11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fourth album, Tycho’s Scott Hansen continues to fold shimmering electronics into shoegaze to majestic effect. Drummer Rory O’Connor brings a supple rhythmic backbone to “Glider” and “Slack,” while Zac Brown’s guitars and electric bass add depth and definition to expansive atmospheres, particularly on the yearning, New Wave–flavored “Horizon.” On the forceful “Epoch,” Brown’s guitars pair ringing fretwork with pulsing arpeggios and muscular grooves. “Field” closes the album in a wash of clean-toned strumming, sounding as hopeful as the horizon is wide.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On his fourth album, Tycho’s Scott Hansen continues to fold shimmering electronics into shoegaze to majestic effect. Drummer Rory O’Connor brings a supple rhythmic backbone to “Glider” and “Slack,” while Zac Brown’s guitars and electric bass add depth and definition to expansive atmospheres, particularly on the yearning, New Wave–flavored “Horizon.” On the forceful “Epoch,” Brown’s guitars pair ringing fretwork with pulsing arpeggios and muscular grooves. “Field” closes the album in a wash of clean-toned strumming, sounding as hopeful as the horizon is wide.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
142 Ratings
142 Ratings
Namedmelaika ,

This is that chill pill

Amazing. Chill. Everything you would expect from a Tycho album and more.

Scott Hansen has been making the chillest ambient/electronica albums for just over a decade now, and he has become the master of a world once ruled by the likes of Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.

This album is like smoking a bowl on your deck during a crisp autumn morning. You're stoned, but the chill in the air keeps you feeling fresh and awake.

It's also a great night album.
And road album.
And just a great album in general.

Dive in and chill out. It's a good time.

I'll just throw Past is Prologue out there because I subtly referenced the other two Tycho LP's throughout this review, and it deserves mention.

JoeGeidel☮ ,

Electric Bliss.

Tycho does it again. The unmatched electronic sounds produced on this record are brilliant. Again, this album, like all Tycho albums, is very relaxing - but what differentiates this record from the rest is it's seemingly upbeat nature. Thank you again Tycho for creating such brilliant music.

ColeHardwick ,

Combines the best of both previous albums

This is a very fitting conclusion for the three-part album series. This album takes a lot of the sound and feel that comes with "Dive" while also bringing the songs together in a more complete picture as a whole, more similar to "Awake". Well worth the time and money, great artist.

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