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Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

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Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

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Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

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Zac Brown (left) and Scott Hansen of Tycho. Reuben Wu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Zac Brown (left) and Scott Hansen of Tycho.

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Let's say you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in California — top down, of course. What's the soundtrack you want to hear? The music of Tycho often seems engineered to fill that very role.

The group is the brainchild of producer Scott Hansen, who describes his three-piece band as an audio-visual project. On the new album Awake, the San Francisco-based artist has taken his passion for design and merged it with his interest in ambient music; click the audio link to hear his conversation with NPR's Rachel Martin.