BY ANGIE MARTIN
Tycho’s downtempo ambient soundscapes are emotionally vast, sonically dynamic and spiritually vigorous. Sacramento, California-born musician Scott Hansen blends analogue and digital structures that capture modern human dwelling and our own attempt to live with both. On soul-tingling album tracks, simple synthesizers envelop layers of guitars, bass and percussions. Live shows are backed by a full band that include astonishing visuals and feel as if there’s a mystical path being set under foot. Tycho’s ability to join emotional and physical elements lends itself to something that is both healing and freeing. It’s not surprising that this talented gentleman was up for a Grammy this year for “Best Dance/Electronic Album”, as he knows how to move people in all aspects of their being.