Thursday, February 10, 2011

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine (2/22) - Video

Carolina-based pop producer Toro Y Moi brings a brand new game on his 2nd proper LP, Underneath the Pine (2/22 on Carpark Records), that being considerably less reliance upon the laptop.

So goes "chillwave..." so goes songwriter Chaz Bundick's computers... (some of them, anyway). Comparably to the way Ariel Pink recently displayed, gracefully with Before Today, how he could retain his signature while shifting onto thicker pages within broader (or stretched) frames, Bundick also seems to have, on some levels, merely gathered a few more supplies (maybe sliding in cds from a varying batch of fresh, (yes obscure) influences into the disc changer in his trunk, while still smoothly rolling, grooving, and fuzzily rollicking down the same moonlit roads. Live bass, live drums and organs warm the palette, while the shimmering drizzle of synthesizers are wrung out a bit measuredly, subtly...

It'll be a journey, still... Any listener who's lucky enough to be wearing headphones at the midway point of "Good Hold" will know what I'm talking about, and thus, end up grinning with the same glaze-eyed look. "Elise" will, likewise, flex his recent penchant for esoteric French/Italian jazzified-orchestral soundtrack composers from the late 60's/early 70's...

Get more info from Toro Y Moi or from Carpark.

Here - take a viewing:

Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" (Official Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

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