If you read my year-end list that went up before the Christmas break, you probably noticed that I put Tycho‘s album Dive on there. I loved that album a lot, and now I’ve just stumbled upon a Toronto artist that reminds me quite a bit of Tycho: Toronto’s own Decommunication.
He’s got a free record called Midnight Orion that contains ten tracks of electronic music ranging from ambient sound-waves to beat-based trip-hop stuff. The second track in particular (“Ryukyu”) reminds me a ton of Tycho — so much in fact I wish it lasted a full two or three minutes longer. The rest of the album is pretty solid though too, so check out the stream of Midnight Orion above and grab the free download through Bandcamp if you’re enjoying what you hear.