Acclaimed debut full length from Toro Y Moi from 2010. Causers Of This put Toro Y Moi (aka South Carolina's Chaz Bundick) on the map with his chilled out blend of r&b, indie, and electronic pop. The sounds here fit in well with chillwave, but there's a little something else that puts Toro Y Moi on a level of its own. Maybe it's the cool vocal harmonies or the funky synth and guitar work, but whatever it is - it's damn catchy and very unique. Check out the slowed down chops of "Fax Shadow," the bright laid back funk of "Talamak," the new school r&b groove of "Causers Of This," or the mellow make out beats of "Imprint After" for a taste. If you like these styles, also be sure to check his follow up Underneath The Pine (with that track recently featured on Entourage!). 11 tracks in all with free MP3 download included.
- black vinyl pressing
- printed insert
- digital download included
- music label: Carpark 2010
reviewed by snackmaster 08/2011