Bing & Ruth - Species
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #579 / 809
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Based on 42 ratings
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Barelydead
61
The first track was promising, but the rest of the album ended up being very monotonous and static.
miojoindie
65
When public interest and criticism aroused, during the release of Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (2014), the great difference in David Moore's work focused on the North American pianist's ability to condense countless layers of pianos, noises and atmospheric textures. within each composition. Even during the production of No Home of the Mind (2017), work in which he allowed himself to prove new possibilities within the studio, it was the same melodic labyrinths and detailed settings that gave new ... read more
PitchforkClone
70
The minimalist composer trades his usual chamber ensemble for the comparatively monochromatic tones of the Farfisa organ.

As Bing & Ruth, composer and pianist David Moore aims for quiet grandeur. His music attempts to capture the essence of transcendent experiences, like the glorious, humbling feeling of being dwarfed by the immensity of nature, or the calm, gauzy moment between consciousness and sleep. He falls into the lineage of minimalists like John Luther Adams, Terry Riley, and Gavin ... read more
Corey_Larkin
66
Unfortunately I wasn't too impressed by this latest release by Bing & Ruth, especially after going consistently going back to "No Home for the Mind". The song structures are a little too repetitive without strong dynamics that grab your attention. If you're looking for an album to meditate or fall asleep to though this will probably still do the job.
JTnC
60
Potentially a little overconfident in his ability to transcend here but starts strong nonetheless. Is also a welcome deviation in instrumentation for such a prolific artist.
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Added on: April 15, 2020