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Album Review

Cornelius fits right in with the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal aesthetic. He sees no difference between pop and avant-garde, high culture and lowbrow trash — he throws it all together, coming up with completely unexpected combinations. The thrill of hearing hip-hop loops morph into sheets of My Bloody Valentine guitar noise, then into sweet Beach Boys harmonies, is what makes his American debut, Fantasma, such a wonder. It's easy to write Cornelius off as a Japanese Beck, particularly since his pop songcraft is as impressive as the busy, multi-layered production, but it's a little patronizing. Cornelius is operating on his own terms, equally influenced by sunny pop ("Chapter 8 — Seashore and Horizon," boasting harmonies by the Apples in Stereo), garagey hard rock, and kitsch (the cartoonish "Magoo Opening"). He assembles the parts in unpredictable ways — the hard beats of "Mic Check" suddenly give way to floating acoustics; "Chapter 8" literally has a tape recorder stopping and starting the different parts — which is why Fantasma is so intoxicating. It is one of those rare records where you can't tell what's going to happen next, and it leaves you hungry for more. [Fantasma was also released with two bonus tracks: "Fantasma Spot" and a demo of "Typewrite Lesson."]

Customer Reviews

Electronic Pioneer album with Bonus Tracks!! YES!!

This album stands as one of the best orchestral electronic/rock records ever made. Each song flowing from one to the next seamlessly. A true headphone record where every note has intent and impact on the listener. Adding 4 bonus tracks, hallelujah!!!

Asinine

This is truly horrible and makes me want to kill myself. Message to Millennials: stop taking so much ecstasy or whatever else makes you like this crap.

Biography

Born: January 27, 1969 in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

A product of the same Shibuya-kei bubblegum scene that also gave rise to Pizzicato Five, Japanese pop-noise savant Cornelius was born Keigo Oyamada in 1969 in Setagaya, Tokyo. A self-taught guitarist inspired early on by Kiss and Black Sabbath, he was also a member of the band Flipper's Guitar; when the group broke up in 1991, he began working on a solo career, taking the name Cornelius as an homage to the Planet of the Apes film series. Combining punk, pop, shoegaze, Brazilian and electronic music...
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