Max Tundra, the British producer who released three cult-favorite albums in the 2000s, is re-pressing each of them on vinyl, via Domino. As well as Some Best Friend You Turned Out to Be, Mastered by Guy at the Exchange, and Parallax Error Beheads You, he will release a remix mixtape digitally. Remixtape features remixes by Julia Holter, Kero Kero Bonito, and a cover by Katie Dey, as well as a remix by Tundra’s successor in madcap pop production, A. G. Cook. Listen to the PC Music founder’s remix of “Lights,” from Mastered by Guy at the Exchange, below, and scroll down for the full Remixtape tracklist.
The vinyl re-presses are out August 12, the same day as Remixtape. Of the latter, Tundra said in a press release:
A. G. Cook said: “Mastered by Guy at the Exchange is a true cult album – a playful monolith that sounds both nothing and everything like the 2000s. Stumbling across it as a teenager, it reinforced a hunch I had: that music is a place where anything could happen, and total chaos could be held together by the lightest of pop hooks. There’s an oddly British quality to Max Tundra’s work, a soft and polite maximalism – pioneering, eccentric and infinitely remixable.”
Ben Jacobs revived his Max Tundra alias in 2018, after 10 dormant years, for a two-track EP called Incandenza. In the interim, he had produced a Daphne & Celeste comeback album, Daphne & Celeste Save the World.
01 MBGATE [Kero Kero Bonito Remix]
02 Will Get Fooled Again [Katie Dey Cover]
03 Orphaned [Colin Self Self-Beheaded Rework]
04 Fuerte [Max Tundra’s Amiga Remix]
05 Lights [A. G. Cook Remix)
06 Which Song [BABii Rework]
07 Lysine [Julia Holter Remix]
08 The Entertainment [Max Tundra Piano Version]