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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Cornelius - Drop.mp3

I can't help but be charmed by Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) and his wry sense of humour...

...after recording the sublime Point, his interviews promoting it ranged from enthusiastic and apparently sincere expositions on the sources of its inspiration (the universality of city life and his attempts to capture it's essence by recording the neighbourhood sounds of birds, bugs, and ambient urban drones...) ;to piss-takingly banal details of an obssession with mixing up vanilla ice-cream with plain yoghurt, apparently his snack-of-choice at the time.

It's precisely this mix of contradictions that makes his work so interesting...his earlier Fantasma included badly-whistled snatches of Beethoven among the cornucopic samples, breakbeats, slabs of feedback and general layers of din.

Point, however, is a considerably more chilled beast. The track selected for you, gentle reader, features the sounds of water drops and bubbles arranged into a rhythm track, and it's as fun to listen to as it must have been to record.
(click here to buy Point)
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