Mappe Of at The Grad Club
162 Barrie Street
Kingston, ON, K7L 3K1
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
A young Canadian piecing his life together on the other side of the world. A German vagabond clutching a glowing orb in a hippie town in Australia, having disavowed all family ties. An old man dying slowly of Alzheimer’s who can’t recognize his own family. A troubled boy burning his family's home to the ground.
All these characters populate the debut album by Mappe Of, an ethereal avant-folk tour de force that belongs to no time or place. Or perhaps not even of this Earth, judging by the range of haunting vocal textures or some of the interstellar synths that intertwine with trumpets, violins, kalimba, autoharp, and Mappe Of’s own intricate guitar playing. There is no traditional drum kit. No finite template of instrumentation. Maybe the less you know about the man behind the curtain, the more you’ll lose yourself in the music. A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone is a sonic world unto itself, an aural landscape steeped in experience and imagination.