Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Cm: Cornelius (Rmxs)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Cornelius proves that he gives even better than he gets as he remixes favorite cuts from artists who contribute to the simultaneously released FM. He lets the heart of each song hammer away while he fiddles with inspired s... more »
Cornelius proves that he gives even better than he gets as he remixes favorite cuts from artists who contribute to the simultaneously released FM. He lets the heart of each song hammer away while he fiddles with inspired sonic treatments dredged up from the depths of his sampling vaults. He runs wild with U.N.K.L.E.'s "Ape Shall Never Kill Ape," revealing the song's speed-jacked desire to lurch into chaotic punk ska. He empties a junk drawer of bells, whistles, and computer glitches onto the tracks of Money Mark's lighthearted pop-reggae tune "Maybe I'm Dead," without breaking its stride. Buffalo Daughter's "Great Five Lakes" takes on a menacing reverb sheen remaking this super-smart power trio into a ghostly echo of rock's future. The highlight is the dance-floor bombast of Coldcut's "Atomic Moog 2000," with its motoring drum & bass snapped by funky drum breaks and sonic interference. Full-blown reconceptualizations, such as turning the High Llama's "Homespin Rerun" into an electro-marimba tropicalismo line--plus previously unreleased bonus tracks--make this album the more interesting Cornelius disc of the two. CM is the height of the remixers art. --Dean Kuipers
Crazy Japanese pop-tronica remixes
Richard Diaz | 06/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If the Beatles during their t psychedelic period (or De La Soul circa 3 feet High and Rising) were Japanese and had huge audio sample collections, they'd be Cornelius. This artist, taking his moniker from the Planet of the Apes, throws everything at you with an innocent pop charm, the results being masterful collages of genres and sounds minus the smug irony of artists like Beck.Of course those who picked up his prior gem "Fantasma" know this, and will hear to some extent a recycling of sounds and ideas on Cornelius CM, which is a remix disc of seven different artists. "Ape Shall Never Kill Ape" by UNKLE becomes a frantic theremin/b-movie jam spasm, reveling in it's chaos; "Maybe I'm Dead," by Money Mark is a stroll through a park on the moon. "Atomic Moog 2000" surpasses the Coldcut original while dishing out some musical history, while his spin on "Windy Hill" does about as good as anyone can with The Pastels. Running a tight 37 minutes, this album gives a taste of the Japanese poptronica scene without overstaying its welcome. Cornelius applies his vision to remarkably different remixes that still retain a cohesive style. While not a great album, it's a sugary treat for those wanting something different."
Nothing short of brilliant!
glass_sword303 | San Diego, CA | 01/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(...) This album is by far one of the greatest remix albums of all time; if a remix album is what you want to call it. Cornelius has taken seven great songs by some of the most respected, current independent rock and electronic artists and reworked them with his own style and emphasized their own. Each song is an otherworldly, organized mess of sound. Just the noises alone he uses are so unique but at the same time they instigate very nostalgic flashes of memory and emotion. It's also one of the trippiest albums I've ever heard. His 'in your face' use of stereo panning makes for a true adventure on headphones. The sister album to this ('FM remixes') is a mirror concepted album where almost all of the seven artists that Keigo Oyamada remixes on 'CM remixes' have remixed some of the tracks off of his Fantasma album. While it is also a good album, and a must have if you liked Fantasma, Cornelius surely puts these artists to shame. Don't get me wrong, I love Coldcut, Unkle, Money Mark, and Bufflao Daughter, but Cornelius alone stomps the small army of artists when compared."