With their intial release, Seattle local legends Moraine achieve a cohesive sound while drawing on forms ranging from math-rock to fractured bebop, to Chinese folk music, to unleashed, plugged-in power jazz, and more. Already well-respected among knowledgable prog fans, their list of diverse influences include Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Terje Rypdal, John Abercrombie, Oregon, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero, Dr. Nerve, and traditional East Asian music (for starters!). At the center of the sound are Dennis Rea’s stellar guitar inventions. The much-praised veteran melds a dynamic, lyrical, enigmatic, original blend of modern jazz, boundary-pushing rock, experimental music, and world musical traditions. The end result is a fresh, unpredictable and alluring form of musical art that transcends labels, and ultimately leaves the listener wanting more.This
long-awaited landmark debut demonstrates their mastery of many diverse musical stylings that cross cultural and geographical lines. This is an album destined for progressive music cult status.