Keigo Oyamada stopped writing hits a long time ago. Not playing the pop star suits him just fine. It gives Oyamada — formerly of Flipper’s Guitar but better known since 1993 as avant-pop boffin Cornelius — more time to indulge his multimedia fantasies to the full, as captured on two new DVDs released on Wednesday.
“Sensurround” collects the 12 perfectly synced (and highly varied) videos to the tracks that made up Cornelius’ 2006 album “Sensuous,” which was some five years in the making. “From Nakameguro to Everywhere ’02-’04,” meanwhile, is a collection of live performances from around the world, with the 39-year-old syncing visuals to his revved-up rock show, too. It’s a pity there are no performances from his current “Sensuous Synchronized” tour, which has seen Cornelius perform in Europe, the United States and Australia over the last 18 months and which he will bring to a close with three dates in March and April in Japan. Look forward to that on the next DVD — here’s hoping it doesn’t take five years to materialize.