This episode of Electronic Frequencies presents a selection of tracks by Keigo Oyamada, better known by his moniker Cornelius.
Oyamada (1969) is a Japanese musician and audio/video artist.
Originally, he is a guitarist. But his current music leans heavily on electronics, although the source material still consists largely of guitar sounds and samples. The same is actually true for his vocals as well. His music is clever and precise but at the same time often comical.
Cornelius’ music can be described as experimental and exploratory, often incorporating unexpected elements and choices while playing with familiar conventions in rock music. This contradiction, plus his habit of adding sounds and samples from mass culture, pure electronic tones, and sounds from nature, cause him to be characterized sometimes as an “acquired taste.”
In this episode, you have the opportunity to get a taste of that.