Bing & Ruth: No Home of the Mind LP

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Bing & Ruth have announced the third studio album No Home of the Mind, continuing with the deft minimalism that has marked them out in critical circles in recent years. With No Home of the Mind, the evolving ensemble has been streamlined to five and, after a year of heartfelt composition with everything meticulously rehearsed in advance, it was recorded in two days with 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. Established in 2006, Bing & Ruth is an ever-evolving collective 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, Moore’s work follows in the great tradition of fellow alumni John Cage and Steve Reich, albeit looking past the more studied repetition of the style’s forerunners toward a meditative form built on feeling.

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