Daydream Single Now Available

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Tycho – The Daydream / The Disconnect -  2007 GIDG10 – Download
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Update: iTunes has selected the single as a featured exclusive download.

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dani says:

December 11, 2007 at 3:14 am

great song as always; i love the guitar section and your classic sound and atmosphere, can’t wait for the full album. thanks


Andrew says:

December 11, 2007 at 6:24 am

As always – superb!.
I have a question, what programs do you use to make music? or what programs do you recommend to that task?


Tommyjolly says:

December 11, 2007 at 6:41 am

dang, can’t wait for a new album. The new single sounds great. Your music is a soundtrack to my life. There’s nothing more inspiring then sitting on the train and listening to your music. Thanks for all the great mornings you give me on my way to uni!


Rene says:

December 11, 2007 at 8:14 am

With “Daydream” you have convinced me. I love the “older” songs but “Daydream” is more than just a reason to buy your music. I can*t wait to hear your music on a sunny afternoon while I am drawing.


Brent says:

December 11, 2007 at 8:46 am

So… When can we expect Daydream on vinyl?
Do I see a third female on the cover?

No more questions, great choons as always!


Greg Formager says:

December 11, 2007 at 8:49 am

Fantastic! Love the music and the design. The girl’s face in the lower left is very cool. Congrats man.


Devin says:

December 11, 2007 at 9:03 am

It makes me think of driving through the city at night…looking up at all the lights…it’s beautiful!!!


jonathan west says:

December 11, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Yeah, me too.
I see a man in a powdered wig looking at me at the lower left of the image and an old women in a shawl in the upper right.
Who are these people?


Tony M. says:

December 11, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Dear Scott Hansen,

sorry, but your new cd and your new single are horrorable… all these neverending “wiuwius” are destroy your beautiful songs. take an example on your first cd called “sunrise projector”. It’s so sad that you put this wonderful cd out of your store.

Greetings from Germany


Moka says:

December 11, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Beautiful track! I went this Saturday to the Bjork concert in Guadalajara, MX and I saw someone wearing an “ursine 2” t-shirt. Do you have those for skinny women?

also thanks for mentioning the typographic elements on your further posts, they’ve been very helpful. Keep up the amazing blog and the stunning graphic/sonic design.


Jeremy says:

December 11, 2007 at 2:42 pm

Wonderful. Your music Scott, will always remind me of this very happy time in my life–when I have the joy to live with close friends who share each others burdens, and encourage one another to explore and enjoy life. Thank you for giving this fleeting but beautiful moment such a fitting soundtrack. Ill listen to these albums, and savor those memories until I’m an old man.


Richard says:

December 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Excellent stuff as always Scott. Now, seriously, get over to England to play a gig or two. Please!


Chris says:

December 11, 2007 at 3:15 pm

Truly inspirational music! I design at my best when listening to your tunes. It messes with my brain waves or something – in a good way :) Thanks scott


david says:

December 11, 2007 at 3:28 pm

your work sounds rich with all the right sounds. but i have to ask the question.

why do you continue to rip off the board of canada?

its one thing to reference and be inspired. but a whole other thing to rip off.

i hear rip off when i hear your work. not original.

sorry i had to ask the question.

not trying to hurt your feelings, just trying to voice mine.


Zachary Stowasser says:

December 11, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Beautiful work as always.. I bought two shirts from the shop too!! What a talented man! :)

btw people I hope you’re waking up to whats going on in the world.. we need a revolution of peace and compassion!!

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Franky Junior the Third says:

December 11, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Awesome! Reminds me of walking through the woods listening to Boards Of Canada on my ipod!


Gen says:

December 12, 2007 at 6:50 am

hey Scott,

just wanted to say how great I think “The Daydream” is. It’s such a perfect working song. I found myself putting it on repeat as I worked because it is so mellow and relaxing.
Great work!


Gen says:

December 12, 2007 at 6:50 am

hey Scott,

just wanted to say how great I think “The Daydream” is. It’s such a perfect working song. I found myself putting it on repeat as I worked because it is so mellow and relaxing.
Great work!


Greg Formager says:

December 12, 2007 at 8:48 am

There are lots of artists out there that have an overlapping / similar sound at times – BOC, Kettel, Esem, Chris Willits, Ochre, Tycho, Flutterspot, Lusine (sometimes). I wouldn’t say that any of it is ripping anything else off though. Influenced by, but not a rip.


Ryan says:

December 12, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Great work on the single! Sounds different than most of your other tracks, but in a good way. It has more of a ‘band’ vibe to it I guess?? Digging the guitar arp too.


Jake Graydon says:

December 13, 2007 at 4:00 am

BOC is amazing, and so is Tycho. Why aren’t you able to appreciate both of these talented artists and not criticize such a beautiful IDM/Ambient/Downtempo art-form? I myself can hear many Boards of Canada influences in Scott’s work, and as well in my own. (He’s not “RIPPING”) When an artist influences & inspires other artists, they are actually accomplishing something in this world. We should embrace this! Try not to be so negative when you notice something like this, and appreciate it. Sorry everyone, I’m probably more offended than Scott was over the few negative comments. I just stand up for the things I love.


David Elsewhere says:

December 13, 2007 at 5:32 am

Tycho may have been influenced by BOC but he’s doing something with his own flavor. I feel it’s just as beautiful and in many instances more easily listenable than BOC… and I’m a long time BOC fan.

Just because any electronic artist chooses to make his sound analogish and nostalgic doesn’t mean he ripping BOC. Why should BOC have a monopoly on this sound? They might have been one of the originals in this genre but with all the old school synths available it’s no wonder a lot of electronic musicians sound similar.

I’d love to hear more artist with this sound. Boards rarely releases albums, so why not support and praise other artists that are similar, instead of hating on them? The negative posts on here really piss me off.


Gareth says:

December 13, 2007 at 1:12 pm

Quoting David Elsewhere:
“I’d love to hear more artist with this sound. Boards rarely releases albums, so why not support and praise other artists that are similar, instead of hating on them?”

Exactly!! Its like saying there can only be one punk band… sounds kinda silly doesn’t it.


Chelsey says:

December 14, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Such a great song, Scott. Sounds like it should be used as the backing to one of CSI’s lab montage scenes!


Andrea says:

December 14, 2007 at 2:04 pm

That song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. The guitar also contributes a perfect touch.
I love listening to Tycho CD’s when alone, I simply feel free
You did a great work again. Congratulations Scott!

Regards from BCN.


Alan says:

December 15, 2007 at 11:31 pm

LOVE the sound of TYCHO takes me to a place that gives me sensory journey and alters my mood uplifting me to heights of higher ground…GREAT VIBE… and GREAT MERCHANDISE TOO!!!! EXPERIENCE THE JOURNEY…


David says:

December 21, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Not to be redundant, but “The Daydream” is excellent. Your work as Tycho and Iso50 is very inspiring to me. Thanks.


John Pavouris says:

December 21, 2007 at 6:33 pm

I love this music!!!! ‘The Daydream’ is just that…dreamy. An inspirational song….beautifully, orchestrated. The guitar, the melodies, the sound…it’s incredible! I just want to float away every time I hear it…it takes me away….far, far away.

Toronto, Ontario


atmosphere says:

December 27, 2007 at 9:31 am

if earth made noise these songs / your sound is what i would hope to hear …………i love it so much i cant wait to get the entire albums .


zaizen says:

January 12, 2008 at 10:01 am

Man..this is great! . i bought your album last year and i love it. keep up the good work scott! your are truly gift


Matteo DiMarr says:

March 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm

The new single makes me well up. Can’t wait for the full length. Try to tour Canada (Toronto) if you can.
My house is filled with your art!
Take care,


Alex says:

March 7, 2008 at 8:44 am

I like your music, but it’s definitely a Boards of Canada rip-off. Sorry, dude. “Past is Prologue” kinda pisses me off in spots. I feel like you should be paying royalties to BOC! You really need to take what you have right now, which is a good foundation, and really make it uniquely your own. Oh, and drop the female vocals …. cheesy.

If you have any humility you’ll stop charging money for this cheap imitation.


square.wav says:

March 17, 2008 at 12:34 am

As a musician, you offend me with your Boards of Canada imitations. It must be hard ripping off other peoples ideas… same with your “retro” designs. You can fool the ignorant, but those in the know can see right through your garbage.


jonathan says:

March 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm

:: Sigh ::

Would the next person with biting criticisms please link to their own “original” works?

Thanks for the good work, Mr. Hansen.


temp node says:

April 12, 2008 at 12:04 am

From my experience, I would advise against posting portfolios of work online to the public, unless you have some way of getting something for it (eg. a shop site like Scott has). And be sure to date & mark everything. :)

I think that recognition or acknowledgement of influences can be appropriate. As Mr Lordi said in a recent interview, without KISS there would not have been Lordi. I’m guessing that is what some of these posters (some who sound quite angry) are reacting to – a perceived theft or pretence.

Just something to think about.


YvaughnStorey says:

September 11, 2008 at 7:06 am

I’m so glad i stumbled upon you guys, your sound is incredibly inspiring.

Thanks, & keep doing it.


Anonymous says:

April 20, 2009 at 7:48 am

Wow!! – tycho and the design of the whole thing is brilliant- yea, it bears a striking similarity to BOC, but I dont care – tycho actually offers more for his fans than BOC in a way, with the clothing, design, albums and even live shows!