Toro Y Moi
- Cat No: DOC300lp
TORO Y MOIのニューアルバム。「MAHAL」。アナログ入荷しています。ブラックバイナル。ダブや、エディット、リズムの実験がエンターテイメントの中に取り込まれていています。
コロンビア出身南カリフォルニアのChaz Bearのプロジェクト。CHILLWAVEの旗手として話題になりブレイクした頃からおよそ10年。前作のFlumeとのコラヴォレーションレートはAppleのAir PodsのCMにも起用された。ファンク、ロック、ヒップホップ、ハウス、ポップス、サイケデリックセンス、さまざまな要素を持ち吸収ながら新たなスタンダートになりえるようなサウンドに。 (サイトウ)
MAHAL's announcement and singles arrive on the heels of Toro's highly celebrated 2019 album Outer Peace, which Pitchfork described as "one of his best albums in years" along with his Grammy-nominated 2020 collaboration with Flume, "The Difference," which was also featured in a global campaign for Apple's Airpods. Today's releases mark the first from Toro y Moi since signing to Secretly Group label Dead Oceans. Dead Oceans is an independent record label established in 2007 featuring luminaries like Japanese Breakfast, Khruangbin, Phoebe Bridgers, Bright Eyes, Mitski, Slowdive and more.
Toro y Moi is the 12+ year project of South Carolina-reared, Bay Area-based Chaz Bear. In the wake 2008’s global economic collapse, Toro y Moi emerged as a figurehead of the beloved sub-genre widely known as chillwave, the sparkling fumes of which still heavily influence musicians all over today. Over the subsequent decade, his music and graphic design has far, far surpassed that particular designation. Across 9 albums (6 studio as Toro y Moi along with a live album, compilation and mixtape) with the great Carpark label, he has explored psych-rock, deep house, UK hip-hop; R&B and well-beyond without losing that rather iconic, bright and shimmering Toro y Moi fingerprint. As a graphic designer, Bear has collaborated with brands like Nike, Dublab and Van’s. And as a songwriter and producer, he’s collaborated with other artists like Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Travis Scott, HAIM, and Caroline Polachek.