Japanese producer and artist Cornelius has shared the delicate visuals for The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness along with a Beach Fossils rework of the track. The song is from Cornelius’s most recent release, ‘Mellow Waves‘.
Cornelius on The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness video, 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.”
Check out the video for The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness via YouTube below.
Take a listen to the Beach Fossils remix of the track via Soundcloud below.
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The innovative musician begins a North American tour to perform songs from his Mellow Waves this Saturday, March 3rd at NRMAL Festival in Mexico City. The US portion of the tour will begin on March 7th in DC and will conclude in Los Angeles on March 20th; included in the tour is the artists first New York City Performance in over 10 years. Full dates below.
‘Mellow Waves,’ Cornelius’ 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.
US tour dates
March 7 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 9 – Irving Plaza – New York City
March 10 – The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
March 13 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
March 14 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
March 16 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
March 17 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 20 – Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
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]).”
For more information on Cornelius, visit corneliusjapan.com.