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Video: Tycho – Horizon

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Ahead of their upcoming UK tour dates this June with shows in Glasgow, Manchester & Bristol, Tycho have shared a new video for their track ‘Horizon’, taken from their Grammy-nominated album ‘EPOCH’.

The video, taken from the groups mesmerizing live show, features original animations from Neil Krug and cinematography from Charles Bergquist.

Watch ‘Horizon’ here:

‘Horizon’ is the second track from the Grammy Award nominated album ‘EPOCH’ which is available now on all platforms.

Tycho has also announced additional shows for its 2017 World Tour including playing four rare co-headlining shows on the West Coast with Todd Terje & The Olsens and special guest Jaga Jazzist. Todd Terje is one of Scott Hansen’s main influences, appearing frequently in Scott’s DJ sets. This is the first US tour ever for Todd Terje & The Olsens, Terje’s live band.

The dates add to an already expansive U.S. headlining tour which includes festival performances at Coachella, Electric Forest and Forecastle as well as two nights at Brooklyn, NY’s new venue Brooklyn Steel. Tycho will then return to Europe in June for performances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and Porto, Portugal.

Tickets for the North American tour are on sale now. Please see tychomusic.com/#tour for complete details and remaining ticket availability. Full list of tour dates is below.

Earlier this year, Tycho received its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination. EPOCH, the Bay Area-based group’s acclaimed fifth studio album, earned a nod as “Best Dance/Electronic Album.”

EPOCH made an extraordinary chart debut following its surprise release last September, enteringBillboard’s “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” at #1 – Tycho’s highest chart placement to date. EPOCHalso earned a place in Red Bull Music’s “25 Best Albums of 2016″ and Dancing Astronaut’s”Top 10 Albums of 2016.” EPOCH is available now digitally at all DSPs and streaming services and physical CD and vinyl are available via ISO50 and The Ghostly Store.

No. 16: Tycho – Epoch

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Tycho’s Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with the new album. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.

Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.

Tycho – Division (Remixes)

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Today, Tycho shares two new remixes of their first single ‘Division’ from the recent album Epoch, which is set for physical release on Jan 20th via Ghostly International.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — fresh from her Pitchfork Best New Music-rated collaboration album with Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy — delivers a melting ambient epic while Heathered Pearls, a Ghostly staple, bolsters the dance elements of the original. In addition to the two remixes Tycho is also sharing a video for ‘Division’ that was filmed lived at their Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance on September 17 featuring official audio from the album.

Stream ‘Division (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix)’ & ‘Division (Heathered Pearls Remix)’:

Watch ‘Division’ live at Red Rocks (ft. official audio):

Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with this year’s Epoch (Ghostly International). This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world. Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Epoch is available digitally now and for physical pre-order now due out January 20.

This January, Tycho will embark on a world tour. The tour will begin on Jan 7 in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. From there Tycho will travel across four continents including Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For a full list of tour dates, tickets, and more information, please visit http://tychomusic.com/.

Tycho – Epoch LP

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Tycho releases their brand new album Epoch. This is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awakeand culminating with this year’s Epoch (Ghostly International). This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.

Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Earlier this summer Tycho released their first single ‘Division‘ and just last week released their second single and title track, ‘Epoch.‘ The surprise album is available digitally and for physical pre-order now.

Listen to ‘Epoch’ in full here:

When discussing the surprise element of this release Hansen said, “I’ve never been fond of handing in an album then waiting 4 months for it to be released. I wanted to be more connected to the people consuming the music. There is a kind of visceral fulfillment you get from sharing something that you’ve just created with other people. That’s a very satisfying feeling as an artist” Hansen continues, “All art is in some way shaped by the current state of the world around the person creating it so there’s a element of zeitgeist built into any album. We just finished mastering the album so it will be a month old when people hear it. I’m hoping people get a sense that this music is directly connected to the time they are experiencing it in.”

Epoch was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, CA. The album was arranged alongside long time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process. Rory O’Connor performed drums on the album.

Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake. Album art is above and full track listing below.

Epoch tracklisting:

1. Glider
2. Horizon
3. Slack
4. Receiver
5. Epoch
6. Division
7. Source
8. Local
9. Rings
10. Continuum
11. Field

Download/Stream Epoch: https://Ghostly.lnk.to/tycho-epoch
Purchase Epoch at ISO5O: http://shop.iso50.com/epoch
Purchase Epoch at The Ghostly Store: http://www.theghostlystore.com/products/tycho-epoch-lp

Tycho – Epoch

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Tycho has revealed ‘Epoch, the latest single from Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project and the keystone of the forthcoming album. The new album is at once a departure and an evolution for Tycho; honing the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.

The release of ‘Epoch’ comes two months after the release of the song ‘Division.’ These two songs are the first new material from Tycho since the acclaimed 2014 release, Awake. Around the release of Awake Tycho performed in over 30 countries worldwide including major festival appearances at Coachella, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo in the U.S., as well as Falls Festival in Australia, and Latitude in the UK. This fall Tycho is on tour playing several U.S. cities as well as a performance at Treasure Island festival in October.

Tycho – Apogee (RJD2 Remix)

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After recently announcing ‘Awake Remixes’ LP, Tycho has shared a new RJD2 remix of ‘Apogee’, which is streaming online now. The forthcoming record is set for release on January 15th via Ghostly International, with the physical release on May 20th.

RJD2 takes the swift-kicking ‘Apogee’ and transforms it into tranquil instrumental funk.

Awake represented a high-water mark for Scott Hansen, the San Francisco musician better known asTycho. Described by Hansen as, “in many ways, the first True Tycho record,” Awake announced the arrival of Tycho as a full band, and it found Hansen streamlining the group’s sound, focusing on the drums and aiming to capture the energy and power of the group’s live set. The story of Awake arrives at its natural conclusion with this 12” of remixes, on which Hansen’s songs are re-interpreted by producers who make the songs their own while retaining all of their core elements. The digital release is out January 15th on Ghostly International, with the physical release set for a May 20th release.
In the hands of Few Nolder, ‘Montana’ becomes tense and driving, four-on-the-floor beat undergirding bright, rippling synths. Baio, who splits his time between solo work and his role as bassist in Vampire Weekend, gives ‘Plains’ a kind of soulfulness, adding a driving rhythm to the original’s beatless ambience and dropping in snatches of vocal for texture and warmth.

Additional remixes from Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Bibio and Beacon, which had been previously released, have been added to this package. Taken together, ‘Awake Remixes’ offer a parallel narrative for Tycho’s artistic breakthrough. Additionally, the digital only ‘Deluxe Version’ of ‘Awake’ now includes the original version of ‘Awake’ and all eight remixes available on the ‘Awake Remixes’ album.

Pre-orders are available at The Ghostly StoreISO50, and these fine retailers.

Tycho – Awake Remixes

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Following the release of the ‘Awake’ LP last year, Tycho has just announced news of forthcoming LP ‘Awake Remixes’ due January 15th (digitally) and May 20th (physically) via Ghostly International. Baio of Vampire Weekend has remixed ‘Plains’, which is streaming online now.

Baio, who splits his time between solo work and his role as bassist in Vampire Weekend, gives ‘Plains’ a kind of soulfulness, adding a driving rhythm to the original’s beatless ambience and dropping in snatches of vocal for texture and warmth. The track recently premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.

Listen to ‘Plains (Baio Remix)’ here:

Awake represented a high-water mark for Scott Hansen, the San Francisco musician better known asTycho. Described by Hansen as, “in many ways, the first True Tycho record,” Awake announced the arrival of Tycho as a full band, and it found Hansen streamlining the group’s sound, focusing on the drums and aiming to capture the energy and power of the group’s live set. The story of Awake arrives at its natural conclusion with this 12” of remixes, on which Hansen’s songs are re-interpreted by producers who make the songs their own while retaining all of their core elements. The digital release is out January 15thon Ghostly International, with the physical release set for a May 20th release.

RJD2 takes the swift-kicking ‘Apogee’ and transforms it into tranquil instrumental funk; In the hands ofFew Nolder, ‘Montana’ becomes tense and driving, four-on-the-floor beat undergirding bright, rippling synths. Additional remixes from Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Bibio and Beacon, which had been previously released, have been added to this package. Taken together, the Awake Remixes offer a parallel narrative for Tycho’s artistic breakthrough. Additionally, the digital only Deluxe Version (link coming soon) of Awake now includes the original version of ‘Awake’ and all eight remixes available on the Awake Remixes album.

Following the acclaim of Hansen’s momentous sunrise DJ sets at Burning Man in 2014 and 2015, he’s also announced his debut US DJ set tour. Listen to this Burning Man Sunrise DJ set here, and see below for the full list of upcoming dates.

Pre-orders are available at The Ghostly Store, ISO50, and these fine retailers.

‘Awake Remixes’ track listing:
Out January 15th, 2016 (digital) & May 20th, 2016 (physical)
01. Awake (Com Truise Remix)
02. Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
03. L (Dusty Brown Remix)
04. Dye (Nitemoves Remix)
05. See (Beacon Remix)
06. Apogee (RJD2 Remix)
07. Spectre (Bibio Remix)
08. Plains (Baio Remix)
09. Montana (Few Nolder Remix)

No. 17: Tycho – Awake #blogovision2014

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Scott Hansen aka Tycho (aka ISO50) explains: “I would never use the word “minimalism” to describe anything I do, but “Awake” is a relatively minimal record compared to some others I’ve done…” it’s “the first true Tycho record.(spotify link)

Tycho – See (Official Performance Cut Video + Beacon Remix)

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Following a sold out show at Oval Space earlier this year & a stellar performance at Latitude Festival, Tycho returns to the UK for four dates in October including a headline show at The Forum in London on Oct 3rd. In anticipation of these shows, Tycho have revealed a celestial ‘See (Official Performance Cut)’ video & also a remix of the track by fellow Ghostly labelmates Beacon.

Directed by GMunk, who helmed the original version of the video as well, this edit is a montage of the entire band’s performance using only KInect-informed, infrared footage. The result is a visual journey into the band’s aural landscape. Watch ‘See (Official Performance Cut)’ below.

In conjunction with the video release, Ghostly International labelmates Beacon have remixed ‘See’ shifting the landscape of the track by adding vocals to the mix. It’s the third in a series of remixes from Tycho’s ‘Awake’ LP following Com Truise’s ‘Awake’ and Bibio’s ‘Spectre’.

Tycho – Awake (Com Truise Remix)

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Following the release of his Awake LP via Ghostly in March, Tycho unveiled a new remix of the album title track fellow Ghostly affiliate Com Truise. Check it out below.