Following the 2016 reissue of Fantasma, Japanese artist Cornelius has announced the remastered release of Point.  

Originally released on Matador Records in 2002, Point was seen as a departure from the sample-heavy production style of Fantasma to a fluid and organic aesthetic. Whether looping the sound of splashing water to create a rhythm track for “Drop,” or accenting bird calls to highlight silence, the album was a watershed in sonic exploration in indie music.

This remastered version also includes original B-sides featuring remixes by Kings of Convenience, Matthew Herbert, and Yann Tomita. The album will be released digitally on July 31, with a CD/LP release coming in the fall. 

Cornelius made his name in the ’90s with the cult album Fantasma (1997), which mixed the ’60s harmonies of The Beach Boys with krautrock and French pop, and a late-’90s sample-heavy production. He has since released Point (2002), Sensuous (2008), and most recently Mellow Waves (2017).  

Cornelius will perform Point in full, beginning with a leg of dates on the West Coast of the US and Canada in September.

9/24—Echoplex—Los Angeles, CA

9/27—The Fillmore—San Francisco, CA

9/29—Revolution Hall—Portland, OR

9/30—The Crocodile—Seattle, WA

10/2—The Imperial—Vancouver, WA