Corduroy Road

Label
Goldmund
Release date
6 Aug 2009
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
27:06

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Anomolie Loop (1960 - 1969) 7:07 14,417
2 Goldmund / Ba 1:33 1,011
3 Goldmund / Door Of Our Home 3:27 1,041
4 Goldmund / Marching Through Georgia 1:11 491
5 Goldmund / Downward To Darkness On Extended Wings 2:13 85
6 Goldmund / Yamase 3:54 163
7 Goldmund / My Neighborhood 4:46 122
8 Goldmund / Provenance 2:55 63

About this album

As Goldmund, Keith Kenniff has disregarded the electronic elements of his music almost entirely in favour of just a piano, a microphone and occasionally a guitar. ‘Corduroy Road’ is thirteen tracks of pure recording, the sound of the piano being opened and the feet on the pedals, the sound of fingers pressing lovingly onto the keys. This is a record of rare and unusual beauty, so shocking and yet unpretentious in its simplicity. When the guitar does emerge from beside the delicately touched piano, it serves as a balancing point for the record. Weaving in and out of the melodies, it adds another layer to what is already incredibly moving music.

‘Corduroy Road’ is rooted in Kenniff’s love of folk music from the American Civil War. We can hear this directly from his rendition of Civil War era classic ‘Marching Through Georgia’, but the influence carries throughout the record. There is an unheard voice which propels each track through history, maybe the ghosts of dying soldiers whispering in a long forgotten bar. Every haunting note drifts deep into the psyche and is lost in the ether of nostalgia. In this way it is a concept recording of sorts, it certainly has a narrative and has to be listened to in sequence. The story has clear themes; loss, history, friendship, camaraderie, forgiveness and hope, all clearly marked out by musical segments. It is no surprise that Kenniff’s passion for cinema shines through so strongly.

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  • lotus-92

    My Neighborhood <3

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jjgp101293

    melancolic

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • FreakFire74

    I'm kinda falling for this album.. Beautiful!

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • dysmuzia

    I don't think it is sad at all to be placed under the ambient genre. Ambient really only implies that it is just as interesting in the background as it is in the foreground. "Good" ambient music can touch your emotional being much deeper than any music that is meant only to appeal to the superficial senses. You must open your mind and soul to truly appreciate ambient music. The only thing that is sad is the vague emptiness that some people try to pass off as ambient music.

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • EraserKid

    sort of monotonous, but I would imagine its ok.

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ph1ltr

    A very interesting album. Tracks such as 'Marching Through Georgia' have an strange 'Civil War' vibe to them. Unique.

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mikado1

    to jest proste łagodne i bardzo piękne!!

    18 Sep 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    sad, that this artist is put into the 'ambient' corner ...

    9 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ldexterldesign

    5*

    26 Nov 2007 Reply

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