Electronic producer/multi-instrumentalist Tycho has released a short film on YouTube chronicling the production of his Grammy-nominated album, Weather, as well as his development as an artist.
The video, titled “The Making of Weather,” opens with Tycho, real name Scott Hansen, saying, “[F]or me, music has always been about texture.” Hansen then proceeds to take viewers through his discography as evidence of his musical maturation. He explains his roots with drum and bass samples from the 1990s, using that fact to introduce his unorthodox approach to how he “engineers” music through technology. He also notes that he didn’t even pick up a traditional instrument until he was 20 years old.
After recording his trilogy of albums Dive, Awake, and Epoch in 2011, 2014, and 2016, respectively, Tycho set out to record what he referred to as a “traditional vocal record,” which would serve as a significant departure from his recognizable ambient-downbeat style. Enter singer Hannah Cottrell, who was able to bring her lyrics and vocals to the forefront on Weather while still allowing Hansen to act as the architect of the tracks. In the film, Cottrell notes that she was able to find both a collaborator and mentor in Hansen.
Watch “The Making Of Weather” below:
Tycho – “The Making Of Weather”
Tycho does not have any scheduled performances until February 3rd, when he will play The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. From there, he’ll perform two more shows in California before embarking on a month-long tour throughout Europe. Tickets and a full list of dates are available here.