Ryuichi Sakamoto is ready to unveil a companion to last year’s async, his first solo album in eight years. Entitled Async Remodels, the upcoming record saw Sakamoto enlist the help of several stellar artists including Alva Noto, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz and Jóhann Jóhannsson to rework and reinterpret his original compositions. Following Yves Tumor Obsession Edit of ‘ZURE’, a Cornelius remix of the same track, also featured on Async Remodels, is now streaming. Listen to both versions below.
Tomorrow sees the long-awaited release of Cornelius’s new album Melow Waves, his first in eleven years. Keigo Oyamada, the maverick musician behind Cornelius, had already enticed us with the album’s opener, ‘あなたがいるなら[If You’re Here]’. Now he has let loose a new delightful single, ‘In A Dream’, for another taste of Mellow Waves just before it drops. The track comes with a video directed by Groovisions. Here it is.
Maverick musician Keigo Oyamada, better known as Cornelius, is back with Mellow Waves, his first full-length album in 11 years. The effort comes out in his native Japan on June 28th and July 21st in the rest of the world. The wonderful news comes paired with the album’s opening track, ‘あなたがいるなら[If You’re Here]’, which only heightens our already huge anticipation. Cornelius is offering the track with a befittingly stunning video, directed by Koichiro Tsujikawa. Here it is.
Philip Glass, one of the world’s most celebrated composers, turns 75 this year and to commemorate it, the most impressive group of talented musicians contributed to Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, a collection of Glass’s original compositions that have been reworked and remixed.
According to the press release, the idea first come about after conversations between Glass and Beck, who then “recruited producer Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Björk, Lou Reed) to help assemble a collection of remixes of Glass’ works by a list of critically acclaimed artists.”
Other than Beck, Rework: Philip Glass Remixed features remixes from Tyondai Braxton, Cornelius, Dan Deacon, Amon Tobin, Peter Broderick and more.
We have just been graced with the first cut from the forthcoming album, a remix of ‘Rubric’, which comes from the hands of prodigious composer and musician Tyondai Braxton. It is amazing beyond belief and you’ll be hitting play again the second it ends. Here it is.
A long time favourite here at Cast the Dice, Pevin Kinel is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and one man orchestra based in London, UK. Drawing influences from various musical genres, it's no surprise Pevin put together such an eclectic and diverse mixtape.