Maps announce new album Turning The Mind

Maps, a.k.a. James Chapman, has announced the release of a new album, Turning The Mind, on Mute on October 20th, 2009. Turning The Mind, recorded with Tim Holmes (Death in Vegas) at the Contino Rooms in London, is Maps’ second album and follows the Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlisted debut We Can Create (2007).

James Chapman explains, “Turning The Mind is essentially an album which explores themes related to the human mind and the way certain stimuli, particularly chemical, can affect the mind in different ways. The title comes from the cognitive therapy practice of ‘Mindfulness’ which I came across a few years ago, taught by Professor Marsha M. Linehan. It is a practice which, in simple terms, takes negative thoughts and turns them towards positive ones by accepting reality as it is, however bad it may be. The tracks for this album never seemed to stop flowing from the day I began working on them, it is a true statement of Maps’ music at this precise moment.”

Also, check out Let Go The Fear, the one-off collaboration with Berlin based producer / DJ Oliver Huntemann and Tim Holmes which received a limited download only release in May.

Maps has announced a number of dates for the summer, including a support slot on the forthcoming M83 UK tour.

video:
Let Go The Fear

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