UPDATE: You can still purchase the Beige LP via Ghostly International. Link is updated to reflect this avenue of purchase. Thanks Scott!
Yet another great one dropping today!!
Through Ghostly International you can snag the latest from Tycho entitled¬†Awake.
With this record Tycho, originally a solo project, has evolved into a three piece band. This record also evolves in sound as¬†Awake takes Tycho’s ambient soundscapes and begins to lean in a post-rock direction.
Taken from a quote in the description:¬†‚ÄúThis is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.‚ÄĚ
Check it out!!
Tycho - Awake Album [Vinyl, CD]
This is a Pre-Order item. Immediate download of the two released singles will be sent in a separate e-mail.
Ships March 18th and includes a digital download which will be sent at midnight on 3/18/14.
Quantities of the Limited Edition Beige Vinyl are limited to 2000 worldwide pressings.
For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake ‚Äď his second LP for Ghostly International ‚Äď the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than drawing from his influences. ‚ÄúThis is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.‚ÄĚ
Following 2011‚Äôs Dive LP, the San Francisco-based designer toured extensively, and with a full band on stage, his sound coalesced into a percussive, organic whole. Zac Brown (guitars, bass) rejoined Scott on the road for this tour, but it was the particular addition of Rory O‚ÄôConnor‚Äôs live drumming that ultimately sent Hansen back to the studio with a more precise vision. ‚ÄúAfter the tour, I decided that I wanted to capture the more energetic, driven sound of the live show on the next album,‚ÄĚ Hansen recalls. Bringing musicians into Tycho‚Äôs creative process was a step towards expanding his own songwriting and advancing the project beyond its current sound.
In a cabin near Tahoe last winter, Zac and Scott began fleshing out the structure of the new record, but it wasn‚Äôt until they set up shop in the hills of Santa Cruz with Rory that it all fell into place. ‚ÄúIt crystallized the vision of how the drums would come to the forefront on this record,‚ÄĚ says Hansen. The sound was much more stripped-down and concise with more organic instruments in the fold. Songs like ‚ÄúMontana‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAwake‚ÄĚ are a departure from Tycho‚Äôs previous material ‚Äď unique to the group effort poured into the songs on the new record ‚Äď while ‚ÄúSee‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDye‚ÄĚ echo ideas from previous works, bridging a middle ground between the old and new. Working with Count Eldridge, who also engineered Dive, the team could fixate on the pulses that Tycho might previously layer under synthesizers and exhume them with distinct bass and guitar patterns.
Also known for his design work as ISO50, Hansen‚Äôs visual and sonic efforts have dovetailed throughout the course of his career. ‚ÄúThis is the first time in my life I've dropped everything to focus on one artistic pursuit,‚ÄĚ notes Hansen. Previous Tycho releases came to fruition when an amalgam of songs were nearing completion, but Awake is where music becomes the focus and true expression becomes the result.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive