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Tycho Closes American Tour Tomorrow at Terminal 5

September 30th, 2014

Scott Hansen is a man of many talents—and of several names. Under the moniker ISO50, he’s a graphic designer well known for his pastoral, sunny style. This serves him well, providing eye-opening backdrops when, using synths and sampled live instrumentation, he makes dreamy music as Tycho. “I want the music to be a soundtrack to a visual experience where both the audio and the visual aspects of the live show are equally important to the audience,” he says. The San Francisco–based producer and musician uses swirling melodies along with halting beats and sampled vocals to paint a rolling sonic picture. His second full-length, 2011’s Dive (stream it below), earned Tycho (above, performing “Montana” on KCRW FM’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) comparisons to M83 and Neon Indian. On Hansen’s third album, Awake (stream it below), out earlier this year, he employs live musicians. Per Filter, “Silky, swirly synths still abound on Awake, but the groove of live bass, guitar and drums advance Tycho’s sound and put the songs right into the proverbial pocket. Shit, it actually sounds like these dudes are having fun.” Have fun yourself when Tycho closes out the American leg of his tour tonight at Termial 5.