It’s not uncommon to hear an individual say a record has touched them in an ethereal way, thus rendering this classification almost disposable. However, Tycho’s productions effortlessly transports the listener to a transcendental dimension through synths and sampled live instrumentation, and it’s this electro-organic approach that sees him scooped into the same class as Boards of Canada and Bibio. Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, is a graphic artist whose tracks reflect his designs: gorgeous, modest and tranquil. His second release on Ghostly International, this summer he’s supporting his latest album Awake; a record riddled with intimacy and melancholic futuristic tones that could perfectly soundtrack the sunset on a hazy beach. As such, his live shows have proved and can be expected to spark goose bumps and a gradually brimming sense of nostalgia.

Tue 22 Jul, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 407 0301, 7.30pm, £12.50,

Tue 22 Jul
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Sun 20 Jul 2014