Shape-shifting instrumental quintet Moraine has built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere, winning over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more.
Balancing inventive composition with exploratory improvisation, Moraine has delighted audiences ranging from progressive rock partisans to jazz aficionados to metalheads. The Seattle-based unit has performed in major U.S. cities on both coasts; in Mexico, Siberia, and Tuva; and at notable festivals including NEARfest and Baja Prog. In 2019 the band was honored to open several shows for the legendary Soft Machine. Moraine's three releases on NYC-based MoonJune Records (including two co-produced and mixed by fabled Pacific Northwest producer Steve Fisk) have garnered hundreds of enthusiastic reviews worldwide. Moraine has also collaborated with such globally significant artists as trombone virtuoso Stuart Dempster, Mexican "avant folk" phenomenon Cabezas de Cera, traditional Korean master musician Young Sub Lee, imaginative Swiss vocal duo Eclecta Forever, and ECM artists Lionel Friedli and Nicolas Stocker.
Dennis Rea (guitar) • Alicia DeJoie (violin) • James DeJoie (woodwinds) • Kevin Millard (bass) • Brian Oppel (drums)
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Management: MoonJune Records & Management
"Russian Moraine" live at Ustuu Huree Festival, Tuva 7.24.15
Moraine's first-ever show in Bellingham, and our second with new bassist Phil Cali. With Smooth Kiwi. http://altlib.org/
Moraine - first gig with Phil Cali!
Please welcome bassist extraordinaire Phil Cali to the Moraine lineup!
Moraine - Kevin farewell concert
The classic Moraine lineup sends off bassist Kevin Millard as he embarks on new life adventures in Tucson, AZ. Kevin, you'll be missed!
Psychedelic Easter with Moraine • Corespondents • Fraktal Phantom
Curated by Jack Gold-Molina, a rip-roaring Psychedelic Easter banquet featuring three of Seatown's finest.
Seaprog presents Moraine • Clearly Beloved • Fang Chia
Fresh off their finest shows ever in support of Soft Machine, Seattle avant-prog stalwarts Moraine continue to build momentum with another new tune and the band's strongest recent material, alongside two of the Salish Sea's finest sonic explorers.
Moraine • Cantrip • TBA
The latest in a series of highly combustible tag-teams with our comrades Cantrip and a third TBA at Seatown music shrine the Substation.
Moraine w/ Soft Machine!
In the dream of a lifetime, Moraine opens for one of our all-time favorite bands and influences, the legendary Soft Machine!
Moraine • The Mercury Tree • Spontaneous Rex
Three of the most prominent forces in Northwest progressive music team up for a sonic soiree at one of Seattle's most welcoming venues.
Moraine & Cantrip Halloween Pageant
Moraine, Cantrip, and the Substation have proven to be a marriage made in Heaven; this Halloween, it will be a marriage made in Hell...
Moraine at Gigantic Bicycle Festival
Moraine plays the main stage at the Pacific Northwest's major annual celebration of bicycle culture.
Moraine w/ Casey Jones, Joy Von Spain & Tatsuya Nakatani
Moraine at Seaprog
Moraine makes a return appearance at Seaprog to celebrate the festival's fifth anniversary.
Moraine / Looloningen & TFEE (Tokyo) / Fraktal Phantom
Moraine shares a toothsome bill with Tokyo math-prog juggernaut Loolowningen & TFEE and our pals Fraktal Phantom.
Moraine w/ Michael Trew & The Mercury Tree
- "Russian Moraine" at Ustuu Huree Festival, Tuva
- Moraine at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles: Skein
- Moraine at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles: Uncle Tang's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- Moraine plays Bowie & Eno's "Warszawa" 1.28.16
- Moraine at NEARfest
- "Russian Moraine" with Eclecta Forever, Cheryomushki, Russia 7.21.15
- "Russian Moraine" in Berdsk, Russia 7.14.15
- Moraine at LUCID, Seattle 6.12.11
- Moraine at Local 269, NYC 4.28.11
- Moraine at Jewel Box Theater, Seattle 10.22.09
- Audio recording of Moraine's 7.13.12 Cafe Racer benefit concert