Cornelius is interesting. For one thing, the soundscapes he creates are so lush and vast that you feel like you’ve been transported to a dense and green tropical jungle. For another, he’s got a real knack for employing untraditional instruments for rhythm purposes, like the hard slap of an acoustic guitar.

Also cool, the fact that he pairs more jarring electronic elements against beautiful harmonies. From Wikipedia: The music of Japanese superstar Cornelius could be described as experimental and exploratory, and often incorporates dissonant elements alongside more familiar harmonically "pleasing" sounds. This tension, plus his practice of bringing in sounds and samples from mass culture, pure electronic tones, and sounds from nature (such as on his Point album), lead him ....

6:44 a.m. Friday 15th May 2009 EST
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