There's no doubt that Bing & Ruth, an ever-changing chamber music ensemble helmed by David Moore, and dedicated to blurring the boundaries between Reichian minimalism, early Eno style ambient and neo-classical music, is a unique proposition. To date, they've released a number of superb albums for Backward Music and RVNG INTL. Here, Moore has brought the project to long established independent 4AD. No Home For The Mind adds a few nods to jazz, particularly in Moore's piano work, to the usual template, resulting in a set that's beguiling, evocative and emotion-rich in equal measure. Given Moore's classical background - he started the project while at NYC's New School - you'd expect it to be brilliantly composed and arranged (and, yes, it is), but it's the quality of his reverb and delay-laden production that really catches the ear.
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