Posts Tagged ‘Tycho’

February 21, 2018

It’s super cold out right now, but a part of me really wishes it were warm enough for camping. I’d bring along these amazing new remixes of Portugal. the Man’s Live In The Moment, which is yet another superb tune off the Grammy winning psych rockers’ album Woodstock. Fellow Grammy winner Tycho, or San Francisco’s own celebrated producer and musician, Scott Hansen, has created two gorgeous edits of the tune, one a “Sunrise Remix”, which you can stream above, and the other a “Sunset Remix”, which you can find below. The sunrise remix is an ambient electronic meets post-rock rendition that oscillates and flows with bright eyed energy. No need for coffee when you have this fresh and dewy track to wake up to and remind you of the pristine beauty of the world. Tycho’s Sunset Remix, as you might guess, is more demure and tempered. Its chillwavey varnish is perfect for watching the sun tuck itself below the horizon. Nightfall creeps around the bend as we settle in to

reflect on the day’s passing and watch the embers glow in a crackling campfire. Tycho’s introspective Sunset Remix leads us into the dark, where we find ourselves looking forward once again to dropping on his Sunrise Remix at dawn. Who else, but Tycho could create such thoughtful and profound remixes, all the while still showcasing Portugal. The Man’s ever infectious original? Catch Tycho on tour this spring, details and ticket availability can be found, here.

October 18, 2017

There’s no better way to start off the day than a brand new video from San Francisco’s own Tycho. The dreamy ethereal visualizer was crafted for Glider, one of many transcendental chillwave and ambient electronic songs off the musician’s Grammy nominated album Epoch. The video is an homage to visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. Scott Hansen incorporated elements of his 1972 film Solaris into its visuals. The treat arrives just as Tycho is about to kick off their European tour in Dublin on Thursday. Glider is available via iTunes, here. Find out more about Tycho’s tour, here.

June 22, 2017

The unexpected mid-week delights continue to roll in as San Francisco’s own Tycho unleashes a beautiful remix of Maggie Rogers’ breakout hit, Alaska. Grammy nominated musician and producer Scott Hansen takes full advantage of Alaska’s lush consistency on his ethereal ambling, gently trickling electronic transformation. Tycho’s Alaska is a magical adventure that takes us past babbling creeks, through misty enchanted forests, and across foggy peaks.

June 9, 2017

San Francisco’s very own Grammy nominated producer and musician Tycho has unveiled a brand new song. That in itself is massive news any day of the year, but this is also Tycho’s first ever release with vocals. See, as all you Tycho fans out there know, is an instrumental track off of the Scott Hansen’s acclaimed 2014 album AWAKE. You should also recall that acclaimed New York electronic project Beacon gave that track a gorgeously effervescent remix. He infused the ambient beauty of the song with a resilient dance groove and gossamer vocals. Tycho’s Hansen and Beacon’s Mullarney teamed up on stage in 2017 for stellar live renditions of See, and now the fruit of that union has been officially recorded and released as a proper collaboration. Tycho’s See, featuring Beacon, takes us on a dreamy serene, deeply meditative sojourn that ends with resounding, dance inducing catharsis. I feel as if I’d be happy for this journey of self discovery to last forever. You can grab the breathtaking track from Ghostly International, here.

November 22, 2016

Everything about Big Eyes draws me in. How hard it is to find information if this is a person or group, the artwork for the Companion EP, and the overall sound design. Suena, which translates to the sound, is a stunning track. The future synth, electronic orchestral, chillwave vibe echoes through the whole EP I can’t wait to hear more from them/him/her. Big Eyes influences include Slow Magic, Gold Panda, Galimatias, Flume, Porter Robinson, and Tycho.

September 20, 2016

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September 18, 2016

Though I’ve only been to Burning Man once so far in my life, I’ve been meaning to go back. One of the more enticing reasons to do is Tycho’s famed sunrise sets at the week long event. I imagine these sets to be near spiritual experiences. It must be magical watching the magnificent disk of a golden sun rising slowly above the dusty playa while listening to the beloved San Francisco producer and musician’s ambient electronica. Let’s pretend for a moment that we are there right now as we let Scott Hansen take our imaginations for a spectacular journey with his new song, Epoch, which truly does seem to span time itself. We find ourselves caught in deep, dreamy introspection as Epoch flutters and glides coolly and weightlessly, a perfect balance between electronic and organic elements. After baking in the Indian summer sun just now while getting some outdoors exercise, there’s nothing better to come home to than this beautiful song. Epoch is reported to be a keystone off Tycho’s forthcoming album, one which he describes as at once a departure and an evolution.

June 14, 2016

It’s been some time since we’ve heard from Toronto native, Berlin based artist Sway Clarke II. He re-emerges today simply as Sway Clarke, with a beautifully enchanting ballad named Tangerine. If the ambient production of the song sounds vaguely familiar to you as it did to me, it’s likely due to the fact that its delicately intoxicating soundscape samples San Francisco’s Tycho. Tangerine comes from Sway Clarke’s long awaited debut EP, Bad Love, which will be released June 24th via Island Records / Universal Music. Tender soft cooing blankets us in heartfelt velveteen feels alongside Tycho’s soft tinkling bed of electronic splendor. 

September 10, 2015

I’m starting today out with a remix, but not just any remix, this is a spectacular track that brings together Tycho and Death Cab For Cutie. Yes, you read that right, Tycho and Death Cab For Cutie. San Francisco producer Scott Hansen has created his own rendition of stand out Kintsugi track The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive, one of my favorites off that excellent album. Apparently, Tycho and Death Cab For Cutie make one heckuva treat. The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive’s pensiveness and synthier elements meld with Tycho’s ruminative style of ambient electronica seamlessly. This is a real beauty, that has me floating in bliss. Tycho, as always, just played some sets at Burning Man. I’m sad I once again missed hitting the Playa this year, but Tycho’s offered up a recording of his sunrise set for us to enjoy on Soundcloud.

December 4, 2014

I was waiting to check this out ever since Tycho first announced its existence the day prior. In one of those surprise, special remixes that brings together two very different acts, Tycho has remixed Spoon’s Inside Out. A gliding, airy bounce and sparkling, dreamy production puts Spoon in a whole new beautiful light. It also places Tycho in a whole new light, because we never have vocals on a Tycho song. NEVER! Well, kind of (I recently learned there are subtle vocal samples on Awake, and likely other tunes, from Tycho himself at his live podcast recording for Song Exploder).