Mazes is the first album from a band called Mazes. The band called Mazes includes Caroline Donovan and songwriter Edward Anderson of the Chicago band The 1900s, their peculiar friend Charles D’Autremont and a select group of guest musicians from some of Chicago’s best bands.
Mazes songs are sometimes written and recorded in one long night and sometimes gather dust on 4-Track cassettes for years before being resurrected and transformed, but always come out with a palpable feeling of freshness that can only come from people genuinely having a good time making music. Recorded themselves in various studios, bedrooms and basements over the past few years – this "mid-fi" record follows a "moment of creation" philosophy where most of the songs are written and recorded on the spot, with beer.
The 11 songs on this debut are not so much departure from The 1900s’ hitherto verdant psych-pop meadow, but more a vehicle for Edward and friends to explore further musical flora and fauna.