Mimicry of Lines and Light is 2 discs with contrasting versions of 5 tracks:
The "Lines" disc captures the dynamic energy of the
band in live studio recordings of the songs, recorded together in one room with very few edits or overdubs. These re-workings of Perren's original compositions showcase the various individual creativity in the band.
The "Lights" disc contains the original “cut-up” compositions which spawned the band; a folktronica inspired rearrangement of improvised jam session recordings.
Reviewers have made the following comments about Mr. Maps:
"a supremely impressive display of the post/math-rock sound. If I were to compare them to other bands (and I'm about to), I'd say that they're like the flawlessly technical Battles attempting to incorporate the wide-eyed sound of Sigur Ros' 'Takk' album, or if the expansive Do Make Say Think combined their lengthy jazz-inspired workouts with the disco-rock of Of Montreal"
- Cam, Before Hollywood
"Mr Maps... are greeted with a rapturous reception that suggests that many members of the audience view the group as the main attraction this evening - and not without justification. An exceptionally disciplined cadre of musicians,"
- Time Off
"I am reminded that Mr. Maps are, quite simply, the best post-rock band in this city. Their music is… beautiful, beautiful noise including everything from sampled feedback, rolling electric piano, intricate guitar interplay to powerhouse, fuzz-laden basslines, while the drummer… what can I say… is f---ing unbelievable."
- denistheman, FasterLouder
released January 1, 2009
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