Music for Mapmakers
Over the course of their four year existence, Toronto's music for mapmakers were modern without being derivative and name-checked alongside the likes of Mercury Rev, Mogwai and the Stooges in their Funhouse era. music for mapmakers' personal musical lineage crossed paths with Low and John Coltrane with openings for several international acts such as Japan's Kahimi Karie, Ireland's Watercress and Scotland's Momus. Toronto's visionary mapmakers were a remarkable band.
Cinematic, emphatic and compellingly classic, music for mapmakers were: Myles Bartlett on Vox, Guitars, Bass, Keys; Derek Ma on Guitars, Bass, Keys, Violin; Shayne Cox on Drums, Vox, Guitars, Glokenspeil; and Neil Haverty on Bass, Vox.
After MfM, Derek and Shayne launched a new project called The Pageant. Shayne has also played with Polmo Popo and Detective Kalita. Neil currently plays under his own name as well as with various groups including: Bruce Peninsula, Isla Craig's band, Leonard Gold, the Boston Letter and the Anglers Arms.
"For a band that doesn't stick to any strict formula of sound, Toronto's Music For Mapmakers surprisingly succeeds at wandering back and forth between songs on their debut EP. Where most bands look foolish trying to sound like every artist that has ever influenced them, MFM switch their styles smoothly and with ease. The band's musical approach is a playful one, using a wide range of instruments (glockenspiel, violin and keyboards), which shows off their devotion to the music." - Exclaim! Magazine
."..melancholic and brooding, carving out desert soundscapes of loss, anger and woe." - Splendid Magazine
2001 - GREN007 '.02' CD
2001 - GREN006 Various Artists: 'Syrup & Gasoline Volume 2' CD comp.