Cornelius ‎– Point

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Menu.241, PSCR-6000 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Trattoria, Polystar Menu.241, PSCR-6000 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
OLE 543-2P Cornelius Point(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 543-2P US 2001 Sell This Version
OLE 332-2V Cornelius Point(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 332-2V US 2001 Sell This Version
OLE 332-2 ADVANCE CD Cornelius Point(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 332-2 ADVANCE CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
Menu.243, PSJR-9139 Cornelius Point(LP) Trattoria, Polystar Menu.243, PSJR-9139 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SU0011 Cornelius Point(CD) Suave Records (6) SU0011 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 332-2, OLE 332 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Matador, Matador OLE 332-2, OLE 332 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 332-2, OLE 332 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Matador, Matador OLE 332-2, OLE 332 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 332-2 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Matador OLE 332-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
URA058 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Spunk, Matador URA058 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
URA058 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Spunk, Matador URA058 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
580-2/T004 Cornelius Point(CD, Album) Trama, Matador, Trattoria 580-2/T004 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 543-2P Cornelius Point(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 543-2P US 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 332-1 Cornelius Point(LP) Matador OLE 332-1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
OLE 332-1 Cornelius Point(LP) Matador OLE 332-1 US 2002 Sell This Version

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chahooa

chahooa

February 4, 2017
referencing Point, LP, OLE 332-1
my copy doesn't have the stamp in the upper left as shown. it does have a different stamp in the upper right of two cartoon wasp types at a table with point spelled backwards on it.
jtm1967

jtm1967

November 28, 2016
referencing Point, LP, OLE 332-1
this version is the same as the uk version. Same barcode, same deadwax, same sleeve. This will need to be merged with the duplicate pressing just above it.
jonathanchrist

jonathanchrist

July 3, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Point, CD, Album, OLE 332-2

At first I didn't think much of "Point" - it seemed annoying, cheesy, and pretentious. It took me several listens and a little bit of research to finally "get" it.

"Point" is a successful juxtaposition of musical elements that no one would ever think of juxtaposing (due to the seeming disparity and incongruity of those elements). These elements include musique concrete, gentle r&b-ish backgrounds, speed metal, rather danceable grooves, and vocal harmonies sustained far beyond the capacity of the human lung. The talented Cornelius somehow manages to blend all these elements (and more) into a surprisingly palatable aural stew - a remarkable feat. In some cases, such as the title track, the result is something so fresh and architecturally sound that it could be considered a work of art. Other times, the effect is one of calming cybernetic beauty ("Tone Twilight Zone", "Brazil", "Nowhere"), or, in the case of the John Zorn-esqe "I Hate Hate", attention span reduction and head shaking.

When approached as belonging to any specific musical genre, "Point" can seem annoying, cheesy, and/or pretentious, like the trying-to-sound-as-radio-friendly-as-possible, trying-way-too-hard demo of a band far too eccentric for the mainstream. But as is becoming increasingly more common in the world of music as time goes on, Cornelius is a genre unto himself, a hybrid of too many pre-existing genres to possibly concatenate (with hyphens) into a single pronounceable word.
jonathanchrist

jonathanchrist

January 5, 2004
referencing Point, CD, Album, OLE 332-2

A unique blend of canonical electronic experiments, rock, La Monte Young influence (perhaps?), and Asian pop. Phenomenally produced. Intriguing drones, vocal harmonies, and funky ultra-tight rhythms abound. But so do examples of cliché psuedo-humor and cheesy tracks that could almost be classified as "adult contemporary". The distorted guitar/bass riffs are hair-metal-nostalgic at best and annoyingly-fruity-loopy at worst. I can only stand about the first 1/3 of this CD. Recommended for those who like Japanese pop-rock music, but who want something a little more adventurous and arty. All others would be best off avoiding this release.
water

water

September 7, 2002
referencing Point, CD, Album, OLE 332-2

Japanese voices, strange harmonics, extremely funky drumtracks, nice melodies, all blended together in very listenable and enjoyable, yet very strange music. It's worth a try!