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MAPPA MUNDI - MUSAICS

- NEW RELEASE

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Musaics
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DRIVE006
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Vinyl record
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Rare, Minimal , Downbeat Electronica. New Beat & Ambient Album from 1990 Reissued For 2019 - 2x12" LP

Midnight Drive is a label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. Midnight Drive are extremely proud to reintroduce the world to the sublime after-hours, cult downtempo sounds of Belgian duo Pieter Kuyl and Jan Van Den Bergh aka Mappa Mundi.

Mappa Mundi's sole release "Musaics" was released on Belgium's legendary USA import label in 1990, riding on the wave of early trance and ambient house sounds and exploring the same sonic terrain and worlds as The Orb, The KLF, Sun Electric and other like minded outfits. A wonderful swirling collage or mosaic of breakbeats, samples and new-age synth stylings, "Musaics" is indeed a real trip. A spontaneous late night studio concoction borne of endless takes and experimentation between Kuyl and Van Den Bergh who both display a deep knowledge and a shared love of different sounds from around the world. The end result is a meditative, sprawling journey that touches on many different styles from languid widescreen techno to frantic drum machine driven machine-funk, all while retaining a feeling of post-rave atmospherics and psychedelia. This is a very special record indeed, and is somewhat of a lost gem from a very fertile and interesting period in sample based music. Undoubtedly the perfect soundtrack to numerous late nights and early mornings to come, remastered and spread across 2 discs for maximum sonic playback

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This is rock music played by a chamber ensemble or chamber music played by a rock band. Depending. Under the leadership of Songwriter, Singer and Trumpet player, Adam Levine, Mappa Mundi plays in the mode of other current Chamber Pop acts such as the Magnetic Fields, Mirah, Devotchka, the Decemberists, Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom. They call equally on New York's art-rock and post-punk traditions for taut and snarky songcraft as well as on Bach, Debussy, Bernstein, and Glass for colorful, lush harmonies and intricate counterpoint. Born out of the wreckage of the 20th century, Mappa Mundi always approaches their music with a wild and reckless abandon. Adam has been playing and writing music on his own – as well as with various bands – from a very early age. In 2007, it quickly became apparent that acoustic/orchestral instruments were the best suited to play the unique music that he had been work-shopping for so many years. After going through a number of different iterations of bands, he eventually pulled together the talent of his friends and compatriots from the various corners of New York's musical map: from Classical to New Music, from Rock to Old World, finally giving birth to Mappa Mundi. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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