...my life ain't no holiday...

www.facebook.com/tychobrahebandThings have been very very busy here at Tycho Central over the last few weeks, working on synth and drum machine parts for the upcoming Peter Hook & The Light Technique/Republic tour...that project will remain the primary focus until September when the tour kicks off - can't wait to see and hear this tour! It is gonna be amazing :-)

[ Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Ken ]

tycho brahe interviewed for outrageous!!! podcast

We were recently interviewed for the Outrageous!!! podcast, where we got to spill some inside info on some of the Triplex [complete] songs, play and discuss some of our favourite songs by other bands, and chat in general about playing/working with other bands such as The Human League, Peter Hook and The Light, Real Life, and others.

Click here or on the picture to have a listen. A special thanks to Gavin Dwyer for giving us this fun opportunity.

[ Posted Sunday, October 22, 2017 by Ken ]

triplex [complete] now available on CD

http://www.scent-air.com/release95.htmlTycho Brahe's FIFTH album and EIGHTEENTH official release..."Triplex [complete]" is now available to order from Poponaut in Leipzig, Germany. A huge thanks to Vladimir Romanov from Moscow's ScentAir Records for making this CD release of our most accomplished work to date possible!

Click on the CD cover art to head over to ScentAir Records where you can find out more, and even order your very own copy!!!

[ Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Ken ]

triplex [complete] from russia with love...

We here at Tycho Central are extremely pleased to announce the forthcoming CD release of "Triplex [complete]" on 22nd September 2017, via Moscow based electronic music label ScentAir Records. This 15 track CD will contain the previously digitally released Triplex Parts 1, 2 and 3, plus three additional bonus tracks unavailable anywhere else, and an 8 page booklet containing all of the song lyrics.

ScentAir Records is the perfect home for Tycho Brahe, being at the forefront of the independent synthpop scene in Eastern Europe, and supplying physical CDs not only to Russia, but also to the rest of the world via their distribution partners in Germany, the UK, and Argentina, as well as digitally distributing via all of the usual digital platforms.

We would very much like to thank Vladimir Romanov and the team at ScentAir Records in Russia for making this CD release possible, and Stig Olsen in Denmark for once again supplying fantastic artwork.  We believe that the Triplex recordings represent our most accomplished work to date, and to have this work presented as what will be our 5th full length album in physical form on CD is a dream come true.

The full track listing will be:
01. Castaway
02. Loveless
03. Arizona
04. Lullaby
05. Relentless
06. Metropolis
07. Toyzilla
08. 1985
09. No Love
10. Valerie Perrine (Miss Teschmacher)
11. Savage
12. Another Useless Photograph

Bonus Tracks
13. No Love (Where Is The Dub?)
14. Valerie Perrine (Hot Tub Dub Machine)
15. Lullaby (Reprise)

[ Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by Ken ]

tycho brahe vs club house - digital single

Acitech [Infinity Mix]
Prior to establishing Tycho Brahe with Georgina in Brisbane in 1993, I partnered with fellow electronic musician Paul Lawrence in a late '80s house music duo in Adelaide named Club House. Back then it was all simply "house music", prior to the rampant explosion of sub-genres such as deep house, techno, hardcore, handbag, hamster style, whatever…

We had a short residency at an Adelaide nightclub called Infinity in September/October 1989, and would perform onstage with synthesizers, a sampler, a drum machine, hardware sequencer and four go-go dancers on podiums (see photo below). A cassette player with a prerecorded 30 second "Club House Theme" was utilised between songs, to buy us the half-minute required to load sample and sequence data from floppy disks into the onstage equipment. Whilst some 4-track cassette recordings were made at the time (this was before the digital home recording revolution), none of those compositions were professionally recorded or released.

I retained the programmed data and most of the equipment used by Club House. Working from the original data programmed by Paul and myself in 1989, which had been carefully archived on Quick Disks, floppy disks and cassette tapes, and utilising the same synthesizers, sampler, sequencer and drum machine used 28 years prior, I revived and reworked the Club House song "Acitech". Most of the original programming, sounds and samples remain, but with updated production. The mix is named the "Infinity Mix" as a sentimental reference to the nightclub where the song was performed live. Infinity, previously the site of Adelaide's legendary Toucan nightclub, was located at 181 Hindley Street in Adelaide, and as of 2017 the same building still serves as a nightclub.

The recording is credited as "Tycho Brahe vs Club House" as it spans both bands of which I was a member, and whilst not strictly a Tycho Brahe release, neither is it a Club House release - it stands as an odd hybrid utilising the almost three decade old programming of one creative endeavour, and the production techniques of the other.

Acitech [Infinity Mix]

Acitech [Infinity Mix] is available for download from Bandcamp and CD Baby, and will soon be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc...click on the picture above or to the right to "check this out" on the Bandcamp page, where you can listen to the entire song.


[ Posted Friday, May 05, 2017 by Ken ]