New release from Maps and Diagrams on the I, Absentee label. A continuation of ‘The Giant Woods’ album that was released on Yuki Yaki late last year. ‘Tööpuudus’ is made up of 3 songs spanning 20 minutes. to purchase a copy or for more information visit the I, Absentee website here
Norman Records says this about Tööpuudus:
Size matters not when it comes to Maps And Diagrams 3″s of pleasure that sort of looks and feels very much like a Cactus Island release. The disc is comprised of three tracks, the first of which ‘Urschîpfung’ has really grabbed my attention, its a real lush and emotional swirling track with vibrant textures and drifting synths that transports me to another place entirely. Then the sublime and mega gorgeous ‘Glottal’ is heavenly, like the sound of an angel playing a harp (no really!). I’m going to have to completely disagree with the press release here “featuring three ambient/minimal pieces” There really is nothing minimal to my ears just lots and lots of gorgeous electronic sounds that just flood my ears with emotion. It’s deeply soulful and feels very personal and introspective… The final number ‘KÑsiraamat’ is a super deep listen, it feels slightly uneasy, almost sorrowful and a little dark, there’s lots of layers of interesting electronics and I’d probably go as far as saying that this is quite possibly the one of the finest things in the Maps & Diagrams catalogue. Each track is a gem so you best be quick as only 100 copies exist!
I, Absentee says:
Maps And Diagrams is the highly-esteemed, long running solo project of Tim Martin. Ranging many forms of electronic music, he has released work through Static Caravan, Arable, Expanding Records, Ak Duck, Akward Silence, Unlabel, Toytronic, Smallfish, Moamoo, Symbolic Interaction and many more. He also runs the critically acclaimed labels Cactus Island and Handstitched*. After delivering a remix for us last year for The Twilight Fires: Volume Three, we agreed to do a 3″ together. The result is Tööpuudus, a collection of three newly recorded tracks of ambient / minimal. We’ve provided clips below, but these are sprawling pieces, meant to be heard in their entirety. If you’re fond of past releases from us such as Sounds Look Similar or Anyteazers / Swepstone Songs, you’ll likely enjoy this. Tööpuudus is a limited edition release of 100 copies. – I, Absentee