Articles by Zachary Nathanson
WorldService Project’s Serve is a deliciously cooked meal that is mixed with both tabasco and wasabi sauce, done right.
When I was listening to 3.2’s new album, I wasn’t just surprised, but a little emotional and knowing that the spirit of Keith Emerson shines very brightly on here. Robert Berry did something very special and honorable by making sure Emerson’s playing fills the puzzle pieces together.
Now this album didn’t grab me that much, however I could spot some very interesting touches that Khruangbin carry the flag. But they are very good and they have done their homework very, very well and capturing that spark.
Brings the sound and vision of southern Arizona to life.
Della Stessa Sostanza dei Sogni is a dream-like adventure that has the listener encounter more and more scenarios and parallel doors to be opened.
While listening to their fifth album, I could hear some mixtures between symphonic and medieval influences, mellotrons, guitars, and with the sounds soaring through the skies, Argos is taking the listener on a magic carpet ride from start to finish.
Dee Snider’s ‘For The Love of Metal’ shows that the mastermind is back with a vengeance. And the new album brings him back as the beast is still reigning terror. And this time, there’s no stopping him of bringing the heavy metal genre back to the forefront and its roots.
This isn’t just a progressive rock band, but one of the most amazing up-and-coming bands to come out of Norway you need to check out.
When you watch or listen to the performance, you can tell that Arjen Anthony Lucassen himself has come a long way. And to bring the stories and the music to life on stage, it is probably, in my opinion, the biggest challenge ever.
Ship is going to be one of the early favourites to be my album of the year so far. Yuka & Chronoship have come a long way.
My Indigo may not be everyone’s cup of coffee, but this solo project is Sharon’s wings to fly.
I’ll admit, even though I’m not a gigantic Sonar fan, Vortex is a movie inside your head. In the closing words of Anil Prasad’s foreword notes that he did for the album, he said, “Music intersected with much humor, not to mention lots of fine wine and absinthe. Sit back, hit play and let these waves and particles wash over you.”
It shows that Kit Downes is more than just a jazz musician, but also a composer and organist to create his arranging and composition with a piece of music as if it was telling a story from start to finish.
Is it a little too early for me to call this the album of the year so far? It’s just getting a little bit warmed up for that, but we’ll see.
Gleb has come a long, long way. And I hope that he continues to do both work with Iamthemorning and as a solo artist, but do one thing at a time. I can’t wait to hear what he has in store for many years to come.
This is a new beginning for Kim Seviour. She’s moving forward and it’s a story that’s an emotional one for her by embarking on what comes next.
He still has the spark of electricity in his pocket and he’s never letting it go. The Paranomal album took me a few listens to. Is it Alice’s finest? No, but it shows he still has more tricks up his sleeve.
The trio have done something special here, bringing images and storytelling compositions into one. I hope one day, they will continue to do more with new brainstorming ideas they will have for the years and years to come.
Tangents is definitely up on my list for the top 30 albums of 2017 so far. And while I’m new to the bandwagon of both ECM Records and Gary Peacock’s music, this is a great start to discover Peacock and shows, as I’ve mentioned, how much he’s ahead of his time.
Space Rock, Electronic Music, Free-Jazz, and Avant-Garde sounds to create a mind-blowing experience and the weirdest adventure that RareNoiseRecords have unleashed.
Again, I’m very new to Ides of Gemini’s music. It’s not easy to listen to, but it is a very interesting release and with a good many listens to Ides of Gemini’s Women, it’s a recommended album.