Toro Y Moi - Anything in Return
- David Pollock
- 18 December 2012
Chaz Bundick's third album is a truly original piece of pop-flecked electronica
Fitting broadly into the ever-expanding genre of electronic singer-producers who are making increasingly sophisticated sounds on their own, Chaz Bundick – who recently made the move from his native South Carolina to Berkeley, California – has earned the ‘true original’ description.
This third album is a gift which just keeps giving, a multi-textured beast embedded in a bright pop sensibility which takes a few listens to get your head around.
‘Harm in Change’ is a slice of slick, style bar club-pop underpinned by a constant, harrowing synth howl, ‘Say That’ adapts jiggy old-school electro hip hop with a contemporary flavour and ‘Cola’ accentuates the downbeat elements which hover just below the surface of a deeply resonant and engaging record.