In The Den: Consider The Source + Doombalya
Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA
18 years and over
Consider the Source
New York, N.Y.
Trio of Influences
Self-described as “Sci-fi Middle Eastern funk that also rocks,” the New York City-based instrumental trioConsider the Source — Gabriel Marin (double-neck electric fretless guitar and chaturangui), John Ferrara(bass) and Justin Ahiyon (drums and percussion)—delivers effect-soaked riffing, spaced-out shredding and sitar-like twanging with funky bass and anchoring drums. From its beginnings as what Ahiyon calls “a totally improvising group,” the band has drawn upon influences from progressive rock and jazz fusion artists like The Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Bad Plus. Travel abroad has also impacted the group’s development as Marin explains that, “In a different culture, you can understand why music sounds a certain way or why cats play a certain way, so it gets more in your blood.” The threesome recorded its second full-length, Are You Watching Closely? earlier this year which, according to Ahiyon, moves in “a new direction incorporating a lot more rhythmic stuff, a lot more melodic stuff. It’s a little bit more extreme.”