Producer and remixer extraordinaire Keigo Oyamada, a.k.a Cornelius, has announced his first collection of all new music in over 11 years. Entitled Mellow Waves, the album is due out July 21st via Rostrum Records (June 28th in Japan). Mellow Waves comes over a decade after Sensuous, the last full-length released under the Cornelius moniker. Since then, Oyamada has released a number of remix albums and contributed to film and TV scores.
A drummer from the Bronx in Senegal should feel right at home, and Steve Reid apparently does on this collaboration, although he seems quite content to take a back seat, working with percussion and bass to build a platform for other instruments. There's no attempt to make the disc sound specifically African – what comes out is a natural mix of the jamming between the musicians (except for "Welcome," which features Isa Koyate, vocals, and very distinctive kora). There are touches of funk, Afro-beat, jazz ("Jiggy Jiggy") – just something amorphous, whose roots are definitely on one side of the Atlantic, but which have grown and developed elsewhere.
The master of the Worm Guard has worked on this thorough DVD set for you, the aspiring Worm Master.
"Le 6 juin 1944 eut lieu la plus formidable opération militaire de tous les temps. A partir des plages de Norman-die, l'opération « Overlord » - le plan de libération de la France par les Alliés - assenait à l'Allemagne nazie un coup dont elle ne se relèverait pas. Avec une remarquable minutie, Cornelius Ryan fait le récit haletant du débarquement et de sa préparation…
5CD set. Collects five of his original albums, in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Bang, Bang You're Terry Reid" (1968), "Terry Reid" (1969), "River" (1973), "Rogue Waves" (1979) and "The Driver" (1991).
Peter Cornelius was born to actor parents and destined from early life to have a career centred on words and music. He had early contact with the stage and dramatic literature, and like others of the time (such as Schumann), Cornelius immersed himself in German literature at an early age. At the same time he developed an interest in music. After early influences from Beethoven and Schubert, and studies of form and the composition of sacred music in Berlin, Cornelius's musical style matured under the tutelage of Liszt in Weimar.