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New Era is the
debut album from Entropi, an innovative and exciting ensemble making
compelling  improvised music based on
strong concepts and ideas.
New Era is the debut album from Entropi, an innovative and exciting ensemble making compelling  improvised music based on strong concepts and ideas.
64 backers pledged £1,701 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello!

My name is Dee Byrne and I am really excited about launching this Kickstarter campaign to make Entropi’s debut album. We have been lucky enough to be one of the artists chosen for this year’s Recording Support Scheme sponsored by Jazz Services. This has covered recording costs and musician fees. I am raising the remaining funds to cover post-production costs:

• Mixing

• Mastering

• Pressing, packaging 

• Artwork

About the band

Entropi is a five piece contemporary jazz quintet. It started in September 2010, as a vehicle for composition and improvisation when I was studying for a Masters in Jazz Performance at Trinity College of Music. Since then the band has evolved organically, through regular rehearsals and live performances. 

Photo by Carl Hyde
Photo by Carl Hyde

Entropi(y) means:

‘Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder’ [Oxford Dictionary]

My compositions deal with the inconsistent nature of time, the transience of life, exploration of the unknown, pivotal moments of decision-making, journeys in outer space and the unlikely symmetry of seemingly unrelated events.

My fellow band members: Andre Canniere (trumpet), Rebecca Nash (piano), Olie Brice (double bass) and Matt Fisher (drums) bring their distinct personalities to the band allowing the narratives to unfold in a seamless mix of the improvised and written.

In the Studio

It was an amazing experience to finally record with my band after a few years of developing the compositions, arrangements and creating an authentic band sound. 

Our time in the studio was a really positive experience, we recorded eight tunes over two intense and focused days. The music leaves lots of room for improvisation, so you never quite know what's going to happen! I'm pleased to say that we captured the true essence of the music and there were some magical moments.

Fish Factory Studio
Fish Factory Studio

Our total Kickstarter goal is £1500 minimum. It's all or nothing - if we don't reach the project goal, none of the pledged money actually gets to us.

Stretch Goal

Raising the £1500 will ensure that the album gets completed in digital and CD formats. If we raise more than the minimum amount, the money will go towards making 100 limited edition vinyl records. Watch this space!

Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page!

Risks and challenges

I feel confident that I will meet the target of having the CD pressed with amazing artwork by September. Of course unforeseen delays can occur, so the only challenge may be that the album post production is delayed. If this occurs I will make sure all backers will be fully updated.

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