Having achieved a glut of critical acclaim courtesy of 2007's Mercury nominated 'We Can Create', James Chapman (a.k.a. Maps) could have been forgiven had he chosen to plough the same furrow as it were. Successfully administered formulas aren't that easy to come by after all, and with a debut record that bore such a distinctive sound both in Chapman's hushed angelic vocal style and lush ambient psychedelic musical arrangements, one couldn't have expected such drastic changes as those made in the initial stages of 'Turning The Mind'.
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