Sunday, March 9, 2014

Night Barman plays TYCHO - Album Dive 2011


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Dive is the third album by the electronica artist Tycho, released November 8, 2011 on Ghostly International. Critics have made direct comparisons of the album's musical style to chillwave artists such as Toro Y Moi and Washed Out. Allmusic grouped the album with other electronica artists such as M83 and Neon Indian, while Spin compared the album to Boards of Canada's Geogaddi.
Dive has received mostly positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 80 out of 100, indicating "Generally favorable reviews." Erik Burg of Beats Per Minute gave the album a positive review, writing "If you’re looking for booming singles and dance-worthy tracks just because most of Tycho’s music is built electronically, you’ve come to the wrong place. 
But if you’re willing to put in the three quarters of an hour that it takes to finish the album, and you’re able to free your mind of any forgone conclusions or suppositions you have, Dive could easily be your favorite record this year." Allmusic's Jason Lymangrover called Dive "more multidimensional" than Tycho's previous albums. In a less positive review, Joe Colly of Pitchfork Media criticized the album's lack of surprise, writing "If that nicely detailed tranquility is Dive's biggest selling point, it also exposes a nagging flaw, which is a lack of tension. 
Hansen is so committed to keeping things serene that he doesn't incorporate much danger or risk, and at times the album can feel a bit one-note. Popmatters named Dive the third best electronic album of 2011, writing: "[H]eavy processing and multicolored aural flourishes unwind here and for the duration, yielding playback that’s refreshingly reluctant on returns...
Who are TYCHO ?
Recent Tycho performances have seen the inclusion of a live backing band with Scott Hansen - Synthesizers, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Visuals, Programming; Zac Brown - Bass Guitar, Guitar; Rory O'Connor - Drums.
Scott Hansen (born 1976/1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. 
Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records. His song, Dictaphone's Lament, was used as the track on a music video entitled "Live Life to the Fullest", which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Additionally, his song "Cascade" (originally made for an Adult Swim/Ghostly International compilation) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008.

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