Tyondai Braxton, 'Central Market' (Warp)

Critical Mass
Label:

by SPIN Staff

The progeny of legendarily convoluted jazz composer Anthony Braxton, Tyondai is known for adding a dash of looney tunes and loopy vocals to Battles' otherwise stoic post-rock. His third solo album is promoted as "new classical," but "J. City" sounds more like a grievous stab at alt-rock. Elsewhere, enervating helium vox, kazoos, electronics, and orchestral pomp riddle "Opening Bell" and "Platinum Rows." Throughout, both philharmonic and rock bombast squash the finer -- and more playful -- details.

LISTEN: Tyondai Braxton, "Platinum Rows"

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Parkay Quarts — Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth " 06:27
  • 2 Digitalism — Second Chance " 04:53
  • 3 Bob Dylan — 900 Miles from My Home " 02:14
  • 4 Run The Jewels — Oh My Darling Don't Cry " 03:35
  • 5 Angel Olsen — May As Well " 02:39
  • 6 SQÜRL — Francine Says " 04:06

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA