The music that Londoner Ben Jacobs makes is dizzyingly dense, labyrinthine, and hyperactive, while being utterly effervescent, sunny, and obsessed with melody, which led to him being cited as a trailblazing force for an entire new generation of musicians. In 1998, Warp released his debut EP as Max Tundra, Children at Play, based on a demo tape sent to the label. The LP some Best Friend You Turned Out to Be followed in 2000 on Domino.
Tundra was conspicuously quiet for the next half-decade, popping out remixes for Franz Ferdinand, Pet Shop Boys, Missy Elliott and The Strokes, before re-emerging in 2008 with his latest LP, Parallax Error Beheads You. It featured his most polished, pop-oriented compositions to date, without sacrificing any of the frenetic giddiness, control-freak complexity, or visionary strangeness of his earlier work.