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Cornelius – Fantasma

5 07 2010

Listened: Wednesday June 30

Cornelius gets his name from a character in Planet of the Apes and his production group is called the Orangu-Tang Clan, which is kind of a cute play on the Wu-Tang Clan. He’s like the Japanese Beck – lots of grooving samples with light rapping in Engrish laid down over them.

I bought Fantasma back in college because it was the “in thing” at the time. As with Beck, I never really became a huge fan though. This album is fun to listen to, and decent to work to, but I never got hooked. It walks the line between art project and music, and sometimes things like that are hard to become a true fan of, since they’re not one or the other.

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