Andrew Taylor - Onsongo (excerpt)

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Raised in the East of England but from vintage scouse stock Andrew Taylor’s first musical instrument was made from a kitchen roll tube, a cereal box and some elastic bands.

He launched his musical career in the fine city of Norwich. As an integral player in the cities vibrant music scene, he performed delicate and very emotive songs with a haunting vocal and intricate guitar style. This period of prolific song-writing and performing culminated with his partnership in The Challenge of Feral Green; a duo drawing comparisons with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Simon & Garfunkel. Having toured the UK supporting Catherine Feeny, Andrew hung up his gigging boots and set his sights on finishing a rather unusual and intriguing musical project that had been brewing for some time; an album called Mohribold.

Mohribold is an epic musical tapestry that weaves between a multitude of genres. The hour plus of music is crammed with a detail and energy that seems to come from another realm. There are no discernable lyrics, instead, an array of instruments appear to speak a language native to the unseen, deep, murky and mysterious wilds of Norfolk but a Norfolk populated by African drums and South-American ukuleles. It’s landscape of bouzoukis, old organs, trumpets and assorted percussion creates something of a psych-folk symphony.

As a musician with a degree in ecology, Taylor knows the importance of a niche, which is exactly what he has created for himself with this latest work.

Andrew is also known as curator and host of the Music House Acoustic Session in Norwich, one of the country’s finest acoustic venues housed in Norwich’s oldest public building.


www.andrewtaylor.bandcamp.com

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from Collabo : Fine City Selection, released June 22, 2012

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