AOTY 2017
No Home of the Mind
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #66 / 653
User Score
Based on 80 ratings
2017 Ratings: #80
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pretty Much Amazing

No Home of the Mind fits the bill as the best ambient record so far in 2017.

82
Pitchfork

On his third proper Bing & Ruth album ... David Moore’s electroacoustic minimalism carries its strongest emotional tug. It’s his earthiest and most distinctive record yet.

80
Slant Magazine

The album has a modern charm, and simultaneously evokes both centuries-old musical traditions and new schools of thought.

80
AllMusic

Melancholy but not overbearingly so, No Home of the Mind is thoroughly entrancing, and another triumph for Bing & Ruth.

80
Resident Advisor

No Home Of The Mind strikes a chord without uttering a word.

80
Sputnikmusic

Piano-driven ambient with an identifiable something.

Feb 26, 2017
SiberianBreaks
73
Following up his breakthrough 2014 effort, David Moore and his classical ensemble continue to impress even further with another dense collection of masterful compositions, this time heading even further into haunting ambience and droning minimalism.

It's an interesting progression for the guy. His debut, City Lake, saw a lot of influences from post-rock while Tomorrow Was the Golden Age delved deeper into the experimental depths of drone and tape music. Now with this latest effort, Moore seems ... read more
Nov 5, 2017
81
This album has been the perfect bridge between what I love about classical piano and drone music. Artists that attempt to pull off what Bing & Ruth have accomplished with this record come off as overly cinematic or downright cheesy. This is my go-to record in the morning.
May 27, 2017
71
Bing & Ruth's third album and first one with a big label represents a new chapter in the ensemble's career with uneven crescendos and chords that remind you of soundtracks and galleries of art in their finest and elegant moments. I would say that I felt in between the nature and the modern world, mostly on the latter but it was an interesting feeling. My problem is that once I was settled in it felt like the album was lacking of new ideas, like sometimes I thought the record was on replay ... read more
May 20, 2017*
Gupla
86
Hay una sensación de libertad en cada nota de piano maniobrada por David Moore; una seguidilla de manifestaciones esplendidas, llevadas de una atmósfera sutil y delicada. No Home of the Mind supera un ostentoso trabajo como lo hecho en su descendiente, pero en cuestiones que tienen que ver con lo bello, lo real, lo emocional.

Esto último se puede situar en "Chonchos", una balada flemática que lleva tres simples acordes a lo más verídico del ... read more
Apr 9, 2017
84
Just a beautiful piano driven album. There is no need for words as the music provides all of the emotion needed. While this isn't an album that you may put on constant repeat, but if you need to get lost in a mosaic of sounds, then this album is perfect. Really a stunning record.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#88/Piccadilly Records
MISC LISTS
#6/Drift Records
Track List
  1. Starwood Choker
  2. As Much as Possible
  3. Scrapes
  4. Chonchos
  5. The How of It Sped
  6. Is Drop
  7. Form Takes
  8. To All It
  9. Flat Line / Peak Color
  10. What Ash it Flow Up
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: November 3, 2016