I’ve not actually written about Helios yet.  I probably won’t to be honest.  I might.  Ok.  I don’t know yet.  However, I will write about Goldmund right now.  Goldmund is Helios or, going by his human name, Keith Kenniff.  He’s an American student of music clearly influenced by the work of minimalist composers and he is bloody good too!  Whilst Helios focuses on the more electronic, droney, ambient side of the musical spectrum, Goldmund is very much about simplistic piano pieces of real and honest beauty.

There really is nothing flashy going on here.   This is just simple and beautiful piano playing which I could listen to all night.   If you ever grew up in a house with a piano that was played regularly you’ll understand this, but it kind of feels like that lazy Sunday music.  The kind of music that your brother used to play whilst you tried to have a hangover nap.  It feels like the perfect music for the hangover nap.  Or just to shut your eyes and get lost in and feel the head pain clear.  I am very excited about this myspace find if I’m honest.  I will be investing in his music as soon as possible because it has calmed me and made a stressful week seem less so already.  I will be taking my ipod with me to the Kays shows this Friday and Saturday and can guarantee this is the sort of thing I’ll be listening to calm my nerves.

Simply wonderful.  Check out Goldmund here and Helios here.  Enjoy.