Tycho Weather album coverTycho is the music project of Scott Hansen, also well known as a graphic designer. There’s an impressive precision and focus at the heart of Tycho’s craft.

With a carefully selected palette of sounds – synths, drums, guitars – Tycho has created several albums of emotive electronic music. He is open about the influence of pioneers such as Boards of Canada on his own melancholic hazy synth sounds, as well as the impact that rhythmic rock acts like Interpol have had on his music, but the results are always unique to the artist.

After years of fine-tuning and layering new elements, Weather is described by the artist as a return to ideas that first sparked his enthusiasm for producing, as well as an attempt to explore new possibilities. Vocals are introduced for the first time, with memorable contributions by Saint Sinner on five of the album’s eight tracks. This new album represents both a welcome return and a reinvention for a musician as reliable as the weather is changeable.

Weather by Tycho is out July 12 via Ninja Tune/Inertia.

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