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4.05 | 58 ratings | 4 reviews | 37% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Floating Rats (7:59)
2. Munich (10:24)
3. Imaginary Church (4:24)
4. Cruelty in Words (5:42)
5. Jens in Afghanistan (6:23)
6. Sergeant Pepperoni (8:38)

Total Time 43:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Robin Taylor / keyboards, guitars, basses, percussion, composer, arranger & producer
- Jon Hemmersam / guitar solos
- Hugh Steinmetz / trumpet, flugelhorn
- Jakob Mygind / soprano & tenor saxophones
- Karsten Vogel / soprano & alto saxophones
- Klaus Thrane / drums

- Louise Nipper / vocals (2)

Releases information

Artwork: Stuntfire with Robin Taylor (photo)

CD Marvel Of Beauty ‎- MOBCD 023 (2013, Denmark)

Digital album

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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE Worn Out ratings distribution

(58 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE Worn Out reviews

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Review by kev rowland
4 stars One of the real joys of listening to Robin Taylor's work is that one is never quite sure what is going to come out of the speakers when the CD is put on. This was quite a lengthy recording process, with the sessions taking six months to complete, but the result is yet again another wonderful album from the mad Dane. What is particularly interesting on this album is the way that the music moves between progressive rock, soft jazz, fusion, RIO, avant-garde jazz etc. It is a seamless move, something that is definitely enhanced by having three different brass players involved, with Karsten Vogel making an appearance back with Robin for the first time since 'Soundwall'. Robin also brought in renowned Danish guitarist Jon Hemmersam to assist with the solos. As well as playing jazz, Jon has recorded with Evelyn Glennie and has a real understanding of different types of music.

That is useful here, as in some ways this is one of Robin's most accessible albums while at others it is incredibly complex. There may be simple keyboard chords, while the drums drive along before a very dirty blues sax breaks through or we could be sweeping along in pure fusion with great guitar. The jazz can be reflective at times while at others it can be almost impossible to comprehend. In lots of ways this is a good introduction to Robin's vast collection of work as it can be enjoyed on so many different levels. Yet again this is something that fans of adventurous music need to seek out. For details visit

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Danish project TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE is, as the name implies, a vehicle for the creative mind of Danish composer and musician Robin Taylor, the sole currently active band of his and one which appears to have steadied itself into a release pattern of one full length album each year by now. "Worn Out" is the latest of these, and was issued in January 2013.

Taylor's Universe remains a band that continues to supply the world with high quality music blending elements from vintage symphonic rock with details from jazz and the realms of the avant-garde in a peculiar, likeable and accessible manner. Instrumental progressive rock of a peculiar nature that isn't easily comparable to any other artist, and "Worn Out" is an album that documents the quality and creativity of the musicians involved in this venture in a fine manner.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Good evening folks, now you must introduce yourselves to the Danish group Taylor's Universe's music! It's a very interesting band, you can call them avant-prog but I think fusion would have been a good definition. They are from Denmark and has been making music since 1994 and "Worn out" seams ... (read more)

Report this review (#1049720) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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 ... (read more)

Report this review (#921617) | Posted by Ovidiu | Saturday, March 2, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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