"I want You to Play with me"
Originally born from increasingly ridiculous experimental jam projects and an ever growing urge to croon about tramps The Precious Mings slunk into proper view with a debut gig at the legendary Cube cinema in Bristol. The band's majestic performance gained recognition not least from other musicians who would gladly be invited to join in and play at the gigs. Since that moment an ever changing line up of band members evolved (from a four piece to fifteen piece) all heldtogether by Boris' skewed vision taking in electro, lounge, rockabilly, library music and low grade noise.
"Every time I sell a Record a kitten dies"
In 2007 Boris started recording his debut album which included many of the musicians from the experimental gigs and was produced by fellow Chikinki, Steve Bond. The band were swiftly snapped up by Weekender records and the debut album "Every time I sell a record a kitten dies" was unleashed in 2008. A European tour followed with the release of the single "play with me" which received solid airplay especially in Germany. The Bristolian musical wizard also gained a reputation at this time as an in-demand session musician, adding his touch to many recordings and working with some unlikely artists such as the bard of Stoke on Trent himself, Robbie Williams! In 2012 The Precious Mings played some club and festival gigs to test out new material notably a quite electric perfor- mance in front of 3000 soaked ravers at the German Fusion Festival and a sweaty packed night at Berlin's premier club, RitterButske.
In continuity with the first album's animal theme, the title of the new record is “A horse runs through it”. This is a carnival ride of dark analogue synth-based tunes that collide with Morricone soundscapes all intertwined with 60's drum grooves, pop choirs and wurlitzer organs. Once again this is an excursion into the mind of a Musician obsessed with sound, both hi and lo-fi. The main conductor, Boris Ming, crooning in his dulcet baritone exposes dark and humorous stories such as 'twist und Kraut' or the story of the non-arrival of a postman in 'Delivery 28'. Stories sucked from the streets of Shoreditch to the freaks in friedrichshain.
"I am the master of the Horsey verse."
Being an avid collector of music in all shapes and sizes including a monstrous collection of easy listening, Boris chooses sounds that reflect his own musical taste and thus each song creates its own time and space. Not forgetting that he’s a multi-instrumentalist playingDrums, guitar, bass, keyboards or violin and mostly plugging all of it through his magical box of effects to ensure that idiosyncratic Precious Ming sound. The Album was recorded in London, Paris and Berlin and features over 30 talented musicians gathered across Europe including various members of 'Moonflowers', 'This is the Kit', 'The Charcoal Sunset' and 'Juniper Leaf'. All have played their own unique part in painting the albums soundscape and bringing together Boris Ming’s Masterplan to manipulate the unintelligently challenged into the madcap World of The Precious Mings.