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 line-up on this CD comprise Robin Taylor: guitars, loops, manipulations, Pierre Tassone: processed violin, percussion, Kim Menzer: clarinet, trombone, Peter Friis Nielsen: bass guitar and Lars Juul: drums, objects.
TFU are influenced by sixties avant-garde jazz shaped in modern sound aestethics, ranging from Ornette Coleman to
Fred Frith and David Torn.