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Underneath the Pine

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Underneath The Pine is an album evocative of R.Stevie Moore's homespun ruminations, David Axelrod's sonic scope, Steve Reich-ian piano phrasing, and the pervasive funk of Toro Y Moi's first record. Underneath the Pine announces a new phase for an artist whose talent defies classification.
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  • Vinyl (February 22, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Carpark Records
  • ASIN: B004GDYY54
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Ryan Estabrooks on January 10, 2012
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With this record, Chazwick Bundick moved more from his spacey sampling that borrowed heavily from hip-hop and veered into territory that reminds me more of 60's/70's era solo songwriter work. There is much less sampling going on with this record (if any at all) and Chazwick's songwriting really starts to lead the charge.

The first thing I noticed was his new confidence in live instruments. The bass is very prominent on this record, taking center stage on many songs and providing not only the foundation but leading the charge. On top of that, you have swirling keyboards, sometimes striking piercing chords, other times decaying on and on, looping the listener into a certain haze.

Along with the instrumentation, he seems to have a new confidence in his vocals. Harmonies dot the landscape everywhere you turn and for me, was one of the most interesting parts of this work. They cascade up and down, chant, veer from each other, combine in unison. You can tell he really put a lot of work and love into experimenting with them, fleshing them out, building a house with just his voice. He uses that to prop up his songwriting, which has grown more secure and organic.

It's upbeat, it's funky, it grooves and it be playing in your head for days.
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I first heard a song by Toro Y Moi last year and liked it so much that I was motivated to buy his "Anything in Return" album. I was very impressed with that CD so I when I saw this older album at a shop recently I snapped it up. Man, more great stuff. I think I like this one even better than the newer album.

As most listeners know, Toro Y Moi is the recording name that Chaz Bundick uses. This guy is a virtual one-man band, not only playing everything on the album but producing it too. In that respect, and also in his songwriting style, I'm reminded of Todd Rundgren. It's got that sort of "a wizard, a true star" vibe, one guy holed up in his studio, creating some totally magical music. And this stuff truly is magical.

The songs are deeply rooted in vintage pop and soul, yet garnished with a thoroughly modern production sheen. Unlike some of the clunkily produced "modern" R&B and Hip-Hop that passes for popular music nowadays, Toro Y Moi's songs are shimmering gems that sound timeless. Someone else remarked that they heard bits of Steely Dan and Hall & Oates in the songs, and that's not a bad comparison either. Clearly, Bundick has been influenced by some quality 1970s sounds, yet the result is music that sounds totally modern.

I can't wait to hear what this guy does next. I think he's one of the most exciting new artists in music today.
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..Tori Y Moi is all of those genres and more. I started off with their Causes Of This album and keep expanding out. This album is a little more pop than that one but not in a bad way. It does not disappoint!!
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Several great "Toro Y Moi sound" songs on this 2nd album release. Stand out songs from... How I know, Got Blinded, Go With You. Certainly worth giving several listens to. I'm sure in time could be considered a classic. Great album !
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Me and one of my music obsessed friend's were talking the other day about Toro Y Moi and he described Underneath the Pine as Earth Wind and Fire chilling with Air for the day, then deciding to listen to some steely dan, Hall and Oates and a vintage 60's and 70's pop compilation, a smidgen of Lsd later and their jamming together in an attempt to fuse everything they've just heard. I laughed and said it just sounds like a freakin' great album to me, but he does have a point about Toro/Chaz being heavily influenced by music from a certain era, there's plenty of prominent basslines and warm vocal harmonies that you'd most certainly find in lite funk or quiet storm, delicately played keyboards, smooth band interplay and near flawless sounding production is where the Steely Dan comparisons come in i guess.

But in truth though, i still think my earlier retort is the more relevant description of this record. Principally because the music on this thing plays like an endless cycle of hits that any of the aforementioned groups would be proud to have in their back catalogues. Besides the high quality of the music, the sheer number of influences that are used to pepper his lite soul and smooth pop style make this an album only he could of made (with the possible exception of Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffitti if they were a little more chill perhaps ;)

I could go into the gorgeousness and gorgeousity of the individual tracks to quote a well known anti hero, but it's the album as a whole that's the real highlight.
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Toro y Moi, the one-man band of Chaz Bundick, released a promising debut album in early 2010, "Causers of This", which was for convenience sake thrown into the ever-growing "chillwave" type of music, even though to me it felt a bit of a stretch, but whatever. Now comes the second album.

"Underneath the Pine" (11 tracks; 39 min.) starts off after a short instrumental intro with a very strong "New Beat", an upbeat track that immediately grabs your attention. "Go With You" is equally interesting, and it becomes clear this album is a nice step up from the debut album. Check out also "Got Blinded" towards the middle of the album. But the best is yet to come in the latter stages of the album. "Still Sound" sounds surprisingly funky. The 6 min. closer "Elise" brings the album to a great conclusion.

In all, this is a very nice album and, in my book, a great improvement over the debut album. I had the good fortune of catching Toro y Moi in concert just recently at the MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati. Live this is now a thombing 4 piece, with a live drummer of course (hello Neon Indian, Phantogram, and others). They played many of the songs from this album, and it was a terrific set, period.
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