Earlier this month (June 12, 2019), Japan music artist Cornelius announced yet another remastered release. This time it’s for the 2002 album “Point”. This is following the 2016 release of “Fantasma Remastered”, a remaster of the original “Fantasma” album. Originally released on Matador Records in 2002, “Point” was described as a departure, 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 bird calls to highlight silence, the album was a watershed in sonic exploration in indie music.
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-90s sample-heavy production reminiscent of Paul’s Boutique. He has since released Point (2002), Sensuous (2008), and most recently Mellow Waves (2017).
The album will be released Digitally 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
Until then, here’s the video from the “Point” album for ‘Tone Twilight Zone’.
source of news courtesy of press release