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Bing & Ruth - New Bing & Ruth Album, 'Species' Out Now
Bing & Ruth : New Bing & Ruth Album, 'Species' Out Now
16th July 2020

Species finds Bing & Ruth at their transcendent, majestic best.” Record Collector ****
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They’ve created an album that melds into what feels like a massive piece, our patience is required to see how it unfolds, to realize what’s contained inside, and what to do with that information if we ever uncover it."The Line of Best Fit (8/10)
"Very calming." - NPR Music
“Everything feels seamless and organic, the sound of three people playing music out into neverending vistas."Bandcamp (Album of the Day)

Species, the new album by Bing & Ruth, the ever-evolving project steered by New York composer David Moore, is released today. The group’s fourth studio album features the singles ‘The Pressure Of This Water’, ‘Live Forever’, and ‘I Had No Dream’.To celebrate the album that NPR Music calls “very calming” and Bandcamp named Album of the Day, David sat down with WNYC Soundcheck’s John Schaefer to discuss the new songs alongside a flowing performance of “Badwater Psalm”, “I Had No Dream”, and “Nearer”, the former song of which Bandcamp praised, “carves out a high-arcing path toward transcendence with rich, sustained farfisa and resonant bass tones”. Listen to that here.

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David says of the album, Species is an album of music I wrote on the Farfisa organ and performed with my two friends who play clarinet and acoustic bass and I'm so happy to finally get to share it with everybody. Every song here is special to me on its own, but I’ve personally found a deeper experience in listening from beginning to end.  Now that everyone can hear the album in full, I hope you can find your own enjoyment in that as well.”

While on a surface level, Species is an exploration of the sonic possibilities of the Farfisa organ, aided only by a clarinet and double bass (played respectively by founding members Jeremy Viner and Jeff Ratner), it was inspired by two recent loves of Moore’s: the desert and long-distance running. Briefly relocating from his New York base to Point Dume, between the Pacific Ocean and the desert, Moore was able to indulge in both passions, which in turn provided stimulus for new work. Species is a study of suspended time and trance; not just a steady movement from A to B, but as something that flows, meanders and eddies, like water. Moore says, “I’d found myself in places unfamiliar enough that I could easily lose all sense of direction, size and, more than anything, all sense of time. The music I was making became a kind of reflection of these intentional detachments - and a place to mirror that feeling of trance that had pushed them out in the first place.”

Species is out now on CD, standard black vinyl, limited-edition marble vinyl and digitally.

Species Tracklist:

1. Body In A Room
2. Badwater Psalm
3. I Had No Dream
4. Blood Harmony
5. Live Forever
6. The Pressure Of This Water
7. Nearer

David will tour Europe this December to play seven special shows. All dates listed below and on sale now here.

December
4th - ZDB, Lisbon, PT
5th - CCVF, Giumaraes, PT
7th - Botanique, Brussels, BE
8th - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NL
9th - Les Trois Baudets, FR
10th - Kings Place, London, GB
11th - St. Michael's, Manchester, GB