Toro Y Moi / Omnipresent
Toro y Moi – Causers of This [ Carpark, 2009 ]
It’s time for our wildly speculative affirmation of the week: we’re pretty sure that you, fellow Gopher visitor, have already heard about Toro y Moi. We just can’t help but be sure about it since the internets seem to be brimming with all kinds of Toro y Moi presence these days. You go window-shopping to blogland and bump into his musings about tour life [ we suspect that we’re the last people to hear about this act, and we can’t help admitting that we feel jealous. How dare you keep this from us?! I thought we were friends! ]. You go check some photo portfolios and guess what? kid’s into Yashica cameras. We feel that there is no need to clarify that Toro y Moi is the project of 23-year-old Chaz Bundwick [ a native of Columbia, South Carolina ] signed by Carpark Records, since you probably also know that already. And we know that beyond all of this handy data, what you surely know by this time of the year is that the kid is really good at making music.
Beyond the verbiage [ and haunting images ] his music is a mixture of indie pop, abstract hip hop and that kind of bedroom-rock that -oddly- sounds better in large open spaces. His singles “Blesa” and “109” were released together as a limited seven-inch single of which only 500 copies were made, but you can still listen the songs for free at his MySpace. But not here because we don’t have any of those songs. I mean, we like them a lot, but we don’t have ‘em. No sir, we did not download illegally neither “Blessa” nor “109”. No.
Toro y Moi – Sad Sams [ Carpark, 2009 ]
[ special thanks to Rochy Adrían for the music info ]