Immerse yourself in the impressionistic music of Mercury Prize-nominated artist Maps, aka James Chapman, performing from his new album.
The expansive ambition of Chapman’s fourth studio album, Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., sees him return to the live arena after a period focusing on production and studio work. This is a rare opportunity to experience Maps’ new work performed live on a grand scale.
Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. is a project three years in the making, which involved working with a classical chamber ensemble, guest vocalists and percussionists from across the world.
Nominated for the Mercury Prize for debut album We Can Create and signed to the legendary Mute Records, Chapman is a composer and producer who has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America.
These are great dream-pop tunes with sudden, unexpected twists and gear shifts: a lysergic-soaked Pet Shop Boys meeting Moby at his most electronic and blissful. ****
Soul-bearing introspection swathed in layers of rich reverb ****