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Album Review: Toro Y Moi - Causers of This

Album Review: Toro Y Moi - Causers of This

Tuesday 16th March, 2010 12:35PM

After the slew of so-called lo-fi / glo-fi buzz groups that have stormed both hipster's record players and 'alternative' music journalism in the last year or so, we're now able to witness a certain dilution as the camps of fuzz lovers conduct a Sino-Soviet Split of their own. On one hand you have the flag carried by lo-fi garage aficionados with the likes of Real Estate, Flight, Ty Segall and Ducktails leading the charge. But then there's the other group, centred on a seemingly a bit more laid back but deceptively overpowering beat and production focussed creeping swash. It's been coined 'chillwave' as a genre and it's epitomized by the likes of Washed Out, Memory Tapes / Memory Cassette and Toro Y Moi.

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