Zachary Nathanson

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I’m a freelance writer/blogger that started doing reviews nine years ago. I’m a fan of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal, and Jazz Rock. Also a musician for 20 years. Music has been my friend since listening to the Beatles when I was a little boy. It wasn’t until I discovered Pink Floyd 20 years ago and it changed my life. Geek also, but the Progressive genre has still kept me going from day one. And there’s no stop sign for me. I also have a blog site in which I also do reviews since 2008 entitled, Music from the Other Side of the Room.

Articles by Zachary Nathanson

Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta – The Bucket List

The trio brings the essence of Fusion, Progressive, Flamenco, Bossa-Nova, and Folk music to life.

Security Project – Slowburn

I hope they continue to do more to keep the flaming fires of Gabriel’s legacy to inspire new generations of fans to discover his music.

Sara Loera – The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country is a crowning achievement from Sara Loera.

Tim Bowness – Flowers at the Scene

I wasn’t just impressed on how amazing this album was, but I was very surprised and completely blown away to have both hear and listened to what he’s accomplished.

Magma – Zëss

From its haunting piano chords and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra setting up the tragic details on what is to come, you begin to realize that the adventure itself is just the beginning. For 50 years, Magma has challenged their listeners with the sou …

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia – Live at the Chicago Theatre

Now understand, this was my first time delving my toes into the waters of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. But after listening to the 2-CD set of Live at the Chicago Theatre, it made me want to go back and listen to some of those albums to see what I was missing.

O.R.k – Ramagehead

It’s been two years since O.R.k have released a new album after their 2017 release, Soul of an Octopus. O.R.k is formed by Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (LEF) which includes members from King Crimson (Pat Mastelotto), Porcupine Tree (Colin Edwin), and Mar …

Akku Quintet – Depart

It is mysterious, doubtful, moody, and unexpected… Taking the aspects of Jazz and Minimal music throughout the heavier backgrounds.

IZZ – Don’t Panic

This a ride that will keep you going for the rest of eternity…This album is worth the start to begin their adventure with you.

Marilyn Mazur – Shamania

If this is your first time delving into the oceans of Marilyn Mazur’s music, be prepared. Because this is a ride you will never forget.

The Far Meadow – Foreign Land

Foreign Land is quite the journey they’ve embarked on. And it’s an adventure you continue to live through again and again.

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte – You Don’t Know the Life

RareNoiseRecords have unleashed a big mighty beast. For Jamie, Steve, and Bobby, this here is a real special treat.

Last Flight to Pluto – A Drop in the Ocean

This is a band that really captures to bring the spirit of real good combinations between music and art to life.

Joost Maglev – Alter Ego

It’s been seven years since multi-instrumentalist Joost Maglev has released his first full-length studio album, Overwrite the Sin. When I first heard the album, I was very impressed of what Joost brought to the table. It had this combination between AO …

Lost Crowns – Every Night Something Happens

It is challenging, complexity, surreal, twisted, and transcendental. Lost Crowns’ Every Night Something Happens is a great introduction to start 2019 off.

Talitha Rise – An Abandoned Orchid House

An Abandoned Orchid House is like a flower bursting into bloom in real time.

Deep Energy Orchestra – Playing With Fire

I wouldn’t call them a super group, because it would be too much of a cop-out. They are a family by working together as a team. And for me, Playing with Fire brings the Octet as one.

Sonar – Live at Moods

From the experimental, avant-garde, jazz, atmospheric, and creative forces behind their music, Sonar delivers the goods and the flaming fires that are on here. And it will never, ever burn out. I guarantee it.

Galasphere 347 – Galasphere 347

Listening to Galasphere 347’s sole self-titled debut release via Karisma Records this year, I had no clue on what adventures I was about to embark on.

Oak – False Memory Archive

How would I describe Oak’s music? Dark, pop, electronic, and a little bit nightmarish. After listening to their second album, False Memory Archive released via Karisma Records this year, I was completely spellbound right from the moment I put the CD on …

Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

This 2-CD/Blu-Ray set consists of Steven Wilson’s amazing performance at the Royal Albert Hall on the final night of his three sold out shows he did back in March of this year. Steven has been around from day one. As one of the founders of Porcupine Tr …

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