Posted by: Dominic Umile | 03/04/2010

Published Elsewhere: Toro Y Moi

Causers of ThisIn his humble home studio, producer/musician Toro Y Moi complicates ultimately easygoing lo-fi psyche-pop with glitzy nuances and meandering, sampled swells of sound. Aside from the indirect influence that various celebrators of samplers and vintage equipment have on Toro Y Moi’s direction, Causers of This is strewn with disco, 80s synth/radio pop, and chopped-up hip hop tendencies that sound as if they’re being played back on a weathered cassette. Get a couple of tracks here, and read the rest of my review at PopMatters.

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