“Sir Vannah” beginning is in the tradition of Miles Davies trumpet on Bitches Brew and the early fusion movement, but with a more humorous and experimental feel. The voices are used as musical instruments, not to convey meaning. “Horsemens Parade” is a good mix of jazz and progressive rock, my kind of fusion… The ending is strange and this piece is too short. “Porky Park” is another very strong piece where the drumming and the percussions are important ingredients. It evolves in a near chaotic sounding structure, only to return to more melodic fusion music. “Ghost Dance (Indian Hip Hop)”, the next tune offer us a funny sounding music with near elephant sounding like instrument, the beat is important here and it creates a world jazz impression. “Syte 2” is a brief piece, like an introduction to something. ‘The S.O.S. Coincidence” seems to continue the preceding piece. It is pure jazz in my view. It also made me think of Weather Report. The voices seem to recite an incantation…“Hard to Realize” is a great complex piece, austere and slow evolving, with burst of energy followed by quieter moments; probably one of the best tracks on this CD. “Another Rainy Day” is a near epic length track with a mix of experimental music with free jazz, it’s a challenging piece to listen to. “Let's Run Away and Be Indians” finishes with another very original and varied tune. The voices are mixed up with the characteristic soundwall of Taylor. This sounds like a strange world beat piece where you could even hear notes of Jingle Bell. The guitar is also a strong point with hints of Fripp.
As for other albums of Taylor's Universe I recommended it strongly for all lovers of jazz fusion music with a prog twist.