Experimental composer Tyondai Braxton began performing and writing in Middletown, CT, in the early '90s. Trying everything from the creative orchestra setup to avant-garde jazz to art rock with Antenna Terra, he finally released his first solo album in the summer of 2002. History That Has No Effect is a strange mix of orchestrated organic and electronic loops manipulated through guitar pedals and was released on JMZ Records. A year later he formed the band Battles with John Stanier of Helmet and Tomahawk, guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams of Don Caballero, and guitarist David Konopka of Lynx. He returned to his solo career in 2009 with Central Market, an orchestral album released by the Warp label. ~ Bradley Torreano, Rovi