Welcome to another edition of “Please Release Me,” in which your Idolators request–nay beg–that an out-of-print, delayed or held-up-in-customs album be issued Stateside:
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Album: Sensuous, 2006
What is it?: Remix-mad musician Cornelius is known for his hop-skip-jumping across genres and reference points, and Sensuous continues that trend, throwing in a few out-and-out beautiful moments. “Fit Song” strips the idea of a danceable song down to its most essential parts, while the hyper “Gum” is a romp in the spirit of Cornelius’ 1998 thriller “Count Five Or Six.”
Where is it?: Sensuous came out in Japan last month, but Pitchfork reported that Cornelius is still looking for a Stateside distributor for the album; his previous records were put out in the U.S. by Matador, but that deal has expired.
Cornelius – Fit Song [MP3, link expired]
Cornelius – Gum [MP3, link expired]