A very composed studio work that recalls prog rock greats like Soft Machine, Secret Oyster, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Pekka Pohjola or Passport. While this doesn't really sound like any of those artists it has the same careful melodic content that typifies their work. This is highly tonal music and a very enjoyable disc.
Robin Taylor - composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound manipulator, arranger, producer and record label owner, born 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Selftaught.
Started playing guitar at 12. In the 1970s he mainly played bass in several local rock groups. During the decade he also explored the possibilities in sound recording and made experiments with tape recorders.
Radio debut in 1978.
Met keyboard player Jan Marsfeldt in 1988 and released his first record in 1991. Formed studio workshop group Taylor`s Universe in 1993, together with Marsfeldt and Mads Hansen (dr) and various guests such as Hugh Steinmetz (tp), Jakob Mygind (s) a.o. Film music (93) and three releases by TU (1994-98) - the latter with a new line-up including Karsten Vogel (s) and Rasmus Grosell (dr). Member of Communio Musica - led by Hugh Steinmetz - 1996-97.
Has continued making solo records with the participation of Vogel, Steinmetz, Peter Bruun (dr) and Carsten Dahl (p) a.o.
Formed Taylor`s Free Universe in 2000, which after undergoing changes has been stable since 2002, comprising Vogel: saxes, Pierre Tassone: violin & electronics, Taylor: guitar & electronics, Johan Segerberg: bass & electronics and Kalle Mathiesen: drums & electronics.