Looner’s single “I Love My Tamagotchee!” (based on the wave of obsession the world saw from the Japanese “Tamagotchi” toy) and accompanying video have been released on their own label, Avian Recording Company.
For Looner, the road has always been a friend. From the profoundly spiritual experiences at The Red Rocks Amphitheater to sharing the stage with the likes of Ziggy Marley on many national coast-to-coast tours, Looner imbues their live performances with rhythmic digital loops, ingenious harmonic backdrops and lustrous vocal overlays.
Many words have been used to describe this multitasking musical-duo. Among them: “captivating,” “infectious,” “stimulating,” “power-packed” and “refreshing.” To that could easily be added “an audio-anomaly,” since between but the two of them - by means of state-of-theart live sampling and a seemingly inexhaustible abundance of raw talent - Looner has adeptly breached contemporary musical conventions to produce in terms of sheer sound-size their very own “Wall of Sound.”
Utterly unconcerned with genre, in a culture so quick to hang the artist-of-the-day with some politically palatable “label,” Looner has made an art of melding and meshing an array of influences into their musical offerings and take pride in their ability to defy the grips of creatively constraining categorical stamps and style assignments.
Another of Looner’s unique characteristics, especially in the face of today’s often-jaded culture, is their persistence in conveying a positive message. Angel and Zoë are a genuinely happy couple, an aspect clearly displayed in their multifaceted art. “We’re really supportive of each other and it shows on stage,” say Angel and Zoë. “We’re not really trying to take over the world; we just want to make more music and get even more people to hear and enjoy it.”
With Puerto Rican ancestral roots and a modest Chicago upbringing, Angel relocated to Los Angeles in pursuit of the rock-and-roll dream and a mere $86 to his name. He has since recorded and toured the world with such esteemed artists as Dave Navarro and Ziggy Marley.
The daughter of film composer Basil Poledouris, Zoë was born in Los Angeles and by the age of nine had already made a melodic contribution to the musical world in the soundtrack for “Conan the Barbarian” - a feature film her father had been scoring at the time. As a result, Zoë received a co-writing credit and, in doing so, became one of the youngest members to join the ranks of BMI.
As an adult, Zoë continued with her craft and logged compositional credits for such films as “Starship Troopers,” “Cecil B. DeMented,” “Shadow of Doubt” and “Down and Out with the Dolls.” And now as a writing team, Angel and Zoë have together scored such movies as “Teenage Caveman” and the Sundance films "White of Winter" & "Fourteen."
“[The Looner experience is] startling tight, danceable and sounded more like four musicians than two” adding that “If I owned a record label, I would scoop them up.” - Las Vegas Weekly
“They were so impressive, that after seeing them live at last year's Roots Rock Reggae Festival. Not bad for an unsigned band with only a handful of songs recorded.” - LA Underground
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