James Kenneth Chapman, known professionally as Maps, is an English record producer, songwriter and remixer
- 1 Start Something
- 2 We Can Create
- 3 Turning the Mind
- 4 Vicissitude
- 5 Realigned
- 6 Discography
- 61 Studio albums
- 62 Extended plays
- 63 Singles
- 7 References
- 8 External links
In 2006, he recorded his Start Something EP by himself on his 16-track recorder He released it on his own record label, Last Space Recordings, and it was met with some critical acclaim The single "Lost My Soul" polled at number 26 in NME's Top 50 singles of 2006
We Can Create
On 19 May 2007, his debut studio album We Can Create was released on Mute Records Since its release, the album has been seen as a critical success even though sales have been fairly modest His first North American release, To the Sky EP, was digitally released on 22 May on the same label
Maps has toured playing the album's songs with a full live line-up For the touring of 'We Can Create', James was supported by four local musicians for live shows On 17 July, it was announced that We Can Create had been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize However, it lost out to Klaxons' debut album Myths of the Near Future
Turning the Mind
On 22 February 2009, James wrote on his MySpace blog about his new upcoming album, saying "I've never been more confident and excited about this new album" In an interview he posted on the same blog, he mentioned the new album's themes as being "mental states" and "chemicals"
Turning the Mind was released on 28 September 2009 in Europe, and 20 October in North America
Maps' third album, titled Vicissitude, was released on Mute on 8 July 2013 He has been quoted as saying "It will be darker than 'We Can Create', but more positive and hopeful than 'Turning The Mind' It'll be different, but it will definitely still be Maps"
A compilation album of remixes, titled Realigned, was released on Mute on 15 August 2014 It is a collection of remixed tracks from all three of Maps' studio albums
|2007||We Can Create
|2009||Turning the Mind
|2007||To the Sky
|2006||"Lost My Soul"
|2007||"It Will Find You"
|"You Don't Know Her Name"
|"To the Sky"
|2009||"Let Go of the Fear"
|"I Dream of Crystal"
|2010||"Die Happy, Die Smiling"
|2013||"You Will Find a Way"
- ^ "Songwriter/Composer: Chapman James Kenneth" BMI Retrieved 4 December 2017
- ^ "Maps | Free Music, Mixes, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos" Myspace Retrieved 2013-07-15
- ^ Heather Phares 2013-07-08 "Vicissitude - Maps | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-07-15
- Official website
- Interview with James Chapman at Liberation Frequency
- Interview with James Chapman for www4ortherecordcom
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