Published Sep 23, 2015Before last year's excellent Tomorrow Was the Golden Age, experimental ensemble Bing & Ruth released an extremely limited album called City Lake. That was five years ago, though RVNG Intl. has decided to expand and reissue the album to a wider audience.
As a press release explains, the record demonstrates more of a "group-oriented musicality and physicality" than Golden Age. Further, the write-up promises that "the ensemble graces its listeners with gail-force movements from the wake of Bing & Ruth's gliding wings leaving trails in the skyline."
That ensemble, as always, is led by pianist David Moore. On this album, he worked with clarinetists Jeremy Viner and Patrick Breiner, cellists Greg Heffernan and Leigh Stuart, vocalists Becca Stevens and Jean Rohe, bassist Jeff Ratner, lap-steel performer Myk Freedman, tape-delay engineer Mike Effenberger and percussionist Chris Berry.
RVNG Intl. will release City Lake on November 13. The album can be previewed via an eight-minute video for the song "Rails," available below.
1. Broad Channel
2. Put Your Weight Into It
3. And Then it Rained
5. City Lake / Tu Sei Uwe
6. Broad Channel / A Little Line in a Round Face
7. Here's What You're Missin
8. You're Gonna Need That When He's Gone *
9. In This Ruined House *
10. Broad Channel (Solo Piano) *
* bonus track