Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Lobby The Lesson topic #3013152

Subject: "Toro y Moi - 'Outer Peace' (NPR stream)" Previous topic | Next topic
c71
Member since Jan 15th 2008
10525 posts
Fri Jan-11-19 08:53 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
"Toro y Moi - 'Outer Peace' (NPR stream)"


  

          

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/10/676908223/first-listen-toro-y-moi-outer-peace

HEAR UPCOMING ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY


REVIEW
First Listen: Toro y Moi, 'Outer Peace'


January 10, 20195:00 AM ET

Sidney Madden.


Toro y Moi's album Outer Peace is out Jan. 18 on Carpark Records.
Jack Bool/Courtesy of the artist


Chaz Bundick is all about the level up. Since his debut album in 2010 under the moniker Toro y Moi, the talented producer's music has shown up in diverse collaborations — everywhere from Nosaj Thing to Travis Scott tracks. It's evolved accordingly: from mellow, lo-fi dreaminess to fuzzy, psychedelic guitar jaunts to dancier, funk-crunching material that finds solace in the idea of leaning into your own listlessness. Two years out from his last project, 2017's Boo Boo, the chillwave crusader has transitioned into a full-fledged vocalist and groove operator who shares his sonic keys to finding Outer Peace.

Bundick says he drew influence from the accessible dance music of Daft Punk, the innovative synths of France's Wally Badarou and recent trips to places like Mexico City and Northern California when creating the new project. Those fingerprints are all over this record.

The heartbeat bass of "Fading" numbs doubt with a bokeh effect. The pseudo-submerged steel drums in "Baby Drive It Down" help peel away layers of self-consciousness. The lucidity of ABRA's vocals in "Miss Me" land delicately like droplets on a lilypad. (The birdsongs at the beginning of the track almost immediately transport you to flower beds in a rain forest.)


Toro Y Moi: A Pioneer Of 'Chillwave' On California's Complications
"Life is only wishing we could load it / Level up, you've got to make a bonus," he sings in "Freelance," an electronic ode to benevolent burnout culture.

"Technology is allowing people to become creative at home and become almost like entrepreneurs just from their desks," Bundick says. "I felt like that's who I really wanted to connect with — the people that are grinding behind the computer in a creative way."

The variety of transformative production on Outer Peace speaks to Bundick's efforts to challenge himself, as well as listeners.

"Technology is allowing people to become creative at home and become almost like entrepreneurs just from their desks," Chaz Bundick says.

"It's a fine line for someone like me who's trying to go into like a little bit of R&B world, as well as now and then trying to maintain my own lane, too," he says when breaking down the tracks. He counts "50 50," featuring Instupendo, as his current favorite, because he says it allowed him to technically flip his own ideas of musical clichés.

"It's very forwardly pop," Bundick says. "It's more of a straightforward pop song, and that's something that I've always been afraid to attack: something that's so simple, it's just a sub and vocals with Auto-Tune. To me, that recipe was always like, 'Eh, that's cliché.' But to take those cliché elements and try to do something fresh with it was the challenge, and I really enjoyed that."

"Who I Am," on the other hand, addresses a different sort of hurdle. The track starts with a flight attendant announcing over a PA system that passengers will soon arrive in L.A. This changing sense of place is a nod to people who perceive Bundick differently based on where he is in the world. Like his music, he's able to shape-shift: "It's funny how, if you don't talk a certain way, people can just assume you're somewhere else or something else."

At roughly half an hour, the worlds inside Outer Peace provide worthy terrain in which to get lost. As for the album's title? That comes from Bundick once again coming up with a challenge. "It references all the elements of what the music could sound like," he says. "And usually the peace is within, so to have peace on the outside is the challenge. I kind of just wanted to call that out."

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top


Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
nice, definitely will check it out next week
Jan 11th 2019
1
This is my first ''omg, so excited!'' release for 2019
Jan 11th 2019
2
I hope it's different than Boo Boo...
Jan 11th 2019
3
is there anything stopping you from clicking on the link...
Jan 11th 2019
4
it's more Samantha-ish...
Jan 14th 2019
5
got my CD in the mail today!
Jan 14th 2019
6
very good
Jan 18th 2019
7
He just was added to the lineup of the music festival I'm hitting in Mar...
Jan 18th 2019
8
i think ive only listened to What For? previously
Jan 18th 2019
9
this is like samantha and his les sins stuff had a baby
Jan 20th 2019
10
excellent album.
Jan 20th 2019
11
First time I've heard him
Jan 21st 2019
12
he just dropboxed a WAV file of music he called 'Soul Trash'
Jan 23rd 2019
13
thanks
Jan 23rd 2019
14
this is bonkers
Feb 03rd 2019
15

mista k5
Member since Feb 01st 2006
9911 posts
Fri Jan-11-19 10:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
1. "nice, definitely will check it out next week"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i like to wait until i can actually add songs to playlists on google music.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Ishwip
Member since Jun 10th 2005
19822 posts
Fri Jan-11-19 10:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
2. "This is my first ''omg, so excited!'' release for 2019"
In response to Reply # 0


          

C'mon next week!

__
I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

Allied State of the National Electric Beat Treaty Organization (NEBTO)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

phemom
Member since Oct 22nd 2004
4834 posts
Fri Jan-11-19 02:18 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
3. "I hope it's different than Boo Boo..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

The write-up makes it seem like it is.

phemom's the name, all-star writer/
searching 4 journalistic fame, mindframe igniter....www.twitter.com/hayabusaage

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
c71
Member since Jan 15th 2008
10525 posts
Fri Jan-11-19 02:29 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
4. "is there anything stopping you from clicking on the link..."
In response to Reply # 3


  

          

....and listening to the stream of the album?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dr Claw
Member since Jun 25th 2003
129798 posts
Mon Jan-14-19 03:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
5. "it's more Samantha-ish..."
In response to Reply # 3


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dr Claw
Member since Jun 25th 2003
129798 posts
Mon Jan-14-19 09:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
6. "got my CD in the mail today!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

(eff you, I still buy CDs. especially of artists like Toro Dogg)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mista k5
Member since Feb 01st 2006
9911 posts
Fri Jan-18-19 11:20 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
7. "very good"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i really liked this. there wasnt a lot that was amazing but some really good songs with maybe a couple of snoozers.

favs on first listen
Ordinary Pleasure
Laws of the Universe
50-50

4.5/5

definitely will be coming back to it.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21266 posts
Fri Jan-18-19 11:53 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
8. "He just was added to the lineup of the music festival I'm hitting in Mar..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


I've heard the name around but never took the time to listen. I just fired up "Outer Peace" on Spotify so I'm gonna do a deep dive.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
mista k5
Member since Feb 01st 2006
9911 posts
Fri Jan-18-19 12:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
9. "i think ive only listened to What For? previously"
In response to Reply # 8


  

          

i liked it a lot and i definitely need to check out more of his projects. if he was in the line up for a show it would definitely help to convince me to go. or if he came to town i would go if prices were reasonable.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Hellyeah
Member since Jul 05th 2008
6333 posts
Sun Jan-20-19 04:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
10. "this is like samantha and his les sins stuff had a baby"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

great stuff...i'm going to bump it a lot next summer

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

BrooklynWHAT
Member since Jun 15th 2007
77882 posts
Sun Jan-20-19 11:22 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
11. "excellent album."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

sectachrome86
Member since Dec 22nd 2007
2180 posts
Mon Jan-21-19 11:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
12. "First time I've heard him"
In response to Reply # 0


          

"Ordinary Pleasure" had me doing the wild dance moves this weekend while painting the garage. Twirling my paint roller around like a baton and shit.

-------------------------------------------------
http://www.soundcloud.com/sectachrome

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dr Claw
Member since Jun 25th 2003
129798 posts
Wed Jan-23-19 09:39 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
13. "he just dropboxed a WAV file of music he called 'Soul Trash'"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

IG link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs885T4gSBm/

link to download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eesnrbw79xddfgx/soul%20trash%20%28c%29%20\_2019\_.wav?dl=0

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

Jays | Cavs | Eagles | Sabres | Tarheels

PSN: Dr_Claw_77 | XBL: Dr Claw 077 | FB: drclaw077 | T: @drclaw77 | http://thepeoplesvault.wordpress.com
Does he ACCEPT? http://i.imgur.com/TBMrAkD.jpg

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
c71
Member since Jan 15th 2008
10525 posts
Wed Jan-23-19 09:43 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
14. "thanks"
In response to Reply # 13


  

          

yep

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Hellyeah
Member since Jul 05th 2008
6333 posts
Sun Feb-03-19 04:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
15. "this is bonkers"
In response to Reply # 13


  

          

dude is on a roll

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Lobby The Lesson topic #3013152 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.25
Copyright © DCScripts.com