The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Hours”
by Matt Grosinger on October 14, 2011
Happy Friday everyone! If there had been one more workday this week I honestly would have pooped from sheer distemper. So this week I’ve been doing a lot of reading, which means that I have been primarily listening to wordless IDM. After exhausting every Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada track in my iTunes, I consulted my electronica-junkie friend and he turned me onto Tycho, a San Francisco-based producer who makes very gauzey mellowtronica.
“Hours” is a six-minute foray into a post-apocalyptic serenity. The chronic hum and glowy synths give the track a haunted house aesthetic, but it is absolutely perfect for reading: it demands to be heard as a solo experience and is just curious enough to keep you alert.