Monday, 31 August 2009

Tyondai Braxton-Platinum Rows from the album Central Market

Many people would know Tyondai Braxton mostly from his work with Battles or Prefuse 73, but the super talented, multi instrumentalist has just gone and knocked my socks off with the first piece from his debut solo album. The track is called Platinum Rows and is a 10 minute scored piece recorded with the Wordless Music Orchestra from New York. Braxton composed this piece himself and it is quite thrilling to say the least. It has a cartoon soundtrack feel in parts and is perfectly paced.
Taken from the album Central Market, it gets a full release in Ireland on September 11th on Warp Records, whom are not shy in the least about this release, calling it a "full-length solo masterpiece".
After hearing Platinum Rows I am going to presume they are right. Have a listen below.

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