“Wetter Is Massive It will make Julian a star” – Alan McGee (Creation Records)
“Very Impressed” – David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
“Julian is a true musical genius” – Ed Mears (Crest Digital Recordings)
“Classy Pop Perfection” – BabySue
“Massive talent” – Boom Boom Chik
“Sublime electronic rock – A marvelous Hunky Dory” – Mojophenia
“Songwriting and performance is quite stunning” – Beehive Candy
"One of the most talented songwriters of the century" - Rootstime
“Julian is seriously talented” – I Am The Programmer
“Electrifying” - Hotter In Hollywood
“It’s like a magic carpet ride” – Mark Walbaum – CSI Miami
“London new wave at its danceable best” – Dabelly.com
“The Brilliant Julian Shah-Tayler..... Stupidly good” – Liberty London Girl
“Extremely Catchy” - Bomarrblog
"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!" - Lolly's Hot Licks
"I am so blown away. Reminds me of Prince." - Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)
"I love this album - it's fantastic" - Yorkie, Aiiradio
“Beauty that is rarely seen in music today” – Ramonosaurusrex
“As good as it gets” – Must have track of 2010 – Rebel Riffs
“Intelligent, and skilled” – The Deli
“A true musical chameleon” – Mixtape Muse
“This music screams SEXY to me” – Lafamos blog
“Artistic perfection on his own terms” – Obscure Sound
“An artist to watch for his versatility, musical integrity and sophisticated artistry” – Music Goat
“A mystical world mastered by Julian… Melancholic rock heaven” – Mishmash Magazine
“A real musical journey” – Back When We Were Beautiful Blog
"Julian Shah-Tayler is a young man who has the potential to become a legendary superstar. Folks into 1980s music by artists like David Bowie and Peter Murphy will find a lot to love here. Mr. Shah-Tayler writes and records highly melodic, danceable, somewhat emotionally detached modern pop music. Songs are the real strength here...as this man manages to come up with a mound of oughta-be hits. There's a lot to take in here...twenty-one tracks of classy, classic pop perfection. Totally cool groove driven pop cuts include "Revolution," "Wetter" (this one is infectious), "Northern Light," "Show Me Your Soul," and "Lullabies." Cool stuff. Top pick."
"I love this album - it's fantastic"
"Julian Shah-Tayler’s cool, suave vocals are featured exceptionally well on Coito Ergo Sum, the Los-Angeles-based artists’ debut full-length. His affecting and urbane timbre ooze charm and charisma...
Tracks like Saltwater and Roman Tower allow for contemplation with enjoyment as tender keys convey utmost sentiment and emotion with a beauty that is rarely seen in music today: a refined and poised sound that is neither underdone nor restrained; a sophistication that knows it’s limits but does exceedingly well within it’s capabilities. It is a musical grace that is simple but incredibly artistic, subtle but highly impacting.
Julian Shah-Tayler can write one heck of a song, the sense of rhythm and his competent proficiency at crafting artfully exquisite melodies is brilliant.
Outstanding is a word the songs on Coito Ergo Sum know very well, indeed; the vivid intensity of tracks like Electricity and Roman Tower are amazing... The enthralling keys produce a lush atmosphere of sheer, stunning beauty, the greatest of which is plainly displayed on Roman Tower: a soft but touching piano intro with angelically complementary strings harmonize impeccably with Shah-Tayler’s distorted, lo-fi-esque vocals and effortless falsetto.
All in all, a terrific listen: vast amounts of pure beauty skillfully draped with the trappings of remarkable melodies and competent rhythms."
"Shah-Tayler's solo material falls somewhere in-between rock and new wave with synth and drum machine feeling just as cozy on the recording as his guitar work. The Deli was passed along a copy of the upcoming album to take a listen to, and there is definately some stand out work.
If you're trying to lure your friends to the dark side that is indie music, or maybe you're trying to fill a spot in your collection next to David Bowie's work from the 80s, then Julian Shah-Tayler is accessible, intelligent, and skilled."
"A marvellous Hunky Dory...
Completely on schedule, Julian Shah-Tayler releases the impressive `Coito Ergo Sum` album, an inspiring double disc recorded with unprecedented detail and unique resourcefulness - The fact that Julian is responsible for the writing and the instrumental process makes this iconic one-man mission that much better. Anyone following his frequent EP releases will no doubt recognise a few of the tracks spread across this alt-indie showcase - The subtle electrolica of `Wetter`, supreme beats and sexual high spirits, the touching epic `Christine`, the celebration of someone obviously very special. Far Eastern and tempered glam rock styles help along the album`s hooks and illuminated melodies making it impossible to pigeon hole, `Coito Ergo Sum` demands sensual interaction, each track exposing a self-conscious agenda while still allowing homely rooftop influences."
"Julian Shah-Tayler is like a one-man Duran Duran.
HIH had the chance to catch one of his electrifying performances at The Mezz in the historic Alexandria Hotel in downtown L.A.
Our fave: "Say What You Want," a dirty-sexy jam that could be the anthem for nocturnal hedonists everywhere (we're just sayin'). It just screams Rough me up good. Download his other other hot track, "Show Me Your Soul,"
Hotter In Hollywood
"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!"
Lolly's Hot Licks
"I am so blown away by your music. Reminds me of Prince."
Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)