Articles by Zachary Nathanson
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.