an epoch is defined as an extended period of time typically characterized by a distinctive development or by a memorable series of events, and scott hansen, leader of the band tycho, has named their new album epoch with that in mind. the last installment in a trilogy, epoch is the culmination of more than a decade’s work that has seen the band evolving and maturing through two sublime releases dive (2011) and awake (2014), and developing from featuring hansen as a delicate solo performer into the iconic frontman of a powerful multi-layered live band performing on the world’s largest stages.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
awake represented a high-water mark for scott hansen, the san francisco musician better known as tycho. 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.
pressing on blue coloured vinyl, download code included.
for nearly a decade, tycho has been known as the musical alias of scott hansen, but with the release of awake – his second lp for ghostly international – 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. this is, in many ways, the first true tycho record.
the vinyl lp comes with download code.
tychos *past is prologue* has a storied history. the tracks began as sunrise projector, tychos 2004 full-length debut on gammaphone records, the record was then expanded and reissued in 2006 as past is prologue on merck records, and now, ghostly international is reissuing tychos original masterwork, re-introducing graphic designer / producer scott hansens musical universe: a lush, expansive imaginary landscape of sepia-toned keyboards, warm downtempo beats, and mile after mile of sun-dappled beauty.
the 2x12 inch vinyl comes in gatefold cover with download code included.
the title track on tychos long-awaited dive lp is just that — a ripple effect record that sounds like three songs in one, as if sound/graphic designer scott hansen just discovered progrock and decided to apply its winding passages to his own singular blend of sinewy synths and bleached beats. its also the first tycho song to feature a prominent guest musician, guitarist zac brown, in this case, who paints outside the lines of hansens halcyon hooks with restless rhythms and monorail-like riffs. the >dive< single fleshes things out even further, as keep shelly in athens and memoryhouse — both rising underground artists in their own right — cut hansens cloud-scraping composition in half and slow his cruise control chords down to a crawl. the misty vocal melodies are still there, but they are now floating through an embryonic assembly of jittery cicadas, rusty gears, and lean loops that are both welcoming and a bit woozy. the sonic equivalent of staring at the sun for too long, really, or two sides of the same cracked mirror.
while his formative years were spent listening to everything from yes to photek, scott hansen didnt get his hands on an actual guitar or drum machine until he left his native sacramento for san francisco in 1995. encountering this whole new world at 20 years old was a profound experience,says hansen,better known by his musical pseudonym tycho and as the graphic artist iso50.at the time,i was just learning the processes of design and music, both felt very similar,and have flowed back and forth for me ever since.as seamless as his two creative outlets have been,nearly a decade passed before the release of hansens first proper tycho lp, sunrise projector (later expanded and reissued under the title past is prologue).and while three striking singles have emerged since then, the sum of all those sepia-toned parts is nowhere near the double-exposed soundscapes of dive.
as the third single released in anticipation of scott hansen’s long-awaited full-length as tycho, “coastal brake” may be the best yet—a sweet slice of dream-beat that glides over the ocean surface like a high-speed waverider. “coastal brake”’s vintage synthesizers set the pointillistic scene, blipping and popping around a near-balearic rhythm like melancholy drops in a river, rising and falling and building to a shimmering climax. it’s not quite dance music—more like tycho’s soft-focus take on the escapist beauty of house music. the single’s three remixes do the original ample justice. danish producer (and syntaks collaborator) manual takes “coastal brake” at half-time and shoots it full of feedback, bringing a scorched-earth weight to the proceedings, while hatchback’s “cosmic caviar dub version” turns down the contrast and places the song in a cave full of drugged-out pianos. lusine hacks up “coastal brake” and repurposes the bits for his own stutter-stepping, downbeat funk. listen closely, and you’ll hear shards of “coastal brake” sparkling in between the beats. limited edition (1000 copies) of tychos >coastal brake< on 180 gram vinyl including alternate artwork poster. tycho is the music project of san francisco artist and producer scott hansen. as tycho, hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. known in the design world as iso50, hansen is famed for his bucolic, sun-drenched design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output.
scott hansen, better known as tycho & as graphic artist iso50, spent nearly a decade since his last effort before dropping -dive- on an unsuspecting public. it pays tribute to tychos prismatic past but spends most of it s time pointing to the project-s not-too-distant future. all versions come in slightly different variations of art!
“la conquista di luna” (the moon’s conquest, 1969) is composer luciano michelini’s masterpiece, one of the rarest and most sought italian lp’s, an imaginary sci-fi soundtrack enriched by the presence of th e legendary singer edda dell’orso on some tracks. drawing its structure from classical and orchestral soundtracks, the album is tinged with prog elements ahead of their time, soft psychede lia and moments of sheer genius: more than 40 years after its first release, it still guarantees a jaw-dropping listening experience.
the vinyl release includes the album on cd.
nice price deal !!! xenogears is the name of the first studio project of marieu and lucretio, also known as the analogue cops. with this moniker they released a bunch of seminal techno cuts on the first chapters of their restoration imprint, back in 2007. tracks which were played by legends as anthony shakir, claude young and the suburban knight. now the xenogears are back with their first album *lost artemis*, showcasing their distinctive fast, detroit-inspired hardware techno. the album features a collaboration with their usual collaborator nomadronin (with whom they run the label bratha) and with the talented producer known as objekt. all the tracks are characterized by a strong fascination for hi-tech synthesizers and rusted vintage gears, a fast pace, and a minimal approach to live mixing. they have explored the subterranean territories between post-atomic noises and apocalyptic breakbeats, finding a way to equate machines with funkiness in an open battlefield.
ulrich schnauss has pulled in influential electronic artists / producers asc, tycho, arovane to remix track _i take comfort in your ignorance_ from his new album _a long way to fall_: tycho, san fransisco based artist/producer (ghostly international), asc aka john clemens (auxillary records) who schnauss recently collaborated with on the 77ep. german producer /artist arovane contributes two reworks here...
wenn voigt & voigt im studio aufeinander treffen, fliegen die funken innerhalb dieser einzigartigen maschinerie namens kompakt gefährlich tief. das resultiert oft in der ungewöhnlichen kombination komplett separierter elemente, die plötzlich zu lautem geplauder anheben. auf ihrem album-debüt die zauberafte welt der anderen gehen die voigt-brüder einer vielzahl von einflüssen nach, um eine unvergleichliche klangwelt zu formen, die zum ersten mal das vollständig realisiert, was frühere, inzwischen klassische tracks auf speicher andeuteten. zeitgleich produziert zum essentiellen techno von erdingertrax, entscheidet dieses album sich für eine psychedelische erzählstrategie und führt so auf brilliante weise die experimentellen neigungen von voigt & voigt vor ohren... ohne dabei das eigene wissen um den perfekten groove aus den augen zu verlieren.
in 2008 tr-one released urban promise ep on nice & nasty. from this ep tr-one further released remixes of their seminal dark techno cut >detroit after dark< and now mystery train has been remixed by ireland’s leading light of deep, moody techno lerosa and tycho’s comet aka neil maguire from uk. this is a perfect follow up to the inner thoughts ep
auf ihrem album-debuet gehen die voigt-brueder einer vielzahl von einflüssen nach, um eine unvergleichliche klangwelt zu formen, die zum ersten mal das vollstaendig realisiert, was frühere, inzwischen klassische tracks auf speicher andeuteten
as most people already thought electronica and chill out have been for ever spoiled and degraded to cheap sell out labels by those countless and tasteless lounge and ibiza compilations, a cd came flying in, ready to save us from this jazzyloungychill-mess of the last years and re-new our perspective on this genre.