Pulverising holes in the sub-woofer – Taken, the fifth of the ten tracks on the LP Ruins, marks its entrance with excavating bass and synth which, like an opened tear gas cannister, sears the room prior to a mystical vocal appearing through the clouds and filters its way in to the ears as the track slowly and deliberately stomps its way round the head casting spell upon all those it falls.
Once again a composition to throw the weight of the volume inducer behind with bass turned to maximum and treble a forgotten after-thought.
Anna Meredith is an avant-garde creator from Scotland with an LP Varmints due for release on the 4th of March.
Anna Meredith – Varmints – artwork
Working alongside various other musicians to create compositions that invest themselves in electronics whilst simultaneously reflective of the classics Anna Meredith refreshes each iteration with new ideas. The latest of which, Taken, is the second of the eleven tracks on Varmints.
A tightly coiled hyperbolic loop springs into the room to be joined by a calmly paced vocal which sits as a parabola, before being joined by a building munificence of wind, key and stringed instruments which feed through synthesisers within a just under five minute track that builds pace and intensity until such point as the introductory loop becomes the lagging element in Taken.