Occasus by Goldmund, released 13 April 2018 1. Before 2. Above 3. Bounded 4. Breaking 5. As You Know 6. Circle 7. History 8. Migration 9. Radiant 10. No Story 11. Thread 12. Terrarium 13. Turns 14. Moderate 15. What Lasts Pennsylvania native Keith Kenniff’s output as Goldmund has established him as one of the preeminent composers of minimal piano-based ambient music alongside peers like Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, and even Ryuichi Sakamoto, who himself once described Kenniff’s work as so, so, so beautiful.
13 April 2018 ·. My new album "Occasus" is officially out today. The release of an album is always a strange feeling of elation. I've spent the last three years living with these pieces, diving in and stepping out of them. Each represents a moment in time for me, and now it's time for me to close this chapter and release this music into the moments of other's lives.
Occasus doesn't abandon the fragile, atmospheric pianos, but it's a bit darker and cloudier than usual for Goldmund, edging a bit closer to Kenniff's ambient electronic work as Helios. Tracks like "Above" are augmented by a faint trace of shoegaze-like distortion, while "Bounded" and "Circle" are bathed in a wave of tape hiss. There's no shortage of tranquil, uplifting pieces like "Migration," but "No Story" and "Terrarium" unexpectedly inject elements of suspense and fear into the Goldmund sound.
Keith Kenniff is an American composer, t, and electronic music producer. He composes ambient/electronic music under the moniker Helios and post-classical piano music under Goldmund. He is also one half of the indie band Mint Julep, and ambient project "A Pale Fire" (previously "Hollie & Keith Kenniff"). Keith is also a composer for film, television, dance and performance art. In 2010 he created the record label Unseen.
Goldmund is an alias of Keith Kenniff aka Helios and Mint Julep "Pennsylvania native Keith Kenniff’s output as Goldmund has established him as one of the preeminent composers of minimal piano-based ambient music alongside peers like Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, and even Ryuichi Sakamoto, who himself once described Kenniff’s work as so, so, so beautiful. Hyperbolic as it may sound, Goldmund’s newest collection Occasus may be his most exquisite yet.
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