Around a decade ago the album "Take Cover" was released by US act Brand New Day, the title track featuring guest vocals and lyrics by Ken Evans of Tycho Brahe. It was an honour to be invited to be part of that project, and a number of remixes of that song were made...the remix by Swedish act Daybehavior in particular is a standout... :-) https://youtu.be/cIQ99s4lHkE
Very happy to have been able to help out Boxcar, one of our favourite Aussie electronic bands, with some bass synth reconstruction. Peter Hook & The Light, Machinations, and now Boxcar - so cool to have worked with all these amazing musicians! https://www.instagram.com/p/BsuTZvsH8rG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
I can see a very rare Tycho Brahe "Absolution" cassette here from 1996...also a House Guests album featuring a remix with some Tycho guitar on it, and a Sphere release with synth/sequencing/pre-production courtesy of yours truly... Check out @trans_com’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/trans_com/status/1067381625921527808?s=09
This is a fun remix I'm working on for a US based client, under my Tycho Sound Design identity - which is the business set up initially to handle backing track work for clients such as Peter Hook & The Light, Machinations, and others. I can also supply other services such as remixes, vintage synth and drum machine tracking etc... there's more info at www.tycho.com.au/sounddesign/ if anyone is interested in having me do some work for them. With the Technique and Republic backing track work completed I currently have the time to take on some new jobs :-)
Always an interesting listen on Outrageous - including Tycho Brahe of course! https://www.facebook.com/431248853698501/posts/1125938917562821/
Tycho Brahe t-shirt sighting in the photo for this article on Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Hook, and Jack Bates... :-) https://gigwise.com/news/3285907/peter-hook-expresses-paternal-pride-as-son-jack-plays-bass-with-smashing-pumpkins
Tycho Brahe has never performed live outside of Australia... if you'd like to see us play in the UK, you could always make a comment here... https://www.facebook.com/297040513735530/posts/1571415482964687/ https://www.facebook.com/297040513735530/posts/1571415482964687/
The work at Tycho Central for Peter Hook & The Light's upcoming Technique & Republic tour is nearing completion! This project started slowly in June 2017 amongst other work, but has ramped up since then, becoming extremely full-on for most of this year. Ultimately, around 1000 hours of work at Tycho Central will have gone into this tour!!! All of the files have now been delivered for both albums, with some minor work still to finish up for the associated singles and b-sides over the next couple of weeks... a total of 19 classic New Order songs have had their sequenced synth and drum parts reconstructed from the ground up, making for some of the most technically challenging work ever attempted at Tycho Central, and feedback from the band in rehearsals has been overwhelmingly positive. It's gonna be one amazing tour, so don't miss it!!! After a much needed sanity break away from the studio in a few weeks, attention will return to working on some Tycho Brahe recordings :-)
How much do we love the fact that Hooky is wearing a Tycho Brahe t-shirt in this photo...?!! https://www.shiiineon.com/blog/peter-hook-the-light-announce-debut-concerts-for-technique-and-republic/
We recently gave an in-depth interview for Belgium-based @InfernoSoundDiaries and Side-Line Magazine...read all about us! http://www.side-line.com/click-interview-with-tycho-brahe-it-is-painful-to-see-very-little-financial-return-on-the-recorded-work-through-these-streaming-services/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Side-lineNewsFeed+%28Side-Line+-+industrial+and+gothic+music+news%29
Today will see the completion of number 15 of 20 backing tracks required for the next Peter Hook & The Light tour, commencing in September. It's going to be an amazing tour! Meanwhile in Bristol UK, Peter Hook & The Light have just played a gig with Echo and The Bunnymen, and The Jesus and Mary Chain!
Here's a very nice review of our most recent album Triplex [complete] on Side-Line Music Magazine...reviews really don't get much better than this :-) "I can only, but thank ScentAir Records to have released this opus, which I consider as a ‘major’ contemporary release in electro-pop music... This album is a real must have!" http://www.side-line.com/tycho-brahe-triplex-complete-cd-album-scentair-records/
Tycho Brahe is very proud to announce that our song “Metropolis”, from the “Triplex [complete]” album, has been included on the new Ninthwave Records “Electricity 4” compilation, which brings together 21 of the best acts in modern electropop and synthpop :-) Previous volumes featured well known acts like Freezepop, NASA, Heaven 17, White Town, Blow Up & Deborah Harry, and Soviet; Tycho Brahe was previously included on volume 3 of the series way back in 2007! This new volume features great acts such as ScentAir Records label-mates SPREADING POINT and Empire State Human, as well as other established acts in the genre like WAVE IN HEAD - Music, Color Theory and ATTRITION. "Electricity 4" was released May 22 2018 on all major digital platforms!
A big shoutout and "thanks!" to Mel at CMI Music & Audio and the folks at KORG Japan for sorting out a licensing issue with the awesome software version of the Korg M1 synth/workstation. This will hugely assist with the programming work for Peter Hook & The Light's upcoming tour of New Order's Technique and (particularly) Republic in September :-)
It's late on a Saturday night and I'm settling in for yet a couple more hours' work at Tycho Central programming for Peter Hook & The Light's Technique/Republic tour, which is scheduled to kick off in September. It is very heady, very exciting stuff for somebody who has been so inspired and influenced by this music. This project has resulted in something of a hiatus for Tycho Brahe, however I could not be more proud than to be associated with this amazing, hard working band who is currently selling out venue after venue on their current North American 'Substance' tour...I look at setlists like this from the current tour, and remember the hours and hours of punishingly exacting work that went into some of it, and see the wonderful comments from fans on social media, and I have to say - it is a pretty amazing feeling! Rest assured though - Tycho Brahe *will* return when this work is done :-)
Ten years ago on May 4th 2008, Tycho Brahe had the amazing honour of opening for John Foxx & Louis Gordon at The Tivoli. This was the first time we'd played at this iconic Brisbane venue, and it marked the first gig for almost 5 years with Stephen Birt back on drums, behind the recently acquired Simmons drum kit, along with Andy Walls on keytar/keys, Georgina Evans on keys/vocals, and me (Ken Evans) on vocals/bass guitar/electronic percussion. This gig opened the doors to many international connections for us. Here are some photos from that gig, the onstage photos are courtesy of Mil Clayton.
14 years and 1 week ago we played a gig in West End (Brisbane), at a little venue called "Tongue and Groove Cafe". We did this as a three piece - Ken, Georgina, Andy - with sequenced drums as we were between drummers...here's a live recording of Dreams of Dying (off our Cassiopeia album) from that gig, video courtesy of Transcom. https://youtu.be/29E8l_z3vsg
Things have been very very busy here at Tycho Central over the last few weeks, working on synth and drum machine parts for the upcoming Peter Hook & The Light Technique/Republic tour...that project will remain the primary focus until September when the tour kicks off - can't wait to see and hear this tour! It is gonna be amazing :-)