DENNIS REA (Electric Guitar); ALICIA DeJOIE (Electric Violin); JAMES DeJOIE (Saxophone, Flute, Effects); KEVIN MILLARD (Bass); STEPHEN CAVIT (Drums)
Since releasing their widely acclaimed debut CD manifest deNsity (MJR028) in 2009, Seattle’s Moraine has quickly built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere -- winning over listeners across the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, world music, and more.
The band ups the ante with its highly-anticipated new release, Metamorphic Rock: Live at NEARfest, a blazing concert performance engineered for maximum sonic impact by legendary Pacific Northwest producer Steve Fisk. Captured in peak form at NEARfest 2010, Moraine wowed listeners with their inventive compositions, formidable musicianship, and tightly meshed interplay. Documenting a major advance in the group’s evolution from its chamber-rock origins toward a more forceful and dynamic sound, Metamorphic Rock consists largely of new and previously unreleased material, augmented by a number of radically retooled tunes from manifest deNsity. Metamorphic Rock amply demonstrates that Moraine, like its geological namesake, is truly a force of nature.
1. Irreducible Complexity
2. Manifest Density
3. Save the Yuppie Breeding Grounds
4. Disillusioned Avatar / Dub Interlude / Ephebus Amoebus
5. Disoriental Suite
B. Kan Hai De Re Zi
C. Views from Chicheng Precipice
7. The Okanogan Lobe
8. Uncle Tang's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
9. Blues for a Bruised Planet