Point

The latest offering from producer/artist/ musician extraordinaire Cornelius—aka Keigo Oyamada—is a sublime soundscape of sunny, futuristic pop.

The latest offering from producer/artist/ musician extraordinaire Cornelius—aka Keigo Oyamada—is a sublime soundscape of sunny, futuristic pop. On Point, Keigo creates a unique pastiche of ambient electronica, dance, Stereolab-style experimental rock, and Shibuya-Kei Japanese pop that blends and transcends each genre. While an intricate and deeply textured album that rewards close listening, the beauty of Point comes from its bright and airy organic feel (listen for the sounds of water rushing, crickets chirping, and birds singing). Highlights of this diverse set include the metal-etched "I Hate Hate" and the bouncing pop nugget "Smoke." While the tracks are largely lyric-based, the album is all mood, with Keigo's harmonizing vocals focused on enhancing the summery atmospherics.—BG