Anna Meredith 'Varmints' LP
Pre-order. Due 2nd October.
Special edition coloured vinyl version of Mercury Music Prize nominated Anna Meredith’s ‘Varmints’ album.
For all its atmospheric diversity, Anna Meredith’s ‘Varmints’, released on Moshi Moshi, is held together by her expert understanding of dynamics. “Pacing is a physical thing,” she explains. “I can feel when stuff has to happen in a track. I knew I wanted ‘Varmints’ to end privately but start confidently, have moments of privacy and moments of power and build. I love writing a build - my friends talk about ‘the Meredith Build’! I love the feeling of ‘get on board, we’re building up now!’ Even if you’re dancing at a club, there’s an amazing transparency to a build.”
Aside from sharing bills with Anna Calvi, James Blake and These New Puritans, Meredith’s dizzying CV includes being Composer In Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, writing a piece for MRI scanner, soundtracking Prada’s Spring / Summer 2015 campaign, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore.
Performances at the BBC Proms have included collaborations with Laura Marling and The Stranglers for the first 6Music Prom, a performance of her body- percussion piece ‘Connect It’ from the BBC Ten Pieces project and her Last Night Of The Proms composition ‘Froms’, simultaneously performed by five symphony orchestras across the UK and broadcast to an audience of 40 million people.
Catalogue number: MOSHILP67C
Label: Moshi Moshi Records