Triplex (3) Triplex (2) Triplex (1) Super Hot Robot Sex Rocket What You Paid For 1985 GM 85 Remixes Transatlantic Free Atlantic Don't Feel That Way Avarice Tasty Cassiopeia Absolution The Promotional Cassette

Triplex Part 3

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Title Triplex Part 3
Release Date December 2015
Format EP
Available Available now on CDBaby and Bandcamp.
Track List
  1. No Love
  2. Valerie Perrine (Miss Teschmacher)
  3. Savage
  4. Another Useless Photograph
Liner Notes

Recorded and mixed at Tycho Central Studios, Brisbane, Australia.

Produced and engineered by Ken Evans with assistance from Oscar L'Orange. Preproduction assistance from Max the Studio Cat and Arthur Linn.

Mastered by Kathy Naunton at dB Mastering, Sydney, Australia.

Cover art by Stig Olsen, Aarhus, Denmark.

01, 02, and 03 composed by K. Evans. 04 composed by A. Walls/K. Evans.

Copyright & Cat Number © Tycho Brahe 2015, cat #TB013DL
Label Tycho Brahe
Notes

Triplex Part 3 is the third in a three part series of EPs which sees a return to Tycho Brahe's original direction, as established on their first album Cassiopeia in 2001, and further explored on 2006's Atlantic.

Triplex Part 2

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Title Triplex Part 2
Release Date May 2014
Format EP
Available Available now on CDBaby, Bandcamp and iTunes.
Track List
  1. Relentless
  2. Metropolis
  3. Toyzilla
  4. 1985
Liner Notes

Recorded and mixed at Tycho Central Studios, Brisbane, Australia.

Produced and engineered by Ken Evans with assistance from Oscar L'Orange. Preproduction assistance from Max the Studio Cat and Arthur Linn.

Mastered by Kathy Naunton at dB Mastering, Sydney, Australia.

Cover art by Stig Olsen, Aarhus, Denmark.

01 composed by K. Evans/G. Emery. 02 composed by A. Walls/K. Evans. 03 and 04 composed by K. Evans.

Copyright & Cat Number © Tycho Brahe 2014, cat # TB012DL.
Label Tycho Brahe
Notes

Triplex Part 2 is the second in a three part series of EPs which sees a return to Tycho Brahe's original direction, as established on their first album Cassiopeia in 2001, and further explored on 2006's Atlantic.

Toyzilla (originally entitled Toyzilla: a short requiem for small boxes) is an instrumental concept piece based on using only the smallest synthesizers in the studio, and their inherent limitations. The piece was composed using Stylophone, Casio VL-1, Roland TB-303 and TR-606, and a Coron DS-7 Drum Synce. The largest of these measures around 295 x 145mm, the smallest only 115 x 60mm. A sampled kick drum and some percussion sounds were overdubbed for the Triplex release.

Triplex Part 2 also sees the first proper release of 1985 in its original arrangement, having been previously released in remix form as a single, while a working mix/demo version was included on 2010's Modern Synthpop compilation.

Triplex Part 1

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Title Triplex Part 1
Release Date December 2013
Format EP
Available Available now on CDBaby, Bandcamp and iTunes.
Track List
  1. Castaway
  2. Loveless
  3. Arizona
  4. Lullaby
Liner Notes

Recorded and mixed at Tycho Central Studios, Brisbane, Australia.

Produced and engineered by Ken Evans with assistance from Oscar L'Orange. Preproduction assistance from Max the Studio Cat and Arthur Linn.

Mastered by Kathy Naunton at dB Mastering, Sydney, Australia.

Cover art by Stig Olsen, Aarhus, Denmark.

01, 03 and 04 composed by K. Evans. 02 composed by A. Walls/K. Evans.

Copyright & Cat Number © Tycho Brahe 2013, cat # TB011DL.
Label Tycho Brahe
Notes

Triplex Part 1 is the first in a three part series of EPs, and picks up where Tycho Brahe's 2006 album Atlantic left off. During the time of recording what would become the Triplex series of EPs, the band went through several personnel changes, and suffered the loss of their studio in Brisbane's devastating flood of January 2011. This resulted in a long period of rebuilding and recovery, only to be followed by yet another flood scare, and ultimately a complete relocation of the band's facility to higher, safer ground. Overall, this delayed the finalisation of the Triplex EP series by at least two years.

The founding duo of the band, Ken Evans and Georgina Emery, emerging from this period of adversity with a new resilience, focus, and strength of purpose, elected to continue with the project. After a brief dalliance with Hi-NRG dance music (Sex Rocket, 2012), the Triplex EP series sees a return to Tycho Brahe's original direction, as established on their first album Cassiopeia in 2001, and further explored on 2006's Atlantic.

Early mixes of Loveless and Arizona were previously made available via social media, but appear on Triplex with updated mixes and of course have been professionally mastered for final release.

Super Hot Robot (single, 2013)

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Title Super Hot Robot
Release Date August 2013
Format Single/Sex Rocket B-Side
Available Available now on CDBaby and iTunes.
Track List
  1. Super Hot Robot
Liner Notes

Super Hot Robot is the new digital single that continues Tycho Brahe's side-exploration of vocoder-driven mid '80s Hi-NRG novelty cowbell dance music. In a perfect world, 2012's Sex Rocket CD and download single would have also been released on 12" vinyl by some obscure Italo disco hi-nrg label, and Super Hot Robot would have been on the flip.

Enjoy :-)

Video by Forlorn Creature: http://youtu.be/nlN-a9hWtY0

Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2013. cat # TB010bDL
Label Tycho Brahe
Notes For those who can't read binary... the cover artwork includes the lyrics to the song!

Sex Rocket (single, 2012)

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Title Sex Rocket
Release Date October 2012
Format Single
Available Available now on CDBaby and iTunes. Also check the Tycho Store for Sex Rocket CDs, tshirts and coasters!
Track List
  1. Sex Rocket (Original Version)
  2. Sex Rocket (Neuropa Remix)
  3. Sex Rocket (Dave Foreman's Massive Payload Mix)
  4. Sex Rocket (Parralox Remix)
  5. Sex Rocket (Psyche's Vintage Porn Remix)
  6. Sex Rocket (More Cowbell 12" mix)
Liner Notes

Composition, programming and vocoder by Ken Evans, additional keyboards by Georgina Emery, drum programming assisted by Arthur Linn.

Recorded at Tycho Central Studios, engineered by Oscar L’Orange, produced by Ken Evans. Mastered by Kathy Naunton at dB Mastering.

Additional production and remix on 2 - Albert Martinez, 3 - Dave Foreman, 4 - John von Ahlen, engineered by Juan del Toro, recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, 5 - Psyche with guitar by Volker Rabura.

Sex Rocket logo and design by Stig Olsen.

Special thanks to Dave Foreman who inspired this song in so many sexy ways, all the remixers involved in this project, The Bruce Dickinson, and Stig Olsen for enduring questionable internet research.

Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2012. cat # TB010CD
Label Tycho Brahe
Other Media Official Sex Rocket video is available on YouTube.

What You Paid For (download EP, 2010)

Title ...what you paid for
Release Date 1 December 2010
Format Free Download
Available Download free from CD Baby
Track List
  1. Dislocation
  2. Lovesong
  3. Delos
  4. Sentence
  5. In Your Heart
  6. Earlier That Evening...
Liner Notes

The concept: place Tycho Brahe in a recording studio and have the band perform a selection of songs live, just as they would at a gig, so the live energy can be captured in a controlled environment for posterity.

The reality: the same lack of control applies, and before we know it we're dealing with poor sound monitoring, equipment breakdowns, microphone spill and general confusion.

The truth: You get what you paid for... We did. Did you?

The five songs on the EP represent a couple of band favourites, a cover for a good friend, and some requests from the eternally patient long term die hard fans of Tycho. To you, we shout "Thankyou!" This is for you.

Recorded live at Tall Poppy Productions, Sumner, Queensland, Australia during the extraordinarily late hours of August 25th 2010. Engineered by Jack, mixed by Ken Evans at Tycho Central.

Credits
  • Ken Evans - vocals/guitar/programming/electronic percussion
  • Georgina Emery - vocals/keyboard
  • Andy Walls - bass keytar/backing vocals
  • Stephen Birt - Simmons + acoustic drums
Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2010. cat # TB009DL
Label Tycho Brahe

1985 (CD Single, 2009)

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Title 1985 GM '85 Remixes
Release Date December 2009
Format CD Single
Available Buy online from CD Baby * Note that if you want a physical CD, they are only available as a special short-run pressing - buy now to avoid missing out!
Track List
  1. 1985 (GM '85 Remix)
  2. 1985 (GM '85 Extended Remix)
  3. 1985 (GM '85 Instrumental Dub)
Liner Notes

Excerpt:

Found a Polaroid from 1985...

This recording is an homage to those days. A novelty. An oddity. A pastiche. A lot of fun to create. A song celebrating the year 1985, remixed in the style of 1985's greatest synthpop hit maker, Giorgio Moroder. A glimpse of what Tycho may have sounded like if it had existed at that time.

...

Dedicated to Max the Studio Cat, a member of our Tycho family - sadly missed, never forgotten.

Credits
  • Ken Evans - vocals, synthesizers, programming and Tycho guitar
  • Georgina Emery - vocals
  • Andy Walls - synthesizers
  • Arthur Barrow - synthesizers and bass guitar
  • Cameron Ball - guitar
  • Arthur Lindrumm - drums
Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2009. cat # TB008CD
Label Tycho Brahe & Watch Wire Music
Notes

The cover art is as notable a departure from TB's usual style as the remixes themselves. The zebra print was inspired by a shirt Ken wore in 1985, complete with thin leather tie.

The release is a celebration of 1985, in Arthur Barrow's words "So authentic it hurts!"

Transatlantic (CD, 2007)

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Title Transatlantic: The Atlantic Remixes
Release Date October 2007
Format CD Album
Available See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track List
  1. It's Not Enough (Extended Martinesque Mix)
  2. Don't Feel That Way (Emp Narcotic Reconstruction Remix)
  3. Throwaway Fashion (Angeltheory Remix)
  4. Sanctify (Extended Version)
  5. Free (The Tenth Stage Extended Edit)
  6. Avarice (George Pappas Real Life Remix)
  7. Military Option (Boxcar Smoke & Mirrors Radio Edit)
  8. Laconia (Stadium Rock Mix)
  9. Marianne (Tankt Remix)
  10. Seventeen (Age of Consent Mix)
  11. Empty Days (The Process Void Devastated Remix)
  12. It's Not Enough (The Garland Cult Remix)
Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2007. cat # SEC-015
Label Section 44
Notes Described by the band as *the* most jinxed CD ever to grace this good earth!, due to the long delays compiling the album, booklet reprint, manual repackaging and digital distribution glitches.

Free (EP, 2006)

Free cover art
Title Free
Release Date 2006
Format CD Single
Available See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track List
  1. Free (the tenth stage remix)
  2. Military Option (boxcar "smoke and mirrors" extended remix)
  3. Free (the tenth stage extended remix)
  4. Don't Feel That Way (original version)
  5. Sanctify (alternate version)
  6. Marianne (extended version)
Liner Notes

Recorded and produced by Ken Evans in the Tycho Room assisted by Max the Studio Cat.

01, 03 composed by K. Evans.
02, 05 composed by K. Evans/G. Emery.
04 composed by A Walls.
06 composed by Marsh/Oakey/Ware.

original and alternative versions of all tracks appear on the tycho brahe albums "atlantic" and "transatlantic - the atlantic remixes". our special thanks to john von ahlen of the tenth stage and dave smith of boxcar for remix duties above and beyond the call.

mastered by kathy naunton at db mastering, sydney. cover art by francis tohill.

Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2006. cat # TB006CD
Label Self-released
Notes A Crash Frequency collective release.

Atlantic (CD, 2006)

Free cover art
Title Atlantic
Release Date 2006.03.21
Format CD Album
Available See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track List
  1. It's Not Enough
  2. Don't Feel That Way
  3. Throwaway Fashion
  4. Sanctify
  5. Free
  6. Avarice
  7. Military Option
  8. Laconia
  9. Marianne
  10. Seventeen
  11. Empty Days
  12. Avarice (Special K Stompy Club Mix)
Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2006. cat # CMCD1008
Label Cohaagen Music
Notes Tycho's second album, following their critically-acclaimed first album Cassiopeia.

Don't Feel That Way (CDS, 2006)

Don't Feel That Way cover art
Title Don't Feel That Way
Release Date 2006
Format CD Single
Available See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track List
  1. Don't Feel That Way (single edit)
  2. Don't Feel That Way (EMP narcotic edit)
  3. I Wanna Funk With You Tonite
  4. Don't Feel That Way (EMP narcotic reconstruction remix)
  5. Avarice (stripped mix)
Liner Notes

Recorded and produced by Ken Evans in the Tycho Room assisted by Max the Studio Cat. Remix and additional production on tracks 2 and 4 by EMP.

"I Wanna Funk With You Tonight" features the TB allstar clapping crew and was originally recorded for the Cohaagen Music Giorgio Moroder tribute album "Utopia".

Original versions of "Don't Feel That Way" and "Avarice" appear on the Tycho Brahe album "Atlantic" (Cohaagen Music CMCD1008).

Ultraspecial thanks to EMP for the remixes.

Copyright & Cat number © Tycho Brahe 2006. cat # TB005CD
Label Self-released
Notes Release was delayed when the manufacturer's printing press blew up in the brutal December 2005 heat!

Avarice (CDS, 2002)

Avarice cover art

Actual product does not come with autographs :)

Title Avarice
Release date: 2002.12.06
Format: CD Single
Available: See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track list:
  1. Avarice (Special K Stompy Edit)
  2. Delos (XX50 Rejoined Mix)
  3. Avarice (Special K Stompy Club Mix)
  4. Avarice (Demo Version)
Liner notes:

Recorded and produced by Ken Evans in the Tycho Room assisted by Max the Studio Cat. Tycho Logo design by Simon Reid. Artwork by Ken Evans. Special thanks to Liana Baratta for the kick drum. Tycho Brahe is: Ken Evans + Georgina Emery + Stephen Birt

© + Cat #

© Tycho Brahe 2002. cat # TB003CD

Notes:

Short-run CD single.

Tasty (EP, 2001)

Tasty cover art
Title Tasty
Release date: 2001.12.07
Format: CD EP/MCD
Available: See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track list:
  1. Dreams of Dying (boxparty mix)
  2. Send Me An Angel
  3. Enemy (hybrid mix)
  4. Delos (parts i and ii)
  5. Tainted Love vs The Doctor
  6. Enemy (the last gasp)
  7. In Your Heart (single edit)
  8. Dreams of Dying (full length)
  9. Enemy (single edit)
  10. White Room (Real Life remix)
Liner notes:

· Tasty · a collection of remixes, re-edits, and covers

Recorded and mixed by Ken Evans in the Tycho Room, assisted by Max the Studio Cat, except White Room (real life remix) which was recorded and produced by George Pappas for Real Life. Mastered by Kathy Naunton at db Mastering.

For full liner notes, see your very own copy! :)

© + Cat #

© Tycho Brahe 2001. cat # TB002CD

Notes:

Originally planned as two EP/MCDs, Tasty became one single 'budget album' style EP after various problems required remastering and other expensive changes. Along the line, tainted/who was stripped of its Dr Who samples, after the BBC declined permission for their use. The title of the track had to be changed to remove the copyrighted "who" and thus became Tainted Love vs The Doctor.

The final cut gave tychfans a fantastic collection of new tracks, covers and remixes. Modified or not, tainted finally made it to CD and Delos could grace the home stereos of tychfans as well as live PAs. The Real Life / Tycho remix tradeoff produced a fabulous version of White Room; showing what great work can do with a great original track. All tracks deserve their own writeup, but in reality the record speaks for itself - get your copy and find out why.

...and yes, that is Max the Studio Cat in the artwork :)

Cassiopeia (CD, 2000)

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"It's been a long journey, and it's only the beginning..."

Title Cassiopeia
Release date: 2000.10.13
Format: CD Album
Available: See "where to buy" for availability of Tycho Brahe releases
Track list:
  1. Dislocation
  2. Dreams of Dying (radio edit)
  3. In Your Heart *
  4. White Room
  5. Total Kaos (remix) *
  6. Cassiopeia
  7. Sentence *
  8. Enemy
  9. Armistice
  10. Dislocation (12" mix)
  11. White Room (reprise)
  12. Dreams of Dying (original version)
  13. Enemy (radio dance edit)
Liner notes:

All tracks by Evans, except * Evans / Emery

© + Cat #

© Tycho Brahe 2000. cat # TB001CD

Notes: TB's first album.

Absolution (Cassette Single, 1996)

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Title Absolution
Release date: 1996
Format: Cassette, four tracks
Available: Collector's item
Track list:
  1. Dreams of Dying
  2. Military Option
  3. Sentence
  4. White Room
Liner notes:

All music and lyrics by Tycho Brahe.

© + Cat #

© 1996, Transmission Communications (TransCom LcCom27)

Notes:

100 copies of this four track tape were made. They were used as promos and sold at gigs, often as a package with the classic black t-shirt with original white logo. One of these tapes found its way into the hands of future TB drummer Stephen Birt. The cover features the "International Bright Young Thing" photo; and also has a "secret panel" which lets you refold it, so that the black and red TB logo can be displayed as the front cover.

The tape was labelled with Upbeat Side and Downbeat Side... Upbeat side - Dreams of Dying, Military Option. Downbeat side - Sentence, White Room.

"Military Option" was originally written by Ken in 1987 when he was part of a House duo in Adelaide. "Dreams of Dying" had a working title of "Fear of Flying" during its composition. A 7 minute instrumental entitled "Cassiopeia" was also recorded during these sessions, but not included on the cassette. This track is way cool.

The Promotional Cassette

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Title Tycho Brahe - The Promotional Cassette
Release date: 1996
Format: Cassette, four tracks
Available: Collector's item, with extra cool points
Track list:
  1. Sentence
  2. Leap
  3. Marianne*
  4. Armistice
Liner notes:

Music and lyrics by Ken Evans, except * by the Human League.
Recorded on Simon's 4-track in the Tycho Room, 09/95 - 11/95.

© + Cat #

© 1996, Transmission Communications. cat #: PCCOM19

Notes:

Only 50 copies of "Tycho Brahe - the Promotional Cassette" were produced. They were used as promos and occasionally given away to fans at gigs. TB retain two tapes for posterity. One tape remains in the hands of David Beevers, resident sound engineer with the Human League.

By this stage TB had been performing as the duo of Ken Evans and Georgina Emery for about six months. Previously TB was Ken Evans, with invited guest vocalists and occasional lyrical input from Georgina Emery. TB recorded all of the songs in their repertoire as a personal "snapshot" of what they sounded like at the time. The songs recorded were: Armistice, Seventeen, Leap, White Room, Marianne, Sanctify, Sentence, Atmosphere, Free, Total Kaos. Atmosphere is a cover of a Joy Division song, and this recording of Total Kaos was radically different to that released in 1994.