Tycho: Awake

Tycho plays beautiful rock instrumentals with guitar, bass, acoustic and electronic drums, and keys, building dreamy echoes and drones. This record is an instant favorite — I am immensely jealous, because this is the kind of record I would love to have written and played on. The layers of simple melody and light grooves relax me but keep my interest — it’s sweet, but not boring.

High points: “Awake”, “L”; but every track is gold.

Guitars, bass, keys, and drums by Scott Hansen; guitars and bass by Zac Brown; live drums by Rory O’Connor; Produced by Scott Hansen.