Zachary Nathanson


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

Markus Reuter – Truce

With Truce… he has unleashed another powder keg to push the boundaries even more.

Mariana Semkina – Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking is perhaps one of the finest albums to come out for 2020.

Sonar with David Torn – Tranceportation Vol. 1

Sonar are back in action for another round trip adventure with David Torn.

Nektar – The Other Side

Now was this album worth the wait to start the New Year off with a bang? Absolutely!… The Other Side is a warm welcoming return for Nektar.

No-Man – Love You to Bits

It’s been 11 years since No-Man have released a new album after Schoolyard Ghosts. For the past 32 years their music has been this crossover between ambient, trip-hop, dreamy, chamber, and the art genre. This year, they’ve returned home to the mothersh …

Heather Findlay – Wild White Horses

This album can bring greater powers to life as she continues to keep her music growing more and more.

Chat Noir – Hyperuranion

Hyperuranion is Chat Noir’s ‘Pièce De Résistance’… What will the band think of next?

Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill – In Amazonia

I need to check out more of Isildurs Bane’s music to hear what I was missing. But for this amazing alliance, it is one of the best releases of 2019.

Flying Colors – Third Degree

The quintet bring a whole new level in the genre of Progressive Pop.

Crystal Beth – Push Thru

One of the most unusual artists to come out of Seattle. With her loops, chants, delays, and pedals, Beth destroys the rule book.

Berlin – Transcendance

It’s a welcoming return for the band to show that they’re back in action.

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – Transiberiana

Transiberiana is the next chapter of Banco’s legacy.

Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – The Divide

It might take a few listens, but for Tony and Doug, they have done something special with this release for 2019.

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.

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