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TERRA NOVA

Taylor's Universe

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3.44 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Terra Nova (5:48)
2. Amhage West (5:21)
3. Meccano (3:44)
4. They Usually Come at Night (6:48)
5. Metropolarization (4:34)
6. Land of Lamps (7:26)
7. Ruby Wires (4:02)
8. City of Greed (6:42)

Total Time 44:24

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Line-up / Musicians

- Karsten Vogel / soprano, alto & tenor sax, bass clarinet
- Robin Taylor / guitars, grand piano, hammond organ, synthesizers, stringman, harmonium, portasound, glockenspiel, snake charmer's flute, percussion, tapes, treatments
- Rasmus Grosell / drums
- Hugh Steinmetz / trumpet & flugelhorn (track 4)
- Louise Nipper / voice (track 1,2,5)
- Jytte Lindberg / voice (track 1, 8)

Releases information

Label: MALS
Catalogue nr: MALS 219

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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE Terra Nova ratings distribution


3.44
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
36%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
27%
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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Interesting release by danish based Robin Taylor here.

Layers of melody lines, certain amounts of dissonance that do take some getting used to, and music that will frustrate anyone that are fond of classifying music in one certain genre.

Most songs contain a backdrop of synth to the soundscape, and in most songs the hammond is the central instrument pushing the song forwards. Sax, clarinet and flugelhorn adds jazzy atmospheres to the tracks, the guitar is used effectively to create dark and at times ominous moods to some songs; and the piano is much used to play simple melodies in most songs as well.

All in all creating interesting, experimental music with noticeable jazz influences - but without sounding anywhere near jazz or fusion.

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Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Team
4 stars Terra Nova was Robin's 23rd release, and came out in 2007. Here Robin was again joined by Karsten and Rasmus and also by trumpet player Hugh Steinmetz on one song, and singers Louise Napper and Jytte Lindberg. In some ways this is more immediate than the previous album, with personal favourite "Amhage West" incorporating elements not only of jazz but also the feel of some of the great Seventies progressive bands such as Alan Parsons and even Kansas. In fact it is interesting to compare some of the stylings here to the original Kansas (now known as Proto-Kaw) who also used woodwind (as opposed to the later violin). But while Kerry Livgren is renowned for leading his compositions into extremely complex areas, this album again has a lightness and almost fragility that is both entrancing and compelling. Again this is music that takes time to really understand and grow with, although there are some numbers such as "Meccano" which are far more immediate (although Karsten does get let loose near the end), yet the end result is more than worth the effort.

Progheads are used to complex time signatures and musical brilliance, it tends to come with the genre, and jazz freaks are the same and while there is more than enough of both on this CD to attract them it is the restraint and space that will keep them returning time and again. Space is probably the most unused element within modern popular music ? extreme bands want to have everything louder than everything else without realising that it is contrast that truly makes music vibrant and exciting. Here again the listener is invited into a world, to sit down and rest awhile and look around and see what is on offer instead of being blasted off with yet another complex riff and shred. When Robin moves the pace, such as on "They Usually Come At Night" where there is a shade more urgency and more attack from all the players it really does come alive.

Yet again another very powerful release from Robin Taylor that fans of good music, whatever label you wish to ascribe to it, really should be investigating further.

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Review by UMUR
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3 stars "Terra Nova" is the 7th full-length studio album by Danish experimental jazz/ rock act Taylor's Universe. The album was released in 2007 by MALS.

The music on the album is a kind of new age jazz/ rock. It's the choice of keyboard sounds that leads my thought toward new age while the notes played by the guitars and horns/ winds are more fusion jazzy. The horns/ winds ( soprano, alto & tenor sax, bass clarinet) are played by Burnin' Red Ivanhoe/ Secret Oyster member Karsten Vogel. His playing is as always top notch and inventive. Robin Taylor delivers some nice guitar work on the album. Both lead and more atmosphere enhancing playing.

The production is allright, but the choice of keyboard sounds and to some degree the drum production gives the album a sound I wish was more organic and personal.

"Terra Nova" is overall a pretty good experimental jazz/ rock album but I find it's the playing that I'm mostly interested in. The compositions themselves lack something. Maybe it's memorability or personality, but something is definitely missing for this album to really make my blood boil. Therefore a 2.5 - 3 star rating is warranted.

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