In the Summer of 2017, Mappe Of marked his debut with the highly acclaimed A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone (Paper Bag Records). The album immediately captivated listeners with its sonic landscape, an ethereal avant-folk tour de force that belonged to no time or place. From classically-inspired, masterfully performed intricate guitar arrangements to hauntingly beautiful melodies and vocal textures, to lush epic soundscapes, this debut album introduced the world to a new artist unafraid to annihilate any musical boundaries and chart his own course. A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone quickly garnered wide praise from NPR, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, and CBC among others, and amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify. Since the release, Mappe Of has toured with Martha Wainwright, Bahamas, Matt Hulobowski, and SYML, and performed at a number of noteworthy festivals, including Festival D'Été de Québec, Winnipeg Folk, Hillside, and Calgary Folk Festival. The live performances, much like the album, are a sonic world unto themselves, an aural landscape steeped in experience and imagination.
"The beautiful, finger-picked acoustic guitar and angelic vocals on this cut blend into an ethereal, transfixing trip."
- NPR's All Songs Considered.
."..delicately arranged, electronically-tinged folk music in the post-Bon Iver vein."
"Mappe Of Delivers Airy Folk In Spades On Debut Album...simply put, it's stunning."
- NOW Magazine