Sunday Suggestion – Tycho – Ascension

Tycho is a producer from Sacramento, California and who also dabbles in photography and design. He has been producing ambient techno or ‘downtempo’ music for around a decade now with his debut album Sunrise Projector reaching it’s tenth year now. He’s had plenty of experience while remaining relatively obscure and mysterious; much like his music. His fourth effort Awake is set for release on March 18th from which he’s already released an intriguing title track. I want to look back at ‘Ascension’ from 2011. It is a very drawn out and washed out sounding track as you’d expect, with the muffled beat rotating the song steadily in the background as the lighter synths bounce off it, the shimmering synth sounds away from it. The beat is replicated by a bass line and a tune is cut out via a more immediate and sharper synth. As the songs progresses smoothly and gradually; you get the odd echoed vocal sound or light guitar strumming but it is all minimal and so it should be. It carves out it’s own cool and sleek path.

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