Andrew Taylor - Mohribold album review
Instrumental fantasias from deepest Norfolk.
Andrew Taylor has been crafting sounds in his native Norwich for well over a decade now, either as curator of the city’s Music House Acoustic Session, one half of folktronic duo 24thofjune or as a solo artist, recording ambient music and electronica under the alias of ajt. His natural habitat, however, seems to be progressive folk, specialising in the kind of deftly layered meditations that once made Mike Oldfield’s reputation (in fact, Taylor taught himself guitar by playing along to Tubular Bells).
Initially released in 2011, Mohribold is a frequently inspired work that borrows much from Oldfield, its shifting currents recalling the ebb and flow of Hergest Ridge or Ommadawn.