About a month ago, I wrote an article about Tycho’s “Montana,” the second song to be revealed from their upcoming album Awake. That track showed us that Tycho is now bigger than just a solo project; “Montana” was more expansive than anything on 2011’s excellent album Dive.
Today, Scott Hansen, the mastermind behind the San Francisco ambient electronic project, returns with “Spectre.” It’s Tycho’s most live-sounding track yet, expanding upon the live instrumentation of “Montana” with Scott’s guitar-work and a heavy drum riff from Rory O’Connor. Long-time fans need not worry; while “Spectre” is a clear break from Dive, Scott Hansen’s trademark lush sound hasn’t gone anywhere. Stream it below.
Tycho’s Awake will be released on March 18th via Ghostly International.