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Taylor's Universe



4.05 | 26 ratings

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4 stars Danish musician Robin Taylor is one of the most intresting figures in prog rock in last 20 years. With quite long career and many albums released over the years he formed in early 90 Taylor's Universe with many well known guest musicinas in prog rock field. One of his better albums and to me maybe his best album under Taylor's Universe monicker is for sure the 2008 release named Soundwall. This is little underrated release among prog fans that is almost masterpiece with each musician involved doing the best they can and the result is fantastic. This is the type of music that can't be heared every day, is some combinations between jazz elements, avant chops and some eclectic passages. Some well known musicinas here like Karsten Wogel on sax from Secret Oyster fame, the excellent heavy metal guitarist among my fav guitar player ever from this field Michael Denner coming from legendary Mercyful Fate, King Diamond or Zoser Mez and Rasmus Grosell on drums and of course Robin Taylor responsable for keybords and other instruments. This album took me by surpre, because is so well performed, the ideas are top notch, specially on opening track Tag Attack is quarky piece of music with lot to offer, great guitars and the combination between mellow parts with more rockier ones are excellent.Step Aside the second piece where the guitar of Denner dominates the atmosphere is another highlight , Totally Greek aswell, all are great and full of original arrangements. This album is intense in sense of musicianship, even at first litning seams very easy to get into, but after some spinings is diffrent, it becomes mor and more demanding and attent listning. So, this is a fairly great album, quite unnoticed by many prog fans and belive me this is very intresting, not very often this type of music is pushed in front. 4 stars easy, well played, performed and composed.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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