Just a few weeks after releasing his quixotic new Weather LP, producer/musician/visual artist Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, took a well-timed opportunity to open up the Reddit floor for fan questions. The session sheds light on Hansen’s first deep delve into vocal-driven productions, his approach to composition, and his extracurricular listening habits, to name a few.
Within Weather, Hansen explores exceedingly instrumental electronica soundscapes with the help of equally lush and delicate counterpart, Saint Sinner. Hansen shares that, for quite a while, he’s felt that a number of his productions were missing a certain ineffable (at the time) component. As it turns out, vocals, specifically Saint Sinner’s, succeeded in gratifying that elusive itch.
Find Dancing Astronaut’s five takeaways below:
1. As a fan, he has a complex relationship with music, as well as an unsurprisingly nuanced palette.
2. His creative mindset is rather fluid.
3. Experimenting with vocals on the new album was the level-up he’s been searching for.
4. Saint Sinner was the missing piece in the Weather jigsaw.
5. He breaks down his narrative-intensive, journey-oriented compositions.
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