Max Tundra

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Ben Jacobs
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Max Tundra Discography Tracks

Albums

Max Tundra - Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be album art Max Tundra Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be (Album) Domino UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 492952 7, none Max Tundra Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be(CD, Album) Domino, Labels 7243 8 492952 7, none France 2000 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Mastered By Guy At The Exchange album art Max Tundra Mastered By Guy At The Exchange (Album) Domino UK 2002 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You album art Max Tundra Parallax Error Beheads You (Album) Domino UK 2008 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - With Love To Mummy album art Max Tundra With Love To Mummy (Album) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) UK 2013
Max Tundra - Selected Amiga​/​BBC Micro Works 85​-​92 album art Max Tundra Selected Amiga​/​BBC Micro Works 85​-​92 (Album) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Max Tundra - Children At Play album art Max Tundra Children At Play (Single) Warp Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Ink Me album art Max Tundra Ink Me (Maxi) Domino UK 2000 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Cakes album art Max Tundra Cakes (Maxi, Single) Domino UK 2000 Sell This Version
WNRS6 Max Tundra - Wall Of Suss # 2 album art The Monsoon Bassoon* / Max Tundra The Monsoon Bassoon* / Max Tundra - Wall Of Suss # 2(7", Single) Weird Neighbourhood Records WNRS6 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - QY20 Songs album art Max Tundra QY20 Songs (Single) Domino UK 2001 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Lysine album art Max Tundra Lysine (Single) Domino UK 2002 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Cabasa album art Max Tundra Cabasa (Single) Domino UK 2003 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - All Hail The Black Emperor album art Max Tundra / Hairy Miner Max Tundra / Hairy Miner - All Hail The Black Emperor No Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
tom 66M Max Tundra - The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series M album art Max Tundra The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series M(7", Single, Ltd) Tomlab tom 66M Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Will Get Fooled Again album art Max Tundra Will Get Fooled Again (Single) Domino UK 2008 Sell This Version
Max Tundra - Peel Session (Remastered) album art Max Tundra Peel Session (Remastered) (EP) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) UK 2018
none Max Tundra - Incandenza EP (Grenfell charity single) album art Max Tundra Incandenza EP (Grenfell charity single)(2xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2018

Miscellaneous

Max Tundra - Which Song album art Max Tundra Which Song (Single) Domino UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version

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miccom

miccom

August 8, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
Max Tundra (Ben Jacob) is widely underestimated. Belongs in the short list of great (electronic) musicians who fuse electronic and acoustic sounds in the late nineties and beyond (like Tom Jenkinson, Richard James, Mike Paradinas, Mouse On Mars etc) His work is more acoustic-sounding than most and his approach is most similar to Squarepusher's prior to 'Music Is Rotted One Note'(Max never quite sounds 'nihilistic' if that makes any sense). Over the top Drill'nBass drum programming on a Yamaha QY20, with great feeling for nice and simple melodies and very unminimalistic thinking overall.
'Children At Play' on Warp contains two fantastic tracks in that fashion, which (at the time) made me crave for more. Luckily Max released 'Some Best Friend You Turned Out to Be' last year and it proved that he is very accomplished, both as 'regular' songcomposer and in his musical 'ideas' throughout. Very cutting edge stuff that sounds great. Like avantgarde without the pretention and that's actually fun to listen to. Like a small and appropriate celebration of being able to freely mix all kinds of music together.
If Kraftwerk was the epitome of 'pure' electronic music, Ben Jacob's music could well be the same for its impure counterpart. For all those who think mixing music ends with DJ Shadow...

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