When the 2017 Grammy Award nominations were announced, ambient group Tycho got a huge surprise. For the first time in his 14 year career, Scott Hansen, Tycho’s songwriter and producer, had his work recognized by The Recording Academy. Tycho’s recently released fourth album, Epoch, got a nod in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category. The veteran recording artist was nominated alongside French Electronic legend Jean-Michel Jarre, Bronx house DJ Louie Vega, iconic British electronic group Underworld and Australian rising star Flume.
When informed his group’s nomination, Hansen had a humble and thoughtful response. “Absolutely surreal to hear the news this morning that Epoch has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album. The first Tycho release was 14 years ago and since that time I've had the good fortune of working with some incredibly talented and passionate people to help realize this vision,” noted Hansen via press release. “This is an extraordinary honor and we're immensely grateful to have fans who have supported us for so long and enabled us to make the music we want without compromise.”
The Grammy nomination is only the most recent exciting development for Tycho. When Epoch debuted in Sep., it became the first of the group’s albums to top Billboard’s US Dance/Electronic Albums chart. And the band recently announced that they’ll be heading out on an expansive world tour starting in Jan.
The 2017 Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air on CBS Feb. 12, 2017.