Cornelius Performs Point
Following the 2016 reissue of Fantasma Remastered, Japanese sonic-wunderkind Cornelius has announced the release of a Remastered Point. Originally released on Matador Records in 2002, Point was seen as a departure, a sea change if you will, from the sample heavy, cut and paste production style of Fantasma to a fluid and organic aesthetic. Whether looping the sound of splashing water to create a rhythm track for “Drop”, or accenting birdcalls to highlight silence, the album was a watershed in sonic exploration in indie music.
This remastered version also includes original B-Sides featuring remixes by contemporaries, Kings of Convenience, Matthew Herbert and Yann Tomita.
The album will be released Digitially on July 31, with a CD/LP release in the fall of 2019.
Cornelius will perform Point in full beginning with a leg of dates in the West Coast of the US and Canada in September.
9/24 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
9/27 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
9/29 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
9/30 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
10/2 – The Imperial – Vancouver, WA
Cornelius made his name in the 90s as “the Japanese Beck” with the cult album Fantasma (1997), which mixed the 60s harmonies of The Beach Boys with krautrock and French pop, and a late-90’s sample heavy production reminiscent of Paul’s Boutique. He has since released Point (2002), Sensuous (2008) and most recently Mellow Waves (2017). Also known as a world class remixer, he has lent his talents to such artists as Blur, Beck, Bloc Party, Empire of the Sun, Gotye and more.
His release Sensurround + B Sides was nominated in 2009 for “Best Surround Sound Album”.
The live show, featuring a full band is an audio-visual delight. A coordinated production synchronizing projected visuals with a dynamic performance, The Cornelius Group has played stages around the world including Budokan Hall, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Coachella, Glastonbury, the Royal Festival Hall, Montreaux Jazz and more.