Simulcast

Tycho - Simulcast
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
2020 Ratings: #283
February 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mom+Pop, Ninja Tune / Label
Chillwave / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Simulcast is a shining and beautifully crafted album that reaffirms Hansen's hold atop of 21st century ambient electronic.

70
AllMusic

Simulcast could be thought of as the more "background music" version of Weather, but even without lyrics, it's still meant to put your mind in motion. Both versions are equally worth the roughly half-hour it takes to listen to each.

70
Clash

What the project demonstrates is that Tycho has a great ear and understands deeply how pop music isn’t just about the lyrics – it’s about delivering an emotive punch through straightforward melodies ravelled around one another.

50
Pitchfork

This instrumental companion to the San Francisco electronic musician’s 2019 album Weather is unfailingly mood-stabilizing and office-friendly, like a desktop screensaver of an ocean.

anatelier
20
I've been on hold for 34 fucking minutes and still haven't gotten through to anyone
Plats
59
The first track, "Weather", is a very cool track with crisp percussion, reverb-soaked synth passages and tight mixing all round. "Outer Sunset" is also a... very cool track with... crisp percussion... reverb-soaked synth passages and... tight mixing. Yeah, he just kind of repeats the same track 8 more times on this record and, while it keeps it somewhat consistent sonically, it blemishes itself for the fact that there isn't a single standout track on here.

Fav Tracks: Outer ... read more
MasterCrackfox
67
A beautifully produced album that sounds stellar and brings with it a constantly brimming tone, one of which can easily be put to the background and allowed to fill the room or your ears. However, where it exceeds in its sonic clarity it lacks in many other aspects necessary to propel it forward as an excellent release.

The majority of these songs sound nearly identical, assisting in the flow of the overall product but hampering it in terms of allowing tracks to stand out or feeling like there ... read more
lemuriams
70
Tycho is a part of my life for me, because their songs accompany me for a decade, so I will never be the right person to review them

The band's biggest problem is that their only attempt at evolution was to add vocals to the songs, because they play the same ideas as on Dive only in other arrangements.
I STILL DO IT WONDERFUL AND I WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS HOURS, BUT DID I HAVE NEVER HEARED IT EVER?

Outer Sunset is great!
JayCrackers
69
Simulcast is a pleasant chillwave album with some great production but doesn't have enough variety to make me want to return to the album but overall was a very enjoyable listen to chill out to.

Track Review

Weather 7.5/10
Alright 7/10
Outer Sunset 7/10
Into the Woods 6.5/10
Easy 7/10
PCH 7/10
Cypress 6.5/10
Stress 6.5/10

Average: 6.9/10
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Added on: January 29, 2020