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Cornelius
Sensuous
(Everlong Records)
by Adam Toth
04.29.07

Iíve been doing a lot of work lately, and itís pretty difficult to multi-task while trying to review lyric-related songs, so when I started listening to
Sensuous by Cornelius, I found a dream come true.

If youíre unfamiliar with Cornelius, youíre not alone. His real name is Keigo Oyamada, and heís a ripe 38 year-old Japanese man who sure knows how to make music. The guy has remixed everything from Beck to James Brown and has released music across the world. Heís even been displayed in museums in London and will be playing Coachella this year. Chances are, you still havenít heard of him, but I highly suggest you tune into
Sensuous.

Itís a type of music thatís hard to describe. You pop it in, really have no idea whatís going on, but just let it take you to a distant place. Youíre not sure if heís speaking English or Japanese at times, and thereíll be times when youíre not sure if the CD is skipping or itís just another method of music for Cornelius. But with every song you listen to, it feels so good.

I would give out recommendations for songs to listen to, but in actuality, I love every song in itís own way. Theyíre like my twelve beautiful children. But some noticeable songs are ďFit Song,Ē which follows a very jagged, staccatic pace. Also, the next song, "Breeziní" is equally great, and then the next and the next. Seriously, the whole album is wonderful. The music is relaxing, peaceful, quirky, electronic, and flat out worth trying out.