Sasquatch Artist Of The Week: Tycho

Two weeks ago, the Sasquatch Music Festival lineup was released to much fanfare. Like all festivals, some hated the lineup while others loved it. For the more levelheaded, it appears to be a very balanced lineup with a deep undercard. From here on out we will be underscoring how great the undercard is by writing about a new Sasquatch artist every week. Beyond delving into each artist’s bio, sound, etc., we will attempt to give some insight into what will make their performance at Sasquatch, a truly unique festival, so amazing.

Our second artist for this series is Tycho aka Scott HansenTycho is easily the my electronic artist of choice to see while at Sasquatch, close second is SBTRKT. I have already seen electronic headliner, Pretty Lights (who was amazing live) and Tycho brings an entirely different style to the table. He is much like Bonobo in the sense that Tycho also performs with a live band for most shows. I’m hoping that this will be the case at Sasquatch. You’l see why I want there to be a live band after listening to this song from his album Dive, called Coastal Break performed live and the next song called Dive.

Hansen began his musical career in 2002 with his release, The Science of Patterns EP, followed by his first full length, Sunrise Projector.  Hansen is also an artist and is famous for his style in the design world. Hansen then released his next album Past is Prologue in 2006. Hansen didn’t release another album until 2011 with the release of his celebrated album, Dive. Tycho is signed to the Ghostly International label with labemates Com Truise, Gold Panda, and Dabrye. Tycho is known for his use of live instruments in his songs like the song below, Dive, features Zac Brown on guitar. He also creates morphing soundscapes that he layers flawlessly over chopping beats and wispy synths.

I can only hope that Sasquatch will allow Tycho to perform with his live band, because if he does, we will be in for one hell of a treat. Tycho lists Dj Shadow and other drum and bass musicians who inspired his music.  This last song is off of his Sunrise Projector album and is called Send and Receive remixed by Chachi Jones

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