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s Tycho, Scott 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, the San Francisco-based artist is famed for his warm, textured design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output.

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. He eventually met Ghostly and, like everybody else, we simply had to work with him.

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, Tychos 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. Both the sound and artwork of Awake capture Hansens stylistic shift, conjuring a more kintetic and percussive sensory experience.

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Live Dates

  • 06.01.2017
    Barcelona,ES
    Primavera Sound Festival
  • 06.03.2017
    Dublin,IE
    Forbidden Fruit Festival
  • 06.06.2017
    Glasgow,UK
    SWG3 TV Studio
  • 06.07.2017
    Manchester,UK
    Albert Hall
  • 06.08.2017
    Bristol,UK
    Trinity
  • 06.10.2017
    Porto,PT
    Primavera Sound Festival
  • 06.22.2017
    Rothbury,MI
    Electric Forest
  • 06.27.2017
    Redmond,WA
    Marymoor Park Concerts w/ Todd Terje & The Olsens
  • 06.28.2017
    Troutdale,OR
    Edgefield w/ Todd Terje & The Olsens
  • 06.30.2017
    Berkeley,CA
    Greek Theatre w/ Todd Terje & The Olsens
  • 07.01.2017
    Los Angeles,CA
    Greek Theatre w/ Todd Terje & The Olsens
  • 07.15.2017
    Birmingham,AL
    Sloss Music & Art Festival
  • 07.16.2017
    Louisville,KY
    Forecastle Festival
  • 07.18.2017
    St. Petersburg,FL
    Jannus Live w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.19.2017
    Orlando,FL
    Hard Rock Live w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.21.2017
    Asheville,NC
    Highland Brewery w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.22.2017
    Charlotte,NC
    The Fillmore w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.22.2017
    Charlottesville,VA
    Sprint Pavilion w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.25.2017
    New Haven,CT
    College Street Music Hall w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.26.2017
    Portland,ME
    Thompson's Point w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 07.27.2017
    Schaghticoke,NY
    Schaghticoke Fairgrounds w/ Phantogram, Heathered Pearls
  • 08.13.2017
    Budapest,HU
    Sziget Festival
  • 08.18.2017
    Hasselt,BE
    Pukkelpop Festival
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Video

  • Tycho - "Coastal Brake"
  • Tycho - "Hours"
  • Tycho - "Dive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)"
  • Tycho - "Dive"
  • Tycho - Awake
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - See
  • Tycho - See (Beacon Remix)
  • Tycho - Division at Red Rocks
  • Tycho - Horizon