Mimicry of Lines and Light

by Mr. Maps

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The original material for Mr. Maps’ songs was created for founder Chris Perren's honours thesis, through a process of recording improvised jams, then cutting and combining those sounds into new works. The result was a very organic texture punctuated by electronic glitches and cuts, bridging the gap between the folktronica of Four Tet and the grand post-rock sounds of Mogwai or Sigur Ros.

With the completion of this material, Mr. Maps exploded into a 5-piece band, re-working Perren’s original tunes with each member contributing their own creative personality to the songs.

In September they entered the studio to record these revisioned works, deliberately employing a technique completely opposite to how the original material was written. The new recordings were executed together as a band in single-takes, with no click-tracks and very little editing or overdubs. This really captured the energy and spontaneity of Mr. Maps’ live show.

“Mimicry of Lines and Light” is a double EP which will embody both sides of the Mr. Maps coin. Mimicry of Lines and Light contains two versions each of 5 songs. The "Lines" disc consists of studio recordings of the band tracked "live" with Stephen Bartlett; and the "Lights" disc contains the original cut-up-technique compositions of those same songs. The final result is 2 discs with contrasting versions of the same 5 tracks.

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released February 7, 2009

Lines Disc:
Recorded & Mixed by Stephen Bartlett
Mastered by Jack the Bear
Musicians:
Chris Perren, Andrew White, Nick Smethurst, Chloe Cooper, Sangdae Yang.

Lights Disc:
Recorded by Ryan Murray and Chris Perren
Edited and Mixed and by Chris Perren
Mastered by lofly
Chris Perren, Sangdae Yang, Briony Luttrell, Shem Allen, Hikaru Sugimoto,

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