1:07 AM PDT
Hi M, what a great accidental discovery. You guys are great, your voice is hot. D from Central Coast Califas.

Josh - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 6:20 PM PDT
Hi melissa, I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your voice. You should be so much more recognized than you are. Mercury is literally the best album I have hears this decade. Keep being amazing!

charlotte - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:31 AM PDT
hello,i'am 13 and heard your song katrinah josephina on pandora.i fell in love with it but, i dont really know what the song's about. if someone coud get back to me on that i would be very grateful thanks so much!

Rosie - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 1:38 AM PDT
Hey Melissa - you have a gorgeous voice, and I was amazed that you were the only person in your band..
I love your songs, my favourite is Dragonfly, even though I have absolutely no idea what it is supposed to mean.

Like Buffy said, please put out some more music!!


Buffy - Saturday, July 24th, 2010 5:08 PM PDT
I live in England and I've been listening to you since your Splashdown days. I love your sound, your voice is just beautiful.

Please please bring out some new stuff! Would love to hear you live one day.

Lauri - Sunday, July 11th, 2010 10:32 AM PDT
I read lyrics and my question is. How can? How can you write songs which can fit so perfectly, when I think about my life - love one.

Thank you, signal receiver.
The eye point is ladybug ("lepaTriinu").

Rusty - Sunday, July 11th, 2010 12:02 AM PDT
Very creative signature in your music. Versatile, too. Play for the big tickets!

Adam - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 9:17 PM PDT
You have one of the best voices I have ever heard. I first heard you on 90.5 WBER in Rochester, NY. I have been a fan ever since. My 6 year old daughther wants to be a singer and I tell her she needs to sing like you. Thank you for your wonderfull music.

Mark - Thursday, April 29th, 2010 11:45 AM PDT
You write and perform incredible music. Your creations are something special; I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do listening to them.

MightyAni - Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 2:26 PM PDT
Hi M! I'm thrilled to hear you and Curt will be working on a song collaboration. Can't wait to hear the results. You deserve the best and more people need to be exposed to your talent. Best of luck!

Wyn - Monday, March 22nd, 2010 12:20 PM PDT
Hello you with a beautifull voice =)
Your Music has so much energie and feeling.
You make me want to smile =)
If you want i would like to design a cover for you.
Many many good feelings from Germany

Kyle - Saturday, March 20th, 2010 12:33 AM PDT
I LOVE the music you sang in Assassin's Creed II. ESPICALLY Tour of Venice. My cousin and I literally listen to it all the time on youtube. Its Amazing! Can't wait to check out your albums from Splashdown an UHP

Laurence A. Meenk - Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 10:17 AM PST
Geez, your music is so immaculate! I just got Mercury and I can't stop listening to it! I'm hoping to start making my own music, as I'm inspired by your talent. I'm reccomending you to as many people as I can and hoping you continue making music, so keep up the amazingly beautiful work!


Frant z Widmaier - Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 12:48 PM PST
are you still making music?

id love to know, id love to do some tracks with you.

frantzw dot com

Lori K - Sunday, January 17th, 2010 7:14 PM PST
My word, I just discovered you. WOW. You have such an amazing control, and such a beautiful, melodious voice. And your ears are AMAZING. Those eastern riffs are hard to do. You're a master at this art - way beyond any of the bubblegum on the radio! I wish I'd discovered you sooner!

Craig Vincent - Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 10:25 AM PST
Hi Again! I wanted to say I've found myself listening to splashdown again. I write electronic music and wanted you to hear some of it. plz email me!

George - Monday, January 11th, 2010 11:21 PM PST
I just wanted to leave you a note to let you know that your music has saved my life LITERALLY on more than one occasion. Thank you for showing me that there is still some beauty in the world.

Jamie - Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 4:21 PM PST
I just found out about your music after hearing Splashdown's song 'Games You Play' in an episode of Angel. Looking up the band, I found out you'd just released your first solo album. I'm glad you did. :)

ran - Monday, December 28th, 2009 1:37 PM PST
splashdown is the best band ever...
your solo album is beautiful.
There is somothing in spleshdown that is so special that cant be described in words. all of you MUST to reform. at least for a world tour... please!?!?

Marlon M. - Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 11:02 PM PST
love, Love, LOVE anything Melissa does!

I've been in the music biz and a fan of you for years; I've got a pro studio, compose / write, need a place to work on your next me anytime (Melissa) :-)

Mari Young - Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 9:15 PM PST
Melissa - Hello from your past! Remember the Divi Zeni days? We are having a 10th anniversary brunch & big dance party. Not sure you can make it, but we'd love to send you an invite. Can you let me know how to reach you?

Brian Matthews - Sunday, December 13th, 2009 12:18 AM PST
I've been a fan since I stumbled across Splashdown and it continues with UHP. Thank you!

Mike Sales - Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 11:09 AM PST
I love your work and your voice. Your style is unique and unmatched!! Splashdown and UHP has, and will always be, some of the best music created. Make more please!!
Utica NY!!
Mike Sales -

Mark - Sunday, November 8th, 2009 3:15 PM PST
I'm dying to hear more music from you! Ever since I first heard Splashdown on the radio in Rochester, NY, I couldn't get enough (I'm still kicking myself to this day for missing you at the Lilac Festival). Your music is so beautiful and strange, so wonderful. Thank you!

Darren - Monday, October 26th, 2009 12:35 PM PDT
I keep coming back, hoping to see something new, get off your butt and make me happy!

Witcrack - Sunday, October 25th, 2009 9:29 AM PDT
reaally like your music and reaaally looking forward for your next album.

Mark - Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 11:19 PM PDT
heh - been listening for 5 years and i have to say i dont think i could ever get sick of your voice please dont ever stop :)

Todd - Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 12:22 PM PDT
Hey, thanks for all of the music! I always enjoy thought-about lyrics. :)

Lolita - Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 11:47 PM PDT
You are truly gifted by God. Continue to inspire us and make an album! I know you want to...

Kevin - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 10:04 AM PDT
Well Melissa, nine years on and my love for Blueshift has not diminished one bit. It's been tied for my favorite album of all time the whole time. You are awesome.

Chris - Saturday, July 11th, 2009 6:47 PM PDT
I heard your song in PHASE, the iPod game that I got in 2007. I really liked the song, and later had a peek at your discography in 2008. I really love your Ring of Fire remix. I will surely buy the next album!

Tatiana - Friday, June 12th, 2009 9:16 PM PDT
I've loved your music for the past 6 or 7 years, in whatever band it incarnates itself in, and it just keeps getting better. I've built memories around it but it's continuously fresh inspiration, I hope to hear more and more of it and even catch you in concert some day. Thank you for creating this little part of my life that I've loved so much.

Bryan - Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 10:57 AM PDT
Heard you on the radio, dragonfly followed by one I can't find. doesn't appear to be the right link, where do i buy?

Eric Martin - Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 12:03 PM PDT
SO glad you are still doing such gorgeous things! Melissa Kaplan, you've got the most wondrous voice from among all the ages, and I wish you many glorious rebirths.

Tess Powers - Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 9:18 AM PDT
Hello, there, long-lost friend. I was hoping you were on Facebook ... but I found you on the web, nonetheless. I look forward to hearing your latest music! I've been sharing Splashdown for years.

Paul Anderson - Friday, March 27th, 2009 12:24 AM PDT
Melissa, your music is an absolute joy to listen to. It's incredible how well you have mixed thought-provoking lyrics and simply beautiful music into what cannot possibly be merely called songs. They are much more, and as a musician I would kill to work with someone with even 1/10th of the quality that you deliver.
Peace, Love, and Music. - Paul

devon - Sunday, March 15th, 2009 6:39 AM PDT
i heard Dragonfly Remix and loved it! you have such a nice voice!

Craig Vincent - Sunday, March 15th, 2009 2:02 AM PDT
a singer name lauren dragon turned me on to you a while ago, then my friend saw you perform in Cincinnati, OH and well, before I even heard the song. Great JOB!

seth - Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 7:53 PM PDT
great sound guys.....I could listen to you and kate havenevik all day long...well maybe some delerium fauxliage too, okay, and some sleepthief, sia and a fine frenzy...and poe, definantly poe. dragonfly is a mezmorizing song. keep singing melissa - seth in alaska

guest - Sunday, January 25th, 2009 12:14 PM PST
I heard ur music when i got the game phase! I love ur voice! :)

Andrew Lysohirka - Saturday, January 17th, 2009 5:06 PM PST
Hey I first heard your powerful voice on newgrounds in a flash cartoon!! SO HA

when your patience was wearin thin!!! you guys should of been 50 times bigger!!! all these groups these days just dont interest me!! but sallys song and ironspy and asia at odd hours continue to inspire!!! keep making music ! its your god given talent and you have the right to use it much love!! andy--

Patrick - Friday, December 26th, 2008 9:09 AM PST
Your music is very fresh and inspiring, you must come to San Francisco.

Kelly - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 2:18 PM PST
I found you on and am so glad I did. After I listened to Dragonfly I immediately bought both of your CD's. Your voice is amazing and I love the haunting melodies and lyrics of your beautiful songs. Very unique. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!

Solanum - Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 10:07 AM PST
Been a fan ever since Splashdown, Melissa! You have the most beautiful voice I've ever heard.

Keep doing what you do. Much love.

Lena - Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 5:55 PM PST
I just discovered you courtesy of my obsessive itunes exploring for the unique and kind of uncommon. And i've never been happier with what my obsessing found me! You are amazing! Beautiful vocals and lyrics, also such an awesome fusion of all different types of music. I absolutely love it and bought your whole cd! anyways, you are awesome, can't wait to see what else you create in the future!

Geoff - Monday, November 3rd, 2008 7:57 PM PST
Hi there! Yesterday I rediscovered all my Splashdown MP3s that I hadn't listened to in like 4 years and I rekindled my obsession with them. Then today I bought both UHP albums and, holy crap! You just keep getting better and better! I'm totally zoning out to this stuff. ~=oP

Kelly Brown - Friday, October 24th, 2008 5:29 PM PDT
I have been introduced to your music via I love it. I just ordered your CD off CD Baby.

Megan - Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 12:32 PM PDT
I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! I was introduced to you by a friend last night, and I bought both of your albums and 'got friendly' with you on myspace today. I rarely hear new music that I absolutely fall in love with. You make me want to dance and dance...

- Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 12:29 PM PDT
I LOVE YOUR MUSIC!!! I was just introduced to you by a friend last night, and I bought both of your albums today and 'got friendly' with you on myspace. I don't hear new music that I fall in love with very often. Stay amazing.

Scott - Sunday, August 24th, 2008 4:41 PM PDT
Very impressive Melissa, you are doing what you love and it is clearly heard in your vocals. I love the fusion of instruments and styles.

Peter - Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 11:42 AM PDT
I just bought Mercury and Subtle Things after hearing some of you stuff played on the local college radio station (WPRK) in Winter Park, FL. Thank you very, very much for making such beautiful music!

Misty - Thursday, August 14th, 2008 4:09 PM PDT
Awsome sound. Ill definately be buying your albums.

Cato Larsen - Monday, August 11th, 2008 7:45 AM PDT
Excellent music! Love to throw on the album once I hit the interstate and have to drive far. :)
Any reason for UHP not being available on iTunes anymore?

Big Fan From Seoul - Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 10:02 AM PDT
I've been listening to you ever since I gor curious at Titan AE's soundtrack, and decided to fall in love with splashdown when I heard Mayan Pilot...Big Fan!! Back when I began to search for your songs...I never knew where to find information on you and the former band... I was a high school girl in Seoul, Korea! Now, thank god for wekepidia. You are my inspiration. Awsome, never heard anything like you.

Kurt Wimberger - Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 2:21 PM PDT
Splashdown and UHP (powered by Ms. Kaplan) have put out, without a doubt, some of the most innovative, complex, fascinating and beautiful music I have ever heard. Will we ever see Ms. Kaplan on tour? Would begging help? :-)

Nick - Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 9:01 PM PDT
Hi, keep up the good work.

Meg and Tony - Saturday, June 7th, 2008 11:35 AM PDT
We are so happy that your music is continuing through UHP. You have such a beautiful voice and your musical talent is outstanding. Keep making music!

peter - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 3:07 PM PDT
is there ever any hope of you hooking up with kasson again? i listen to possibilities and blue shift and i am so blown away. what bothers me is that i've listened so many times and i am just in love with your voice! there are two bands in the world which i would go to see; splashdown and wire. does anyone think that freezepop compares with splashdown? (i live in brookline and have a splashdown (the redshift) sticker on my car. occasionally i'll get accosted by some freak. come home!!!

Ian W - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 12:51 AM PDT
Thank you so much for sticking with your music, you've been an inspiration to me. Hope one day you visit the Pacific Northwest.

Sharon - Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 4:35 PM PDT
Very unique, what you produce. Hope you will continue for many years to come. The music has texture and depth. Wonderful stuff. :-)

Sarah Smith - Thursday, May 1st, 2008 10:05 PM PDT
Hey, I'm from Rochester, now living in Davis Square. I wonder how your days in Boston were. I have this vision of you making a musical, between "so ha!" and "quiet use of charm" I could see something cool happening on a stage.

LLM - Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 12:58 PM PDT
Does anyone know where I can get any and all of UHP's albums online? Thanks!

s g collins - Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 2:11 AM PDT
i would like to buy the albums but when i try to go to my browser tells me it can't find the server. i've been a fan since splashdown so i wish i could buy your music.

Terence - Thursday, March 27th, 2008 3:58 AM PDT
A little late in discovering your music, but nevertheless overwhelmed. Thanks a lot, hope it keeps on coming. Greetings from Amsterdam!

Luke - Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 12:33 AM PST
Your music is masterfully done. Thank you so much! Ever since Dragonfly played on, I've been searching all over for your music and information about what you're working on. Thank you for Mercury, Subtle Things, and Redshift (Splashdown). Also, thanks so much for making your Splashdown music available! Your music is amazingly complex and unique. It's among the best I've ever heard. Thank you!

joel - Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 1:58 PM PST
wonderfully amazing. i never get sick of your music, and i listen to it almost constantly. please make more!

JellyBeats - Sunday, February 24th, 2008 12:37 PM PST
I made a facebook group dedicated to UHP, everyone join if your on FB :)

JSenek - Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 4:26 AM PST
Just bought both UHP albums off of Fonogenic and they're wonderful. I've loved Splashdown for a few years now, so I'm delighted to hear that you've kept making music in the aftermath.

Keep up the great work!

JellyBeats - Thursday, February 7th, 2008 9:24 PM PST
I keep burning your music to disc and my family and friends keep stealing em' from me; they love your music so much! Even my mom..
LOVE your music, checking the website nearly daily for updates. Hoping to one day see you live (its on my list of things to do before I die)
ANYWAY - just wanna say that your voice makes me tingle all over and its the only one that appeals to me these days

Suzi Willpower - Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 7:32 AM PST
We (including myself) are huge fans of yours here in Rochester, NY. We want you to come play here with us. I am in a couple of bands. . . a singer/songwriter/musician and would love to have you play with the Velveteen Fox. Your friend in music,
Suzi Willpower

Taylor Brown - Monday, January 21st, 2008 1:01 PM PST
Hey I love you guys keep up the good work.

Melissa Nilson - Saturday, January 5th, 2008 8:32 AM PST
What a voice! I look forward to future releases.

Mark - Sunday, December 30th, 2007 9:15 PM PST
According to my iPod, eleven of my top 25 most played tracks are UHP...the rest are Splashdown tunes ^.^

Judi Celdinas - Saturday, December 29th, 2007 4:29 PM PST
Your sound is INCREDIBLE. "Mercury" is the most unique and freshest sounding album I have heard in a really long time (not familiar with Splashdown's material, but that will soon change). You are a lyrical genius. Your music truly takes my breath away. I highly look forward in hearing more of your music. Please don't ever stop!

Nicholas Ursino - Friday, December 28th, 2007 11:57 AM PST
Your voice is the most hypnotic, entrancing and beautiful i've ever heard!
Your music is a joy to share with everyone i know. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that your talent will become more recognized

Terri Snyder - Thursday, December 13th, 2007 7:26 PM PST
Your words, your music, your voice - they have been a huge inspiration to me as an electronic musician and visual artist. Yours is some of the very best music to listen to while painting. Thank you for your wonderful work and for sharing your amazing gift.

Many blessings in your journeys- Terri

Jonathan Hernandez - Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 12:07 PM PST
Loved your work for years. Keep up with your movie work as well. Thanks for the amazing music. It's inspiring.

Katie - Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 9:05 PM PDT
Melissa, you're beyond awesome. Your music is, amongst the everexpanding sea of good bands, one of my biggest inspirations (and I'm not a superfluous or easy to please person). Thank you for your sincerity!!!!

Daniel Henry Thomas - Sunday, September 30th, 2007 9:21 PM PDT
I had never heard about you before. Luckily, you shared one song (misdirected) along with the new online operating system, thus I got to listen to your wonderful music.

You are really into something, you are sincere, and your music is truly inspiring.

Keep up with your Earth-connected power, continue on blessing the audience with your creative light.

Greetings from Costa Rica !

Ev - Friday, September 28th, 2007 10:39 PM PDT
Melissa and UHP, great fan since the Archer days. Hope all keeps marching on

Jaymi of Girlistic Magazine - Friday, August 31st, 2007 4:44 PM PDT
Hi there - just wanted to let you know that Girlistic Magazine's latest issue is online and a review of Universal Hall Pass is in it! Check out Girlistic Magazine to read it!

Darren - Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 8:47 AM PDT
Hello Mel K.,

I just received the new ep, Subtle Things. I know, I'm behind the times, but I just found out about it. Feel pretty dumb, its been out for a long time! Anyways, it is awesome!!! Your talent is beyond measure. I hope you still plan to make more UHP music. You rock!

mia. - Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 11:52 AM PDT
i've only heard splashdown, but i love it. down here in south florida it's near impossible to find though. you're fantastic.

Ham - Saturday, July 14th, 2007 5:31 PM PDT
First heard Splashdown ~2000 in WBER, Rochester-NY, and a fan since Ironspy. Glad to hear new (& GREAT) stuff coming out...just keep Rhys away from your stuff--Dragonfly was PERFECT!

Tanya - Monday, June 25th, 2007 6:47 PM PDT
Your work is really incredible and you should feel pretty darn good about it, Melissa. Your voice is so versatile and really adds amazing depth to the music of Jeff Oster in his new CD. Great, great work with him in that !! I look forward to any new CD's you set forth to do, as well!


Travis - Saturday, June 9th, 2007 9:31 PM PDT
I surfing and fell upon UHP. Instantly fell in love. As a musician myself the unclassifiable nature drives my Spirit wild! Many kudos Melissa. Thanks for making such an impact on my musical life...

Becca - Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 12:01 AM PDT
Thanks for the songs available on the Sounds page.

I'm a huge fan of splashdown, and just recently heard of the solo project- uhp. Very excited to catch up!

your music never disappoints =)

Graham - Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 5:58 PM PDT
Once upon a time I worked as a DJ at WBER in Rochester, NY when we were promoting Splashdown, with which I am still in love. I'm anxious to hear Melissa's newest opus, with great hopes that it will seduce me as well as Splashdown did...

gino - Monday, May 14th, 2007 1:11 PM PDT
I'm glad I got a chance to see you with Splashdown in Boston at the Middle East. I still have the tshirt :)

Been a big fan for many years and am thankful for your new work. It is completely unique and a pleasure to hear.

Chicago, IL

HelloWorld - Friday, May 4th, 2007 12:49 AM PDT
Peace people

We love you

Brendan - Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 12:46 AM PDT
I just stumbled onto Waterbead while poking around the Freezepop site, and.. wow, your voice is amazing. I'm definitely buying your stuff. If you play some time soon in the Mass/NH/Maine area, I'm there.

Michael - Saturday, April 28th, 2007 8:17 PM PDT
Your lyrics are amazing, your voice is devine. The absolute best musician I have ever heard. Love it, Love it.

Brent Rawls - Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 7:18 PM PDT
Never stop singing and playing music Melissa, you're very talented (and lets not forget all the other people that work with you too, like Kasson and Bryan and others)

Good luck, and keep up the beautiful work!

Dan - Monday, March 19th, 2007 3:48 PM PDT
Hola from the Emerald City! I'm busy converting the masses here in Seattle to Splashdown and Universal Hall Pass. 'Tis hardy, backbreaking labor but I shall not stop in my holy work until all the tofu-eating java junkies here are converted! That being said, I probably should get around to getting Subtle Things... oh blasphemy, blashphemy! I must burn!!!!
But before I go perform penitence by lighting myself on fire, I must say that I love your work, and so do many others here. You've got fans in the Puget Sound!

Tina - Monday, March 19th, 2007 3:21 PM PDT
Melissa, I'm so glad you are with UHP. I freakin love your voice!! I last saw you live in DC many many years ago performing w/Splashdown.

Alex Yant - Sunday, March 11th, 2007 5:35 PM PDT
I just found your music, and im blown away. Had it on repeat all night!

Keep up the amazing work!

Chris Burbank - Friday, March 2nd, 2007 3:04 PM PST
Melissa, I happen to come across UHP on i-tunes, its great to hear your voice again. I to frist heard splashdown on wber in Roch.,NY and was a fan from that moment. I won the Redshift ep, and some how was lucky enough to find Stars and Garters in the 5$ used bin at a record store a few months ago. Love your voice and hope to hear much more from you.

Thea - Friday, March 2nd, 2007 2:43 PM PST
I was SOOOO thrilled to hear about Universal Hall Pass. I have been a fan since Splashdown's Iron Spy came out years ago on WBER in Rochester! Your music and voice are so unique. Thank you for sharing your musical gifts!!!

Chris - Thursday, March 1st, 2007 9:46 PM PST
Ever since I watched Titan A.E. and wondered who was making that wonderful music I've been a fan. From free CVB ep's to to the Mercury albums. Always inspiring.

Mike - Friday, February 23rd, 2007 5:54 AM PST
Loved you since I bought my first "splashdown" CD for a quarter in Pitt PA. It's priceless. Please...sing your ass off and you have a fan forever!!

Elza - Sunday, February 11th, 2007 4:52 PM PST
Your work is marvelous!!+

Tisha & Rissa - Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 4:54 PM PST
Heyyyy Melissa! We think you are the most amazing thing ever. We've loved Splashdown since we heard Karma Slave in that movie, and UHP is awesome too. It would be faaantastic to get coffee with you. So if you're around New York anytime, email us and we'll buy you some rice pudding or something.
Keep doing great things!

Alex - Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 11:30 AM PST
Best music i've heard in my life.
And your guestbook taught me a new word.
Thank you JP langsdorf.

Bryan - Friday, January 12th, 2007 9:01 PM PST
Just bought both Mercury and subtle things... Can't wait to get them shipped out to me. No chance of a tour any time soon is there? If so, any chance you'd be coming anywhere near South Carolina?

Jérôme M. - Thursday, January 11th, 2007 3:49 AM PST
For 6 years on now, I've been listening to you, so once in a while, the tiny waterbead i am jumps over the ocean surface and I'm shouting to the world:
Reality is not always what we think it is,
Beauty is not always what we think it is,
The kindest of people are not always the ones we think.
Good music is not always where we think it is.
Never give up , you've found your own best way to make the world around you beautiful!
Thanks for your music

JP Langsdorf - Friday, January 5th, 2007 9:22 AM PST
Ever the alchemist - your music is golden. An effective panacea, too.

Never stop making music.

Brian - Thursday, January 4th, 2007 3:12 PM PST
Mel - Just got the Subtle Things... amazing! Your voice is goose bumps, my favorite female vocalist and I have a very large collection!

The remixed are fantastic and the new tracks brilliant. I think 50% is still my favorite but Sally's Song and Forms of Imprisonment are making a big splash. Major props to you on this album and the much improved sound quality since Mercury. Keep it up, you are ear candy!

Willa - Thursday, January 4th, 2007 10:19 AM PST
Love your work then and now
love your music then and now
looking forward to Subtle Things (ordered today)!!!!

Jesse Morrison - Thursday, January 4th, 2007 8:24 AM PST
I just got Subtle Things in the mail yesterday. That is the most solid E.P. I have heard in years. I love Mercury but this blows it out of the water. It's wonderful and I love the remixes as well. Thank you so much."Well worth the wait, my God that's amazing".

Annie N. - Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 1:49 PM PST
Thank you so much Mel for continuing all these years. Your music and your voice kill me. They're beautiful and have lasted with me all these years. Love in the new year!

Thomas Melucci - Saturday, December 30th, 2006 9:33 PM PST
hi melissa found your page still love your music
hope to see you sooner or later.

Mark Phillips - Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 6:25 PM PST
love you
love your work
love your music
thanks for sharing

Jordan C. - Thursday, December 14th, 2006 5:00 PM PST
Been a fan since the Splashdown days. I remember when you played the Rochester area and Alfred University, and really hope to get the chance to see you out in these parts again. Keep up the great work and Good Luck!

Marlon M. - Saturday, December 9th, 2006 12:02 PM PST
If you ever need producer, engineer, or studio help, contact us anytime...I miss SplashDown...keep blessing the world with your music & voice. mm

ramon - Thursday, December 7th, 2006 6:56 PM PST
i just heard katrinah josephina on a pandora stream. stunningly enchanting: beautiful harmony, thoughtful lyrics, i'm thrilled to have heard it. am now looking around for more info.

christine hagan - Monday, December 4th, 2006 8:39 PM PST
hi melissa-
you inspired me to work with AJR on my new record. i'm an enormous fan of your work. i played in julia's star in rochester- we opened for you. AJR says we should collaborate sometime. Check out my songs if you get a chance, wwwDOTchristinehagan.DOTcom

Chimera - Friday, November 17th, 2006 3:18 PM PST
All the best in the present and beyond the future. Vicenzo

Leslie McAllister - Saturday, November 11th, 2006 5:04 PM PST
hello...heard of splashdown while attending Berklee and have followed you since; just fell in love with the sounds. such original music and i love the references to magic. having this music in my life in the past 6 or 7 years has been so inspirational. hope to see you live one day and wish you many blessings and much luck on your journey...

Laura Garland - Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 5:00 AM PST

Steff. Worthington - Monday, October 23rd, 2006 2:54 PM PDT
PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE come to Britain and play!

Stephanie - Monday, October 2nd, 2006 9:18 AM PDT
This is what I've been searching so long for!

Daniel - Monday, September 25th, 2006 9:46 AM PDT
Splashdown's Blueshift album has been spinning so many times in my player it's silly. I ordered the Mercury album and received it in my mail today. It's awesome! Looking forward to hearing more music from you in the future.

Daniel, Sweden

Andrew A. Anissi - Sunday, September 17th, 2006 5:36 PM PDT
I've been waiting for years to see some sign of Splashdown, ever since I saw your concert on 11/4/06 in Rochester (and met you guys the next day, when I had lost my voice). I was just listening to Stars and Garters on my iPod when I decided to buy some Internet at a cafe on Ave A in the East Village (NYC), to see if I could track you down. My search uncovered UHP. Can't wait to hear it (ordered Mercury from Amazon).

Jeff Oster - Friday, September 1st, 2006 12:45 AM PDT
I still listen with awe and wonder to your vocals on my tracks.

I can't wait to share it with the world....

You are amazing.



Kimjamin - Thursday, August 10th, 2006 3:22 PM PDT
I just found you on myspace and I have to say that your music is pretty rad.

Phil - Monday, August 7th, 2006 10:57 PM PDT
Hi. I heard your music for the first time yesterday, and found your sight right afterwards. Anyways, your music is incredible. I didn't even listen to all three songs that you have on this sight, and I already purchased your album. Can't wait until I get it.

Take care, and keep singing,

linda sublett ridenour - Monday, August 7th, 2006 6:57 AM PDT
Oh my God! I can't believe I finally found this site and can put a name, Melissa Kaplan, to the music I have fallen in love with! You gave one of your cd's to my friend, Ovi, when you played in Simi Valley, CA - at Harmony Sweet - last yr. He had no case and did not know your name and he recently gave me the cd (because I fell SO in love with it!) and I only just now was able to rip it onto my computer and find out your name & band & this site. I played at Harmony Sweet many times (I lived in Simi Valley but I've just moved to D.C.) and I could hardly believe you made an appearance there. I believe my cd is titled, Universal Hall Pass, and it is just f'ing fabulous!!!! I don't see anything about a mailing list, but if you have one, please put me on it. You must come to the east coast - if not, I will surely plan my next trip to CA. to be able to see you and hopefully meet you. I am blown away by your voice and your songwriting. I feel so lucky to have this little gem of a cd!

I can not wait to find more of your have really enlightened and inspired me. I hope you are doing well and Ovi hopes the same.

Please tell me you are making lots of money, and whatever I can do to get you to the east coast - and to get more of your cd's - I will gladly do it! You are absolutely fabulous! Thank you so, so much for visiting Harmony Sweet (you may remember Elizabeth, the owner) and I apologize because I am sure you did not play that night to the crowd of music lovers you deserve. You are a doll to pass on your cd to Ovi and it has enriched both our lives and brought us so much pleasure, you can not imagine.

Keep on rockin' girlfriend!

You're biggest fan, Linda :-)

Chrissy - Sunday, August 6th, 2006 10:10 PM PDT
Alright.. well.. i cant find anywhere to download your music. Its driving me crazy. I love this song so much -Dragonfly- It is totally amazing. Where can i download it?

Helge - Thursday, July 27th, 2006 7:09 PM PDT
Hi, discovered your wonderful voice when the song Charming spell was featured on an episode of charmed. And am now hooked :D Please never stop making music.
If you ever go to Sweden, make sure to come to Norway as well.

Robert - Sunday, June 25th, 2006 11:39 AM PDT
Honestly, what can I say that can repay you for years of great music? I have managed to track down all of the Splashdown tracks the net can provide (can't find an album here locally at *all*) and have to admit not a day goes by where I'm not in some way bathed in your music.

Universal Hall Pass shows us that you're not only continuing after Splashdown, but growing into something even more beautiful.

Thank you Melissa, thank you very much.

Henrieg - Thursday, June 15th, 2006 12:59 PM PDT
Good day :) Good site!

Troy - Friday, June 2nd, 2006 10:10 AM PDT
Melissa - I just started your UHP page on Wikipedia. And, of course, I started your Splashdown page quite a while ago. Hopefully we can fall in love some day soon ;)

zekar - Thursday, May 25th, 2006 3:57 PM PDT
i just heard No One on my girlfriend's iPod and i totally fell in love with it! i love your music. it's like a night sky, and then i come here and it is!! i love it. and i hope i get to see you perform soon.

Martin Giebelhaus - Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 10:54 PM PDT
Heyy, I tracked you down! I was a Splashdown fan ever since I heard Karma Slave on the Titan A.E. soundtrack and was as heavily bummed as the rest of us when that band went under. So of course I grabbed Mercury the second I knew it existed. Thank you so much for keeping your unmatched vocal talent (not to mention the inspired lyrics) available to us masses.

Mark Phillips - Friday, May 12th, 2006 6:11 PM PDT
Nice to find you again

Kai De Mars - Monday, May 8th, 2006 11:16 AM PDT
Yes, Melissa. Come to Sweden and perform for us :)

Jeremy - Monday, May 8th, 2006 4:32 AM PDT
Wow! This is all I anticipated and beyond! I just love the music and I just love your voice! Take care and come to Sweden soon! :D

Addison aka 'reugen' - Friday, April 28th, 2006 2:34 AM PDT
Beautiful! I love your songs. mercury is amazing, as is almost all of splahdown:)

Avel Krieg - Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 6:07 PM PDT
best. band. ever.

Alex - Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 4:17 PM PDT
:O) :O) :O)

Allan - Friday, April 14th, 2006 1:42 AM PDT
hi! Just to let you know that I think the website is great and I wish you all of the best for the future.

phaelam - Friday, March 31st, 2006 5:54 PM PST
very nice. i like the vibe very much. dank je wel for the soundz. also checked splashdown...paradox is a really nice track.


Ben Gould - Friday, March 24th, 2006 1:34 AM PST
Hey, there :)
I play bass for Hayley Taylor and bought your CD on the 13th when we performed with you. Your voice won't leave my head. It is beautiful. I loved the stripped down (vocals, piano) performance you gave that night. I just wanted to drop a line. I'd love to keep in touch. It's not often that I see a local show that inspires me :) Thank you.

Bethany - Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 12:33 AM PST
I was given your blueshift cd for xmas by a fellow fan, and I haven't stopped listening to it since. You've touched me with your music and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing with me and the whole world. I anxiously wait for what is yet to come.

Seth - Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 1:16 PM PST
Melissa you are my favorite artist making music today. Universal Hall Pass is *just* as good as Splashdown. I love how you blend catchy and beautiful music with mystifying and wondrous poetry. I'm completely infatuated with almost every song on Mercury - if I had to pick a favorite it'd be Katrinah Josephina. I remember the chill I got in my back when I first listened to it in reverse. Mercury is like finally comprehending Blueshift for the first time again, an experience I've always wished to repeat but didn't realize was within reach until now. You are an extraordinary poet and I wish I could hear your voice more.

Luke - Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 8:37 AM PST
I love all of your music , it is sooo great ((ok now with all of the crazy fanboy stuff out of the way)), i discovered this all by accident , and i want to say thanks you brought me onto a whole new genre of music , i heard So Ha on a small flash cartoon and from that i discovered Splashdown and Universal hall pass , but it has also brought me onto a whole range of music i never knew i liked , i have found other bands (none as good as yours) like the dresdendolls ect.
Thank you!

Sam - Sunday, February 12th, 2006 2:42 PM PST
Melissa! You are my FAVORITE artist in the whole world. I was a huge metalhead, but the minute I heard your stuff from Splashdown, your music introduced me into a world of beautiful jazzy/electronic/bohemian type music. You are a superb singer and a fabulous songwriter. I still listen to a lot of Splashdown, and try to get as many people as I can into it, now I have a new great band to spread the word about. Dragonfly is an absolutely capturing song. I can't wait to hear so much more! I've already ordered an album along with another friend. I hope you decided to come to Montreal sometime. I'd kill people to get to see you live and in person. Keep up the GREAT stuff! Can't wai t to get my CD.

Chris - Saturday, January 28th, 2006 4:11 AM PST
Melissa, you by far have the most amazing voice out there right now. I listen to you everyday.You have no idea what your music means to me, and how it helps me get through my daily life. Thank you!

William - Thursday, January 26th, 2006 9:33 AM PST
Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! super color scheme. amazing site.

Fernando De La Cruz - Thursday, January 26th, 2006 6:52 AM PST
Howdy! Greetings from Japan! No, I'm not Japanese. I just live here for the moment.

Anyway. I saw the animation "Alice" which used a splashdown song. I was really attracted to the vocal quality and kept looking, to find you here at UHP.

What an amazingly powerful voice. A voice that doesn't need volume to communicate emotional depth.

Once I'm back in the country, I plan on ordering Mercury.


Kevin G Davy - Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 1:02 AM PST
Hi Melissa, Just to send you Love and Best Wishes from here in the U.K. Happy New Year, and keep up the good work.
Kevin xx
p.s. hope to see you this year.

Griff - Monday, January 9th, 2006 11:01 AM PST
Checking in from Fort Collins, Colorado! I wouldn't be posting if I was not enamored with UHP's fantastic sound, stellar vocals, and refreshing creativity. Volume is way, WAY UHP!! Thank you. Despite reading collectively hundreds of guestbooks, I've never felt the overwhelming need to contribute until hearing "Mercury" (Sneaky #023).

A tiny chunk about me: my personal kryptonite is dried parmesan cheese in a can, and probably also Oompa-Loompas.

Waterweave - Friday, January 6th, 2006 12:50 PM PST
I just heard Misdirected for the first time, and I feel that it is simply impossible for me to communicate precisely how it made me feel (which is appropriate giving the lyrics.) The best I can do is say that it is like having a hallucination with a sense I don't have. I never thought that music could speak so loudly, and I doubt that you'll ever understand (or believe) what it means to me. Thank you. And while this probably makes me sound a bit out of my mind, my gratitude really does have meaning. The melody is so flowing and haunting, your voice is beautiful beyond quantification, and the lyrics really spoke to me as someone who has analyzed everything to the point where everthing is so transparent that there is absolutely nothing left to see. But apparently there is still something left to hear, because your song makes me want to cry (in a way that is cathartic of emotions I forgot were still a part of me.)

Thank you (again.)

Anitra - Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 4:00 PM PST
I've been a Splashdown lover since I heard it on my college radio station in the late 90s. I just knew I would love UHP as well. Splashdown/UHP is the music I would make if I could make music. Keep up the great work, Melissa! When can we expect a new album?

Will - Thursday, December 29th, 2005 3:07 PM PST
Hey, I couldn't find a contact email address ANYwhere, so I figured I'd post here (sorry).

This website is not quite up to the snuff of your music. Pretty good-looking, but way heavy on the ImageReady (slices are death on render performance).

I could make it ~10x faster in a few hours, free, because I like your music. It's what I do...Lemme know...


PS - Love Splashdown, finally stumbled on this site after a bit of Googling...

wendi - Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 12:42 PM PST

jordan - Monday, December 26th, 2005 1:00 PM PST
Rad music. Glad UHP is up on iTunes - that's how I found it. Been a fan of Splashdown for quite some time now and it's quite nice to have new music of this quality ;)

twitty sniffy - Saturday, December 24th, 2005 5:45 PM PST
who is that Chick, singer rings of fire new one ....?

Helayna-Seattle - Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 10:50 AM PST
My husband introduced me to this group and I love them! Their music is awesome! Why aren't they touring? I would love to see them live!

Laird Hercules - Monday, December 5th, 2005 2:00 PM PST
I am a deprived Canadian that has discovered the brilliance of UHP and cannot find it in any store in Toronto let alone anything by splashdown. I would like to buy it off the sneaky records site but my patience is as poor as my artsy clique. HELP!!

Al - Friday, December 2nd, 2005 5:23 AM PST
Hi all! I am desperately looking for a copy (used is cool)of "Stars and Garters" by Splashdown. Any ideas of a source?


allie - Friday, November 25th, 2005 9:04 AM PST
melissa u have such a beautiful voice and talent!

Becca - Monday, November 14th, 2005 8:33 AM PST
Katrinah Josephina is brilliant, I'm addicted to it. My favorite song on the whole album. :) Dragonfly is a favorite as well, I've loved it since I found the mp3.

ben mclane, esq - Friday, November 11th, 2005 8:40 PM PST

i am a music attorney in los angeles

came across your music and think it is really good

please let me know if i can ever do anything for you


ben mclane, esq

Jackson - Saturday, November 5th, 2005 1:41 PM PST
I found splashdown through symbion's page.. found symbion off of the game amplitude. ... and then uhp at the bottom of his page... I absolutely love your voice and dream of collaborating sometime in the future

keep on keepin on

Rob - Thursday, October 27th, 2005 8:04 PM PDT
Love your stuff. I was actually the housemate of a friend of "Jason the DJ out in LA". Pretty funny to find he mixed your voice in one of his tracks...

Continued success. Come back to Boston and sing for us soon. :)


Sharon - Thursday, October 27th, 2005 5:02 PM PDT
One word:Brilliant! I have been listening to Splashdown since my former roommate introduced it to me a few years ago. UHP has just entered my life and already I'm hooked. MK-your vocals are beautiful and wonderfully layered. They always give me goosebumps! You're on my list of top musical genius' with artists such as Bjork, Radiohead and Bloc Party. P.S Please come to Montreal soon.

perfectwashu - Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 2:46 PM PDT
Downloaded Mercury from Itunes, no suprise I loved it. The shear diversity and her eerie elligent voice is perfectly tuned to the album. Once again Mellissa proves she is a truely amazing artist. Only wished she was more famous in UK

Alex - Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 10:52 PM PDT
After very much anticipation I finally Recieved a copy a Mercury in the mail a few weeks ago and it was well worth the wait. I hope you can tour sometime. It would be lovely to see you perform live. I really love the song No One. It always touches my heart. Another magnificent masterpiece

Clif - Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 12:25 AM PDT
I think Melissa is the most under-rated person this Earth, the band deserves so much more, they could change things, i believe it.

Living in Ireland it's tough so get a CD, i want it so bad :'(

Please come to Ireland Melissa, we'll make you a gig

Much Love x!

John Gibson III - Saturday, October 1st, 2005 10:45 AM PDT
Excellent album. Very unusual to hear intelligent, subtle (and in the case of some songs, not so subtle) religious undertones in popular music. Excellent fusion of "world music" and standard Western pop sound. The airy tone and lack of vibrato create a very nice, pure tone with no distractions. Nice voice placement, too. I loved your music back in high school - one piano degree later, Splashdown and UHP are still at the top of my playlist. Keep up the GREAT work! And come see us in Houston some time!

Michael Perron - Sunday, September 25th, 2005 4:50 PM PDT
The woman I've fallen in love with introduced me to your work. You have something to say, and I thank you for saying it so beautifully and eloquently.

Troy - Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 11:24 AM PDT
The first song I ever heard of yours, Melissa, was Asia at Odd Hours - and it has remained my favorite ever since. I delight in the fact that I can play your music to anyone and have them walk away loving it.

I really liked Dragonfly - just got your cd in the mail today!

Liam - Sunday, September 18th, 2005 10:40 AM PDT
the best thing about my ex is that she introduced me to splashdown and by proxy, UHP...i fell asleep listening to Stars and Garters last night.

Trude V - Saturday, September 10th, 2005 12:54 AM PDT
Your music makes me elated....

nmbntz - Friday, September 2nd, 2005 4:49 AM PDT
First heard "A Charming Spell" on Timewarner's digital music station back in 2000, late at night, and perked up, "What is *THAT*!?" and have been hooked since. St. Petersburg FL wants more. I've got a dozen friends hooked on Kaplan like a drug. The squelching of Blueshift's release is one of the great tragedies in modern music.

Laura Garland - Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 9:25 AM PDT
i first found a song on the new grounds website, they used 'So Ha' for the music in it, since then i have listened to all your songs, well i yet to get mercury. and i can't wait. i love the creativity of your music, the soul touching sounds..what i love most about your music is the fact that it dosen't fall under any genre, it is compleatly its own...any chance of you touring Bristol in the UK?
wish you all the best in your upcomming achivements. Laura @};-

Nicholas Fraser - Monday, August 8th, 2005 11:05 AM PDT
Innovation and creativity will triumph over all else, your music has shown that.

Will there ever be UHP merchandise?

Andi and Dad Banks - Monday, July 25th, 2005 9:44 AM PDT
Me and my daughter found you while watching red-planet and said "who IS that"??

rest is history and so much wonderful ear candy that has carried us until mercury - keep safe and brighten up folks days with your great music - keep those lyrics as they are - my fav: ...Rattle

Shawn - Saturday, July 9th, 2005 2:32 AM PDT
Great CD, even with the high expectations I was still impressed. Don't know if yu still live in Boston but play a show in the area so I can get you to sign my Redshift and UHP CD. :-D

Jeremy - Friday, July 8th, 2005 12:23 PM PDT
It's a joy to hear your music. Mercury has not left my CD player since it arrived. I hope all is well. I can't wait to hear more. Jeremy

joey flores - Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 7:42 PM PDT
great site! keep up the creativity. When you have a chance bring me a cd sampler of your material. just swing it by the taco shop. gracias was great meeting you and i hope to see you soon.


Alex - Friday, July 1st, 2005 2:48 PM PDT
My friend Nick loves you. He got me into your music and it's just amazing. It creates a world of such astounding beauty to me. A performance in Michigan would be lovely too. I hope to hear more of you.

Adam Williams - Monday, June 27th, 2005 6:19 PM PDT
Love,Love,LOVE the music!
Any chance of a Boston area performance? Keep up the fantastic work.

Jackie - Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 11:15 AM PDT
I just heard Mercury. All I wanted to say is thank you for putting this out. It is exactly what I've been looking for for a long time.

Amanda - Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 12:20 PM PDT
I love the music. I was wondering if the first splashdown album is available anywhere for sale-mp3 or hard copy-because I've had trouble finding it.

Will Poole - Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 7:38 PM PDT
Your music is so beautiful... will you marry me? Or at least go out with me? ehh o well=/ You should definately come to South/North carolina... i would definatley LOVE to see/hear you live, and my friend Matt Stromm(aka scrom daddy).

James - UK - Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 11:46 AM PDT
Just heard your music for the first time a few days ago via a friend, amazed by it! Keep it up.

Greg C. from Aruba - Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 10:16 AM PDT
3 years ago I stumbled upon Splashdown, and since then I have managed to accumulate almost every single song with your voice. Your voice has often been the soundtrack for my paintings as well as for my first solo art exhibit. I had a DJ create a mix for the opening night using differnt songs from both splashdown and UHP. The whole event was a hit and I managed to get a lot of people interested in your music. keep it up. Can't wait to hear what you do next!!

Sandra Maksimovic - Monday, June 6th, 2005 5:58 AM PDT
Melissa, you talent you! Come to Melbourne (Australia!), you can stay at my house! Splashdown/Symbion fan since 2000!

Donny - Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 9:27 AM PDT
Melissa- you have the voice of an angel.

Kelley - Saturday, May 21st, 2005 12:49 PM PDT
I Just heard you for the first time on the Coverville podcast #87. Beautiful music. I hope to see you in concert soon.
Thank you.

Andrea & Dad - Friday, May 20th, 2005 10:03 AM PDT
we have you to enjoy through UHP. We lost you some years ago when von_Buhler recs went down and got all you music possible (the shift albums) - and now your back.

thanks for not giving in to those in power!

Darren - Friday, May 20th, 2005 5:42 AM PDT
Heyy Mel K! I'm suuuch a huge fan of your music, and I was blown away by UHP's first album Mercury. Six Step Dragon definitely being my fav song off that effort. I was a sold splashdown fan after hearing karma slave for the first time. Your music is a complete departure from my usual love of Death Metal, you have the ability to make people cross genres! Please make lots more music soon. Volume levels up!

rebbie - Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 4:04 PM PDT
Dear UHP:
I love your CD and I would be so thrilled to receive a signed photo of you.
Thank you for the beautiful music you have brought into my life.
R. Raphael
104 Monteroy Road
Rochester,NY 14618

Andrew - Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 1:03 PM PDT
Oh so happy!

Been a Splashdown fan for a long time thanks to WBER in Rochester, NY. Saw them several times and got to meet the band at a CD signing in Rochester.

I just stumbled onto this website after listening to Redshift and lamenting the band's breakup.

SO NICE to hear Melissa's voice again! Keep it up!

john - Monday, May 16th, 2005 11:13 AM PDT
Saw Splashdown at Earth Day in Cincinnati a few years ago. Been a fan of MelK ever since. Beautiful stuff, really.

Mark - Thursday, May 12th, 2005 2:14 PM PDT
I went out to my car the other morning to find that all my CDs had been stolen, including Mercury and all my rare Splashdown albums :( The first thing I did: I got online and bought another copy of Mercury. After listening to it for the past several months straight, quitting cold turkey is painful. At least the local radio station (WBER) has finally started playing it. Also, I agree with Mat, Eliza and Alan, we would love to see you in Rochester!

Amanda - Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 5:55 PM PDT
Hi! I first heard Splashdown a couple years ago, when it became difficult to find. But I was able to, and loved it. When UHP came out, I was thrilled and bought the cd the first chance I got, and I just can't get enough of it. =) Everyone I introduce to your music loves it just as much as I do. The vocals are wonderful, the lyrics are wonderful, the sounds are wonderful. Definatly one of my favorites. =D

Caleb - Sunday, May 8th, 2005 8:10 PM PDT
bought titan a.e. loved splashdown spiraled into all the great music, and am now addicted to the cd. bought one for each of my friends ^_^ they could use some GOOD music. hope there is much more to come

Sean - Saturday, May 7th, 2005 7:54 PM PDT
Mercury is a great album. It combines some hints of Splashdown-goodness while remaining creatively original. Definitely one of my favorites.

Eric - Friday, May 6th, 2005 9:48 PM PDT
I absolutely love Mercury! I have been waiting for it since I first downloaded "Misdirected" years ago and I have to force myself not too listen to the album nonstop! I loved Splashdown, but UHP has just dazzled me to a new extent that I didn't expect! I try my hardest to get everyone I know to at least listen to Mercury, and almost everyone loves it. I agree with everyone that touring seems like the most natural next step is for Mel to tour, or at least play live at a few clubs! ;)

Jessie - Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 7:03 AM PDT
just wanted to say hard to be prepared for the album. i thought nothing could get more satisfying than dragonfly and misdirected, and then heard the others and was, of course, blown away. i've been listening for a long while now, and believe it or not, people in apartments next to me have heard your music blasting and come over to ask for a copy of the cd...and all the splashdown tracks too. you're truly, uniquely creative and i'm grateful that you share it with people. thanks alot!

ajax rayovac - Saturday, April 30th, 2005 6:43 PM PDT
He Mel k and Brian,

i've read some great reviews of the cd. the one that cracked me up is that the album was great except for
secret agent that sounded like "Top 40" Got forbid we have success at the top 40 in the billboard chart... boo hoo, that would be so sad!LOL :)

Laura Bradley - Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 6:27 AM PDT
Hello, Melissa and Company!

First of all, thanks to you for all of the time, energy, and sincerity that was put into Mercury. It is a truly remarkable ablum, one that refuses to settle in to a specific genre and embodies a fierceness of spirit that makes it truly unique.

I believe that Melissa is as talented a vocalist as it gets. However, it is not only the voice that makes this album as special as it is.

Cheers now!

PS --> You have fans in Florida, you know...

Brian - Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 2:29 PM PDT
Melissa, I have been a long time Splashdown fan. Everyone I have shared your voice with has been hooked! I just found this site and got your new cd a couple weeks ago. I love it, can definatly hear your Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares influances (Katrinah Josephina), then again you could sing the dictionary and I'd be in awe. I have over 400 CD's and you have the best female voice I've ever heard. On a side note I'm very glad to hear that with todays heated political issues you've kept your music seperate from whatever your politics are, kudos! Best wishes to you and thank you for continuing with your ear candy for all of us!

ed barrett - Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 5:28 AM PDT
yo Mel K. long time no speak my deepest regrets your site looks great and sounds even better looks like all is well with you peace to you my friend ed

Matthew Marshall - Sunday, April 17th, 2005 9:10 AM PDT
Mel, you have tons of fans in Vancouver Canada. I'm one of them. Keep up the good work!

Kurt uenala - Saturday, April 16th, 2005 7:42 AM PDT
hello melissa..remembered your killer performance at TT's with my old band My favorite relative...Found this site and i am tres impressed...killer songs...your voice is still mega...i am now in nyc and do proTools and programming for producer david bottrill...he worked with some people you like...Nice to hear your voice again...K

Richard - Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 11:41 AM PDT
I bought the Splashdown discs when you guys had that promotion for existing Splashdown owners to get the word out. Now, I routinely get people hooked on Splashdown, then send them running to your new website. I love your music, Melissa, and I hope you come to L.A. to play for us. Favorite Splashdown song: Halfworld. Favorite UHP songs: Dragonfly, Misdirected, Six-step Dragon, Avatar.

STAYCEE - Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 1:27 AM PDT


Alan - Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 11:59 PM PDT
Splashdown is one of my favorite bands, ever since WBER played Ironspy back in like 2000. And I totally agree with Mat and Eliza. It'll be great for UHP to play in Rochester.

Scott - Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 7:17 AM PDT
I first heard Melissa and Splashdown on a CMJ Magazine bonus CD in 1999, and I've been enthralled by her music ever since. I recommend this CD (and Splashdown as well) to everyone I discuss music with, as well as many that I don't. Mercury hasn't left my CD player since it arrived on my doorstep, and isn't likely to any time soon, or at least until there's another album for me to play over and over. Keep up the good work, and don't forget to come play in Buffalo!

Candace - Friday, April 8th, 2005 9:55 PM PDT
Where to I've always said, Mel K is the best of the best...she should know that she has blessed so many people's lives with her incredible gift of writing and of course that distinctive voice! No one compares...takes my breath away everytime! She has been an inspiration to me as a musician from her days with Splashdown till UHP...
Melissa...keep making great music and know that you are greatly loved and admired! And please please come to the east coast and perform live for us!!!

Mike - Friday, April 8th, 2005 10:38 AM PDT
Splashdown is the greatest band I have ever had the pleasure of listening to, and they will forever be my favorite musicians. I happened to be in Allston yesterday and almost teared up while driving through it. It's amazing that Splashdown's greatness, which I hold so dearly, is equaled by the greatness of Universal Hall Pass. "Mercury" is incredible, Melissa the most wonderful singer there is, and I am glad that there is still such beautiful music coming from that amazing voice, mind, and soul.

"Sometimes I wonder why God put me on this earth / I'm much too sensitive to survive."

Eliza - Friday, April 8th, 2005 6:18 AM PDT
I second the request from Mat. It would be great to see you come back to Rochester!

Derek - Thursday, April 7th, 2005 6:37 PM PDT
I'm a big fan of both Splashdown and UHP. I'm really looking forward to the next album!

Mat - Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 9:01 PM PDT
come on back to rochester for a show sometime. your fans miss you.

Van - Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 9:00 AM PST

Jordan - Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 8:38 AM PST
Mellisa is really a rare talent, a gifted singer-songwriter-musician. I have been following her music since the glory days of Splashdown, and have been impressed with UHP since Dragonfly was available to listen on the website. A loyal group of fans is pushing hard to get Mercury air play on WBER in Rochester, NY who still plays Splashdown (and even sponsored a concert way back when). Keep up the good work!

Vicky - Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 8:28 PM PST
I love this album! Splashdown and UHP are my favorite bands and thank god I discovered them or my life wouldn't be complete! Really looking forward to the EP coming up! My fav. songs (all of them I love but I have to choose) Solar/Lunar (awesome awesome song, Misdirected, Dragonfly, No One, Avatar, and Quiet Use of Charm) One of my favorite albums!

Jeffy - Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 4:35 AM PST
Sadly I never knew about Splashdown until the Titan AE soundtrack featured Karma Slave. However, ever since then, I've been rabidly addicted to Melissa's voice. Mercury is now one of my most prized CD's, and I look forward to treating further releases similarly.

Rob James - Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 9:41 AM PST
Absolutely fantastic, the only artist I've ever been able to call myself fanatical about.

congratulations on the air-play

and if you ever need help with the site, you know where we are!

JD - Monday, March 28th, 2005 4:36 PM PST
Greetings. I have been a huge splashdown fan ever since I attended the show where they opened for the Church in NY. I have purchased Mercury and like it very much. My favorite songs are Solar/Lunar and Katrinah Josephina. Keep up the great work, Melissa.

Brian - Sunday, March 27th, 2005 6:21 AM PST
Wow, this record is amazing. It's dizzying - that's a cheesy stock word from any Spin magazine hack-piece of a review, but it really is. The eclecticism works, the dark aesthetic works, the melodies are incredible, the structure of the songs is interesting...wunderbar.

Kasa the Wicked - Saturday, March 26th, 2005 6:16 PM PST
Quite excellent. I'm planning on getting the album when possible.

alex merced - Saturday, March 26th, 2005 3:54 PM PST
When are you going to tour!?!?
Quite possibly the best single album i own.

Jérôme Marescaux - Friday, March 25th, 2005 3:49 PM PST
I'm just a music lover from France, so i feel obliged to leave a message here. I wish your music were known in every corner off this spheric planet (i wish Earth had as many corners as possible: living in a country also known as "the hexagon", i know what i mean!!). Merci pour votre musique!

Lindsey - Friday, March 25th, 2005 1:58 PM PST
Hello! I've been a big fan ever since Splashdown, and I love Mercury - I think it shows off your vocal talent very nicely. I've been writing songs and I've noticed your music has a lot of influence in how I sing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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