Boomkat Product Review:
Originally released in 2001, Picasso's Women finds Tot Taylor composing in fragmentary soundtrack snatches and brief piano miniatures. When at his best, the likes of 'Ballet Rehearsal (Les Chiens)' could have been something from Gonzales' Solo Piano record or even Yann Tierson's Amelie soundtrack, and it greatly benefits from the omission of electronic orchestration. Compositionally Taylor's music here is uniformly commendable, but some of the more dated sounding, general MIDI-esque instrumentation might prove itself distracting for some ears. the synth strings are thin and obviously fake, but ultimately that might be a big part of this record's charm. In any case, within the grander scheme of things this seems like a comparatively trivial gripe, and the overwhelming majority of pieces here are dominated by Taylor's highly articulate piano work.