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Dive
Tycho - Dive
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Ratings: #355 / 891
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2011 Ratings: #100
November 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ghostly International / Label
Ambient / Genres
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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.

Oct 2, 2016
EMR
53
Seriously overrated nostalgic psychedelia that could have been made by any young producer at home with his Ableton kit.
Mar 6, 2017
cshults
80
Still the Tycho album I keep coming back to.
Jan 26, 2017
scott96k
60
Nice and comforting sounds all over this album, however that's about it. Like EMR has said, you get the impression that any half decent producer could have made it.
Feb 2, 2016
MarkCooper
74
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
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