Toro Y Moi fête les 10 ans d'Underneath The Pine

par Quentin, le 24 février 2021

Durant une courte fenêtre de temps, la chillwave et la synth-pop ont connu leur heure de gloire. C'était il y a 10 ans. C'est dans ce contexte que Chaz Bundick a.k.a. Toro Y Moi sort en février 2011 le très bon Underneath The Pine, son deuxième album, qui a eu le succès qu'il méritait. Afin qu'il ne tombe pas dans l'oubli, l'Américain profite qu'une décennie s'est écoulée pour ressortir les instrumentaux d'Underneath The Pine et prévoit un nouveau pressage en couleur du vinyle pour le 16 avril - le reste du merchandising est déjà disponible par ici).

Ci-dessous, le communiqué de Toro Y Moi qui accompagne cette sortie :

"This was maybe one of the more challenging records to make. It was made between tours for Causers over the course of about 2 months. I'd never really consciously recorded a record. Causers was a bunch of demos that I sort of just whipped together. But, Underneath the Pine was a bit more conceptual in that I wanted to keep it all natural and free of samples and loops. I worked on it at my parents house in South Carolina by myself and recorded while they were at work and would stop around when they came home. Recording UTP really pushed me to learn the proper way to record with multiple mics and acoustic space. I was listening to a lot of disco, funk, astral jazz, and psych rock. The lyrics were once again the last thing I added to the songs, you can hear all of the imperfections and happy accidents sprinkled throughout the record that make so many great moments. When it came to mixing I didn’t know what to expect being that I’d never mixed in a studio before. I ended up finding Chase Park Audio in Athens, GA where engineer Drew Vandenberg helped push my insecurities out the way on mixing my vocals. It was the last record I made before moving to California and a lot of the themes in my lyrics were about leaving home and staying in touch with friends and family. For me this record opened the door to make records like What For? and Star Stuff (CBMM2). It was a statement to move beyond the bedroom. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and the band for so long, we honestly wouldn’t be here without you."