Real name James Chapman, Maps slow, gentle pursuit of innovation has resulted in a catalogue littered with gently beguiling gems.
Take most recent album 'Vicissitude' - Clash awarded the album 9/10, lauding it as "an atmospheric, wide-screen take on melancholia."
Now Maps is set to gather a new collection of remixes focussing on his career to date. 'Maps Realigned' will be released on August 19th, with highlights including material from M83, The Field, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Chapman himself.
Featuring difficult to find and brand new material, the compilation arrives via the good people at Mute. As if that wasn't enough, Maps will also re-issue all three studio albums on August 25th, featuring demos, remixes and other unreleased gems.
'Maps Realigned' will be released on August 19th. Tracklisting:
1. To The Sky (M83 Remix)
2. I Heard Them Say (Maps Remix)
3. It Will Find You (Mock & Toof Remix)
4. Built To Last (Free School Remix)
5. Let Go Of The Fear (Oliver Huntemann Dub)
6. I Dream Of Crystal (Steve Lawler Remix)
7. Love Will Come (Paul Woolford Anti-Gravity Club Mix)
8. Die Happy, Die Smiling (Maxime Dangles Club Mix)
9. You Don't Know Her Name (The Field Remix)
10. A.M.A. (Eule Remix)
11. Don't Fear (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix)
12. I Heard Them Say (Andy Stott Remix)