Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cornelius - Garigari Kun (Denki Groove)

Also in celebration of my new homeland, here we have a delightfully spastic electro-disco treat from Tokyo native Cornelius. Commonly cast as "the Japanese Beck", Cornelius bounds across styles with so much panache and (more importantly) skill that "Odelay" sounds a tad sleepy by comparison. Elsewhere in his catalogue, Cornelius has tackled lounge, bossa nova, dub, pop, and house with the utmost respect for each genre, as well as the uncontrollable urge to just fuck with 'em like a kid playing with Lego.

I'm honestly not sure what album this song is originally from, but using such a broad pallette throughout each album, it's hard to go wrong with any of Cornelius' work. The good people at Matador Records are in charge of Cornelius' North American distribution, so it's not much of a challenge to find his CDs in your hometown.

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