- Started band call "Lollipop Sonic" during junior high
- Formed band called "Flipper's Guitar" with Ozawa Kenji
- "Flippers Guitar" brake up shortly after their 3rd release
- starts Trattoria Records
- Keigo Oyamada becomes Cornelius and creates his first solo release
- after his 3rd release, Cornelius is signed to Matador Records in the US and UK.