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‘Buffalo’ – a funky, timeless offering that possesses Chaz Bundick’s trademark clever melodies – was apparently the song that snapped him out of writer’s block and paved the way for his new album, ‘What For?’. Recently, the prolific musician has started his own label, released an LP under the electronic moniker Les Sins and created a collaborative bit torrent album, so you could forgive him for having a little brain freeze from time to time.

‘What For?’ sees the chameleonic creator explore new ground and transform into a different shade of colour yet again, with his characteristic electronics less prevalent in favour of gorgeous instrumentation. ‘Run Baby Run’ is the album’s most prevailing moment and triumphantly shows Bundick capturing his ’70s throwback atheistic, the funky ballad-esque sound evokes the starry eyed quality of Big Star and Teenage Fanclub.

If Toro Y Moi’s previous output was the cool breeze on a warm day then his rich fourth album is the final glowing warm embers of a glistening sun. It’s quite the advert for writer’s block?

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