Anna Meredith on fusing classical composition with modern electronica
March 20, 2013
Vinyl Factory Films
Maverick contemporary composer Anna Meredith’s debut release combines classical motifs with experimental electronic backing, placing her in a similar vein to the likes of James Blake and These New Puritans, both of whom she’s supported on tour.
This 4-track EP, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and limited to only 300 copies worldwide, opens with the throbbing horn fanfare of ‘Nautilus’, which you can listen to here, and goes on to explore lush psychedelia and slow build, downtempo electronica across 18 minutes of inspired soundscapes.
Meredith’s groundbreaking contemporary composition in the classical music sphere prompted the Daily Telegraph to call her “one of Britain’s leading young composers,” but she has been working increasingly in the electronic arena too.
In the last year or so, Meredith has been writing and recording the songs that would become Black Prince Fury, road testing the new tracks at a handful of live shows with the likes of James Blake, These New Puritans and Mira Calix.