I really love Tycho’s last album and have alway loved his work as a graphic designer – ISO50. This new album has been on repeat since it was released. It is the kind of music that is calm enough to work but no where near boring so falling asleep is not an option. It just puts me in such a great mood! The album design, as always, is stellar. The packaging feels like the music, if that can make sense.
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.”