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The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Hours”

Happy Friday everyone! If there had been one more workday this week I honestly would have pooped from sheer distemper. So this week I’ve been doing a lot of reading, which means that I have been primarily listening to wordless IDM. After exhausting every Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada track in my iTunes, I consulted my electronica-junkie friend and he turned me onto Tycho, a San Francisco-based producer who makes very gauzey mellowtronica.

“Hours” is a six-minute foray into a post-apocalyptic serenity. The chronic hum and glowy synths give the track a haunted house aesthetic, but it is absolutely perfect for reading: it demands to be heard as a solo experience and is just curious enough to keep you alert.

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Comments

  1. -Di. says:

    Until Tuesday, Nov 1: Tyco A Walk is the free Indie download:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-walk/id475263717?i=465155670

  2. Zack says:

    The best Tycho track is Dictaphone’s Lament off his last album. Hours is amazing, but not quite as good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYz9XFOuOg

  3. nathan says:

    Thanks! Diggin it – After years of punishing myself with punk and metal (still do), I am finally getting into IDM via Ulrich Schnauss, Amon Tobin (don’t know if he counts or not), Autechre, Future Sound of London, The Dining Rooms among many others.

  4. 42liberty says:

    Tycho is pretty sweet, his ISO 50 art matches the music quite well.

    If you’re looking for more.. check out “Space Ghost” on Band Camp

    http://space-ghost.bandcamp.com/

  5. joe anon says:

    thanks for the tip heres: The caretaker http://alteredzones.com/posts/1492/zoned-caretaker-empty-bliss-beyond-world/ love the brian eno ,it is great music to sculpt by

  6. Dan says:

    I would say more of a sunset on a beach after a long day sort of song. But LOVE to see Tycho getting play. Scott Hansen is one of the most brilliant artists(musical and video) working today.

  7. Holly says:

    I’m a little in love right now. And since work at 6:43 on a Friday night feels positively post-apocalyptic, this might be just the thing to get me through.