Max Tundra "Mastered By Guy At The Exchange"
Published Apr 01, 2003Never one to bore a listener, Max Tundra (aka Ben Jacobs) has the ability to boggle even the most brilliant minds. Making music that sounds as if he was dropped on his head as an infant, Tundras quirky pop is utterly without boundaries. "Mastered By Guy At The Exchange, his fourth album, fuses pop with elegant spots of jazz, clownish glitchy electronics and a dire need to entertain, à la artists such as Prince and current fave, Har Mar Superstar. Without following any sort of structure or formula whatsoever, "MBGATE is an oddball listen, yet it doesnt pigeonhole itself as a comedic or silly album. Though at times it sounds rather childish, Tundras taste in the absurd is purely creative fun that is smart enough to know when to say when. (Tigerbeat6)