Bassist John Ferrara of Prog Ensemble Consider The Source Announces June 13th Album Release

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  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    John Ferrara, bassist for globetrotting psych-fusion stalwarts Consider the Source, brings his powerful solo compositions to life with the aid of virtuoso percussionist Seth Moutal in their debut album “Frail Things in Sharp Places” to be released on June 13, 2018.

    “We wanted our debut to be an honest representation of ourselves,” John says. “While there’s a lot of shredding, Indian rhythms, looping and tapping, each song has immense emotional significance. We took our time to make sure nothing was gratuitous. This album is who we are. I play a 5-string bass and loop chords and melodies while playing basslines on my homemade Taurus pedals. Seth plays drum set, tablas, and a variety of hand percussion instruments. We play everything you hear on the album, and we try not to record it if we can’t do it live.” Moutal's plethora of percussive timbres blends with Ferrara's trademark cascading loops and growling hand-built synths to create an immersive tapestry of sound and groove.

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    In support of their debut album, The John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo will bring their visionary blend of progressive rock, jazz, minimalism and world music to select shows in the northeast. Take a listen to some tracks from “Frail Thing in Sharp Places” for a taste of the album's vibrant world of hypnotic percussion and soaring melody.

    “Jackie Chan” by John Ferrara and Seth Moutal:

    “Song for Ramida” by John Ferrara:

    “30 Tyrants” by John Ferrara and Seth Moutal:

    Summer Tour Dates:
    6/14-6/16 - Hammonton, NJ Beardfest
    6/22 - Downsville, NY JetLАG Festival 6/30 - Boston, MA - Cafe Luna
    7/1 - NYC, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
    7/6 - Charlotte, NC - Rock University (Master Class)
    7/6 - Charlotte, NC - The Rabbit Hole
    7/7 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
    7/8 - Florence, SC - Private event
    7/12 - Baltimore, MD - 8X10
    7/14 - Reading, PA - Private Event

    To pre-order John Ferrara and Seth Moutal's “Frail Things in Sharp Places”: Frail Things in Sharp Places, by John Ferrara + Seth Moutal Duo

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    Visit John at his website and on social media:
    John Ferrara Music – bassist, composer, teacher
    John Ferrara Music
    John Ferrara (@john.ferrara.bass) • Instagram photos and videos

    John Ferrara's Youtube Channel: John Ferrara Music
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Supporting Member

    I saw Consider the Source open for Tauk in Lancaster, PA and was blown away. This Bass and Percussion Duo album has got to be amazing.
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  3. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I've seen Consider The Source more times than I can remember. Fantastic band with a fantastic bassist.
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  4. Yeah John!
  5. RedMoses


    Jul 4, 2012
    I saw Seth and John play last night at Rockwood music hall in NYC, it was amazing, its was a Master class.
  6. I’ll be seeing them on the 12th!
  7. GilbouFR


    Dec 1, 2017
    Any tour in Europe ? :)
  8. maxmaroon

    maxmaroon Guest

    Oct 25, 2010
    Saw John and Seth play last night at the Museum of Modern Renaissance in Somerville, MA (pictured below and worth the price of admission alone). I had never heard of them before but it was a great show, I was only able to catch the first set but John is a fabulous player who is much more than simply impressive. Highly recommend seeing them if you have the chance.