Published Jul 30, 2013Progressive pop experimenter Max Tundra hasn't been around much lately, releasing his last album Parallax Error Beheads You in 2008. Now, however, he's unearthed a collection of tracks that he recorded between 1993 and 1997, simply called With Love to Mummy.
The reason for the title? The project's Ben Jacobs initially gave the cassette to his mom and completely forgot about it. She recently discovered the unearthed material, mailed it to him, and he chose to post it on Bandcamp.
In a lengthy statement on his Bandcamp page, Jacobs offers up some insight into where he was at with these recordings. He also offered up the following disclaimers:
I hope you find it rewarding/interesting/silly, this missing paving slab on the driveway to the music I have since made. I think I just discovered a couple of even older tapes, featuring less "normal"-sounding stuff than WLTM, so watch this space. And who knows, depending on the success of this release, I might put A BRAND NEW AS YET UNWRITTEN MAX TUNDRA ALBUM on here one day.
PS: Apologies for the wow/flutter on Sunfunk (& its terrible title). Also I tried using various de-hissing filters on the cassette audio, but they just made things sound weird and "artifacty", so ssssssssssssssssssss.
Check out With Love to Mummy below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.