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WORN OUT

Taylor's Universe

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.82 | 41 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars 2013 brings a new album of one of the most original,prolific and creative musicians from Europe-the brilliant Dane-ROBIN TAYLOR and his musical project-TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE!First of all I want to say that this cover is absolutelly fantastic,one of the most bizarre,original and expressive album cover that I've ever seen!Musically speaking-WORN OUT could be considered like one of the most accessible and not dfifficult to listen Taylor's albums!The production is excellent-as usual-and the musical ideas exposed are sensational!Great percussion work ,great instrumental alchemy between all the instruments and one of the most rhythmic albums of Mr Taylor indeed!The sound of the alto sax is brilliant-Karsten Vogel is a trusty and faithful collaborator of Mr Taylor-and his serious and commited involvement in this album is obvious!The only "weird' track of the album can be considered JENS IN AFGHANISTSN-all the others are more song orientated and,definitelly-the song writting on this album is more present,precise and exposed here than on other previous releases of Mr Taylor!-way too adventurous and willing to explore new musical territories!As I ve said before- WORN OUT is a more accessible album under all aspects,with solid avant gardistic musical structures and wonderful soundscapes builded with an unique musical wisdom and solid componistic and musicianship skills by Robin Taylor-very inspired on this fresh and attractive album!In fact,there is a paradox-because the audition of this album is not at all an easy one- but ,in the same time-for those who know the previous releases of Mr Taylor-WORN OUT seems to be something a little different!There's still plenty of musical puzzles here and the combination of it gives something very attractive in the end!There's a little fusion vibe here- some RIO avant prog structures-pure jazz rock moments and maybee some world music too- a clever mix of many styles put together with maximum precission and intelligence by it's author!Definitelly an axcellent album,but I recommend many auditions to fully understand the message and essence of WORN OUT-another musical triumph for Robin Taylor-a sure value of the European innovative prog music!4.5 stars and all the respect in the world for one of the most fair and a example of musical integrity in today's music-Robin Taylor!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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