Instrumental trio Consider the Source, the planet’s preeminent Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion ensemble, are releasing their first studio album in four years, World War Trio. Recorded at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign, this will be their first recording with drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann, whose recent addition has supercharged the band’s chemistry. World War Trio spans three discs and a universe of sonic territory. Their masterful improvisation, frantic energy, and unique blend of progressive rock and Middle Eastern music have brought them worldwide acclaim, and a rigorous global tour schedule has forged them into a fearsome live band.
World War Trio will be released in two parts: disc one, “Put Another Rock in that Bag” will be released on Halloween as a separate EP, containing an epic, 25-minute work in six parts. In a departure from their usual style, the EP will focus on their compositional prowess, with the dazzling displays of furious virtuosity taking a backseat. It features one section written by Jan Zerfeldt, mastermind of prog deities Panzerballet, with whom Consider the Source has toured throughout Germany and the US. Consider the Source will premiere the work on Halloween at the Parish Public House in Albany, NY with a full performance of the EP, launching a tour that will lead to the release of discs two and three as a double album in Winter of 2015. This double album will showcase the other sides of Consider the Source: authentic instruments from around the world, acoustic songs, ballads, and improvised pieces. Fans need not worry, however: the EP will feature a short “Making of World War Trio” documentary, with previews of tracks from the forthcoming album.
For tour dates and more info, visit www.considerthesourcemusic.com