Scott Hansen is a photographer and designer in addition to being a musician, so it's no surprise that his primary sonic vehicle, Tycho, has always been presented in a tidy, thoughtful aesthetic package. Never has that been more true than on Tycho's 2014 album Awake, a seamless slice of pop-ambient perfection that lives somewhere between the tireless motorik pace of post-rock powerhouse Maserati and the expansive, glitchy haze of electro-pop wizards like Washed Out and Ulrich Schnauss. Awake is a portal into another world where an evening spent watching the sunset and then staring at the stars comes with its own built-in soundtrack. It is beautiful and melancholy. But mostly beautiful. BEN SALMON
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