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Since 2000 Mapstation has been the solo moniker for TAL label founder and Kreidler member Stefan Schneider. There has not been a new Mapstation release since 2009’s The Africa Chamber which had former Fela Kuti member Nicholas Addo-Nettey on percussion. The new album "Present Unmetrics", is not entirely a stand-alone creation either. There are guest appearances by Thomas Klein (Kreidler) on percussion, Michael Acher (The Notwist) on Sousaphone and an outstanding vocal contribution from Japanese singer Haco, all deeply woven into the digital topographics of the music.
"Present Unmetrics" offers a collection of radically subtle music. The guiding principle of the album was to construct direct and nuanced tracks which embody a sense of open-ended incompleteness and heterogenous dynamics.
Out of sync bass arpeggios, infused with uneven rhythms, fractured synth stabs and intimate melodies, frequently created here with a Schlumberg sine wave generator, are continuously engage with experimentation, both on sound and structure.
Expertly pieced-together and produced in timeless fashion, "Present Unmetrics" displays all the coherence and artistic authority of an album on a constant quest so vital to the music of Mapstation. An album that couldn’t have been made by any other than Mapstation.
Patrick says: Brooding and hypnotic electronix here from Kreidler's Stefan Schneider, who once again utilises his Mapstation moniker to take us on a mindbending trip into his unique musical galaxy.
A1. Absence Repetee
A2. Blacks Umbo
A3. Matta Station
A5. Ahora Schlumberg
B1. Tv Dream
B2. Sousa Pruden