Classical-electronic composer Anna Meredith excels at blending old and new. Her upcoming album Anno, performed in collaboration with the Scottish Ensemble, weaves Vivaldi’s Four Seasons together with her experimental originals. The sprawling double-single “Low Light” and “Ice” leans into a more classical, orchestral sound than her previous 2018 release “Calion.” The two compositions are … More »
Meredith released her critically-acclaimed and award-winning debut record, Varmints, in 2016. Her latest synth-drenched offering is sonically reminiscent of her beloved debut and bears a passing resemblance to the work of Jamie xx, Steve Reich, and the seminal Philip Glass. Meredith’s experimental grandeur is immersed in both texture and syncopation but remains digestible in its galvanizing penchant.
“Calion” may be the first new music from Meredith in some time, but its driving inclination evokes an abiding, cinematic landscape which is sure to permeate the memories of its listeners for some time.
Anna Meredith is also heading out on a nine-show tour at the end of January.
25 January – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
26 January – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
31 January – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01 February – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
02 February – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03 February – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06 February – Chicago, IL – Schubas
07 February – Minneapolis, MN – Liquid Music @ Aria
09 February – Northfield, MN – Weitz Center For Creativity
It’s only the second week of 2018, but we’re already on week 38 of Adult Swim’s Single series that started back in May. Scottish composer/producer Anna Meredith’s “Calion” premiere today; it’s a track that highlights the marriage of Meredith’s classical canon and syncopation techniques we first heard on her debut. Listen below. More »
Last month Sigur Rós announced an extensive tour for later this year that, like their extensive tour from last year, will find them performing at each date two career-spanning sets broken up by an intermission. A trio of those shows will take place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with the band backed by … More »
Noodle was the first member of Gorillaz to entice fans with her happenings since Plastic Beach, and now she’s boarding the hype train once again to share a mix of kick-ass women.
It packs everything from Grimes, to Empress Of, Anna Meredith, and plenty more of today’s most innovative artists for an awe-inspiring 30 minutes of all things rad. There’s an overarching sound that clings to the entire mix, which might be indicative of the direction that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are steering the new Gorillaz album. Additionally, there’s a numeric “one” on the artwork, which points to this being the first installment in a series of uploads.
“In search of new sounds and new inspiration, I found these kick-ass women who in their own individual ways are true pioneers in the writing, production and creation of MUSIC. They have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you too. Ake Ome!! あけおめ!!”
Narration by Delia Derbyshire and Evelyn Glennie
Mystere De Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian Women’s Choir) – Kaval Sviri
Anna Meredith – Nautilus
Lully – Slow D’s
Grimes – Realiti
Kali Uchis – Ridin Around
Fatima Al Qadiri – Szechuan
Empress Of – Woman is a Word
Haitus Kaiyote – Molasses
Laurie Anderson – O Superman
ABRA – Vegas
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Barok Main
Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Gorillaz Share A Fresh Mix For The New Year, Spotlighting Female Artists
Earlier this year, Scottish electronic composer Anna Meredith released an energizing new album called Varmints. Today, she’s shared a video for chaotic and sweeping album standout “The Vapours” that features quite a dazzling technical light display. “I wanted to capture the organised chaos of the song by filming each band member individually performing their … More »