Editors’ Notes London-based composer Anna Meredith loves a corkscrew spiral, a manic grid, and key changes that lurch between nausea and pleasure. Few songs on her second album, Fibs, end where they start—“Sawbones” traverses precipitous bass, chiptune reverie, and a symphony in hyperdrive—yet her classical grounding ensures a keen eye on the dynamic sweep. An opening half of screaming crescendos (“Calion”) and regal pomp (“Killjoy”) begets a reprieve of power pop (“Limpet”) and girlish dreaminess (“Ribbons”)—only to end with a bang with “Paramour,” a song that makes “Sawbones” sound like Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.”

SONG
Sawbones
1
4:38
 
Inhale Exhale
2
3:46
 
Calion
3
5:06
 
Killjoy
4
3:45
 
Bump
5
3:50
 
Moonmoons
6
4:15
 
Divining
7
4:13
 
Limpet
8
3:16
 
Ribbons
9
4:12
 
Paramour
10
4:56
 
Unfurl
11
2:14
 

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