GOLDMUND - OCCASUS VINYL (LTD. ED. WHITE W/ BLACK MARBLING)
LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL W/ BLACK MARBLING
Release Date: 13th April 2018
The minimal piano-based ambient composer Keith Kenniff, aka Goldmund, presents his latest and greatest record to date. Tredding the fine line between epically beautiful and heroically sad, Occasus will make you stop in your tracks and reflect on everything around you. This is music that could soundtrack any scene with its effortless beauty - and when Ryuichi Sakamoto calls something "so, so, so beautiful", you know it's going to be good (that's three so's from Sakamoto there. A man you don't suspect gives complements like that very often)! So stop your rushing about, stick this one on and have a seat.
For Fans Of: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nils Frahm, James Heather, Johann Johannsson
"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. Where his previous recordings trod faithfully and sincerely on paths of dimly lit, polaroid-esque nostalgia, Occasus deepens the undeniable aesthetic that was hard-won over eight previous Goldmund albums, while expanding the palette to include desultory clouds of synthesizer and a tastefully distressed analog sheen. The word 'occasus' means downfall, end, or the rising and falling of heavenly bodies. The title is apt in more ways than one: while the emotional tone of the album denotes bittersweet feelings of conclusiveness, it also perfectly soundtracks the quiet moments when we look up to the sky, and humbly relearn the smallness of our lives as cosmic objects churn slowly overhead with bewitching indifference. Occasus feels deeply personal, private, and hushed yet simultaneously grand, colossal, and profound. Remarkably Kenniff is able to capture micro and macro with equal fidelity."