The new Tycho album has ALL THE DRUMS. I liked Tycho somewhat before, but Epoch, is as literal as its title. There’s a great shift here to lots of organic instrumentation alongside electronic production, and it’s a stellar, welcome change. It’s almost, almost, almost a post-rock album (think Maserati or FMTM), which I can definitely get behind. Listen to the whole album below and read a bit about its creation, both sonic and visual. We also have ALL THE IN-STOCKS this week, so COME DIG! -MLE
Tycho – Epoch LP
Listen: Full album
“Tycho’s Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with the new album. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.
Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Epoch was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, California. The album was arranged alongside long time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process while Rory O’Connor performed drums on the album. Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake.” -Ghostly International
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