Soundscape Records is thrilled to present San Francisco based electronic/ambient act TYCHO, live in Kuala Lumpur on 14 January 2015 at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).
For nearly a decade, TYCHO has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project has evolved into a four-piece band. Reaching an entire new realm of sonic possibilities this time out, Awake is situated in the present, reaching Hansen’s vision of TYCHO like never before.
“This is, in many ways, the first true TYCHO record.”
TYCHO is influenced by and has been compared to artists such as DJ Shadow, Ulrich Schnauss, and the Scottish electronic music duo, Boards of Canada. His music captures the sound of 1970s analog media while remaining both progressive and futuristic. Themes of nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout TYCHO’s work. Brief interludes or vignettes also feature in TYCHO’s earlier work. In Past Is Prologue, excerpts from broadcasts accompanied by atmospherics were selected and included by Hansen to capture a specific moment or mood. Overall, the mixture of electronic synths, live instrumentation, and old school sound clips creates a very relatable, organic sound.
Also known for his design work as ISO50, Hansen’s visual and sonic efforts have dovetailed throughout the course of his career. “This is the first time in my life I’ve dropped everything to focus on one artistic pursuit,” notes Hansen. Previous TYCHO releases came to fruition from Hansen’s delicate solo approach to constructing a song, tweaking each peak and valley, but ‘Awake’ is three like-minded people coming together where music becomes the sole purpose and true expression becomes the result.
Tickets are priced at RM118 (Category 1), RM98 (Category 2) and RM88 (Category 3) and will go on sale on 3 December.
Tickets are available online via Ticketpro and walk-in purchase at KLPAC & Penangpac box office, Rock Corner outlets, The Guitar Store outlets.
Head over to http://www.ticketpro.com.my for a full list of outlets.
For more information, visit http://www.soundscape-records.com and http://www.klpac.org