TYCHO RELEASES HIS DEBUT EP ‘THE SCIENCE OF PATTERNS’ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DIGITALLY MARKING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS ORIGINAL RELEASE
FEBRUARY 16 VIA THE TYCHO OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY
Prominent Web3 creator and participant, GRAMMY® Award-nominated and San Francisco based artist Tycho has announced that his first-ever EP The Science of Patterns will be released digitally -exclusively via the Tycho Open Source Community for the first today, February 16 on the 20th anniversary of the EP’s original release.
In his open-source community, Tycho is creating a digital world of his own with a seamless web3 onboarding that requires no technical set-up or payments.
As community members, fans can access a suite of benefits and participate creatively through input or ownership around digital goods that will be offered on the Polygon blockchain, ushering in a new era for fan experience.
Tycho’s The Science of Patterns—released in the early 2000’s—originally featured four tracks. The 20th Anniversary collector’s edition features the added fifth bonus track. Collectors will receive a download of high definition WAV and MP3 files plus access to purchase exclusive Open Source colorway of the vinyl pressing and entry to win The Science of Patterns golden ticket rewards.
These include the chance to win the Korg Minilogue syth used on making the EP, a virtual studio tour with Tycho, a branded pre-release Ledger Stax, a one-of-one gold leaf digital version of the digital release and one of 20 five-of-five special editions of the artwork designed by Tycho.
Says Tycho, “Join me in Open Source for the exclusive launch of The Science of Patterns 20th anniversary edition. This is where it all began, the first Tycho release, available for the first time ever digitally.
The release will be the only time the uncompressed audio files will be available for download to date. Head to Open Source to get notified for the exclusive The Science of Patterns release.”
“The Science of Patterns is where it all began, the first Tycho release, available for the first time ever digitally. The release will be the only time the uncompressed audio files will be available for download to date,” adds Tycho. “I had first started experimenting with music in 1999 while working my day job as a designer.
A serious injury in 2001 kept me home for several months and I decided to use this as an opportunity to finish my first official release. At the time digital distribution was almost non-existent so I set out to press the EP to compact disc and self-release it. The files you will receive are the original files I sent to the CD manufacturer, completely unaltered and uncompressed.”
Quick backstory: the reason this album exists, and maybe the reason Tycho exists, is because of a serious injury I sustained. On the afternoon of what was supposed to be my first live performance, I passed out in the middle of a fast-food restaurant in Rancho Cordova and shattered my jaw.
I spent the next six months recovering and more importantly not working my day job. I was able to use that time to write and record The Science of Patterns and hone my overall vision for Tycho and ISO50. I think the injury generally shook something loose and gave me a new perspective on life. I never viewed the world the same after that and decided to devote my life to art. Of course it took years of various day jobs and twists and turns but that moment was the impetus for everything that followed.”
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