I've been in possession of various Map's tracks for what seems like an age. My interest was first drawn when I heard a demo of 'Lost My Soul' about a year ago. It's been a regular player on my ipod ever since.
I've always had a soft spot for this kind of music. Don't get me wrong, I love an upbeat, party track as much as the next man, but there are sometimes when one wants to relax; take a step back.
There has been a growing buzz about Maps on the Internet. Origionally recorded in his Northampton bedroom, these spacey, breezy records have a pop sensibility about them yet manage to retain their underground integrity without even touching on arragance. If you can hear the likes of M83, Mum and Bang Gang in his music, then you won't surprised to hear that the album was produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson of Sigur Rós in (where else) Iceland.
The Album 'We Can Create' is available now.
MP3: Map's - 331 To The Sky MP3 DOWNLOAD
MP3: Map's - Lost My Soul MP3 DOWNLOAD