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Bing and Ruth, the ever-evolving project helmed by New York composer David Moore, release a new album. Entitled Species, the 7-track is a 49-minute record. 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), the title Species is a nod to both humanity and humility – a devotion to the godly intuition with which we are all endowed, and the humbleness required of us to perceive it. It’s also about suspended time and trance; not just a steady movement from A to B, but as something that flows, meanders and eddies, like water.

Species, and the transcendental state it embodies, 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. He 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.” BING RUTH


01 Body in a Room
02 Badwater Psalm
03 I Had No Dream
04 Blood Harmony
05 Live Forever
06 The Pressure of This Water
07 Nearer


RIYL: Mary Lattimore, Juliana Barwick, Tim Hecker