Lineup :: Bands :: Consider The Source
New York City
Three musicians converging on an epic plateau of sound and reflex. Three conscious minds communicating on sub-conscious levels. New York City’s CONSIDER THE SOURCE is the fourth voice, produced when the trio’s three distinct personalities combine forces to share their inner music freely with each other.
Known by their moniker, Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion, their sound is a melting pot of Middle Eastern scales, psychedelic jams, and a hard rocking rhythm section. Featuring Gabriel Marin on Fret-Less Double Neck Guitar, John Ferrara on Bass, and Louis Miller on Drums/Percussion, the three musicians cite their influences as including The Bad Plus, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson and Tool—but a major source of their musical power can be attributed to a trip the band took to India, where they studied the complex tala (rhythm) of North India, and the micro-tonal scale structure and melodic ornamentations of South India. Guitarist Gabriel Marin, recently highlighted in Guitar Player Magazine, says, “Our music combines influences from Turkish, Bulgarian, North and South Indian styles with jazz and fusion, and then we filter it through our own heavy rock and psychedelic sounds and approaches.”
Over the past two years the progressive trio has toured the United States 7 times over and toured through the Middle East and Europe performing in Israel, Germany, & Turkey. Consider the Source has performed alongside such luminaries as Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, Kris Myers (of Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean (of The Fugee’s), U-Melt at Bowery Ballroom NYC, Klezmer Giant Andy Statman, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Garaj Mahal, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, GE Smith (Saturday Night Live Band), Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Heavy Pets, Schleigho, The Brew, Kung Fu and many others. They’ve appeared at numerous festivals including Burning Man, Mid Summer Meltdown, The Big Up, Dogwood Festival & Drumstrong Festival (NC), PowWow Festival (MD), NYC Fret-Less Guitar Fest, NYC’s Howl Festival, the NY Gypsy Festival, the East Village Arts Festival, and many more. Their music has been aired nationally on Fox 5's Fearless Music TV show, on which they won the award for best unsigned independent act.
Consider the Source’s new album “That’s What’s Up” is a testament to the band members core beliefs & values about their art and expression. They continue forging new sounds and unique song structures, fusing foreign time signatures with exotic rhythms and refining a dialogue-based form of improvising where the rhythms are the words, the notes are the feelings and the dynamics convey the intensity. The trio has been taking this music around the world, driven by a fearless desire to be themselves and deliver their sound as honestly as they can in the pure rawness of the “moment”.
With the start of the new year, Consider the Source continue's to spread their message world wide. 2012 will have the band touring the United States, Europe, & Israel including numerous festival appearances all summer. Stay tuned and we’ll see you out there…
John Ferrara – Bass Guitar
Gabriel Marin – Double Neck Guitar
Louis Miller – Drums/Percussion
Consider the Source - Self Titled Debut EP 2004 Esperanto - Full length LP 2006 Are You Watching Closely? - Full Length 2009 That's What's Up - Full Length 2010