All about his new album 'This Is What I Do'
Toro y Moi
One of the most exciting music acts today Toro y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has just released his third, most ambitious album yet.Â ‘Anything in Return’ is one of those records which encourage you to explore relationships, ties, connectionsâ€¦ There are fragments of funk, there are symphonies of space disco, there is, above all, his ability to construct small masterpieces of electronic pop from which itâ€™s difficult to cut loose, that contain within them echoes of the alternative folk scene coming out of Berkeley, the Californian university city he calls home.Â Itâ€™s a place where you canâ€™t escape music: on the street, in bars, clubs, and Toro Y Moi seems somehow able to synthesize this sound in to his own. The stories from these streets weave their way into Anything in Return and along with them a certain alternative, back-to-nature vibe. But not too back-to-nature â€“ Bundick is plain that this is â€śmusic designed for dance, to partyâ€ť.Â
Thereâ€™s a lot of positivity going on here, which is perhaps one of the reasons heâ€™s increasingly in demand. Songs like So Many Details and Cake make this a work, as he rermarked, of â€śsincere popâ€ť because they speak in an upbeat way of the everyday.Â In addition to Toro Y Moi, Bundick produces under the name of Les Sins.