Maps – aka James Chapman – will release “A.M.A” the first single off of his new album on June 25th, 2013. “A.M.A.” will be released on limited edition hand stamped 12” vinyl & download and will include exclusive remixes. Listen above.
“A.M.A.” follows the exclusive limited edition 12” release of “I Heard Them Say” via Boomkat.
With Chapman as the sole creative force behind the music, every Maps album is defined entirely by where his head was at during the recording process. His sophomore release, Turning The Mind churns like a hedonistic after party, picking up where Maps debut, We Can Create left off. Vicissitude is Maps latest —showcasing Chapman’s continuous battle to dig deep, confront reality and new musical territory.
As with previous releases, Vicissitude was primarily recorded at Maps’ home in Northampton and was mixed by Ken Thomas (Sugarcubes, M83, Sigur Ros) and Jolyon Thomas. ‘Vicissitude focuses, tightens and sharpens Maps’ expansive sound. The album might have been born from a long period of self-contemplation, but maybe you do need a while to get simple answers to the difficult questions’.