New Tyondai Braxton – “Uffe’s Woodshop”

brandon | July 6, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Earlier today I claimed Air’s “Do The Joy” has a cartoon vibe to it, but it’s nothing at all like this frantically paced track from Battles vocalizer, etc., Tyondai Braxton’s forthcoming self-produced solo release, Central Market. According to the official notes on “Uffe’s Woodshop,” the sounds you’re hearing are “vocals/whistling, kazoos, violins, violas, synths, electronics, piano, 6 guitars, bass and drums/percussion.” The results? Raymond Scott colliding with Tortoise, Glenn Branca, and some very cinematic strings. If feels very much like the part of something bigger, so it’ll be interesting to see how Central Market develops. For now, it’s exciting enough seeing another “indie” associated songwriter spread his wings.

The tracklist:

01 “Opening Bell”
02 “Uffe’s Woodshop”
03 “The Duck and the Butcher”
04 “Platinum Rows”
05 “Unfurling”
06 “J. City”
07 “Dead Strings”

Central Market is out 9/15 via Warp. Braxton also commissioned a piece for Bang On A Can that premieres 8/5 as part of the Lincoln Center Of Our Doors 2009 series. Bang On A Can will also be performing commissions by Goran Bregovic and Stew and Heidi Rodewald along with arrangements of works by Björk, Meshuggah (!), Charles Mingus, Colon Nancarrow, and Frank Zappa.