Friday, April 1, 2011

Max Tundra


Max Tundra, is an interesting case. You can tell that there is a lot of love for a lot of different genres going here. Much hubbub has been made about him using a bunch of vintage recording equipment to make these dense electro pop pieces.  Speaking of pop, he is a man very much in love with pop culture as well, it can get a bit corny. As this might start to sound a bit odd at times...yea it can be but you can tell its honest work.  The drum programming is what impresses me most about all of Max's albums, it is dense and schizophrenic.  He has an incredible ear for rhythm which is what 9 times out of 10 is lacking from similar artists. Flirtations with 8 bit music in the past are now brought more to the front showcased in their own songs. Vintage synths rule his songs along with heartfelt vocals.

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6 comments:

  1. This album is my shit and I have no idea why I don't own it. My good friend Clint, who has been talked about on these pages here and there, first introduced me to the man some years ago. Such good, weird pop tunes. And that album title is one of my favorite of all time.

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  2. Somehow I knew this was already in your rotation. In ways a prefer the previous album "Mastered by the Guy at the Exchange" but as a whole this one is more cohesive.

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  3. you two dingleberries have been hiding this shit from me this whole time? shit is like Tudy Udis meets passion pit, i am digging it so much

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  4. just downloaded Mastered by the Guy at the Exchange. like classic Dirty Projectors met squarepusher. so sick. you bitches.

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  5. This is basically one of those albums that I can never remember when I'm at the record store.

    Like "oh, there's this thing I'm looking for...uh...what...hmmm...IS THAT A HULK HOGAN ACTION FIGURE?!"

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