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Scott Hansen (born 1976/1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records. His song, Dictaphone’s Lament, was used as the track on a music video entitled “Live Life to the Fullest”, which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Additionally, his song Cascade (originally made for an Adult Swim/Ghostly International compilation) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008.

Hansen began releasing music over 10 years ago with The Science of Patterns EP. His first full-length, Sunrise Projector, came out in 2004, and as the critical acclaim continued in 2006 with the release of Past Is Prologue.

It was around 2008 that URBmagazine noted Tycho as one of the Next 100 artists to watch, and Hansen continued to release singles and experiment with more live instrumentation. In 2011, his meticulous process saw the release of Dive, his debut full-length for Ghostly International. Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, the record established him beyond the realm of IDM and ambient.

Now with Awake, Tycho’s second Ghostly LP, the project returns as a true three-piece band comprised of Zac Brown (guitar, bass) and Rory O’Connor (live drums). Lengthy touring for Dive brought Tycho to its full potential, and in efforts to capture the energy on the road Hansen invited Brown and O’Connor in to the creative process.


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  • prateekcertain

    Great show in San Diego.

    30 Oct 6:21am Reply
  • atsom655321

    Lead guy was smiling the whole time at last night's show in San Diego. Great band, great energy, great tunes.

    29 Oct 11:45pm Reply
  • pea-cocktail

    @RuoneDelacroix, it's the live version of "A Walk", from this album:

    24 Oct 9:53pm Reply
  • crayonsyringe

    I can't wait to see Tycho next year.

    21 Oct 12:04pm Reply
  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is pretty shameless self-promotion, but if you're into ambient/soundscapes/etc., you might like my new release, Summer Ghosts. It's ambient music inspired by amazing talents like Sigur Rós, Jonsí & Alex, Brian Eno, Tycho, and more, so check it out if you'd like! You can find both of my releases at Have a good one.

    19 Oct 5:43pm Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    Always enjoy studying to his music.

    18 Oct 5:40pm Reply
  • picturesloves_

    best project

    12 Oct 1:32am Reply
  • Jasmic

    Well, according to my stats I listened to Tycho once in 2008, and twice in 2012. How on earth have I missed out on this music? The Lightship Series video for Spectre has just got my attention.

    11 Oct 8:04pm Reply
  • RuoneDelacroix

    Has anyone else heard a remake of A Walk? I was listening to a Spotify playlist and there was some different notes in the beginning. I also noticed that they redid the instrumentation when the song picks up. If I had to guess, they remade the song as a band. Does anyone else know about this?

    11 Oct 5:55am Reply
  • vibrationofsoul

    tycho is a cult. I will kill for tycho

    7 Oct 2:15pm Reply
  • ilhammaulana

    Music for soul.

    30 Sep 6:58pm Reply
  • Swerveaction

    Music for mind-scapes of oceans,lands and skys...

    27 Sep 8:14pm Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    nothing compelling about this. insipid NPR background music.

    26 Sep 7:42am Reply
  • NovemPortis

    The Lightship95 videos were really good. His band is reproducing the sound of the album with ease now.

    24 Sep 7:06pm Reply
  • good_bone

    Watch Tycho's session for featuring Awake and Spectre here: <3

    24 Sep 1:52pm Reply
  • tbill11

    @HeapofBears - Tycho plays with a full live band with backing visuals that are created by the band and synced to the music. It's a fully immersive experience. Very different from a press play DJ set.

    17 Sep 5:17pm Reply
  • Daniel60

    @HeaopOfBears - I've heard that about Com Truise as well, and I could see that being the case for Tycho. I've had a chance to see each of them live and didn't pull the trigger. Still would like to give their live shows a chance some time because I'm a big fan of their stuff.

    16 Sep 1:18pm Reply
  • HeapOfBears

    I love Tycho but I could see his live show potentially being boring. Com Truise's set was basically him pushing play on is iPod and then pretending to do stuff for 2 hours. Anyone that's seen Tycho live that can tell me what made it interesting?

    15 Sep 4:27pm Reply
  • my_surfboard

    the title track off Dive is the best thing about that album

    8 Sep 3:47pm Reply

    So good live!

    3 Sep 5:18am Reply
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