Maps To Return With New Album Turning The Mind

June 19, 2009 by  


Maps has announced details of new album ?Turning The Mind? which will be released on 28th September.

?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).

Talking about the album, 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.

?A recurring theme throughout the album is that of the ‘journey of extremes’. An example of this could be from ‘depression’ to ‘euphoria’ (or ‘abyss’ to ‘bliss’, if you like).

?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.?

Maps will be playing the following dates:

6th July Brighton Concorde 2 (with M83)

7th July London Koko (with M83)

8th July Leeds Cockpit (with M83)

18th July Southwold Latitude

13th September Isle of Wight Bestival