Tycho (musician)

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Scott Hansen
Tycho press shot near Pyramid Lake, NV.jpg
Background information
Also known as ISO50
Born 1976/1977 (age 37–38)[1]
Origin Sacramento, California,
United States
Genres Ambient, IDM, downtempo
Years active 2002–present
Labels Ghostly International
Merck Records
Gammaphone Records
Website TychoMusic.com

Scott Hansen (born 1976/1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer from San Francisco, California, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works.[2][3][4] Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records.[5] His song, "Dictaphone's Lament", was used as the track on a music video entitled "Live Life to the Fullest", which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Additionally, his song "Cascade" (originally made for an Adult Swim/Ghostly International compilation) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008.[6]

Live members[edit]

Recent Tycho performances have seen the inclusion of a live backing band.[7]

  • Scott Hansen - Synthesizers, guitar, bass guitar, visuals, programming
  • Zac Brown - Bass guitar, guitar
  • Rory O'Connor - Drums
  • Joe Davancens - Bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers



  • Sunrise Projector (2004, Gammaphone Records)
  • Past is Prologue (2006, Merck Records)
  • Dive (2011, Ghostly International)
  • Awake (2014, Ghostly International)[8]


  • The Science of Patterns (2002/2007, independent/Gammaphone re-release)
  • Fragments / Ascension (2013, Ghostly International, split w/ Thievery Corporation)


  • "Past is Prologue" 12" sampler (2006, Merck Records)[9]
  • "Adrift/From Home" (2008, Ghostly International)
  • "The Daydream/The Disconnect" (2007, Ghostly International)
  • "Coastal Brake" (2009, Ghostly International)
  • "Hours" (2011, Ghostly International)
  • "Dive (Radio Edit)" (2011, Ghostly International)
  • "Dive" (2012, Ghostly International)
  • "Awake" (2013, Ghostly International)
  • "Montana" (2014, Ghostly International)
  • "Spectre" (2014, Ghostly International)
  • "See" (2014, Ghostly International)[10]



  1. ^ "I am Scott Hansen, Ask Me Anything" Reddit.
  2. ^ ISO50 Blog - About ISO50
  3. ^ Ghostly International - ISO50
  4. ^ ISO50 Portfolio
  5. ^ His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. The style of his music is very organic, typically incorporating clips the human element into his songs (I.E. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or even breathing). TychoMusic.com.
  6. ^ "TOM's Farewell: the End of Toonami". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  7. ^ "The New Live Set". Blog.iso50.com. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  8. ^ Tycho - "Awake" Release Details
  9. ^ Tycho Music. ISO50.
  10. ^ "See" Tycho Music Video
  11. ^ Little Dragon - Little Man (Remix). Soundcloud.
  12. ^ Ulrich Schnauss -I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Remix). Soundcloud.
  13. ^ Thievery Corporation - Fragments (Remix). Soundcloud.

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