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Tyondai Braxton


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New York City, New York, United States (1998 – present)

Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and performer and ex-guitarist / singer of American super-group Battles, and as a prominently featured artist on record label Warp Records. He has been actively producing and performing music under his name as a solo artist, as well as collaboratively under various group titles and collectives, since 1998.

Raised in Connecticut, Braxton is the son of multi-instrumentalist and composer Anthony Braxton. He later studied composition at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut with Robert Carl and Ingram Marshall. His “orchestrated loops” involve real-time overlaying of guitar, voice and found objects, designed to simulate an ensemble.

“Central Market,” released on Warp Records is seen a new direction in Braxton’s orchestral style, while maintaining qualities of the loop compositional style he is known for. Braxton currently resides in New York City, New York, United States.

Collaboratively, Braxton has also worked with Prefuse73, RiSIL and Glenn Branca, and has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and Bang On A Can, amongst others.


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  • excrement69

    Kraków <3

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Walking_Up

    I'll never get this

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheRingshifter

    HOLY SHIT his dad is actually Anthony Braxton?! WHY HAVE BATTLES HAD NO GUEST SAXOPHONE SOLOS? (as for as I know).

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TimeColumns

    Check out the debut full-length from instrumental math/loop-based/post-rock band TIME COLUMNS here:

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • yorammorad

    quite bloody excellent

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • RIPcamp


    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • malonemuert

    Battles is/was great with and without him.

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • levibwatson

    Anybody know anything about the vinyl-only track from Central market? Also any news on an upcoming release?

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • oaquard

    Lolol listening to History has No Effect and I started talking to myself about how good it sounds.

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • neutralColours

    Central Market is just incredible. I can't even begin to compare it to anything else, it's so unique.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • WideAsleep

    Central Market is the soundtrack to my commute every morning. Great album.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • fabiocandelori

    Battless w/o him is nothing lol [2]

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • brun-o

    at first I got a little upset when he left Battles, but now I think is great he's diggin deeper into avant and experimentation, like his old man, without getting under his shadow. I chatted with him a little after a Battles gig and he seemed to be a great, down-to-earth chap (Ian was ok).

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • andover

    I don't go back to Central Market very often.

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • thomaserak8

    Tyondai needs to start releasing solo material as fast as Omar [3]

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • FungusMonk

    "Battless w/o him is nothing lol" dude have you even heard ice cream? that track is fucking wicked.

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • Oidualc

    History That Has no Effect (2002) and Central Market (2009) @

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • pakkei

    C'mon people, this isn't those cheesy 60's or 70's or 80's or 90's band breakup, in which band members left in BAD terms, and made good reality show drama. Battles and Tyondai (at least according to press) are in GOOD terms. They are musicians, and they need to focus for the group but express themselves as well, and I think it's appropriate for Tyondai, who has explosive amount of musical ideas, to go solo at least for a while to explore his abilities. Bands are more like collectives these days, both together and separated at the same time. Yes, it sucks for fans to feel a sense of loss when they realize they can't see the band anymore, but they are people too. (For goodness sake, I've seen them live 3 times already. What more can I ask for?) Who knows what will happen next?

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • stinky9

    Battless w/o him is nothing lol

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Zajcik

    Without Battles, he is nothing.

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
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