This Just In: Fantasma

Wooooooooo! Cornelius’s Fantasma album’s been reissued AND expanded. Wooooooooo! One time I called WVUM and requested the album track “Star Fruits Surf Rider.” They played it and afterwards the DJ said “well, that was weird.” I never really thought of Corenelius as being that weird, but I suppose strange syncopation and glitchiness, even within an essentially-pop/rock structure, might be off-putting to some people. I played the album reissue at my house last night and within seconds a friend was wondering how he’d never heard it before. It was so much fun to revisit and rant AND hear the bonus tracks. So yeah, superfans, get on this. And people willing to check out something weird (really, it’s not that weird), watch the video for the track in question below and glitch out. New release, reissue & restock list below too. -MLE

Cornelius – Fantasma 2LP
Watch: “Star Fruits Surf Rider”
“Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. Performing musician since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990’s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar.

With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys.  Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques, Cornelius subsequently he became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur, Beck Bloc Party, and MGMT, to James Brown.”

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FANTASMAtic – new releases, reissues & restocks…
2 Live Crew – Greatest Hits 2LP
5,6,7,8’s – S/T LP
Air – Twentyears 2CD*, 2LP*
Al Green – Greatest Hits LP
Alice In Chains – Dirt LP
Allen Toussaint – American Tunes 2LP*
American Football – American Football 2LP
Angry Angles – S/T LP
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs 2LP
Aretha Franklin – The Electrifying Aretha Franklin LP
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of LP
Asher Levitas – Lit Harness LP*
Bad Brains – S/T LP
Band Of Horses – Why Are You OK CD, LP
Band Of Skulls – By Default LP*
Battle Trance – Palace Of Wind LP*
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Mono) LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, Yellow Submarine LP
Ben Boysen – Gravity LP*, Spells LP*
Big Punisher – Bronx Legends Never Die LP
Billie Holiday – Golden Hits LP
Bill Withers – Still Bill LP
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality LP
Blind Willie McTell – Complete Recorded Works Vol.1 LP, Complete Recorded Works… Vol. 2 LP
Bob Dylan – Essential Bob Dylan 2LP*, Blonde On Blonde 2LP
Caribou – Swim 2LP
Caveman Cult – Savage War Is Destiny CD*
Chet Faker – Built On Glass 2LP
Chromatics – Cherry LP
Chuck Berry – Berry Is On Top LP
Chvrches – Bones Of What You Believe LP, Every Open Eye LP
Coffins – Buried LP*
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams 2LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
David August – Ouvert 12”*
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane LP
Death – Scream Bloody Gore LP
Death (the other Death) For The Whole World To See LP
Death Valley Girls – Glow In The Dark LP*
Deftones – Gore 2LP, White Pony LP, B-Sides & Rarities 2LP+DVD
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Diarrhea Planet – Turn To Gold LP*
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside LP
Eli Paperboy Reed – My Way Home LP*
Ennio Morricone – Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight OST 2LP
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun 2LP
Etta James – Rocks The House LP, Tell Mama LP
Evans The Death – Vanilla LP*
Extreme Noise Terror – S/T LP
Faith No More – Album Of The Year LP
Flaming Lips – Embryonic 2LP, Soft Bulletin 2LP
Flying Saucer Attack – Mirror LP*, New Lands LP*
Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers LP, Ultimate Sinatra 2LP
Fred McDowell – I Don’t Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll LP
Fugazi – A Steady Diet Of Nothing LP, In On The Kill Taker LP, Instrument LP, Margin Walker EP 12”
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain LP
Fuzz – II 2LP
Garbage – Strange Little Birds 2LP*, CD*
Gemma Ray – The Exodus Suite LP+7”
Geryon – The Wound & The Bow LP
Glitterbust – S/T CS
Globelamp – The Orange Glow LP*
Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike 2LP
Grateful Dead – American Beauty LP
Holger Czukay – Movie! LP*
Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind LP, S/T LP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 2LP
Jack White – Blunderbuss LP, Fly Farm Blues 7“, I’m Shakin’ 7“, Love Interruption 7″, Sixteen Saltines 7″
Jackie Lynn – S/T LP*
Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC – Blues From WHAT LP*
Joao Gilberto – The Warm World Of Joao Gilberto LP
John Coltrane – Blue Train LP
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin  LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Kerrier District – Kerrier District 1 3LP*
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager 2LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl LP, S/T LP
KRS-ONE – S/T 2LP
L7 – Slap-Happy LP
Leadbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night LP
Lee Fields – Emma Jean LP
Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose LP
Matchess – The Rafter LP
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See LP
Melt Banana – Teeny Shiny LP, Fetch LP
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All LP, Master Of Puppets LP, Metallica 2LP, Ride The Lightning 2LP
Michael Jackson – Bad LP
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew 2LP, Kind Of Blue LP, Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet LP, Round About Midnight (Mono) LP, Sketches Of Spain LP
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″, Out Of Step LP
Misfits – Static Age LP
Mission of Burma – Vs. LP
Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive… 2LP
Motorhead – Clean Your Clock 2LP
Mrs. Magician – Bermuda LP
Nas – Essential Nas 2LP*
Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island LP
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left LP
Nina Simone – At Newport LP, At The Village Gate LP, At Town Hall LP, The Amazing Nina Simone LP
Nirvana – Nevermind LP
Nite Jewel – Liquid Cool LP*
Not The 1’s – Everybody’s Rappin’ (Picture) LP*
Ohal – Acid Park LP*
Orchestra Of Spheres – Brothers & Sisters Of The Black Lagoon LP*
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP, ATLiens 2LP, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik LP
Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney 2CD*
Peter Bjorn & John – Breakin’ Point CD*, LP*
Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb LP
PillowTalk – Love Addicted 12”*
Plaid – The Digging Remedy LP*
Prince – S/T LP*
Quincy Jones – Big Band Bossa Nova LP
R.L. Burnside – Sounds Machine Groove LP
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP
Ray Charles – What’d I Say LP
Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 2LP, Some Girls LP, Totally Stripped 3LP
Sade – Best Of 2LP, Diamond Life LP, Love Deluxe LP, Lovers Rock LP, Promise LP, Soldier Of Love LP, Stronger Than Pride LP
Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 LP
Samara Lubelski – The Gilded Raid LP*
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson LP, Confidentiel LP
Severed Heads – Stretcher LP*
Shabazz – Palaces – Third Man Records Live LP
Sicker Man – The Missing CS
Slowdive – Souvlaki LP
Smashing Pumpkins – Adore 2LP
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 2LP
Sonny & The Sunsets – Moods Baby Moods LP
Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 2LP
Sumac – What One Becomes LP*
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
Tegan & Sara – Love You To Death CD, LP
The Doors – S/T LP
The Invisible – Patience LP*
Throws – S/T LP*
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 LP, Virgins 2LP
Tom Waits – Closing Time LP, Small Change LP
Tool – Opiate EP 12″
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die LP
Tricky – Maxinquaye LP
Twinkeyz – Alpha Jerk LP
Umberto – Alienation LP
Useless Eaters – Relaxing Death LP
Van Morrison – It’s Too Late To Stop Now Vol. 1 2LP
Various – Boombox 2CD
Various – Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia LP
Various – DJ Format’s Psych Out 2LP*
Various – Phil’s Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes LP*
Various – Studio One Dub Fire Special 2LP*
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Violent Femmes – S/T LP
Weezer – White Album LP
White Stripes – De Stijl LP, Elephant 2LP, S/T LP, White Blood Cells LP
William Tyler – Modern Country LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Essential Wu-Tang 2LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue