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Mooner

Mooner is a melodic rock band from Chicago in the USA. Originally formed as a solo project by Lee Ketch (guitars / lead vocal) in Portland in 2007, not until 2011 did the band take shape and a move to Chicago has seen additional line-up changes to (in addition to Lee) David Ketch (guitar), Dann Morr (Bass) and Adam Bonich (drums /percussion).

Mooner

Mooner

Fused with melodies and mild temperament the original Ketch concept of guitar infusion is retained and the two guitars are able to sing in sweet harmony as they deliver a sentimental and slightly retrospective ride. That isn’t to say bass, drum and vocal are redundant, far from it, the very core of the material demands a full line-up as the guitars are not left to travel distant solo extremes, rather deliver a gently aired duet of inter-relationship.


Perhaps a little more sentimental than I would like, that is a judgement on myself not the quality of the music as it isn’t saccharine sweetness as the concepts struggle with personal relationships, laying down a sound that while it has the blurred effect of a love-in, is far more critical and the scintillating compositions are of immense quality.

A recent EP – Unpronouncable Name - released in November 2012 – is a good place to get to know the band and for me the stand-out track is one that extends to well over 5 minutes – Never Alone, which also happens to be – in shortened performance – one of very few videos made by Mooner, but to do full justice to the song here is the full audio version.

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