Zachary Nathanson

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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

Nolan & Wakeman – Tales by Gaslight

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 – It’s None Of Your Business

Caravan’s It’s None Of Your Business is the band’s story coming full circle

Tim Story – Moebius Strips

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 – How Are You Coping With This Century?

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.

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters – Destiny Waiving

Destiny Waiving brings the curtain down for one final story that is unveiled on the silver screen

Yes – The Quest

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.

Nektar – …Sounds Like Swiss

Be prepared to relive one of the band’s incredible Swiss adventures that is beyond your imagination

Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill – In Disequilibrium

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.

Hélène Renaut – The Bells of Freedom

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.

Diagonal – 4

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.

Mariana Semkina – Disillusioned

Disillusioned is Mariana’s imaginative movie brought to life on the silver screen

Vangelis – Juno to Jupiter

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.

ManDoki Soulmates – Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures

Part concert, part documentary, and part movie, it is Leslie’s answer to Walt Disney’s 1940 cult classic, ‘Fantasia’

Holy Death Trio – Introducing…

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.

Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen – Crossings

It’s not just an experimental album, but a calm during the heavy storms that we badly needed.

The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill – We Persuade Ourselves, We Are Immortal

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!

Edge of Paradise – The Unknown

The Unknown is Edge of Paradise’s imaginative movie brought to life

Proud Peasant – Peasantsongs

Despite the hiatus, it’s a relief to know that there’s a lot of spirit inside them

Mythopoeic Mind – Hatchling

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.

Alice Hubble – Hexentanzplatz

Hexentanzplatz is Hubble’s growing continuation to spread her wings flying for more ideas that are waiting to be unveiled

Van Der Graaf Generator – The Charisma Years: 1970-1978

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!

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