Maps – aka James Chapman – has announced details of a remix album, Maps Realigned, out on Mute onAugust 19th, 2014.
Listen to M83’s remix of ‘To The Sky’ 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’sVicissitude (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 Chapman 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 August 25th 2014. Each album is presented anew with unreleased tracks, demos and remixes from the likes of The Invisible, Legowelt, Bomb The Bass & A Place To Bury Strangers.
MAPS REALIGNED TRACKLISTING
To The Sky (M83 Remix)
I Heard Them Say (Maps Remix)
It Will Find You (Mock & Toof Remix)
Built To Last (Free School Remix) **
Let Go Of The Fear (Oliver Huntemann Dub)
I Dream Of Crystal (Steve Lawler Remix)
Love Will Come (Paul Woolford Anti-Gravity Club Mix)
Die Happy, Die Smiling (Maxime Dangles Club Mix)
You Don’t Know Her Name (The Field Remix)
A.M.A. (Eule Remix) **
Don’t Fear (Fantastic Mr. Fox Remix)
I Heard Them Say (Andy Stott Remix)
** exclusive to Maps Realigned