Some absolutely enjoy his sounds, some shrug their shoulders. If you haven’t heard the sound of Toro Y Moi-Chazwick Bundick-before, give a listen and see if his dance tunes move you…(link below leads you to his video of the first single from new album Anything in Return, “So Many Details”).
Blurt Magazine review below:
Chazwick Bundick aka Toro Y Moi has become synonymous with ambient, electronic beats that harken to the ‘70s as he infuses jazzy-soul and funk. Toro’s third album, Anything in Return (Carpark), leaves the funk behind and leaps into the next decade.
Yet what is equally alluring and exasperating about Return is that the atmospheric, sonic equation that now epitomizes Toro’s music does not drastically shift from one track to the next. Toro is an excellent creator of singles rather than albums. The result is a record with very few variations that may not keep listeners interested for its entirety; but, pluck songs out individually and one can admire a track’s intended appeal. “Say That,” “Rose Quartz,” and “High Living” pull themselves from the album with catchy hooks and melodies.
As Toro Y Moi is mirroring sounds from genres past, Anything in Return sounds all too familiar.