Mappe Of @ Drake Underground
Mappe Of is a Canadian experimental folk musician whose ambience Consequence of Sound says “calls to mind the elegiac, near-heartbreak delicacy of acts like Bon Iver and Iron & Wine,” while NOW Magazine says “his meticulous arrangements and gorgeous melodies set him apart from the indie folk pack.”
On A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone (Paper Bag Records), the sonic architect uses haunting vocal textures, interstellar synths that intertwine with trumpets, violins, kalimba, autoharp, and Mappe Of’s own intricate guitar playing. It’s an ethereal avant-folk tour de force that belongs to no time or place.
The concert, much like the album, is a sonic world unto itself, an aural landscape steeped in experience and imagination.