Articles by Zachary Nathanson
Time to go through your book collection of Carroll, Doyle, and Shelley and see where you left off. Because this is the music and stories behind those albums, you’re going to be blown away
Caravan’s It’s None Of Your Business is the band’s story coming full circle
Like going through an old scrapbook that is brought to life with sounds of noises and loops throughout the pattern strips on how the 22nd century will be in the years to come.
Novelty Island’s debut album is quite a unique release this year for Tom McConnell. His music is like walking towards the beaches in Brighton with a sunny-side up psychedelic vibration to bloom like a flower that is ready to erupt.
Destiny Waiving brings the curtain down for one final story that is unveiled on the silver screen
While there are some good moments on The Quest, I think the magic dust of Yes’ music has been puffed out of thin air with nowhere to go.
Be prepared to relive one of the band’s incredible Swiss adventures that is beyond your imagination
In Disequilibrium is another welcoming return for the collaboration of Isildurs Bane’s partnership with Peter Hammill. It is beautiful, sinister, epic, and unexpected changes that will make your mind blown away. Yes it may not be everyone’s cup of coffee per se, but it is like a stick of dynamite ready to explode at any second.
The Bells of Freedom is sort of like a diary detailing the landscapes of California. Listening to this EP, it’s like digging through some of your rarest folk albums that were a part of the Pink Island years, Dawn, Transatlantic Records, and the swirling Vertigo label during its golden-era.
A mind-boggling release. Capturing the designs and textures, it’s been worth the wait to hear back from them. It is always good to receive that warm handshake from them. And the magic itself, has only just begun.
Disillusioned is Mariana’s imaginative movie brought to life on the silver screen
Juno to Jupiter is an imaginative and mysterious release for 2021. Vangelis returns again for an operatic voyage behind what is happening on Jupiter’s landscape. There are moments on this album where I almost wanted to see what the duo would go to, but with its cavernous and labyrinth extensions, they are the passages of an expedition drive.
Part concert, part documentary, and part movie, it is Leslie’s answer to Walt Disney’s 1940 cult classic, ‘Fantasia’
Holy Death Trio are the band you need to keep an eye on. So it’s time to raise our Jack Daniels, Seagram’s 7, and Crown Royals to the Lone Star band that will hopefully keep the fires of metal burning more and more in the years to come. In the disclaiming words of Bowie’s landmark album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Introducing… is to be played at maximum volume.
It’s not just an experimental album, but a calm during the heavy storms that we badly needed.
I will say this once, and I will say it again, it is their own imaginative 2D animated space rock opera that is out of this world!
The Unknown is Edge of Paradise’s imaginative movie brought to life
Despite the hiatus, it’s a relief to know that there’s a lot of spirit inside them
Hatchling is quite a departure from their debut album. It showed that while they have a bit of a symphonic route, they also wanted to add some of the real good pop orientations.
Hexentanzplatz is Hubble’s growing continuation to spread her wings flying for more ideas that are waiting to be unveiled
The Charisma Years is an incredible box set of a band that never got the recognition they deserve. And now, it is time to raise our Sherries and raise a toast to the Sleepwalking Man-Erg Pioneers of Lighthouse Killers!