- 04 Oct 17
Adventurous instrumental tracks from Irish producer.
Simon Taylor's debut album is an impressively realised effort. A man of many talents - he has worked variously as a producer, record label owner and music publisher - Taylor has utilised his experience to the full on the engaging Now Then.
Boasting a wonderfully cinematic feel, these imaginative instrumental tracks evoke vivid scenes without a single word needing to be uttered. The layered guitars recall John Barry's iconic Midnight Cowboy score, while the alternative tunings have echoes of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, particularly on tracks such as 'Nine 8' and 'DNA Too'.
Though he uses Irish folk as a launchpad, Taylor's incorporation of post-rock influences means the record never feels generic. For good measure, there are further delightful curveballs, including lush percussion and '80s-style synths.