Boomkat Product Review:
Includes collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto.
"On Sometimes he continues his explorations in the dark; each of the album’s 17 pieces were improvised, and recorded in one or two takes, often late at night, after work-for-hire was finished, and the kids were in bed. In an interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition Keith Kenniff discussed his appreciation of Civil War era music, and it’s ability to covey “…so much story in so few notes.” Similarly, these improvisations manage to be richly evocative despite their technical and compositional simplicity, using subtle details and dynamics to express what might otherwise be inexpressible.
Throughout Sometimes, Kenniff fully employs the wabi-sabi aesthetic that has always defined Goldmund recordings. “I like mistakes, I like when things don’t go perfectly. I do have a tendency to want for things to be perfect and precise, but I have to also realize that a lot of things I like about music and art are very rough and impulsive, the slight imperfections that give something or someone a unique voice,” says Kenniff. He goes on to explain that these pieces served as a way for him to “step outside of whatever I was doing and return back to a place of discovery very much like when I first started playing.” As we follow him on his path of discovery, we get a glimpse into the world of a young man expressing his myriad feelings and experiences with honesty, and inherently imperfect gestures, which is part of what makes them so relatable and powerful — the local, for a few moments, resonating with the universal."