Tycho at The Greek Theater 

click to enlarge Tycho - PHOTO BY HARVEY PEARSON
  • Photo by Harvey Pearson
  • Tycho

Electronic music is not defined by its exclusive use of computerized sounds. In fact, some of the most cutting-edge artists in electronic music today mix live instruments with laptops in the ever-present pursuit of “giving it a human element.” Tycho’s lead member Scott Hansen, originally from Sacramento, now based in San Francisco, has been tinkering with guitars and computers for a decade and a half, sometimes more in one direction than the other. The music he’s making now has true form and pop structure, while comfortably fitting within instrumental ambient territory. Epoch, his surprise-released 2016 album, sounds like a gorgeous, alien anthem top 40 dance hit for teens on Mars. He’s at the top of his craftsmanship game, mixing textures and instruments to create subtle and yet oddly unsettling feel-good record for anyone that feels a little alien themselves.

Friday, June 30, 7:30 pm, $85-588, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, TychoMusic.com

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Readers also liked…

Latest in Show Preview

Author Archives

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

Taste, Fall 2017

Fall Arts 2017

Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation