Goldmund is Keith Kenniff (Helios, Mint Julep), a quite unstoppable composer. He recently released an album with Helios and now he's already back with this beautiful Goldmund album. In all honesty, I had never heard of Goldmund before but I have been quite the Helios fan. From today forward, I'm also a Goldmund fan because this album is brilliant. For a brief moment I even wanted to use the word 'divine' but since that is a strange word to describe a music album, I'll just use 'brilliant'.
The music on 'Sometimes' drives on piano and minimal soundscapes. On 'A Word I Give' Ryuichi Sakamoto makes a guest appearance, resulting is a heavenly piece of neo-classical music. However, Goldmund does quite good on his own too. Opener 'As Old Roads' reminds me a bit of some of Nils Frahms repetitive and hypnotic pieces while 'Angel' brings the chilly, soothing atmosphere of Olafur Arnalds to mind. That being said, this is simply a beautiful album.
There is little else to say about this album, which is quite unfortunate because I want to talk about this one forever. Yet, best is just to press play, close your eyes and drift away with these sonic landscapes. This is organic, spontaneous and immersive music from a very high quality. The only disadvantage on 'Sometimes' is the track duration. These tracks are way too short. As far as I'm concerned, each of them could have lasted for seven minutes or more. Yet, in all, it's forty five minutes of pure musical bliss and I'll just check the 'endless repeat' button if I want more.