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The best kept secret in music

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"The Palm Beach Post"

Zach Ziskin has mastered the art of hook-writing. Not annoying hooks that burrow themselves into your brain uninvited like a Come On Eileen parasite. But a gentle melody that makes its presence known and does not overstay its welcome. In other words, Ziskin's Real as the Memory, is good pop music. An impressive vocal range, subtle key changes, impressive guitar work and gradual tempo sweeps ebb and flow as God intended. Calling to mind artists like Bleu or Remy Zero, Ziskin's music immediately sounds familiar upon first listen. This is not to say his music lacks originality, but tracks like Falling to Pieces and Guess I Always Knew are so infectious, you'll feel like you've always known them. Real as the Memory opens with Figurine, an effects-heavy piece showcasing Ziskin's ardent falsetto as well as his guitar skills. And before you know it, after traveling through a collection of thoughtful lyrics and engaging melodies, you're at the closing. Ziskin ends with If the World Could Talk, a timeless piece with a pleasantly unobtrusive string arrangement. The South Florida native is no stranger to the local music scene, having fronted Passion Seeds in the late '90s. - Christa Nieminen


"The Sun-Sentinel"

One guy who doesn't have a problem with writing memorable hooks is Zach Ziskin. Ziskin's latest is a marked jump forward from his work under his previous moniker as the Passion Seeds.

The opener, Figurine, is a guitar-pop gem unheard by radio ears since one-hit wonder Tal Bachman. There are plenty of highlights to choose from. The ghost of the late Jeff Buckley is faithfully resurrected in Waking Hour, which bears some serious resemblance to Lover You Should've Come Over.



- Jason Knapfel


"garageradio.com"

Got Pop? This is a talent that will go far. Zach brings some very moving music to the table. First of all, the vocals are an incredible mix of feeling and harmony. I also got into the melody backing them. Good changes, catchy tune and just .... well ... awsome!

Zach Ziskin obviously has his s**t together. In my opinion the music I downloaded was platinum material. Tal Bachman would be a comparison I could make with this stuff ... I can't think of anyone better to compare. I enjoyed the material I got from Zach and I see him getting play on the top stations before too long.

In closing, let me recommend Zach Ziskin to anyone who wants to be entertaineed by a talented artist who obviously knows what music is all about.

- Not Named


Discography

LPs
real as the memory (2002)

Singles
New World - strong college airplay
falling to pieces - 2002/2003 - college, internet airplay

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Bio

zach|ziskin's retro-style songwriting and rich, textured sound are steeped in classic pop sensibility, echoing the past but with a modern edge that draws from a wide range of influences including Jeff Buckley, Jellyfish, The Beatles, Coldplay and U2, among others. The South Florida native's fresh sound wraps instantly memorable melodies in concise, hook-laden songs. zach, who studied at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, was named by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as one of its top five local artists . Songs from his CD, real as the memory, quickly ignited interest from radio stations, internet sites and music fans from around the world. Requests from radio stations in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Italy, the U.K., Australia and right here in the USA have been pouring in since the album’s release in late fall 2002. The album’s first single, falling to pieces, has received glowing reviews by critics, as well as fellow musicians who voted the song number one on Compo-10 Internet Radio. The song was also recently selected from more than 3,000 entries to be included on Fender Records’ compilation CD, OP Emerging, due to be released in late 2004 with distribution through Rhino/Warner. In addition, after being voted number one by fans of makeastar.com, falling to pieces is also included on Make A Star’s nationally distributed compilation CD.

Most recently, Zach was selected as one of 6 finalists in NARAS' Grammy Showcase, and is currently at work on a new full length album.