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

Arabs in Aspic – IV-VI

Arabs in Aspic may be a big challenge for anyone who wants to go through the looking glass, but it becomes a powder-keg that’s about to explode at any second once you put these albums on from start to finish.

Jon Durant – Momentarily

Durant keeps the fire lit by keeping his journey extending more in the adventures that await him in Momentarily.

Nico – The Marble Index / Desertshore

All in all, The Marble Index and Desertshore are not for the faint of heart. Nico’s music can be very challenging. Whether you get it or you don’t, you have to give her the recognition that she deserves, and why she was so far ahead of her time.

Echoes of the Past: Tangerine Dream – Phaedra

50 years later, Phaedra is an album that refuses to die.

Unicorn – You Are

It brings the emotional boundary by reflecting the sense of compassion and the experience of moving forward.

Seth Himmelhoch – The Clarity of Hindsight

A remarkable album that goes through lounge music, late ‘60s garage attitude, flamenco, heavy metal and progressive music.

Nektar – Remember the Future: 50th Anniversary Edition

An imaginary movie inside your head. You feel as if Nektar had written this an animated rock opera, being brought to life in all of its true beauty, detailing the chemistry between the boy and bluebird.

Whom Gods Destroy – Insanium

A supreme example on how hard rock, fusion, power metal, and prog are supposed to sound.

Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen – Weathering the Storm

Listening to this album, it puts you right in the middle of a heavy storm, waiting for you by tackling the vibrations of Fripp and Eno, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Edgar Froese, and Popol Vuh.

Dusty Rug – Pending Past Mending

While this is their second album, Pending Past Mending is like an atom bomb dropping in the middle of the Mojave Desert and exploding in all of its mushroom glory to revealing how powerful the band’s sound is.

Steve Hackett – The Circus and the Nightwhale

Like a stick of dynamite, ready to explode at any second.

Gentle Giant – The Missing Piece (Steven Wilson Remix)

All in all, it’s great to see this album getting some attention thanks to Wilson’s sublime remix. It’s very much a rebirth by giving The Missing Piece acknowledgment that it properly deserves for 2024.

Echoes of the Past: White Willow – Ex Tenebris

Going through the second album is like looking through an old scrapbook, reflecting the wonderful memories you had.

Damo Suzuki 1950-2024

His music has touched so many people. With Damo, it’s more than just his run with CAN, but what he had accomplished by inspiring the next generation to keep his legacy alive with the Network.

CAN – Live in Paris 1973

An off-the-wall chaotic sound with a large, massive full-scale assault.

PAKT – No Steps Left to Trace

Very much a band of brothers creating some of the most intense, weird, and balls to the wall releases MoonJune has given its listeners in 2024.

Mandalaband – Legacy: The Story Of Mandalaband 1975-1978

There’s no denying that this box set which you have in your hands is something fresh, something peculiar, something classical, and something weird.

Tim Motzer / Gregg Bendian – The Eternal

The Eternal is going to be one of those albums that’ll be talked about in the years to come.

Caligula’s Horse – Charcoal Grace

Like going through a survival of the fittest during those heady times. Not only there’s the complex signatures, but pushing through to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Strange New Dawn – New Nights of Euphoria

New Nights of Euphoria is an album that is to be played in the dark with candles lighten in the room. And be prepared for massive listens to get an understanding on why Strange New Dawn aren’t your daddy’s prog band.

SÂVER – From Ember and Rust

Everything on Ember and Rust is like a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode at any second.

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