TOTW: Anna Meredith_R-Type

Varmints by Anna Meredith is a wonderfully eclectic album that takes elements of electronic music and organic and subverts them in interesting ways to create new and exiting music.

R-Type is named after a Side Scrolling Shoot-em-up game and its clear that the inspiration of the track is the soundscape of music from this era. Limitations in the musical power of the hardware at the time meant composers had to be verey creative with their tools and fast arpeggiation and melodys that bleded with percussion became synonymous with the genre. Anna Takes these styles but applies them to some traditional string insturmentation and creates an interesting hybrid of the two:


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TOTW: Anna Meredith_Blackfriars

Anna Merediths album varmints has a lovely collection of songs that blend both classical and electrical instruments in novel ways. Blackfriars Is a piece for strings that repeats and drifts around creating a beautiful and distinct atmosphere with a constant clicking rhythm from a metronome as its sole percussion:


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