Scott Hansen alias Tycho ist ein Multimedialist: Der US-Amerikaner ist nicht nur bekannt als Graphik-Designer ISO50, er verbindet über dies seine diversen Erfahrungen zu synergetischen Prozessen - so auch bei seinem neuen Album. Unabhängig von Zeit und Raum verwebt er seine Einflüsse von Yes bis Photek - und schafft ein Prisma von Klanglandschaften.
While his formative years were spent listening to everything from Yes to Photek, Scott Hansen didn't get his hands on an actual guitar or drum machine until he left his native Sacramento for San Francisco in 1995. "Encountering this whole new world at 20 years old was a profound experience," says Hansen, better known by his musical pseudonym
Tycho and as the graphic artist ISO50. "At the time, I was just learning the processes of design and music; both felt very similar, and have flowed back and forth for me ever since." As seamless as his two creative outlets have been, nearly a decade passed before the release of Hansen's first proper Tycho LP, Sunrise Projector (originally released in 2004 on Gammaphone Records, later expanded and reissued under the title Past Is Prologue on Merck Records, and ultimately reissued again by Ghostly). And while three striking singles have emerged since then, the sum of all those sepia-toned parts is nowhere near the double-exposed soundscapes of his new, forthcoming album Dive, set for release November 15th, 2011 on Ghostly International. The sweeping & Baleric leaning track 'Hours' is the first Single
released from the album. It is available via Pitchfork as free download. The product of a prolonged break from IS050's design work and blog.
,,Nennen wir es der Einfachheit halber Chillwave - das neue Album des Grafikkünstlers und Bloggers Scott Hansen aka IS050." (musikexpress, Dezember 2011)