maps and diagrams:
The Giant Woods
It started out as a 4 track EP-isode and has finally grown into a fully-fledged album.
Maps And Diagrams' latest strike on classical electronica is also his first release on Yuki Yaki, which marks a little beatless respite after a number of more rhythmic outputs recently. Warmly droning ambient-textures with plenty of endless space echo, like in the good old days, dominate the album.
Melancholy, contemplation and calm prevail - nicely wrapped in mysteriously shining soundscapes with a kiss of lo-fi noise. "The Giant Woods" seems to be rather predestined for the dark Winter days to come.
original coverphoto by Tim Martin
The cover is part of the Tim Martin ShowCase on Yuki Yaki.
"maps and diagrams" is well known in the world of electronic music. He releases on several labels such as Static Caravan, Expanding Records and Smallfish.
In addition to that, he collaborated with many other labels, released tracks on compilations and did remixes.
Apart from releasing music, he also co-runs Cactus Island Recordings with Steve Broca.
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Still a very much cherished album. This one'll stay with me for a long time.
nice journey! beautiful release.
cheers from Venezuela !
musicaculpable Netlabel, 09.2010
beautiful music, i would love it if this was released on vinyl someday!
tinhorn planet, 05.2010
Great from Brussels / Enjoy it'
: : a r i a : :, 01.2010
wonderful listening :)
Matt Leaf, 01.2010
Wonderful album :) That's what I always needed.
get lost into this new release...really awesome!
in a word, splendid !
thierry massard, 12.2009
Some good sound, reminsd me of alva noto but moreso.
AMAZING new release and best wishes from Skinny !!!
Very nice indeed sir ;)