Awake Single [MP3/FLAC]
First single from Tycho's forthcoming full-length follow up to 2011's Dive
Scott Hansen, a graphic artist who makes sleek ambient music as Tycho and maintains the equally streamlined design blog ISO50, has a singular artistic vision. Everything posted on ISO50 ascribes to an almost soothingly minimal aesthetic that’s also audible in Tycho’s third album, 2011's Dive. “Awake” is the first single from Tycho’s new LP out next year, and although Hansen still traffics in meticulously arranged guitar lines, this time the guitars take the lead instead of languishing in the background. Three different tonal patterns weave between each other with the symmetry of a double helix, with just enough white noise in the background for texture. Bright and clear, “Awake” is appropriately named and signals a promising development in Tycho's musical style.