It’s hard to find a particular locus for one Chaz Bundick within any scene. As Toro Y Moi, he somehow developed a reputation…
It’s hard to find a particular locus for one Chaz Bundick within any scene. As Toro Y Moi, he somehow developed a reputation as one of the more inscrutable characters to emerge from the chill-wave era from which he is most closely spun. This is why it’s unsurprising that the man behind the rounded spectacles often finds himself in a number of guises. Dance side-project, Les Sins, is just one such pleasurable likeness that he assumes.
To the delight of misty-eyed fans, there is always an inherent core to Bundick’s music. ‘Bother’ is fast-paced, clattering and slightly twitchy; the punchy samples reflecting his apparent restlessness. Like previous Les Sins single, ‘Grind’, his arsenal of analogue and soft synths create a unique dissonant and alluring rhythm. Unexpectedly, the track soars into a lofty, indulgent outro from which the diffident Bundick would normally shy away. He certainly seems to have found steadier footing here – and evidently, something to dance to.
Bundick is finally releasing an album under Les Sins, Michael, set to be released late this year. Listen to the track here: