Max Tundra ‎– Children At Play

Warp Records ‎– WAP101
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM




Choral vocals on Children At Play are sampled from Andrew Poppy's The Object Is A Hungry Wolf

Published by Copyright Control.
℗ 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
© 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021603 101 067
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP 101 A-1-1-1 ......HERE COMES BOD
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP 101 B-1-1-1 THERE GOES BOD....
  • Label Code: LC2070

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP101CD Max Tundra Children At Play(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP101CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
WAP 101 Max Tundra Children At Play(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 101 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WAP 101CDD Max Tundra Children At Play(2xFile, FLAC, Single, RE) Warp Records WAP 101CDD UK Unknown


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January 1, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
I'm sorry, but for a release as wonderful as this I have no doubt in my mind that Ben Jacobs is a genius.

Children At Play is 12 minutes, 55 seconds.

It starts off with a trinket-type theme, quickly turning to electronically jumbled madness. There is a strong influence of jazz in the entire track, and half-way through there is a strong feeling of synthesized madness as the climax is reached. This madness is composed of the song being meshed into a blender of triple time breaks.

This is one of my favourite tracks of all time.

Flip it over and you have CLIVE'S FOLLY, which is 12 minutes and 11 seconds of melodic happiness. It doesn't even compare to Side A, but it's still worth a good listen or two.


May 26, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

I learned to love this record. The main track on side A starts with a short child melody (which IMO sounds better played at 45 rpm) slightly distorted from time to time. It then turns into drill'n'bass mode with a jazzy attitude. I know many people who hate the loud trumpet solo line which appears in the middle of the track. The best part is sure the last third because of the nice vocal sequence in it, the beats become less there and vanish at the end while vocal melody remains, hardly understandable talking in the background is noticable. The other tune on the flipside is not bad as well, DJ's know how to use it properly...