max tundra – some best friend you turned out to be (2000)

Like any great artistic display, ‘Some Best Friend You Turned Out to Be’ is perpetually unfolding, now into its third decade. The record’s acidic, demanding experience persists and each listen will provoke fresh revelations on its enduring scientific logic. Max Tundra is less concerned with an unknown, distant land and more with the life going on between and beneath us: the telephone boxes that whizz and fizz to support our communication, the bus engine we rely on to get to and from our silly jobs. But in its formidable maximalism, there are acoustic elements not in servitude to the synthetic dominance. Their keenness for harmony in this midst of chaos is inspiring. 

26/30

A favourite: ‘Cakes’ 

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