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Bing and Ruth

City Lake

(Happy Talk; US: 26 Aug 2010; UK: Import)

Led by alt-classical young lion David Moore, Brooklyn’s Bing and Ruth have been making serious waves in the New York City creative music scene (or at least what’s left of it) for over four years now. They have performed at such prestigious local events as the Wordless Music Series, the WFMU Festival and Stochastic Brooklyn and alongside such prominent, like-minded figures as Mum, Max Richter and So Percussion. On the group’s third full-length, Moore and his 11-piece ensemble utilize their microtonal menagerie of strings, woodwinds and treated acoustic instruments to craft an atmospheric aural landscape that would be just as at home at Carnegie Hall as it is in the various meat lockers, chicken coops, abandoned apartments and rooftops the group has been known to commandeer as performance spaces. City Lake is a stunning testament to indie classical music’s growth as a movement entirely of its own.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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