Even after an opening four that traps chilled-out house, Yeezus undertones, acidic beat takes, and a vocal team up with Nate Salman, Chaz Bundick’s debut LP as Les Sins still has the bravado to quip: “Don’t bother me, I’m working”. The cut has Employee Of The Month bitterness written all over it, but “Bother” shows Michael is a precise caricature of when Bundick’s laced up and in the zone. At 11 tracks, it overshadows every Toro y Moi album from every possible viewpoint because it hands over a prescription bottle – one that’s overflowing with short-lived stereo pleasures: the club-strong “Call”, the Marcus D hybrid “Do Right”, the trip-hop vice “Bellow”. They never really stick to one format or formula, but that’s the beauty of Michael – it’s an ordinary dance project that’s an unpredictable headrush.
Listen: “Bellow”, “Talk About”, “Do Right”, “Why (ft. Nate Salman)” || Watch: “Bother”