Brooklyn-based progressive indie-rock band release their 4-song EP Mention.
Ishmael was a great band to work. Their understanding of their own sound really gave an edge to how they work in the studio, adding textures and effects to give a nice grounding to the complexity of the music. Ishmael, like my band Hannibal Montana, see the beauty and fun in odd time signatures and tempo changes. Guitarist Andy Werle was a true experimentalist on his guitar pedal board, implementing smooth sounding chorus, delay and reverb effects throughout, while Bassist Nick Otte held a strong foundation to keep reference to the complex rhythms. This foundation allows drummer Aaron Silberstien to become much more free and creatives with his rhythms, often stepping over the boundaries of metric rhythm.
To me, this type of music holds an important role in the music scene, especially in New York, where we see are now starting to see band's true musical colors being shown without compromise. Check out Ishmael's Mention here: https://ishmaeltheband.bandcamp.com/