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Elijah Hits The Stage

September 9, 2002 at 7:05 pm by xoanon  - 

wizardlex sends this in from Hybrid Japanese producer and performer Cornelius (aka Keigo Oyamada) closed out his successful tour of American with a tight, and visually stimulating live performance at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday (8/23). Playing to a near capacity crowd, Cornelius, King of the Apes, played with remarkable flair and energy along with precession timed video clips and a tight band that were all dressed in similar white shirts with thin black ties. While having visuals such as paint splattering and water bubbling synchronized to the beats of the music as a captivating companion to the sonically intricate music from his current album, Point, Cornelius and band showed they could rock the house by playing tracks from Fantasma sans video that left the audience applauding wildly. As a bonus surprise during one of the songs, Cornelius pulled up Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood out of the audience and guided his hand into playing a melody by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll (‘Love Me Tender’) on the Theramin, a rare electric instrument that is played not by touch but by placing one’s hands within a magnetic field. Needless to say the crowd loved it.

Posted in Old Special Reports on September 9, 2002 by

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