While we anxiously await the release of Cornelius‘s upcoming album (out in Japan on June 28), he’s just a released a new single/video for the track “Sometime / Someplace.” I was listening to Fantasma this afternoon, and I love it as much now as I did back in 1997.
Cornelius‘s new single, “Anata ga Iru Nara,” is out! More details here, and it will be followed by a second single in May, and then the release of his anticipated new album in June. Can’t wait.
Metafive — the supergroup that includes Cornelius and Towa Tei — has just released a new mini album called Metahalf. You’ll find more details in this Tokyo’s Coolest Sound post, and here’s a video for the first single, “Musical Chairs.”
Metafive — the supergroup featuring Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Yoshinori Sunahara, Yukihiro Takahashi, Tomohiko Gondo, and Leo Imai — will be performing next month at the special Japan edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival (October 7, at the Garden Hall). Would so love to see them live — and love Cornelius’s look in the group photo.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t been excited about any music coming out of Japan in quite a while, but as I mentioned in that quick post on the new episode of Codex, I am absolutely in love with the new album by Salyu (using the name “Salyu x Salyu”), s(o)un(d)beams, produced by Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada). It’s basically like getting a new Cornelius record, but an inspired one (something I did not feel with 2006’s Sensuous).
Here is a video for the first single from the album, but even better is to experience it using the Chrome Music Mixer (and here’s another video that sort of replicates the same effect). There’s also an iPhone app music visualizer based on the album.
A new episode of the Codex is up (31), for your listening pleasure. In it I play a track from the new record by Salyu x Salyu, produced by Cornelius, which I’m hopelessly in love with right now.
For its new “Night Color” series of black appliances, Panasonic enlisted Cornelius to create music for a special installation at Tokyo Designer’s Week. I didn’t get to see it because I didn’t want to wait in line, but now we get to see a video of it. Via Patrick Benny.