A brand new album by Cornelius (international site) is coming at the end of June! Announced a few months ago and preceded by the release of two 7" singles, here comes "Mellow Waves", the long awaited follow-up to "Sensuous" (2006)! Check out the clips below, and this special site.
In Japan, Amazon, HMV and Tower Records each give away an original promo badge (while supplies last).
Another thing to look forward to is a special book titled "Cornelius × Idea: Mellow Waves: Cornelius no ongaku to Design" ("Cornelius' Music and Design") being published just a few days before the album. It's a 128-page visual book that focuses on designs from the new album (and some retrospective), and comes with a CD of an exclusive track! Find details below.
Update (June 13): "Sound & Recording Magazine"'s next issue, out June 24, will have a special feature on Cornelius and "Mellow Waves". The issue will contain a download code for two remixes by Hosono Haruomi and Sakamoto Ryūichi! Find details below. (Note that the download code is only valid until July 25, 2017.)
For those interested in the two 7" singles, while they seem to have sold out very quickly in Japan, they are still available for international pre-order here. Also be sure to check out the official Cornelius Facebook page that gives updates for fans everywhere in the world, including news on the upcoming worldwide digital release of the album on July 21.
Cornelius will tour Japan in October, with two shows in Tokyo on October 25 and 26 at Studio Coast. Tickets are currently on pre-sale, and officially go on sale July 22. Cornelius will also perform at Fuji Rock Festival on July 29.
Cornelius "Mellow Waves"
(Japanese titles in parentheses)
1. If You're Here (anata ga iru nara)
2. Sometime / Someplace (itsuka / dokoka)
3. Dear Future Person (mirai no hito e)
4. Surfing on Mind Wave pt 2
5. In a Dream (yume no naka de)
6. Helix / Spiral
7. Mellow Yellow Feel
8. The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness
9. The Rain Song
"Cornelius × Idea: Mellow Waves: Cornelius no ongaku to Design" (Book+CD)
「Cornelius × Idea: Mellow Waves: コーネリアスの音楽とデザイン」
(B5 size, 128 pages, includes CD)
"Sound & Recording Magazine August 2017" (Magazine+Download code)
(276 pages, includes download code valid until July 25, 2017)
Cornelius "Mellow Waves" feature:
- Interview with Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) & manipulator Mishima Tomoaki
- Cornelius' 3-D Studio & favorite plug-ins
- Interview with engineer Takayama Tohru
- Sunahara Yoshinori listens to "Mellow Waves"
- Download code for "In a Dream remixed by Haruomi Hosono" and "If You're Here re-work by Ryuichi Sakamoto" valid only until July 25, 2017
"If You're Here"
"Sometime / Someplace"