Cornelius: Ah! Song. Sketch it to hear it here first
Where would the world be without minds like Cornelius’? The Japanese art-pop musician and producer takes our Song of the Day prize this cold Tuesday, though it isn’t easy to present it to you here. The best we can suggest is that you follow this Cornelius: Ah! Song link and try and unlock it for yourself.
Yes, we said “unlock”. Produced in collaboration with NHK, Cornelius’ new childlike piece requires that you sketch the Hiragana character for “ah” into your browser in order to begin the track. Once you’ve managed it, your own sketch is incorporated into the song’s video.
If you don’t read Japanese, here’s how to do it:
On the first page, you are welcomed to the site and the instructions are given in brief. Look for the grey arrow circle at the bottom of the page and click to move on.
The second page invites you to write the character for “ah” in the box provided. The shape you’re looking to perfect is this one:
If you’ve made it through to the third page, you’ll be asked whether you’re pleased with your handiwork. That page looks like this:
Assuming your sketch is all you ever hoped it would be, click on the grey arrow on the right-hand side of the page. This prompts a very polite “thank you”, a suggestion that you enjoy what’s to follow, and the beginning of the Cornelius track itself. If at any point you find the track stops, simply click on the screen to get it going again.
Cornelius, eh? Man’s a genius. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Article by The Autojubilator staff.