I reviewed the first song from Corenlius’ forthcoming album — his first in 11 years — for Pitchfork.
Keigo Oyamada has kept busy over the past 11 years, but he’s often done so just outside of the spotlight. Since the artist better known as Cornelius released his last full-length, Sensuous in 2006, he’s played as a member of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, and created soundtracks for an educational series about design and Ghost In The Shell: Arise. In these projects, and in his recent, high-profile collaborations with J-Pop singer Salyu and Japanese supergroup Metafive—his carefully constructed sound always stands out. Yet Oyamada has seemed content to blur into the background.