Maps has announced details of a remix album, ‘Maps Realigned’, out on Mute on 18th August 2014.
Listen to M83’s remix of ‘To The Sky’ Tickets available here
The original version appeared on Maps’ ‘We Can Create’, which was a Mercury Album of the Year (2007) and M83’s remix originally appeared on a split single with Maps’ remix of ‘We Own The Sky’.
Also featured on ‘Maps Realigned’ is Andy Stott’s remix of ‘I Heard Them Say’ from 2013’s 'Vicissitude' (previously only available on a sold out limited edition vinyl) as well as producer and DJ Steve Lawler’s remix of ‘I Dream Of Crystal’ and Paul Woolford’s Anti-Gravity club mix of ‘Love Will Come’, both original versions feature on ‘Turning The Mind’ (2009).
‘Maps Realigned’ follows Chapman’s third studio album, ‘Vicissitude’, which was awarded 9/10 by Clash Magazine and described by The Guardian as “a lysergic soaked Pet Shop Boys meeting Moby at his most electronic and blissful”.
The remixes on ‘Maps Realigned’ follow the trajectory of each of Maps’ album releases. While ‘Turning The Mind’ swung like a hedonistic after-party held after Maps’ debut ‘We Can Create’’s Mercury Prize nomination, the follow up ‘Vicissitude’ has the distinct feeling of digging deep and confronting reality head on. In each of those cases, with James Chapman being the sole creative force behind the music, any Maps album is defined entirely by where his head was at during the recording process.
Deluxe extended digital editions of each Maps album are released on 25th August 2014. Each album is presented afresh with unreleased tracks, demos and remixes from the likes of The Invisible, Legowelt, Bomb The Bass and A Place To Bury Strangers.