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How Do I Listen To This? Tyondai Braxton's Favourite LPs
Lottie Brazier , March 20th, 2017 13:05

As he prepares to to play London's Convergence Festival and other UK venues, Tyondai Braxton guides Lottie Brazier through 13 key records, from Brian Eno to Mark Fell, Autechre and Florian Hecker


Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
So much nuance but he always has clarity in all of his music. Kieran's at the top of his game. He's such an interesting producer. Everything he does has this clarity and it seems very simple. But it's not, he has such a highly sophisticated sense of what should go where. You feel like he really understands the world that he's created for himself and works in. So you just hear him having fun and placing things around and you inherently trust him with whatever he does. It's like a new journey every time. Honestly, what I say about Beautiful Rewind could probably be applied to a bunch of his records. That's the kind of thrilling thing with him. He's the master of his domain and it's exciting to hear him play inside of that sandbox. Such a fun record. Fun can mean a lot of different things and it hits you in a lot of different ways. But it's enjoyable to get into something steady, that's the pulse of his tracks that are dance orientated. The production of it and just the way that he thinks keeps your mind spinning. So it's always fun unpacking what he's presented.