Bio

Goldmund is an alias of Keith Kenniff aka Helios and Mint Julep. In 2010 he began the record label Unseen. Goldmund's music has been featured on programs for NPR, the BBC, and can be heard in a number of documentaries and films, including Harmony Korine's film 'Mister Lonely' and a trailer for the film "Revolutionary Road". It has also been featured in commercials for clients such as Honda, MTV, Canon, T Mobile, American Express, Audi, Levi's, AEG, Doctors Without Borders, Vinamilk, and Christie's. Discography: * Two Point Discrimination (2007) * The Malady of Elegance (2008) * Live At The Triple Door (Digital only release.) (2010) * Corduroy Road (Remastered. Digital only release.) (2010) * Heart of High Places (Remastered with bonus track. Digital only release.) (2010) * Famous Places (2010) * All Will Prosper (2011)

Reviews

Goldmund - All Will Prosper (from sputnikmusic)

Summary: ...how sweet the sound. 2 of 2 thought this review was well written Goldmund - All Will Prosper Goldmund, the one man side project of Helios front man Keith Kenniff, is an unsung name in the music world, and pop culture for that matter. Anyone remotely in touch with the modern world in anyway has probably heard one or two of his tunes: with tracks of his being featured for commercials from clients ranging from Honda, Doctors Without Borders, American Express, and Apple... Read More »

Goldmund - All Will Prosper (from prefix)

Keith Kenniff's last album under his Goldmund moniker, 2010's Famous Places, created its own atmosphere and geography. The solo piano pieces were spare but reached out and made the space around them part of their sound. For his follow-up, however, Kenniff has shifted to representing an existing time and place in lieu of creating his own. The 15 songs that comprise All Will Prosper are all Civil War-era tunes, with the exception of the more contemporary "Ashoken Farewell... Read More »

Goldmund - All Will Prosper (from thephoenix)

On his quiet, haunting fifth album under the Goldmund moniker, Keith Kenniff plays three instruments: acoustic guitar, piano, and the scrapes and scruffs of ambient room noise. If you're familiar only with the producer-instrumentalist's more upbeat, electro-oriented work with Helios and Mint Julep, you're in for an arctic-chill bitchslap. This is, Kenniff's (and, possibly, the year's) most ghostly minimal gem... Read More »

Goldmund - All Will Prosper (from sputnikmusic)

Summary: ...how sweet the sound. 2 of 2 thought this review was well written Goldmund - All Will Prosper Goldmund, the one man side project of Helios front man Keith Kenniff, is an unsung name in the music world, and pop culture for that matter. Anyone remotely in touch with the modern world in anyway has probably heard one or two of his tunes: with tracks of his being featured for commercials from clients ranging from Honda, Doctors Without Borders, American Express, and Apple... Read More »

Goldmund - Famous Places (from Delusions of Adequacy)

You know what Goldmund is good at? The piano. Really good. Keith Kenniff is a piano virtuoso from Portland, Oregon who plays under the aforementioned moniker. Famous Places is probably going to be the easiest review I've ever done, so here we go. Armed with only his piano and the aid of some really light, yet piercing synth, Kenniff constructs a fully-developed instrumental piano album. Every song blends into a cohesive unit and Kenniff is a master of really emotional, melancholic music... Read More »

GOLDMUND - Two Point Discrimination (from Forced Exposure)

Two Point Discrimination marks Goldmund (aka Keith Kenniff)'s third release after his highly-praised debut Corduroy Road and followup 7" The Heart of High Places for Type Records. Part of Western Vinyl's 'Portrait Series,' this collection features 11 short pieces for solo piano focusing on the sensation of touch and its relationship to sound... Read More »

Goldmund - Corduroy Road (from No Ripcord)

Some tell me 'tis a burnin' shame To make the naygers fight, And that the trade of bein' kilt Belongs but to the white. But as for me, upon my soul! So lib'ral are we here, I'll let Sambo be shot instead of myself On ev'ry day in the year... Read More »

goldmund - two point discrimination (from Mimaroglu)

| west048 | goldmund - two point discrimination two point discrimination marks goldmund (aka keith kenniff)'s 3rd release after his highly praised debut corduroy road and followup 7" the heart of high places for type records. part of western vinyl's portrait series, this collection features 11 short pieces for solo piano focusing on the sensation of touch and its relationship to sound... Read More »

Goldmund - Corduroy Road (from Stylus Magazine)

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Goldmund - Malady Of Elegance (from Tiny Mix Tapes)

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News

Daily Discovery: Wild Cub, "Colour"

Michelangelo Antonioni DREAM VACATION: A set at Coachella, following the Everything But The Girl reunion and just before the Prince headlining slot. DJing with Classixx at a pool party afterwards. THINGS THAT MAKE ME FEEL SEXY: Minimalism THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy while listening to <span>Goldmund</span>'s "In A Notebook". I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT: A vintage soviet watch, freshly wound. I WROTE THIS SONG: Wild Cub will perform at Bonnaroo this year in the Troo Music Lounge on Thursday, June 9 - 1:00 PM. Stream "Colour" and more music from the boys at American Songspace. Comments Read More »

Denver duo Mombi sees video for &quot;The Misunderstanding&quot; featured by YouTube.

http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/mombi/mp3/mombi-themisunderstanding.mp3 "He specializes in animation, but he wanted to focus on live action shots for our video," says Herron of Aragon's work. Recorded and mixed by Keith Kenniff (known for his ambient/electronic music under the name Helios and his post-classical piano music as <span>Goldmund</span>), The Wounded Beat is a warm and intimate listen, with just enough optimism lurking amidst its lonely sounds. The album is available now on Luxembourg's Own Records. Mombi The Wounded Beat (Own Records - Out Now) Track Listing: 01. Monsoon 02. Time Goes Read More »

Goldmund's 'All Will Prosper' Out Now on Western Vinyl

folk songs and one contemporary track "Asoken Farewell," all which serve as meditative, post-classical look at the music of one of the most crucial times in American history. In addition to recording ambient electronic music under the moniker Helios, and being one half of the shoegazy Mint Julep, <span>Goldmund</span> is the post-classical, solo piano based project of Kenneth that has recorded for Type Records, Western Vinyl, and has also appeared on Ghostly International's SMM: Context compilation. If you missed it on the first go around, check out the dreamlike teaser video for the new album as well, featuring dreamlike imagaery relevant to the new album. More info on <span>Goldmund</span>: Recorded over a period of 5 years in various houses in Massachusetts, Oregon, and North Carolina, Kenniff's arrangements feel fresh and intimate, while retaining the wistful charms and timeless appeal of the originals. In part, the album's intimacy is created by his recording technique. With the top of the piano left completely open, microphones were placed close enough to capture the mechanical movement of the keys being pressed and the pedals squeaking. Similarly the acoustic guitar is close-mic'd, tracing the sounds ... a whole, after the war. Despite the loss and obstacles that lie ahead, these are songs to accompany the healing and rebirth of a nation full of potential and moving forward. The songs have a particular relevancy, too, amidst today's political climate. His music as <span>Goldmund</span> can be heard regularly on programs produced by NPR, and the BBC. climate. He has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Drowned In Sound, Magnet, Textura, KEXP, and many more. Related Links:<span>Goldmund</span> Press PageUnseen Music (Official Keith Kenniff/Helios/<span>Goldmund</span>/Mint Julep Page)<span>Goldmund</span> TwitterGoldmund FacebookWestern Read More »

Listen: Download Goldmund - 'The Death of General Wolfe'

A month or so ago it was announced that American composer <span>Goldmund</span>, aka Keith Kenniff, will release a new full-length record before the year is out. We were excited at this prospect. The album is called All Will Prosper, is based around the American Civil War and will see release through Western Vinyl. There's already been one free download available, but we've got another one for you today. It's the album's opening track, 'The Death of General Wolfe', and is a great introduction to All Will Prosper. You can stream it in the SoundCloud player below and download it from here also. More information on <span>Goldmund</span> at Western Vinyl's website. Listen: Download <span>Goldmund</span> - 'The Death of General Wolfe' Read More »

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