Music: Bing & Ruth – No Home Of The Mind (4AD Records, 2017)

At the end of 2014 David Moore alias Bing & Ruth releases his last effort “Tomorrow Was The Golden Age”. One of my best friends name it album of the year in our usual Best-Of lists by the end of the year. Unfortunately I don’t listen to it, but I can’t say why? In 2016 my friend said that they will release a new record in the early days of 2017.

So I have checked out the first teaser track of “No Home Of The Mind”. It was the neo classical influenced “Starwood Choker”. It was also the opener from “No Home Of The Mind”, the first record on 4AD records. With the change from RVNG Int. to 4AD Bing & Ruth should receive also much more attention. One of the key instrument on the new one is the piano. “No Home For The Mind” was recorded around the States and Europe on seventeen different pianos. So there is no wonder that the refences for the new one are in the neo classical field of music. It reminds me on Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory For The Sullen and the last one from Ben Lukas Boysen. “No Home Of The Mind” is a warm, beautiful and timeless effort in piano driven music. One of my highlights is “The How Of It Sped”. For me it is the best combination between neo-classical and drone elements in one track. The rhythm of the piano stays almost constant while the backgrounds noises creates downs and peaks in atmosphere. It is also one of the best moments on “No Home Of The Mind”. The following track “Is Drop” matches perfect because the feeling is very similar. It is not very easy to describe these kind of music only by words. It transports feelings and emotions, so it is no wonder that many people decribe it as “Head Cinema Music”. The listener creates his own pictures while he listen to the music. Even if 2017 is in the early stages I would be suprised if “No One Of The Mind” isn’t in my year end list. I’m speechless!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Dominik Scheuring

I'm living and working in Hamburg, Germany. My interests are all about music, movies, and traveling. I also do some typical sport activities like fitness, running and swimming.

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