Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

£10.99
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Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

£10.99

InfoCD & LPFebruary 17th 2017

Ever-evolving, Bing & Ruth is steered by composer David Moore, a pianist from Kansas and graduate of New York’s school of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School.

An extremely limited indie shop version on clear vinyl limited to just 250 copies.

Their line-up has transmuted from the eleven-strong line-up that created debut album City Lake (“A stunning, humble record built on traditions we all understand, yet, somehow feels dizzyingly new.” – The Quietus) to a cast of seven for 2014’s Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (“One of the finest leftfield releases of the year.” – Pitchfork).

With No Home of the Mind, the ensemble has been streamlined to five and, after a year of heartfelt composition and with everything meticulously rehearsed in advance, the whole album was recorded in two days and in the fewest takes possible. An attempt to recreate the immediacy of classic session-style musicianship, where one-take recordings were a standard to keep costs down, No Home of the Mind explores piano’s percussive qualities alongside running woodwinds, warbling tape delays and splattered upright bass lines that stare out with a wide-eyed transcendence, taking so-called “classical” music to new limits.

A1. Starwood Choker
A2. As Much As Possible
A3. Scrapes
B1. Chonchos
B2. The How of it Sped
C1. Is Drop
C2. Form Takes
C3. To All It
D1. Flat Line/Peak Color
D2. What Ash it Flow Up

Artist Bing & Ruth
Label4AD
Filed Jazz