Maps and Diagrams Free-Time
- Words: Selena Hs
- Label: Pause-2
For the fans of the little intimate "lovelies" camp of electronic music, a gift of Maps and Diagrams. It's Solvent without the skitter: sheets of slender, tailored ambience and some non-intrusive but tastefully clever beats. Peaceable and pretty and non-effacing. "Do It Yourself" has a nice sheen of very high-noted strands of honey. "Ideal" is a rock-a-bye lullaby, all sweet, rich melodies lovingly brushing up next to one another like lips against soft, sleeping shoulders. "Free-Time" rouses itself for "Reabsorb My Love"'s gently thudding static bass, and the upbeat skip of "Djur Hours" before returning to its original murmuring path. "
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