Proper Songs spoke with Chaz Bundick / Toro Y Moi back in July when he mentioned two albums planned on Car Park in 2010. 'Causers Of This' is the first "more dreamy/poppy/new wave" one and builds on the sound that he, fellow South Carolina resident Washed Out and Neon Indian have exported so successfully and rapidly to the world. Despite packing in elements of side-chained French house, the wonky world of hip hop, psychedelic West Coast pop and dreamy indie moments; the ideas are combined in such a crafted manner that it remains coherent throughout. Stand out moments include single 'Blessa' (video below) and the New Jack Swing slap-bass-happy title track. 'Causers Of This' is an accomplished album that bodes well for the future.
Toro Y Moi 'Timed Pleasure' (From Body Angles cassette)
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