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Something of the same Shibuya-kei bubblegum picture that also gave rise to Pizzicato Five, Japan pop-noise savant Cornelius was created Keigo Oyamada in 1969 in Setagaya, Tokyo. A self-taught guitarist influenced in early stages by Kiss and Dark Sabbath, he was also an associate from the music group Flipper’s Guitar; once the group split up in 1991, he started focusing on a single career, acquiring the name Cornelius as an homage to the earth from the Apes film series. Merging punk, pop, shoegaze, Brazilian and digital music with wide-ranging examples, Cornelius’ music epitomized Shibuya-kei’s playful postmodernism and in addition drew evaluations to American performers like Beck as well as the Beastie Males. Cornelius debuted in 1993 using the EP Holydays in sunlight, the first launch from his personal Trattoria label. He became a nationwide teen idol within the wake from the launch of 1994’s full-length The First Query Award along with a 12 months later he released the recording 69/96, adopted in 1996 from the remix LP 96/69. Released in 1997, Fantasma was his innovative and commercial discovery, a kaleidoscopic, genre-hopping pleasure ride through modern musical background that became Cornelius’ 1st American launch when it had been reissued by Matador a 12 months later. Another couple of remix selections, CM and FM, adopted in 1999. In 2000, Oyamada wedded Takako Minekawa, a like-minded musician and collaborator (the set later experienced a child, Milo, who was simply called after Cornelius’ child in Planet from the Apes). He came back with songs in 2002 with Stage, a far more streamlined however abstract group of tunes. CM2, which presented Oyamada’s unique remixing of tunes by Blur, k.d. lang, as well as the Avalanches, made an appearance the following 12 months. 2006 saw the discharge from the fittingly called Sensuous, and Sensurround, which presented Sensuous’ movies and B-sides, found its way to 2008. Because the 2000s became the 2010s, Cornelius focused on remixes and soundtrack function. Combined with the produces of CM3 in ’09 2009 and CM4 in 2012, 2015’s Constellations of Music discovered Oyamada remixing famous brands the Bird as well as the Bee, Korallreven, and Gotye. In the meantime, he added a song towards the Scott Pilgrim vs. THE PLANET soundtrack this year 2010, and collaborated with Taku Satoh and Yugo Nakamura on 2013’s Style Ah!, a brief series celebrating of the look of everyday items for Japan’s nationwide public broadcasting firm, NHK. That season also saw the discharge of his ratings for The Kitty That Resided a Million Moments and Ghost within the Shell Arise. Oyamada’s music was also highlighted in 2015’s Ghost within the Shell Arise Substitute Structures, which brought the anime to tv.

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Died February 1, 2012, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 1.88 m
Spouse Sophia Johnson, Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt
Parents Cornelius van Derbilt, Phebe Hand
Music Groups Flipper's Guitar, METAFIVE, Plastic Ono Band
Music Songs If You're Here, Fit Song, Count Five or Six, Star Fruits Surf Rider, Katayanagi Twins vs. Sex Bob-Omb, Soto Wa Senjou Dayo, New Music Machine, Music, Anata Wo Tamotsu Mono, Breezin', Point of View Point, Wataridori, The Sun Is My Enemy, Chapter 8 - Seashore and Horizon -, Tone Twilight Zone, Drop, Mic Check, The Micro Disneycal World Tour, Free Fall, ??????, Perfect Rainbow, Another View Point, I Hate Hate, Turn Turn, Bird Watching at Inner Forest, Beep It, Like a Rolling Stone, Surfin' on Mind Waves, Heart Grenade, Sleep Warm, Omstart, Moon Walk
Albums The Hitman's Bodyguard, Annabelle: Creation, Leap! (Ballerina), It, Wind River, Logan Lucky, Dunkirk, Birth of the Dragon, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, Cars 3, The Emoji Movie, Despicable Me 3, Girls Trip, The Glass Castle, The Dark Tower, Wonder Woman, Tulip Fever, All Saints, Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary Release, The Big Sick, Baby Driver, Home Again, War for the Planet of the Apes, Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como hombre), Marvel's Inhumans, Ingrid Goes West, Atomic Blonde, Good Time, Patti Cake$, I Do... Until I Don't, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 35th Anniversary, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Only Living Boy in New York, Arjun Reddy, Paisa Vasool, A Gentleman (Hindi), The House, Vivegam, Slipknot: Day of the Gusano, Back to the Future, Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Caddyshack

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