Toro y Moi ∆ You Hid (Live at Different Fur Studios in San Fransico)
I’d like to thank my friend Kate for sending me this one.
In less than 3 hours, Toro y Moi recorded piano, drums, bass, guitar, rhodes, and vocals (in that order) for this live re-make of “You Hid,” tracking each instrument once and rarely asking to hear what was just recorded. Chaz couldn’t hide his excitement over being in a real recording studio. It leaked from his dimpled cheeks and poured from the tiny cracks in between his smiling teeth. Watching him build this song from scratch was like watching an architect re-sketch blueprints for a skyscraper from memory. It’s one of those sessions you warn yourself not to forget.