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Toro Y Moi - Mahal

Cover von Mahal
Toro Y Moi
Mahal

Label Dead Oceans
Erstveröffentlichung 29.04.2022
Format CD
Lieferzeit 1 – 3 Werktage
Preis 13,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Eine Wundertüte, und zwar eine tolle, oft überraschende! Eine Ahnung der späten Can trifft auf lockeren dezenten funkigen relaxten Groove und Kraut-angehauchte Psyche-Phasen. Eine flirrende schillernde zeitgemäße Jazz-Pop-Psyche-Melange. Gebrochen-kaputte Beats gekoppelt mit spleenigen Gitarrenspielereien. NDW-New Wave-Pop in funky (oder so ähnlich). Brillanter kompakter angespaceter Psychedelic Rock unter Hendrix-Einfluß. Modern Pop + Club -Beats und schließlich noch verzerrte Gitarren. Ein schläfriger ultra-entspannter Groove trifft auf losgelöste R´n´B-Modifikation. Federnde upgedatete Can in leicht futuristisch-spacigem Pop-Sound, wie ihn sich manche vor Jahrzehnten vorstellten. Zeitgenössische Psychedelia in runtergedimmt und inklusive 60s-Edel-Pop-Splittern, oder 60s-Pop-Psychedelia in heutige Beats gekleidet. Und das ist nicht mal alles. Es dominieren, immer wieder anders und im Wechsel, E-Gitarre, Synthie, männliche oder weibliche Vocals, E-Piano, zeitweise auch Bass oder Sax. Hier wird jeder andere Assoziationen entwickeln. (detlev von duhn)

Review

oro y Moi's seventh studio album, MAHAL, is the boldest and most fascinating journey yet from musical mastermind Chaz Bear. The record spans genre and sound_encompassing the shaggy psychedelic rock of the 1960s and `70s, and the airy sounds of 1990s mod-post-rock_taking listeners on an auditory expedition, as if they're riding in the back of Bear's Filipino jeepney that adorns the album's cover. But MAHAL is also an unmistakably Toro y Moi experience, calling back to previous works while charting a new path forward in a way that only Bear can do. MAHAL is the latest in an accomplished career for Bear, who's undoubtedly one of the decade's most influential musicians. Since the release of the electronic pop landmark Causers of This in 2009, subsequent records as Toro y Moi have repeatedly shifted the idea of what his sound can be. But there's little in Bear's catalog that will prepare you for the deep-groove excursions on MAHAL, his most eclectic record to date. The second the album begins we're immediately transported into the passenger seat, jeep sounds and all, ready for the ride Chaz and company have concocted for us. Seeds of some of MAHAL's 13 songs date back to the more explicitly rock-oriented What For? from 2015. MAHAL was mostly completed last year in Bear's Oakland studio with the involvement of a host of collaborators, Sofie Royer and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Neilson to Neon Indian's Alan Palomo and the Mattson 2. "I wanted to make a record that featured more musicians on it than any other record of mine," he explains. "To have them live on that record feels grounded, bringing a communal perspective to the table." As a result, MAHAL is lush and surprising at every turn, from the cool-handed "The Loop," which recalls Sly and the Family Stones, to the elastic psych rock of "Foreplay" and the dizzying Mulatu Astatke-recalling of "Last Year." Lyrically, the album zooms in on generational concerns, picking up where the Outer Peace standout "Freelance" effectively left off. Bear seems to be surveying the ways in which we connect with technology, media, each other, and what disappears as a result. Cuts like the squishy "Postman" and the "Magazine" take a deep dive into our relationship with media in a changing digital world. "It's interesting to see how we adapt to this new age. We're so connected, but we're still missing out on things," Bear ruminates while discussing the album's themes. It's not all introspection. Bear cools things down near the album's end with the Mattson 2-featuring "Millennium," a laid-back jam with tricky guitar licks about ringing in new times even when everything else seems upside down. "It's about enjoying the new year, even when it's been shitty," Bear explains. "There's nothing else to do." Finding a sense of joy in the face of adversity is embedded in MAHAL's DNA, right down to the jeepney that literally and figuratively brings the music out into the community. "We know that touring is messed up for now, and large gatherings are a fluke," he explains. "It's about the notion of us going out to the people and bringing the record to them." And with the wide-open atmosphere of MAHAL, Toro y Moi stands to connect with more listeners than ever before.

Tracklisting
1. THE MEDIUM<
>2. GOES BY SO FAST<
>3. MAGAZINE (FEAT. SALAMI ROSE JOE LOUIS)<
>4. POSTMAN<
>5. THE LOOP<
>6. LAST YEAR<
>7. MISSISSIPPI<
>8. CLARITY (FEAT. SOFIE)<
>9. FOREPLAY<
>10. DÉJà VU<
>11. WAY TOO HOT<
>12. MILLENNIUM (FEAT. THE MATTSON 2)<
>13. DAYS IN LOVE
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