Maps and Diagrams

Delius Remixed

Follow up to the marvellous Delius release: 4 artists remixing and reworking Tim Martin's Delius. Ran Slavin,Yair Etziony, Isan and Pimmon

After Maps and Diagrams mind-blowing release Delius for False Industries we now enter into another dimension to this enchanting world. We asked some of our favorite musicians to reinterpret Delius. This release (False006) was very special to us here at False Industries. Tim created his own unique sonic world, which sounded very analog and old, but on the other hand sounded totally fresh.

Ran Slavin, one of Israel's primer musicians in the avant-garde music scene, kicks it off with his remix for The Last Man on Earth. The original was dirty sounding with a rough analogue edge but Slavin smoothed-out those sharp angles, with reverbs echoes and delays. Slavin adds his trademark low drones making a complete stand still, like stasis.

Yriarte gets the treatment from one of our favorite bands Isan (who have released on Morr Music). Isan are known for deep, analog sounds and lovely melodies, with remixes in the past for Depeche Mode to name but one. This remix starts with lovely drones, and then slowly moving along with lush beats and killer melodies which grow and grow to evolve into more cosmic sounds. (it is Isan after all). Killer stuff.

The original version of Avalanche gets dragged down under, to an underwater cave. Pimmon (who released on the famous Room40 label), adds his trademark drones and ethereal sounds. Everything becomes very blurry, but from those blurs one can see a crystal clear imagery. Last but not least, label boss Yair Etziony, changes his regular way of working, and instead of his micro beats, dub chords and textures, the listener can hear post rock and Kraut rock influences. Etziony takes the original textures from Sylvan Spring and builds upon them, simple machine drum beats (a bit like his Kraut rock heroes Harmonia), electric bass, electric guitar, analog synths and electric piano. It’s a bitter sweat affair, and we hope you will enjoy it.

Since releasing a track on the RND_0.34873349921 compilation on the Pause_2 label in 2001, Maps and Diagrams has appeared on many well-respected labels, such as: Static Caravan, Beko DSL, Fluid Audio, Time Released Sound, Chemical Tapes, Smallfish, Toytronic, Expanding Records and Moamoo, Symbolic Interaction and Nomadic Kids Republic in Japan - to name but a few. Tim also appeared on the John Peel show amongst other radio broadcasts, both online and in the real world. Tim runs the Handstitched* label in the UK which specializes in bespoke, handmade packaging for the more electro-acoustic and drone-like elements of his work. Tim has produced several art gallery installations and corporate sound designs for various global brands and recently has been working alongside Zenbullets for an interactive, generative art installation.

Tim has also shown work for a Chilean art collective Citypulse and has been involved in exhibitions around the world, exhibiting his photography and contributing sound design and soundtracks for the exhibitions and is currently curating the "city::genetic" project involving musicians around the world.

Artwork by Tuvia Kedashevitz mastering by Manes at SalzMastering.

Sample songs