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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE & KARSTEN VOGEL: ONCE AGAIN

Taylor's Universe

RIO/Avant-Prog


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3.46 | 22 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Groop (4:53)
2. Oyster Jungle (4:19)
3. Bellahoy (2:44)
4. Conference at the Bird Mountain (9:45)
5. Way Back in 1985 (5:58)
6. Suspect Terrain (4:27)
7. Lazy B (8:43)

Total Time 40:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Robin Taylor / electric guitar, bass, keyboards, electronics, percussion
- Karsten Vogel / saxophone, bass clarinet
- Pierre Tassone / violin
- Mads Hansen / drums

With:
- Louise Nipper / vocals
- Kim Menzer / didgeridoo
- Rasmus Grossell / drums
- Kalle Mathiesen / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Stuntfire with Robin Taylor

CD Marvel of Beauty ‎- MOBCD 011 (2004, Denmark)

FLAC download - bandcamp.com

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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE Taylor's Universe & Karsten Vogel: Once Again ratings distribution


3.46
(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
14%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
52%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
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Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Prog Team
3 stars 'Once Again' was Robin's 15th album, released in 2004, and again is credited to Taylor's Universe with Karsten Vogel. Alongside Robin and Karsten, this time we saw Kim Menzer (didjeridoo), Pierre Tassone (violin), Louise Nipper (voice), Mads Hansen (drums), Rasmus Grosell (drums) and Kalle Mathiesen (drums). This was the first time that Mads had recorded with Robin since 1996's 'Pork', and he was of course also involved with the very first Taylor's Universe album ten years prior to 'Once Again'. The album starts with some didjeridoo before again working on expanding the listener's musical boundaries. This is quite different music to that from Taylor's Free Universe, not nearly so challenging, yet mixing jazz and prog in a way that is always guaranteed to ensure that one has to actually think and pay attention.

There are a few minimalist pieces here that are just superb, with sections of "Way Back in '85" reminding of me of some of Roger Eno's best works with simple repeated piano lines, but this piece in particular moves and melds with sax and fuzzed guitars to give it new life. Overall this is a very enjoyable album, and while not as essential as some of Robin's other albums is certainly worthy of further investigation.

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