Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Toro Y Moi is Martian-talk for ‘pissed-up, blissed-out pop’. Or so South Carolinian electro-bard Chaz Bundick would have us believe on Causers of This – his computer-engendered, patchouli-infused and entirely affable debut album.
Tipping his hat to the polychrome likes of Daft Punk, J Dilla, Sonic Youth and Animal Collective, Bundick’s digital wig-outs, woozy psychedelics, fuzzball MOR and cut-up chorales are equal parts fresh and familiar – not least on the decade-embracing ‘Imprint After’: it gladly amasses 70s space-funk, 80s chart-soul and 90s piano house. Of course that means it’s excellent. As if you had to ask.