Sometime in the early ‘90s, before Scott Hansen moved to San Francisco in 2005, a young and very nervous Hansen was scheduled to make his debut with his first band. Prior to the show, he met his friends at a local diner where he accidentally fell and hurt himself so badly he wound up in the hospital. The first gig never happened. Hansen’s recovery took months, a period during which the son of post-hippie parents got into graphic design and electronic music, each element stimulating the other. The sound waves refracted the shapes and lines flowing in Tycho’s imagination. For Tycho, music has texture, colors and motion; colors and texture exude pitch and tempo. “Polarized,” “abstract,” “atmospheric” are all terms that have been gushingly applied to his soaring, ambient pop and its collectible packaging. You can read our feature on Tycho here and pick up his latest album Divehere (it’s one of our favorite albums of the year) and discover more Tycho releases here.
Scott Hansen has a few tour dates coming up. Plus we heard that more tour announcements will come shortly for 2012.
11.18 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
11.19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12.08 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
12.10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
01.13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Now for the treats, here’s a free download of the radio edit for the title track "Dive.” It basically trims the eight-minute plus original into a focused gem. Plus, recent fall tour mates Little Dragon have been remixed by Tycho, as well. Hansen brings a minimal, synth-driven shuffle to the song "Little Man" and we’re loving it. "Right click, save as" to download both.
Oh, did you see the Wired magazine feature where they sat down with Hansen at his San Francisco studio for a tour Hansen’s vintage synth collection. Pretty dope.