Set Theory, Sacramento, CA
It's not every band that's still staking out new musical territory and embracing fresh challenges 3 years into their career, but that's the case with Set Theory. Having not so long ago graduated from the jam-band underground to mainstream stardom, the iconoclastic band has stuck to its guns and plays by its own rules. True lovers of the classics, Set theory brilliantly infuses the classic sounds of Herbie Hancock, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more with the instantly identifiable and fresh sounds of groups like Ratatat, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Galactic, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Greyboy Allstars, Danger Mouse and many more. The combination results in a kind of electronic funk that embodies the best of the timeless genre of Funk. In its newest and most abstract form (electronic music) funk is still alive and kicking and Set theory aims to keep it that way.
For their upcoming release “The Set theory Experiment” the quintet ventured out of their creative comfort zone to explore some adventurous new horizons. The soon to debut live album is sure to be a mainstay in Set Theory's fresh and widely energetic body of work, demonstrating the enduring strengths of the bands musicianship while capturing the spontaneous spirit of their amazing live shows. "We’re still trying to reconcile the different things we do, and cultivate what we're individually good at into something that’s bigger than the sum of its parts,” notes front man and keyboardist Jasynte Harris. “When we're all playing and it's working, it becomes this separate entity, and that's still the thing that we're chasing.” The new material also makes a strong case for the introspective side that's always been a key element of Set Theory’s persona.
In true Set Theory fashion, the band is taking their electronic funk interpretations on the road, where they'll be performing exclusive new tracks for the highly anticipated live EP ”The Set theory Experiment”. Upon wrapping up their tour prior to the holiday season, the band will take a short break before heading into the studio to begin recording their next full-length LP scheduled to hit the stores in early 2012. Truly a turning point in Set theory’s already budding career, Set theory continues to stick to its guns reaming loyal to its instrumental origins. However the group has secretly been in cahoots with several vocalists and producers as the group creates an exciting and powerful new edge to the fresh yet classic sound of Set theory.