Parallax Error Beheads You

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Parallax Error Beheads You
Studio album by Max Tundra
Released 20 October 2008
Genre IDM, indie electronic, glitch[1]
Label Domino
Producer Max Tundra
Max Tundra chronology
Mastered by Guy at The Exchange
(2002)
Parallax Error Beheads You
(2008)
Singles from Parallax Error Beheads You
  1. "Will Get Fooled Again"
    Released: 29 September 2008

Parallax Error Beheads You is the third studio album by Ben Jacobs under his stage name of Max Tundra. The album was released on 20 October 2008 through Domino Records.[2] Tundra worked on the album for six years.[2][3]

Release[edit]

On 29 September 2008, the first single from the album titled "Will Get Fooled Again" was released on 7" vinyl and as a digital download.[4][5] A music video for the single was first uploaded to Tundra's MySpace on 17 September 2008.[5]

Parallax Error Beheads You was released in the United Kingdom on 20 October 2008 and in the United States on 18 November 2008 on LP and compact disc.[6][7][8] A special edition of the album will be released in the United Kingdom. To celebrate the album's release, Domino Records released a version of Max Tundra's Kosher Chicken Soup that includes a special link to download a copy of his album plus a bonus download album of covers called Best Friends. Best Friends is a reinterpretation of the song from Max Tundra's first album Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be by his friends.[9]

On 5 June 2010 Max Tundra effectively announced on Twitter that Parallax Error Beheads You would be the final Max Tundra album,[10] but on 30 March 2012 he tweeted "I'VE STARTED WORK ON THE NEW MAX TUNDRA ALBUM"[11]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[12]
The Belfast Telegraph (?)[13]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[14]
The Independent (?)[15]
Mojo 3/5 stars[16]
NOW 3/5 stars[17]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[18]
PopMatters (8/10)[19]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[20]
URB 4/5 stars[21]

Initial critical response to Parallax Error Beheads You was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 76, based on 18 reviews.[22]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ben Jacobs

  1. "Gum Chimes" – 3:26
  2. "Will Get Fooled Again" – 3:20
  3. "Which Song" – 5:21
  4. "My Night Out" – 1:56
  5. "Orphaned" – 4:25
  6. "Nord Lead Three" – 2:41
  7. "The Entertainment" – 2:58
  8. "Number Our Days" – 3:32
  9. "Glycaemic Index Blues" – 3:05
  10. "Until We Die" – 11:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Jacobs – performer, design
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Nilesh "Nilz" Patel – mastering
  • Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Design

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Ref.
United Kingdom 20 October 2008 Domino Records LP WIGLP168 [6]
CD WIGCD168
DD WIG168D [9]
United States 18 November 2008 CD [7]
LP [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross Hoffman, K. "Max Tundra: Styles". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "I Was Partially Right: Max Tundra Readies Parallax Error Beheads You in Preparation for Hot Chip Tour". tinymixtapes.com. Tiny Mix Tapes. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Domino – Max Tundra". Domino Records. Domino Records. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "New Max Tundra record on the way". Drowned in Sound. Drowned in Sound. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "MySpaceTV Videos: Max Tundra Video Channel". Myspace. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Domino". Domino Records. Domino Records. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Amazon.com: Parallax Error Beheads You: Max Tundra: Music". Amazon.com. Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Max Tundra Parallax Error Beheads You LP". CDUniverse. CDuniverse.com. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Domino – Max Tundra". Domino Records. Domino Records. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Max Tundra tweet". 5 June 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Max Tundra tweet". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Allmusic review
  13. ^ The Belfast Telegraph review
  14. ^ The Guardian review
  15. ^ The Independent review
  16. ^ "MParallax Error Beheads You [11/18] – CD". Best Buy. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  17. ^ NOW review
  18. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  19. ^ PopMatters review
  20. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  21. ^ URB review
  22. ^ "Max Tundra:Parallax Error Beheads You (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 

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