Cornelius – Plays Field Day – shares video (with vocals by Miki Berenyi from Lush) and Beach Fossils Rework

Cornelius – Plays Field Day – shares video (with vocals by Miki Berenyi from Lush) and Beach Fossils Rework


Shares Video and Beach Fossils Rework of

“The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness”

(featuring vocals by Miki Berenyi from Lush)

Watch video here

Listen to Beach Fossils rework here:

Order Beach Fossils rework here:

Plays Field Day Festival in London on Saturday 2 June

Also at Sonar Festival in Barcelona on 14-16 June

New album Mellow Waves out now via Rostrum Records


Japanese producer and artist Cornelius shares the delicate visuals for “The Spell of  a Vanishing Loveliness” (which features vocals by Miki Berenyi from Lush) along with a Beach Fossils rework of the track. The song is from Cornelius’s most recent release, Mellow Waves, out now via Rostrum Records. Cornelius will be making a triumphant return to the UK with a slot at Field Day Festival, Brockwell Park, Brixton, London on Saturday 2 June. He will also be playing the Sonar Festival in Barcelona later in June.

Cornelius explains further about the video for “The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness” and why he chose Beach Fossils to rework the song:

“Koichi Tsujikawa, who has made many of my videos, created the visuals for ‘The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness.’ The lyrics were written and sung by my second cousin Miki Berenyi (from Lush) and I wanted Koichi to express the world she constructed in a psychedelic way.”

“My son and I started liking Beach Fossils’ Somersault some time last year; we would frequently listen to the album together in the car. When I started thinking of younger artists who might be a good fit for a remix they came to mind since I feel similarities in the mellowness of our music.”

Mellow Waves, Cornelius’s first album in over 11 years, mixes eastern avant-electronica and krautrock with jazz and bossa nova. It is the artist’s most personal work to date, focusing on melody and the tremolo sound.

Cornelius made his name in the 90s as “the Japanese Beck” with cult albums such as the genre defying Fantasma (1997), which mixed the 60s harmonies of The Beach Boys with krautrock and French pop, and the precise found-sounds glitch electronica of Point (2002) and Sensuous (2006). As Patrick St. Michael from Stereogum explains, he created; “a genre-skipping and time-traveling take on pop that defined ‘cool’ to many in Japan over the decade (not to mention get him critical love and a label deal abroad [with Matador Records]).”


Praise for Cornelius:

“Mellow Waves hits you not just with ravishing sonics, but with a plangent heart, a sense of emotional growth that fulfils the promise Cornelius’s music has always had. It brings to a glorious completion a pure emotional core that jangles and compromises Oyamada’s supra-awareness in delicious ways.” The Wire

“Cornelius cooks up a melee that defies immediate categorisation. Part-electronica, part organic and fluid, part-fractured, the details shape-shift into a perfect whole.” DJ Magazine

“Lovely, lazy sunshine music.” Electronic Sound

“Truly visual music, and a rare case in which one enhances the other.” – NPR
“Many of the details [of Mellow Waves] pick up where Sensuous left off, from the warm synthesizer notes to the soft drum clips, to his love of accentuating his lyrics with, instrumentals that mimic their meaning…” – Pitchfork
“Keigo Oyamada; a.k.a. the ORIGINAL sound-collage-maestro and top-shelf orchestrator of playful, electro-acoustic music, a.k.a…uh, well, CORNELIUS, man! — is back.” – Tiny Mix Tapes


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Cornelius – Plays Field Day – shares video (with vocals by Miki Berenyi from Lush) and Beach Fossils Rework