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Consider the Source
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Consider the Source defies easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion,” the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
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Consider the Source — You Are Literally a Metaphor Consider the Source — You Are Literally a Metaphor
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, CD / DL)
Consider the Source — World War Trio - Parts II + III Consider the Source — World War Trio - Parts II + III
(Bandcamp no#, 2015, 2CD)
Consider the Source — World War Trio Part I Consider the Source — World War Trio Part I
(Bandcamp no#, 2014, CDEP)
Consider the Source — F**k It! We'll Do It Live - Volume 2 Consider the Source — F**k It! We'll Do It Live - Volume 2
(Bandcamp no#, 2013, CD)
Consider the Source — F**k it! We'll Do It Live - Volume 1 Consider the Source — F**k it! We'll Do It Live - Volume 1
(Bandcamp no#, 2012, CD)
Consider the Source — That's What's Up Consider the Source — That's What's Up
(Bandcamp no#, 2010, CD)
Consider the Source — Are You Watching Closely? Consider the Source — Are You Watching Closely?
(Bandcamp no#, 2009, CD)
Consider the Source — Esperanto Consider the Source — Esperanto
(Bandcamp no#, 2008, CD)

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