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Maps & Diagrams - In Circles

Recommended by us on 15th November 2013. 2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

In Circles by Maps & Diagrams
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  • Digipak CD on Time Released Sound. Edition of 200 copies (TRS037)
  • Artist: Maps & Diagrams
  • Label: Time Released Sound
  • Genres: Electronica / IDM
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  • CD £31.99 + £0.00 shipping, based on your current cart
  • Ltd deluxe art edition CD on Time Released Sound. Edition of 70 copies w/ beautiful handmade artwork (TRS037)
  • Artist: Maps & Diagrams
  • Label: Time Released Sound
  • Genres: Electronica / IDM
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(1 review) 7/10

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7/10 according to on Fri 15 Nov, 2013

Cork. Like it or loathe it, it's here to stay. Limited copies of the new Maps and Diagrams album came in a kind of cork cover with bits of paper and stuff in there (actually a 75 year old text). But that's almost sold out so you might have to make do with the normal digipack version which has a scan of some cork instead.

The music is the kind of electronica that used to be ten ha’ penny a few years ago. It twinkles, it drifts, it relaxes. The sounds are generally produced on some kind of electronic type equipment rather than the more organic sound produced by Celer and the like. The soft keys pick out lovely shimmering notes seemingly at random, but when listened to over the course of several minutes they become quite engaging.

My favourite track is number 10 ‘Lotus’ which is pure elongated  atmospherics, as soft as sitting on a cloud. ‘Madrid’ uses carefully plucked guitars and bird song to find new exciting ways of soothing your ears. The album has been on the stereo for a long long time and no-one has complained, everyone is pottering away quite happily with it drifting away. Another record to help the insomniacs amongst you.

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Press release

Time Released Sound is beyond pleased to be releasing this new album from Maps and Diagrams, entitled "In Circles". Conceived in part as a follow up to his extremely well received 2011 album, "Get Lost"... this too is an absolutely classic, languid mix of melodiously flowing and organic electronica of the highest caliber.

TRS037 will be released in two versions. This, the deluxe version comes in an edition of only 70 copies. Each of these hand altered black digipaks comes collaged, punched and inlayed inside and out with antique, ornate silkscreened Spanish cork wallpapers…even the spine! Like the digipak itself the black, double sided hand printed and punched textual insert has had all edges blacked out as well. The digipak itself comes in an extensively hand stamped, hole punched, inked and diagrammed translucent envelope…also included in each is a 75 year old page of hand drawn and written diagrams and text. While Get Lost was all about the maps... In Circles is all about the diagrams...in your mind!

The standard, printed digipak version of this release comes in an edition of 200 copies. Both versions come with a factory pressed replicated disc.

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