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Max Tundra | DNO213

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Max and I met in Barcelona in 2005 at Primavera Sound. His slot was at 4am. He put on a mask, wrapped himself up in tape, and played forty minutes of music made mostly using Amiga sample tracker software from the late 1980s. There was virtuosic melodica playing, Pointer Sisters-style singing, and an eight-minute version of “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound Of Music. I was wasted and ended up passing out on a beach in my underwear. When the sun rose, I woke up with dried merengue and sand glued to my hair, and in a daze, I realized that I had just witnessed nothing less than the best music performance of my life.

What sets Max Tundra apart from any other band in the world is his attention to detail. This album is impossibly full of ideas, seeking out every imaginable sound in the world and giving each their own curtain call. When you listen to this album, you'd think that it was made by an eccentric millionaire, with every name-brand pop music producer in the world contributing their own two seconds of material. Upon closer inspection, you'd realize that it's been six years since Mastered By Guy At The Exchange; in that time, Max probably hasn't had a single good night's sleep.

I can't compare this record to any record I've ever heard before. Even Max's previous records are a distant echo. It is dance music, it is discourse, it is teen sex comedy, it is a video game, it is a dance troupe, it is a thirteen course meal with Amontillado. It is shock and awe. Listen and be humbled.

- Owen Pallett

CD

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CD-DNO-213 | Domino | Out now

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  • 01. Gum Chimes
     
  • 02. Will Get Fooled Again
     
  • 03. Which Song
     
  • 04. My Night Out
     
  • 05. Orphaned
     
  • 06. Nord Lead Three
     
  • 07. The Entertainment
     
  • 08. Number Our Days
     
  • 09. Glycaemic Index Blues
     
  • 10. Until We Die
     
 
 
LP

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LP-DNO-213 | Domino | Out now

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  • Side A
    01. Gun Chimes
     
  • 02. Will Get Fooled Again
     
  • 03. Which Song
     
  • 04. My Night Out
     
  • 05. Orphaned
     
  • 06. Nord Lead Three
     
  • Side B
    07. The Entertainment
     
  • 08. Number Our Days
     
  • 09. Glycaemic Index Blues
     
  • 10. Until We Die
     
 
 
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