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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stream the Extremely Soothing New Album Dive From SF's Tycho

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM

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Tycho is the moniker of San Francisco-based electronic musician and graphic designer Scott Hansen, who has a lovely new album called Dive out digitally today. Warm, hazy, and atmospheric, Dive is like a summer afternoon daydream on disc -- a smooth, potent disassociation from time, place, and reality that is exceedingly pleasant. As would befit a man who is as much into visuals as sound -- Hansen is the noted graphic designer ISO50 -- Dive is a vivid watercolor of casual beats, soft textures, and long, slowly arcing synthesizer melodies that bubble up and roll around in the music. It feels like are worlds in here, worlds that are nicer and more hopeful than the one we occupy most of the time. So Adult Contemporary haters beware: This is extremely soothing electronic music. But we mean no disrespect by saying Dive is maybe the best album to wake up to we've heard in a while. Stream it via Spin after the jump, and get soothed in person when Tycho headlines the Independent (with a full band!) on Dec. 10.

Stream: Tycho -- Dive

[via Spin]

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