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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

  • 08.01.2014
    Seattle,WA
    Neptune w/ Christopher Willits
  • 08.02.2014
    Los Angeles,CA
    LA County Museum of Art (DJ Set)
  • 08.03.2014
    Whistler,BC
    Wanderlust Whistler
  • 08.16.2014
    Mexico City,MX
    Ceremonia Festival
  • 08.23.2014
    Los Angeles,CA
    FYF Festival
  • 09.16.2014
    Reno,NV
    Knitting Factory
  • 09.17.2014
    Salt Lake City,UT
    The Depot
  • 09.18.2014
    Boulder,CO
    Boulder Theater
  • 09.20.2014
    Austin,TX
    Emo's
  • 09.22.2014
    Dallas,TX
    Granada Theater
  • 09.24.2014
    Asheville,NC
    The Orange Peel
  • 09.25.2014
    Urbana,IL
    Pygmalion Festival
  • 09.25.2014
    Nashville,TN
    The Cannery Ballroom
  • 09.27.2014
    Cincinnati,OH
    Midpoint Music Festival
  • 09.29.2014
    Boston,MA
    Royale
  • 10.01.2014
    New York,NY
    Terminal 5
  • 10.03.2014
    London,UK
    The Forum
  • 10.04.2014
    Glasgow,UK
    The Art School
  • 10.05.2014
    Leeds,UK
    Stylus
  • 10.06.2014
    Bristol,UK
    Trinity Center
  • 10.08.2014
    Paris,FR
    La Gaite Lyrique
  • 10.09.2014
    Brussels,BE
    VK Club
  • 10.10.2014
    Amsterdam,NL
    Melkweg
  • 10.11.2014
    Hamburg,DE
    UEBEL & GEFAHRLICH
  • 10.12.2014
    Cologne,DE
    GEBAUDE 9
  • 10.14.2014
    Berlin,DE
    C-Club
  • 10.15.2014
    Warsaw,PL
    Basen
  • 10.16.2014
    Prague,CZ
    The Roxy
  • 10.17.2014
    Vienna,AT
    WUK
  • 10.18.2014
    Budapest,HU
    A38
  • 10.20.2014
    Bologna,IT
    Estragon
  • 10.24.2014
    Las Vegas,NV
    Life Is Beautiful 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