Goldmund
The Time It Takes
Western Vinyl
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2020
LP (color)
25.99
WVLPC1
Orange Vinyl
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Tracklist
1GOLDMUND – Day In Day Out
2GOLDMUND – Forever
3GOLDMUND – Memory Itself
4GOLDMUND – Of No Other
5GOLDMUND – Abandon
6GOLDMUND – Pavane
7GOLDMUND – Old Times
8GOLDMUND – The Only One Who Stands By
9GOLDMUND – The End
10GOLDMUND – Respite
11GOLDMUND – Rivulet
12GOLDMUND – For A Time
13GOLDMUND – From One Place To Another
14GOLDMUND – The Night
15GOLDMUND – The Valley In Between

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 analog 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 Time it Takes tackles grief head-on, unadorned by themes of escapism or pastorality, and marks another entry in an impressively consistent body of work. From the first murmurs of its opener "Day in, Day Out", The Time it Takes calls to mind the cascading nature of mourning.