Chaz Bundick, aka Toro y Moi, is one of music’s shape-shifters, a singer-songwriter and bedroom producer who cheerfully hops from genre to genre, mostly to avoid the awful label chillwave slapped on him even before he released his debut album of dreamy yet wayward electronica, Causers of This, in 2010. Since then he’s taken two steps forward into dance music (the EP Freaking Out), one step back into jangly indiepop (the compilation June 2009), and now returns to the disco house party with his sharpest album to date. Opening track “Harm in Change” thrillingly layers clean piano, distorted keyboards, crisp percussive snaps, low-end drum rolls, inarticulate female moans and a vocal that grows more urgent by the minute. “So Many Details” lives up to its title by ploughing melody into melody, drum track into drum track, squiggles into bleeps. So inventive and complex is the music that the lyrics – musing on love and separation, following Bundick’s relocation to California – sound gauche by comparison. — The Guardian
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