Boomkat Product Review:
Tim Martin has been releasing under the Maps and Diagrams moniker for a good ten years now, and he’s showing no sign of losing steam with this latest on the False Industries label. A far cry from the percussive crunchiness of his earlier material, ‘Delius’ is as cool and glassy as a Fox’s Glacier mint, and probably more refreshing too. There’s a fuzzy analogue glow to Martin’s recordings, and ‘Delius’ shows this off better than ever – even in the coldest, most cavernous moments you get the sense that Martin may have bounced everything to tape just to round off those harsh edges a little. There’s plenty of ‘ambient’ music around right now, but this is one of those rare albums that does more than enough to make you forget the term basically means you shouldn’t be paying attention. Martin’s got enough tension and even noisiness (check the odd tumble of ‘Child of the Cavern’) to keep you coming back for more again and again. Recommended.