Fact Magazine gives Toro Y Moi 4 / 5 (Posted By Harry)

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Toro Y Moi 'Freaking Out' (Carpark Records)Fact Magazine gives ‘Freaking Out’ 4/5

Toro Y Moi “Freaking Out’ EP Available on Carpark

Chaz Bundick has been on something of a winning streak this year. His second album as Toro y Moi, Underneath The Pine ditched the sample-heavy sound of his first LP in favour of live instrumentation and more tangible songs of late 70’s funk and boogie, and now a mere eight months on the South Carolina musician has birthed an EP of fresh material, retaining the newfound confidence in his song writing abilities while dabbling with a fresh palette of sounds that owes more to Prince than Parliament.

‘All Alone’ epitomises everything that’s great about Bundick’s new direction: its sleazy synths, plastic bass and infectious vocal hooks ensuring rejection has rarely sounded so sexy. ‘Freaking Out’ captures the fidgety funk of The Dazz Band so perfectly it deserves its own illuminated dance floor, while ‘Sweet’ and ‘I Can Get Love’ are odes to Bundick’s love affair with filters, using them to twist and warp the shuffling beats, synths and vocal snippets into the kind of tracks Daft Punk might have made if they’d taken their Discovery-era penchant for Todd Edwards-style US garage and 80’s synth-pop to its logical extreme…”(Read More)
Written By James Waldron

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