- No Home of the Mind

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #23 / 227
USER SCORE
79
Based on
49 ratings

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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.

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
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.
BuffaloStaple
60
It's nice while it's on, but that's about where it ended for me, still pretty good though.
EMR
72
A beautiful and lush sonic experience that pleases with its subtle and incredibly sparse melodies, as if the listener is being sucked into this ethereal world of light and weightless textures, in the same vein of acts like Winged Victory for the Sullen or even Max Richter at his most sparse compositional moments. A slow-burning effort less concerned about direction, and more on sheer ambience-crafting.
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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