James Chapman a.k.a. Maps is a recording artist and producer signed to Mute Records.
His first album “We Can Create” (2007) was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in the U.K., and his 2nd album “Turning The Mind” (2009) was described by The Observer as “a masterpiece that stands with the best”. His unique brand of multi-layered electronica emerged from years locked away in his bedroom, and he still works mostly on analogue equipment in a DIY fashion.
He is currently working on his 3rd album due to be released on Mute early 2013. Maps’ music has been described as “some of the sweetest, darkest, most heart-meltingly beautiful melodies you will ever hear” (The Guardian). James lives in a sleepy town in the heart of England, still locked away in the same bedroom.