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Japanese Visionary artist Cornelius unveils ‘Dream In Dream’

by Nicholas Lorenzo
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Visionary Japanese artist Cornelius releases his highly anticipated seventh studio album Dream in Dream. Wrapped in colorful palettes of sound and mesmerizing atmospheres, this full-length journey is the hallmark of Cornelius. As his first full-length LP since the critically acclaimed Mellow Waves in 2017, there is much to sonically digest.

Known for his genre-defying innovative productions, Cornelius crafts an expansive sonic universe. Tracks such as “Change and Vanish” capture the delectable instrumentals and lush harmonies, while “Sparks” shines on his vibrant indie-pop realm. As the album unfolds, so do the influences of Cornelius. Elements of R&B, avant-garde jazz, dream pop, and alternative rock, are filtered through his futuristic gaze. And, tracks such as “Out of Time,” “8 Drifts,” and “Dream In The Midst” truly stretch the sonic capabilities in the album.

In the standout track “Night Heron,” Cornelius ventures to the golden era of the ’70s. Through irresistibly funky grooves and ethereal instrumentals, he creates a transfixing soundscape. After a full listen, Dream in Dream is a canvas that displays the versatility of this talented producer, composer, and visionary artist.

Cornelius On Tour
6/16 – Melbourne, AU – RISING Festival
6/17 – Sydney, AU – VIVID Festival
8/17 – Tokyo, JP  – Liquid Room
8/19 – Tokyo, JP – Summer Sonic Tokyo
8/20 – Osaka, JP – Summer Sonic Osaka
More about Cornelius


Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada.  Performing musician since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990’s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar. With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys and was released internationally by Matador Records.  Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques, Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur, Beck Bloc Party, and MGMT, to James Brown.

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