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

WorldService Project – Serve

WorldService Project’s Serve is a deliciously cooked meal that is mixed with both tabasco and wasabi sauce, done right.

3.2 – The Rules Have Changed

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.

Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

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.

Jeff Greinke – Before Sunrise

Brings the sound and vision of southern Arizona to life.

Homunculus Res – Della Stessa Sostanza dei Sogni

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.

Argos – Unidentified Dying Objects

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 – For The Love of Metal

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.

Ring Van Möbius – Past the Evening Sun

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.

Ayreon – Ayreon Universe: Best of Ayreon Live

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.

Yuka & Chronoship – Ship

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 – My Indigo

My Indigo may not be everyone’s cup of coffee, but this solo project is Sharon’s wings to fly.

Sonar with David Torn – Vortex

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.”

Kit Downes – Obsidian

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.

Elephant9 – Greatest Show on Earth

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 Kolyadin – Gleb Kolyadin

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.

Kim Seviour – Recovery Is Learning

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.

Alice Cooper – Paranormal

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.

Beatrix Players – Magnified

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.

Gary Peacock Trio – Tangents

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.

Reflections In Cosmo – Reflections In Cosmo

Space Rock, Electronic Music, Free-Jazz, and Avant-Garde sounds to create a mind-blowing experience and the weirdest adventure that RareNoiseRecords have unleashed.

Ides of Gemini – Women

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.

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