Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Maps - We Can Create (2007)

Maps is essentially a Northampton U.K. gent named James Chapman. “We Can Create” would be his first album, although he has released a handful of eps that has created quite the buzz in certain circles. The record was co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros), so you can surmise the songs will have a layered sonic depth, while having a glossy major label type of feel to the songs. The record melds this sweet combination of My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros and Postal Service. The best electronic album I have heard so far this year! A terrific debut album more resplendent with each listen.
Grade: A-

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