Boomkat Product Review:
‘Anything in Return’ is a more grown up record for Bundick, and he seems to have used this as an outlet for all the genres he’s managed to absorb since his last full-length. Opener ‘Harm in Change’ takes a liberal pinch of classic house, ‘So Many Details’ has the James Pants-indebted West Coast neon shuffle everyone got so fixated on last year, and ‘Touch’ sounds like Bundick’s been sipping a bit of James Blake in his off-time. This is hardly a bad thing either, rather than imitate each style to the letter, Bundick only nabs what he needs, pulling loose skeletons and refixing them to lie just beneath his Ben Gibbard via Prince croon. The result is a gorgeous refraction of not just pop music but contemporary dance music fixations, and when he gets it right Bundick’s take is as moreish as Heisenberg’s blue meth. Proving he’s no one-trick pony, Bundick even takes a stab as a lilting ballad in the shape of ‘Cola’, that sounds like it’s been ripped from the end credits of Miyazaki’s most obliterating movie. Just lovely.