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09/12/2016 : ANNA MEREDITH - Varmints

ANNA MEREDITH

Varmints

MusicCD
ElectronicsExperimentalIndie

[80/100]   

Moshi Moshi
09/12/2016, Didier BECU

EN

A lot of music connoisseurs agree that Anna Meredith is one of the most promising artists of the moment. After two acclaimed EPs, the Scottish composer, who was already on stage with Anna Calvi, James Blake and These New Puritans, releases her debut album.

The CD literally begins with bells and fanfares. Bombastic, complex and overwhelming: a style that, according to the artist, suits her perfectly. Don’t be blinded by the fact that Anna already has been asked to compose some commercial tunes for Prada, as Varmints is one of the most experimental albums you’ll hear these days.

The CD is an intriguing sound collage in which Anna Meredith uses various elements of avant-garde, abstract electronica and neoclassical (the use of cello). Sometimes the music sounds like a mad carousel (Scrimshaw), sometimes it’s nervously with a nod to Autechre (Taken), then fragile (Something Helpful) and sometimes simply irresistible danceable (R-Type).

Varmints is contemporary dance with a lot of avant-garde elementens in which Anna Meredith guides you from one sonic adventure to the other. These are big words indeed, but this Scottish artist could well be a worthy successor to Laurie Anderson!

Didier BECU
09/12/2016


NL

Heel wat muziekkenners zijn het er roerend over eens dat Anna Meredith één van de meest belovende artiesten van dit moment is. Na twee bejubelde ep’s, brengt de Schotse componiste, die ooit op het podium stond met Anna Calvi, James Blake en These New Puritans, haar debuut uit.

De cd begint letterlijk met toeters en fanfares. Bombastisch, complex en overweldigend, en volgens de kunstenares een stijl die perfect bij haar past. Anna is al gevraagd om muziekjes te componeren voor Prada, maar wie kant-en-klare liedjes wil, begint beter niet aan Varmints.

De cd is een intrigerende geluidscollage waarin Anna Meredith allerlei elementen van avant-garde, abstracte electronica en neoklassiek (het gebruik van cello) door elkaar gooit. Soms lijkt de muziek op een dolgedraaide carrousel (Scrimshaw), soms zenuwachtig met een knipoog naar Autechre (Taken), dan wat fragiel (Something Helpful) en soms gewoon onweerstaanbaar dansbaar (R-Type).

Varmints is eigentijdse dance met zeer veel avant-garde elementen waarmee Anna Meredith je van het ene sonische avontuur naar het andere loodst. Het zijn grote woorden, maar Laurie Anderson zou met deze Schotse wel eens een waardige opvolgster kunnen hebben!

Didier BECU
09/12/2016


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