Author: Nathan Haimowitz
Tycho, fresh off the release of their fifth album, Weather, is stopping in Madison for the first time. On Saturday, September 14th renowned producer Scott Hansen takes his new four-piece arrangement to the Sylvee stage.
Hansen has oft received plaudits for his electronically synthesized ambience. The grammy nominated musician’s past four albums have incorporated a wide variety of sounds from heavy breathing and weather broadcast clips to formulate what he calls his “organic instrumentation.”
Weather strays from the purely electronic model as Tycho succeeds in adding what they feel is “the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” according to Brooklyn Vegan. Rising star Hannah Cottrell appears in extensive collaboration with Tycho as Saint Sinner, adding emotional depth with the first vocal-led tracks to feature among Tycho’s discography.
The 2019 tour has been a notable one for Tycho. No longer does the act solely feature Hansen as he is joined by Cottrell and two backing instrumentalists in Rory O’Connor (Drums) and Zac Brown (Guitar). The group has been known to improvise during performances with each band member equally likely to produce a magical moment at not a moment’s notice. Additionally, Tycho on various social media platforms has announced their ambition to provide a reimagined show to every venue, an exciting proposition for The Sylvee to host.
The Sylvee doors open at 6:30. ‘Daytime Disco’ group Poolside will open the show at 8:00, leading what figures to be a unique night of performances.