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TAYLOR'S UNIVERSE & DENNER: SOUNDWALL

Taylor's Universe

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.05 | 26 ratings

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Windhawk
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5 stars Soundwall is the 8th release by Robin Taylor's Taylor's Universe release, and the 24th release in Robin Taylor's total discography.

On this release, the band explores music in the twilight zone between fusion and symphonic prog; but with a slightly greater emphasis on rock music and a slightly lesser emphasis on including jazz elements in the soundscapes than on previous releases.

The tunes are highly melodic; the moods hypnotizing and captivating; but the structure and development of the compositions remain as unpredictable as ever. Thankfully. The inclusion of guitarist Michael Denner (formerly of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond) has resulted in more guitars and somewhat less of Karsten Vogel's amazing sax play on this release; but has also opened a few new dimensions that are explored.

Fans of instrumental rock in particular should check this one out; especially those fond of musical surprises and highly detailed soundscapes.

Windhawk | 5/5 |

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