|MAP - latest update 9th MAY 2006|
here now as 2006 heads towards the explosion, Map are sounding far better
than ever - post rock pronkoid noise, fluid Firehose/Van Der Graaf/Ruins/Godspeed,
they're far more extreme now, they sound like a Skingraft band...."
MAP’s music is quite beautiful, all ethereal and moody - Playlouder
DEAL OUT GENETIC MALFUNCTIONS - It has come to our attention that these
genetic malfunctions have been triggered by events. The events themselves
are unclear, however, it is clear that Brighton's very own MAP (who originally
released their debut 10" ep on ORG way back at the start of things in the
mid 90's and of which the NME said "Like The Slits eating Siouxsie &
The Banshees for breakfast while high on crack. And who can blame them?")
will have their latest album "Genetic Malfunctions Triggered By Events"
A thrilling multi-hued mix of spiked post/space/other rock that takes elements of Can or Gong or Hawkwind and kicks them way past the mark with pieces of things that taste like Tortoise, Arab On Radar, 90 Day Men, Cheer Accident, Sonic Youth, Sea Nymphs or..............
All the way through the 90's, since that debut 10" on ORG back around 1994, Map have been off on strange uncharted journeys - tours of America, collaborations and adventures with Spiritualized, Skree, Departure Lounge, La Momo - it would take us a month of Sundays to tell you bout it all (watch out for a feature in an upcoming Organ), all you need to know right now is that MAP's next move will happen on ORG Records. The next move will be a four track cd SINGLE. The single will come with a bonus or two so watch this space. Map have found their way home.....
ARE THE FULL DETAILS OF THE SINGLE
THE ALBUM - Recorded over times of personal and global distress, this album charts some of the stages of life which lead to a place where confusion becomes solid ground. "Genetic Malfunctions Triggered By Events" finds the duo augmenting their full-on bass/guitar noise with oboes, saxophone, piano, Casio synthesiser and flagolet. Some of the songs were initially recorded on four track and then taken to Wolsey White's Gran Tourismo Studio in Staines where others were recorded in their entirety. In an attempt to make sense of the confusing nature of things, "Genetic Malfunctions..." finds a place where sadness takes the form of numbness, love becomes an elusive ghostliness, anger and pain are transformed into unfocused hilarity, beauty contains inherent ugliness and uncertainty reigns supreme. As such there is a universality to be experienced as the world seeks out happiness in whatever ways it can find and there is a humanitarian warmth rooted in this understanding. We are all alone, together. That many lives are spent with these feelings, Map manage to shirk the expected miserabilism for a sense of celebration, with which comes release.
HERE'S THE FULL STORY
|PRESS QUOTES AND SUCH|
ever-impressive Org Records release another of their splendid singles,
this time the 1000-only 'Old Rhino Boots' by MAP. MAP’s music is quite
beautiful, all ethereal and moody, a theremin-like sound with a spooky
Peter Gabriel-like vocals, but there’s so much MORE: the EP is a 14-track
affair, and not only do you get four tracks from MAP, but also a wealth
of freebies from the likes of Cay, The Murder Of Rosa Luxembourg, Jon Poole,
and your new favourite band, Three Children Of Fortune. Bargain of the
"From the same coven of madmen who brought you Huge Baby (Org, an offshoot of the very fine Organ fanzine) comes this fine trolley-alienated glimpse of how the other half live. The half that sound like The Slits eating Siouxsie & The Banshees for breakfast while high on crack. And who can blame them?" NME
AN ORGAN REVIEW FROM THE VERY EARLY 90'S
The demo arrived and two minutes later we'd sorted them out a gig. Map deserve their brilliant name (and incidentally they first came to our attention because their flyers looked so good). They make dirty bassy guitar punk-prog (don't blame me, blame Lewi from Skree, he called it Pronk the other day) and although you might flippantly dub it trash Cardiacs (no insult), there's far more to it than that. Map have things like a sick fairground waltz attacked by a bad tempered surarking brat of a fuzz guitar, their TV organ popping up cheesily between its hornet-like assaults. They change times effortlessly, skipping through one odd tempo after another with less of a sense of jerkyness than you'd imagine. Sarah sings and plays keyboards; her deep voice and thick, dirty guitar hybridise with the occasional Ring-like changes and fairground bits to make something rather distinctive and wonderful. There's a dark eastern thread running through much of the songs, which they often alternate with a burst of rock'n'roll. "Wierd Hedge" is a soddin' epic, ten songs in one which in my book means value for money. And their "Suck It And See" starts with a melody identical to "The Horse Scissors" by Bunty Chunks, which is a lovely coincidence and a sign if ever there was that this is a form of music whose time has come.
SOME MORE ORGAN STUFF FROM 1994
have their debut 10" EP out on ORG in APRIL. DOESN'T ALWAYS GET is its
name and it gives you four tracks and fine ear food. Meanwhile, Map play
the Monarch on March 7th, the Bull & Gate on March 10th with Casper
Brotzmann, the Robey on March 14th, the Garage on March 20th and then...
WAIT AND SEE.... We could tell you why we've decided to put out a Map single
but the answer is simply because we love 'em... we could tell you who other
people have compares them to so you get a vague idea... names like
Truemans Water, God Is My Co-Pilot, PJ Harvey, Frightwig, NoMeansNo; of
course these are only vague comparisons to give you a rough idea... Nah,
vague comparisons aren't good enough, we've just got back from their best
gig yet, so we must tell you more. Singer Sarah darts around the stage
like a big flame, she's ferocious in a very female way, she's contrasted
by the shy giant cradling a guitar that is by turns melodic and blistering.
There's an incredible health and vitality to Map. Each song goes through
a whole series of textures and tempos, yet thet's absorbing, not distracting;
No, there aren't really any comparisons; they exist as a band in their
own right. The 10" EP "Doesn't Always Get" will be out in early April,
a limited edition of 1000 in wrap-around hand painted cover. Sean
Worrall – Organ (1994)
|RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS|
10"EP "DOESN'T ALWAYS GET" - Mongolia/Stalker/Ich Bin Ein Kugelschreiber/Animosity
ORG055 ORGAN RADIO 8 CD compilation album featuring "Lexington KY"
ORG201 Track on ORGAN RADIO 11 Mongolia (no rent re-mix)
ORG233 Track on ORGAN RADIO 18 IMMORTALITY BLUES
ORG404 OLD RHINO BOOTS EP - Map tracks - 1.OLD RHINO BOOTS, 2.ZERO HI-FI, 3.LITTLE SKY ROCKETS and 4.MAD EVIL DOMESTIC and then tagged on to the end of the CD after the Map songs you’ll find ORGAN RADIO 21 BONUS TRACKS JUST BECAUSE WE CAN and the tracks are 5: THE MURDER OF ROSA LUXEMBURG - VENEZUELA IS REALISED. 6: SICBAY - BASK AND BUBBLE, 7: THE MASS - TRAPPED UNDER A ICE, 8: SCHULTZ/ERIKSSON - FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY, 9: CAY – DON’T LET IT GO (previously unreleased demo track for the never released second album), 10: TIXE - C.C.T (demo), 11: THREE CHILDREN OF FORTUNE - HELLO STRANGER, 12: THE PURSUIT(S) - THIS SUMMER (demo), 13: JON POOLE - SWIM MY OWN BLOOD, 14: SKREE - CITY (recorded LIVE at an ORGAN show at the Camden Monarch in 1993)
CD album "GENETIC MALFUNCTIONS TRIGGERED BY EVENTS" - Tracks: Zero HiFi/Old
Rhino Boots/Bloody Murder/Little Sky Rockets/White Suitcase/Immortality
Blues/Larks And Rays/Mod Evil Domestic/Lexington KY/Half Baked Suburban
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|OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST: La Momo - a fine fine grrrl fronted Space rock kind of Stereolab flavoured band who are part of the Map family and who are equally as rewarding|