It Will Find You
Maps, aka James Chapman, releases his first single on Mute Records, It Will Find You, on 7th May.
Maps has previously released 3 much acclaimed 10” only singles, Start Something, Lost My Soul & Don’t Fear on his own Last Space Recordings. The 11-track long player, We Can Create, is to follow shortly after on 14th May 2007.
A bedroom genius in the truest of senses, the other-worldly atmospherics of Maps are even more amazing for the fact he recorded the whole album without computers, preferring the painstaking process of splicing sounds together on his battered 16 track recorder in his Northamptonshire bedroom. The results were subsequently co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States).
A hugely ambitious, widescreen and epic record that recalls everything from the far away electronics of Basic Channel and Carl Craig, through the skewed songwriting of Postal Service, Flaming Lips and Grandaddy to the euphoric sound-scapes of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine, We Can Create is a work of heart stopping extremes.
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