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Epoch is the fourth studio album by the ambient music project Tycho, released on 30 September 2016 on Ghostly International.[4] It is the final album in a 'trilogy' by the project, beginning in 2011 with Dive and continuing with Awake in 2014.

Epoch
Tycho - Epoch.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Genre
Length42:54
LabelGhostly International
ProducerScott Hansen
Tycho chronology
Awake
(2014)
Epoch
(2016)
Weather
(2019)

The album debuted at the top of the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[5] The album received generally positive reviews from critics and was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.[6]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Clash7/8[8]
Exclaim!9/10[2]
PopMatters          [3]
Uncut8/10[7]
The Guardian     [9]

Epoch received generally positive reviews from critics, having been assigned a normalized score of 76 from review aggregator Metacritic.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Glider"4:53
2."Horizon"
  • Hansen
  • Brown
4:09
3."Slack"
  • Hansen
  • Brown
4:11
4."Receiver"Hansen4:15
5."Epoch"Hansen5:45
6."Division"
  • Hansen
  • Brown
3:58
7."Source"Hansen4:18
8."Local"Hansen2:53
9."Rings"Hansen4:08
10."Continuum"Hansen1:44
11."Field"Hansen2:40
Total length:42:50

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Epoch.[10]

  • Scott Hansen – producer, guitar, keyboards, bass, drum programming, arrangement, artwork
  • Zac Brown – bass, guitar, arrangement
  • Rory O'Connor – live drums
  • Count – Mastering, mixing, production consultant
  • Songs 1, 2, 3 live drums Recorded by Anthony Gallo at Virtue And Vice Studio
  • Additional live drum recording by Peter Franco at Panoramic Studios

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 170
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[12] 10
US Billboard 200[13] 78
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Review of Epoch". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Barnabe, Dylan (2016-10-05). "Tycho - Epoch". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  3. ^ a b Sawdey, Even (2016-10-06). "Tycho: Epoch". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  4. ^ Tycho (September 29, 2016). "Epoch". Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tycho Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ a b "Reviews for Epoch by Tycho". Metacritic.
  8. ^ Smith, Mat (2017-01-03). "Tycho - Epoch". Clash. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  9. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (2017-01-19). "Tycho: Epoch review – studies in electronic inconsequence". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  10. ^ a b Epoch (CD liner notes). Tycho. Ghostly International. 2016. GI-279.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tycho – Epoch" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Tycho Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "Tycho Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.