Having won over legions of fans with the spectacular genesis of his Toro Y Moi project, Chaz Bundick has taken 2014 by the scruff of it’s neck, following up the completion of a worldwide tour in support of Anything In Return with a debut LP under his dance-floor friendly Les Sins moniker. Michael is an LP which is built from the ground up; nods to surging analogue house and hip hop styled vocal samplings lead the charge on the already familiar highlights of the album on ‘Bother’ and with opener ‘Talk About’, Bundick makes open reference to the monotonous nature of interviews and his relationship with the media. Whilst the sound of the project has certainly progressed into new territory from previous releases such as ‘Grind / Prelims’, there’s no doubting that Michael is a body of work which documents the project finding it’s boundaries in terrific fashion. A truly wholistic and cohesive album, Michael exceeds all expectation on the sun-drenched ‘Call’ and the dynamic ‘Minato’ draws direct lineage back to when the varying ideas formed a natural fork in the road until now.
You can listen to the full stream of Michael via NPR HERE.