- Dive

Tycho - Dive
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Rank: #325 / 830
USER SCORE
79
Based on
31 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

The setlist for Dive balances several old A-sides against a welter of new material, all of it crisp and gorgeous.

70
Pitchfork

If that nicely detailed tranquility is Dive's biggest selling point, it also exposes a nagging flaw, which is a lack of tension.

User Reviews
Feb 2, 2016
MarkCooper
78
Does a spectacular job at being the best of background music. I've taken a nap outside multiple times with this in my headphones.
Sep 26, 2015
Sorrugis
74
Packed with lush vintage analog synths, drum machines, sampled vocals, and detailed acoustic instrumentation and then drenched in all sorts of reverb and delay effects, this album is a journey in sonic experimentation. Every sound is tweaked to OCD-level proportions, and I mean every single sound. With sound design this great, there's only one thing holding this album back from its fullest potential: it's too mellow.

Several tracks on here could certainly qualify as active listening music, ... read more
Aug 2, 2013
JustinSlick
97
Dive is actually one of my favorite albums of all time. I understand why some people might not feel it, but for me it's perfectly in the sweet spot where melody meets atmosphere.

What can I say? I'm just a huge fan of the audio-visual aesthetic that Scott Hansen has created through both his music and his design work as Iso50.
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DETAILS

November 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ghostly International / Label
Ambient / Genres
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# 3 - PopMatters (Electronic)
Track List
  1. A Walk 
  2. Hours 
  3. Daydream 
  4. Dive 
  5. Coastal Brake 
  6. Ascension 
  7. Melanine 
  8. Adrift 
  9. Epigram 
  10. Elegy
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Added on: October 26, 2011