Last week, the ambient group Tycho unexpectedly released their new album, Epoch. This is the group’s first full-length album since Awake, which was released back in 2014. With this new album, you can definitely tell there is some growth in the band’s sounds. It has a more mature feeling with the guitar lines, but it does not feel out of place from what Tycho usually sounds. The songs, as always, takes you into another realm with their slow and chill melodies.
While the album does bring change in an incredible and exciting way, I do miss the old style that the band had with electronic synths and samplings. That style made the songs, in my opinion, more organic and dreamlike. Now that’s not to say that this new album is pale compared to the older ones, but I wish there were at least a few of the songs that had the old style. I guess since Tycho is more of an actual band than just digital producers, they want to focus more on instrumentals and acoustic sounds. It’s interesting to see the journey that the band has taken ever since 2006.
I’ve been enjoying the album so far. However, we shall see if my views change within the next year or so. The album is now streaming, but the physical versions (CD and Vinyl) are not available until the beginning of next year. In the mean time, you can listen to Epoch here:
You can also listen to the album on Spotify, along with Tycho’s other brilliant works of art!