Braxton, Tyondai / History that Has no Effect
Album: History that Has no Effect   Collection:General
Artist:Braxton, Tyondai   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Jmz Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-27 Pull Date: 2003-12-29
Week Ending: Dec 21 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 6 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 08, 2015: Sunsets of White Noise
Raise Yr Arms & Cross Them
4. Jan 19, 2006: Rock in a Position
Great Mass
2. Apr 22, 2010: Icecaps of White Noise
Great Mass
5. Jun 20, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Great Mass
3. Jun 27, 2009: lady gaga hour
Search Party 5AM
6. Mar 04, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Raise Yr Arms & Cross Them

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-10-29
THIS IS REALLY GREAT!!! From Connecticut, Tyondai Braxton brings us an excellent and varied set of weird, twangy, computer/synth and guitar-driven experiments. But don’t dismiss this as dabbling naive experimentation – he has a fine sense of texture, timing, and pop. At times, the approach is that of a soundscape, with the focus on slowly evolving textures. At other times, pop influence comes in, and he sounds like an avantgarde follower of My Bloody Valentine. Fucking great!!!
4, 7, 8, 1, 2.

1. dark. twangy sustained sound evolves to a great harmonic texture.
2. repeated buzzy oboe-like sample. dark distorted beat comes in.
3. decent glitchy sounds with a fading rolling bass drum beat
4. mysterious arpeg guitars. rocks out, strange sounds. post-MBV?
5. abstract, wandering, improvised feel. guitar ran through synth.
6. cool weird sounds, like bells being bent.
7. beat, very cool, strange. is this what MBV would have led to?
8. slow arching. minimal, beautiful but with angst. sustained cymbals, synth harmonies, sax blips, drony bitter voice midway. great!
9. human beatbox w/ vox. becomes reminiscent of late 80s pop?

Track Listing
1. Great Mass   5. Search Party 2AM
2. Haunt the Ghosts Who Haunt   6. Search Party 5AM
3. Light Pitch Black, I'm Gonna   7. The Violent Light Through
4. Raise Yr Arms & Cross Them   8. Struck Everywhere
  9. Hold Onto Distance