On-Plugged in Elsinore
One of the best kept secrets of the experimental music scene in Denmark is undoubtedly the music of Danish born Robin Taylor. 'As for Robin Taylor and his creation as a whole, in my honest opinion, he is undoubtedly one of the most inspired, inventive, and innovative composers of the Progressive Rock movement. If you consider yourself a real connoisseur of progressive music, not to mention ProGfessor, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to enrich your collection with such wonderful albums as those by Taylor's Universe, Robin Taylor and Taylor's Free Universe.' -- Vitaly Menshikov, ProgressoR Taylor's Free Universe were formed in 2000 by Robin Taylor and Karsten Vogel as a live performing act as well as a studio recording band. TFU have played at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2003 a.o. TFU's debut CD 'File Under Extreme' was voted 5th best Danish jazz release in 2002 (of 136) by the staff at the Danish magazine 'Jazz Special'. TFU's regular line-up comprise Robin Taylor: guitar & electronics etc., Karsten Vogel: saxophones, Pierre Tassone: violin & electronics, Johan Segerberg: basses & electronics and Kalle Mathiesen: drums & sampler. TFU have performed (and recorded) with special guest Peter Friis Nielsen (b) (On-Plugged in Elsinore). TFU are influenced by sixties avant-garde jazz shaped in modern sound aestethics, ranging from Ornette Coleman to Fred Frith and David Torn. 'Fans of modern free jazz will be well served with this Free Universe release. The music is difficult yet coherent and the musicianship is flawless.' -- Sea of Tranquility 'Yes, 'On-plugged in Elsinore' is a mind-blowing masterpiece, and I heartily recommend it to all those who know to whom I appeal.' (Six stars) -- ProgressoR.