PRAISE FOR SPECIES “Dotted by melodies that flicker like mirages in the deserts that birthed this music.”– Stereogum “Moore has created a rapt, meditative atmosphere.”– MOJO “Intoxicating.”– Uncut “Species finds Bing & Ruth at their transcendent, majestic best.”– Record Collector “Sublime.” – Electronic Sound “Long, slow, healing music perfect for melting into.”– The Big Issue
Species, the new album by Bing & Ruth, the ever-evolving project steered by New York composer David Moore, is released today. The group’s fourth studio album features the singles ‘The Pressure Of This Water’, ‘Live Forever’, and ‘I Had No Dream’.
David says of the album, “Species is an album of music I wrote on the Farfisa organ and performed with my two friends who play clarinet and acoustic bass and I’m so happy to finally get to share it with everybody. Every song here is special to me on its own, but I’ve personally found a deeper experience in listening from beginning to end. Now that everyone can hear the album in full, I hope you can find your own enjoyment in that as well.”
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), it 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. Species is a study of suspended time and trance; not just a steady movement from A to B, but as something that flows, meanders and eddies, like water. Moore 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.”
Species is out now on CD, standard black vinyl, limited-edition marble vinyl and digitally.