Maps and Diagrams – “Get Lost” – [Time Released Sound]
This 2011 release by Maps and Diagrams, on the ever stunning Time Released Sound label, is yet another mind blower of an experiment by Tim Martin. Electronics, looped samples and live synthesizer along with field recordings bring together this auditory experience. Nothing fast. All ethereal and dreamlike, as if floating in and over a stream surrounded by tall grasses waving in the breeze. Martin is dealing in ideas of consciousness, blurred reality, the dream state. Samples of natural settings from Amsterdam and Sweden are mixed in with quiet and lush expanses of electronic wonder. The synthesizer works with, not overburdens the remaining sounds. A pure auditory joy.