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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Some of these songs are genuinely haunting, but when almost every track evokes a similar feeling, the powers of those goldund are most forceful lose their potency.
However, there are times when the effect is overbearing. Through emotionally manipulative, expressive playing and unique recording techniques, Kenniff succeeds in creating hushed atmospheres, but the album's concept feels contrived after a while and proves more damaging than helpful.
Goldmund – The Malady Of Elegance (Type)
Other strong songs include "John Harrington," with its gentle melodic flourishes, and the dramatic conclusion to "Evelyn," which also wraps up the album on a strong, powerful note.
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Opening song "Image-Autumn-Womb," with its sudden high notes and a feeling of shuddering strangeness in the arrangement, sets and strikes this balance, and if much of the album tends towards the contemplative, it's not in a simply pretty fashion. Streams Videos All Posts. Introspection Late Night Partying.
The Malady of Elegance by Goldmund on Apple Music
As with his other Goldmund releases, nearly all of the pieces on this record are contemplative, lethargic, slowly unraveling songs well-suited to a cold, snowy day though, ironically, the record was released in the summer.
Relying on piano that places itself between Harold Budd 's ambient experiments and a harsher, post-glitch inventiveness that keeps it from being too smooth in the end, The Malady of Elegance ultimately ends up being good late-night listening, but not for sweet dreams.
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Malady of Elegance presents a fairly broad spectrum of eoegance. Amazingly, the microphones capture everything — the subtle scrape of flesh and fingernails on steel wire, a creaking piano bench, even the depression and release of sustain and damper pedals. This factor alone imbues the record with an amazing sense of humanity; quantized notes in a software sequencer couldn't replicate these elements.
The Malady of Elegance - Goldmund | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Relaxation Introspection Sunday Afternoon. Though he more regularly records as Helios, Keith Kenniff 's work under the Goldmund moniker has contributed eelgance the quieter side of the Type label over recent years, and his second album under the name continues this streak in winning, quietly beautiful fashion.