The Time It Takes by Goldmund on Western Vinyl

Goldmund - The Time It Takes

WESTERN VINYL

  • £23.99


 

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". His recordings tread sincerely along paths laden with dusty timbres, diffuse synthesizer, and soaring string textures tinted by the muted glow of a cloudy analogue sky above.

On The Time it Takes, Goldmund's newest book of aural polaroids, Kenniff somehow manages to deepen the emotionality of his already affecting project, creating a space in which to unfold the sorrows of a troubling age and revel in the hope and beauty that follow thereafter. In this sense, the album tackles grief head-on, unadorned by themes of escapism or pastorality, and marks another entry in an impressively consistent body of work.

An aged piano thumps gently just beyond an impassable moat of time, its operator's presence is evidenced by the shuffling of pedals and the shifting of mechanisms, and seraphic choirs seep in from places unseen. Kenniff's kindling of piano is gradually set ablaze with synth, choir, and trilling strings provided by his equally emotive labelmate Christopher Tignor.

“…this is beautiful…I love music that slows the blood, and this has that quality to it” - NPR Music

“...his at-home aesthetic has fully transcended into the otherworldly” - Exclaim!

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. Day In Day Out
  2. Forever
  3. Memory Itself
  4. Of No Other
  5. Abandon
  6. Pavane
  7. For Old Times
  8. The One Who Stands By
  9. The End
  10. Respite
  11. Rivulet
  12. For A Time
  13. From One Place To Another
  14. The Night
  15. The Valley In Between

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