Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Video: "Blessa" by Toro Y Moi

January's Causers of This has established Toro Y Moi (Chazwick Bundick) as one of several major artists pioneering chillwave and among them, he is also one of the chillest.  Echoing the wafting breeziness of fellow South Carolinian Washed Out but without the hard dance-club beats, Toro Y Moi's songs feature more electrical hiccups, stuttering computer blips, and airy tones shifting in and out of focus.  For all the manipulation, it works to humanize the fundamental electronic elements of Causers of This, and perhaps no part of the record sounds more organic than opener "Blessa", which crackles and sways before gracefully blooming.

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