Max Tundra

Real Name:
Ben Jacobs
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Ben Jacobs (born 7 June 1974), more commonly known by the stage name Max Tundra, is an English multi-instrumental musician, singer and music producer.
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Albums

7243 8 492952 7, none Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be — Max Tundra Max Tundra Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be (Album) Domino 7243 8 492952 7, none France 2000 Sell This Version
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WIGCD112 Mastered By Guy At The Exchange — Max Tundra Max Tundra Mastered By Guy At The Exchange (Album) Domino WIGCD112 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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WIGCD168 Parallax Error Beheads You — Max Tundra Max Tundra Parallax Error Beheads You (Album) Domino WIGCD168 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none With Love To Mummy — Max Tundra Max Tundra With Love To Mummy (Album) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2013
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none Selected Amiga​/​BBC Micro Works 85​-​92 — Max Tundra Max Tundra Selected Amiga​/​BBC Micro Works 85​-​92 (Album) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2014 Sell This Version
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none Best Friends — Max Tundra Max Tundra Best Friends(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2020
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Singles & EPs

WAP 101 Children At Play — Max Tundra Max Tundra Children At Play (Single) Warp Records WAP 101 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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RUG101 Cakes — Max Tundra Max Tundra Cakes (Maxi, Single) Domino RUG101 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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RUG112CD Ink Me — Max Tundra Max Tundra Ink Me (Maxi) Domino RUG112CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
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WNRS6 Wall Of Suss # 2 — Max Tundra 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
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RUG120 QY20 Songs — Max Tundra Max Tundra QY20 Songs (Single) Domino RUG120 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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RUG142CD Lysine — Max Tundra Max Tundra Lysine (Single) Domino RUG142CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
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NO 701 All Hail The Black Emperor — Max Tundra Max Tundra / Hairy Miner Max Tundra / Hairy Miner - All Hail The Black Emperor No Recordings NO 701 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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Rug156T Cabasa — Max Tundra Max Tundra Cabasa (Single) Domino Rug156T UK 2003 Sell This Version
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tom 66M The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series M — Max Tundra Max Tundra The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series M(7", Single, Ltd) Tomlab tom 66M Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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none Which Song — Max Tundra Max Tundra Which Song (Single) Domino none UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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none Peel Session (Remastered) — Max Tundra Max Tundra Peel Session (Remastered) (EP) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2018
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none Incandenza EP (Grenfell charity single) — Max Tundra Max Tundra Incandenza EP (Grenfell charity single)(2xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2018
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DOMDIG618 MBGATE (Kero Kero Bonito Remix) — Max Tundra Max Tundra MBGATE (Kero Kero Bonito Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Domino DOMDIG618 2022
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DOMDIG612 Lights (A. G. Cook Remix) — Max Tundra Max Tundra Lights (A. G. Cook Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Domino Recording Co. Ltd. DOMDIG612 2022
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Miscellaneous

none Pets — Max Tundra Max Tundra And David Liebe Hart Max Tundra And David Liebe Hart - Pets(3xFile, WAV) Not On Label (Max Tundra Self-released) none UK 2020
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DOMDIG610 Remixtape — Max Tundra Max Tundra Remixtape(8xFile, FLAC, Mixtape) Domino DOMDIG610 2022

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Bradx

Bradx

March 12, 2022
I saw him live at one of the Brighton Crawls from 1999 or so. He was incredible, he had a big table laid out with a ton of instruments which he would seemingly randomly pick up, play a bit, throw it back, pick something else, play a bit and so on. He had these little keyboard instruments he would play and then throw into the crowd. It was quite manic.... but really good.

I used to do a late night radio show and I got him in to do an hour. I can't actually remember anything about it, apart from he played some Beefheart. The show finished at 1am and he said he was going to stay at his sisters that night. I walked along with him. As we walked along I suddenly got the idea that his sister lived in my road. We kept on walking... he didn't turn off and neither did I. As it happened, he was staying with his sister who lived directly opposite me. Strange coincidence.
miccom

miccom

August 8, 2001
edited over 21 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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