Friday, May 11, 2012

Album: Helios - Moiety

Band: Helios
Album: Moiety
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Nothing It Can
02. Your Zenith
03. In Everything Was Given
04. Nature People
05. Bold Advances
06. Equal Ourselves
07. Ours Everyday
08. Ideals Or Hopes

Keith Kenniff is a Portland-based ambient indie electronic artist who works under the monikers Helios and Goldmund. He is also half of the shoegaze band Mint Julep, and children’s band Meadows along with his wife Hollie Kenniff. In 2010 he began the record label Unseen.

Keith Kenniff started playing drums, guitar and bass at a very young age. His musical journey took him to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with honors in 2006 with a B.A. in percussion and composition. In 2004 ‘Unomia’, Keith’s first album under the moniker Helios, was released followed by the critically acclaimed album ‘Eingya’ in 2006. His third album ‘Caesura’ was released in 2008.

Keith also records and performs music for solo piano under the name Goldmund for which he has six releases on Unseen, Type Records and Western Vinyl, including the most recent album ‘Famous Places’. Keith has toured and performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, Japan and Canada.

Keith has an indie rock/shoegaze band with his wife called Mint Julep. The band will release their first full-length album, “Save Your Season” in 2011. In September 2010 they began another project of children’s music called Meadows. They plan to release a full-length album, “The Littlest Star”, in 2011.

Keith Kenniff’s music has been featured on programs for NPR, the BBC, and can be heard in a number of documentaries and films, including celebrated indie filmmaker Harmony Korine’s film ‘Mister Lonely’ and a trailer for the 2009 film “Revolutionary Road” by Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes. Keith has also composes music for commercials and web advertising for clients such as Honda, MTV, Doctors Without Borders, Canon, T Mobile, American Express, Audi, Levi’s, AEG, Vinamilk, and Christie’s.

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