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Point

1 Jan. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Label: Post Modern Recording Co.
  • Copyright: 2002 Post Modern Recording Co.
  • Total Length: 48:05
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  • ASIN: B002FM96J2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,226 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Japanese avant-pop-trippist Cornelius (real name: Keigo Oyamada) had a hard act to follow after 1997's "Fantasma," an electronic masterpiece. But "Point" doesn't disappoint -- it's more experimental, spacier and almost hypnotic, a twist of rock, experimental electronica and dreampop.
"Point of View Point" may be the highlight of the album -- sharp guitar strums overlaid by some intermittent blasts of drums, an eerie bright hum and "left/right/left/RIGHT!" It's lush, sunny and memorable, and the sort of pop that sticks in your head -- in a good way, like a trippier version of the Beach Boys or Beatles.
There's a wildly different sound in "Smoke's" a bouncy funky groove and "Drop's" a strummy pop. Shifting the tone is "Tone Twilight," a dreamy slow pop song with an ambient touch. Then Cornelius does an about-face in "I Hate Hate" with a spray of abrasive electronics leading to some aggressive, bombastic electro-rock.
Rock. Trip-hop. Ambient. Blues. Lounge jazz. Funk. All are woven into this album, along with some wicked vocal samples and a sprinkling of experimental sound effects. All of this to apparently illustrate Cornelius's thoughts on nature and machines, clashing and yet musically intertwined.
The guitars and drums are absolutely brilliant -- one moment they're bluesy, then bombastic, then gentle acoustics. Laid over the basic bones is an array of electronic music -- the wavy wails of "Another View Point," discordant spray in "I Hate Hate," or sparkling blips of "Brazil." But Cornelius knows when to put the electronics in the backseat and just let the instruments take over.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb. 2002
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If you really like to reference your music, to comparasion shop, then Point by Cornelius would be Beck meets Felix Da Housecat meets Aphex Twin in a pop music exemplified by The Beach Boys. But! Point is f'ing unique, and motherf'ing sublime. Modern Art fans think Fluxus sings, in tune. Poetry types think Haiku takes on Concrete in Sumo. But! best of all, DON'T think - listen, be uplifted. Cornelius might have Art School writ large all over, but it works in some sweet, sweet tantalizing harmony. He has a peerless Pop sensibility - more accessible than, say, other Arty Popsters, Talking Heads at their momentary, momentous best. My advice - buy this album, But! Don't tell anyone, keep it lowkey, as it is one of those jewels amid the Brown Stuff of life you'll want to keep all to yourself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Feb. 2002
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This album has it all for me. It has influences from the electronic masters of Kraftwerk to Air to Squarepusher to the bossa-nova of the 70s. Awesome!
It's sound is distinct and fresh inspiring you to get up and swing your hips as well as laying down and think about the origins of life.
Cornelius is for me the album of 2002, I can not see anyone topping this. The production is flawless, absolutely flawless!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2002
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Think of the genius of Jason Pierce (minus all his angst) mixed with Beck's finer moments, flip things over to a wacked out Japanese cartoon world, and you're some of the way there. Some of the way.
It's hard to pick stand out tracks on such a fine album, but Drop (the current single) probably nudges it. To describe it makes it sound like the cheesiest of ambient tracks ever, but it rises well above the rest. Trickling water sounds and plops (or drops I guess) don't just pass by in the background, but actually form a section of the mid-tempo rhythm, Kiego's mumblings doing the rest. Whack this on, close your eyes and relax. For me, the second stand out track comes just after this in the form of Another View Point. This really does kick some serious ass: A great thumping baseline with guitars that wouldn't seem out of place on a Buckethead album. Crank this up and watch people jump around.
There's even a bit of Thrash for you metalers out there.
Basically, it would be a crime not to buy it. But as the "music fan from Cardiff" says - keep it shtum!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "peternicholas2000" on 21 Jan. 2002
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Another great album from Cornelius. If you liked fantasma then you will not be dissapointed. From the crisp production to the sheer inventiveness of the songs this is a treat anyone who likes something a bit different. If you are interested by Chord structures/melody structures then purchase today. Soon to be Huge!!!
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By wow on 29 Jun. 2012
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Another album from the magical sound wizard from space by way of Nakameguro, Cornelius, "Point" is a fresh-sounding cocktail of interesting electronic noises, the kind of rock-styled music you'd be proud to take home and introduce to the family, and sounds from the natural world.

It starts off with the mysterious and tricky "Bug (Electric Last Minute)" which is a short introduction track with acoustic guitars and electronic distortion sounds, as if the titular bug has affected the magical Music Machine which Mr. Cornelius presumably uses to construct all the music he comes out with and caused it to become all glitched out.

"Point of View Point" could probably be considered the title track of the album and it's one of the more easily recognised Cornelius songs. (who can't recall that stoned-out dude warbling it in the street from the Sensuous Synchronised Show trailer?) Like pretty much everything Cornelius has to offer, it's one of those binaural sensations that really has to be experienced alone with a pair of good headphones.

My favourite track is "Bird Watching at Inner Forest" which unsurprisingly features the sound of birdsong. It's at once calm and exciting, mellow and up-beat, and really enjoyable.

Honorable mentions go out to "Drop", which tempts the listener with its infectiously funky chorus; "Another View Point", probably the most 'Fantasma-like' track from the album; and "I Hate Hate" with its earnest hard-rock stylings.

"Point" is like the mature older brother of the wildly successful "Fantasma". Buy it if you like music. Language isn't a barrier, particularly when every song has been translated into English for your reading pleasure within the booklet.

P.S.: I guess I should warn you about the incredibly high-pitched tones towards the end of the last track - don't come crying to Cornelius if your neighbour's dog goes mad and attacks a bunch of people.
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