Point (Vinyl) (2019 Reissue)
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Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. Performing musician since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990’s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar.
With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys and was released internationally by Matador Records. Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques, Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur, Beck Bloc Party, and MGMT, to James Brown.
With 2002’s Point, Cornelius’ music took a quantum shift, going from sampling “found sounds” to looping organic elements, creating lush soundscapes. Using water drops as the rhythmic backbone of “Drop” to his vocoder-infused cover of “Brazil”, the album dazed and amazed fans and set the path for the next phase of his career.
The 2019 Remaster and Reissue which includes remixes by Kings of Convenience, Matthew Herbert and Yann Tomita, eyes will again be upon this album. Dubbed “11 irresistible sound collages that feature driving beats, amiable guitar acoustics, and a quadraphonic sense of aural play that encourages rampant headphone abuse” in Entertainment Weekly’s 100 score review, while A/V Club extolled “This is music to take in from all sides, as a magnificent piece of pop architecture.”
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- 1. Bug (Electric Last Minute)
- 2. Point of View Point
- 3. Smoke
- 4. Drop
- 5. Another View Point
- 6. Tone Twilight Zone
- 7. Bird Watching at Inner Forest
- 8. I Hate Hate
- 9. Brazil
- 10. Fly
- 11. Nowhere
- 12. Point of View Point (Yann Tomita Mix)
- 13. Drop (The Tusen Takk Rework - Kings of Convenience Remix)
- 14. Drop (Herbert's Kangaroo Dub / Matthew 'cactus' herbert Mix)