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A short history of the band
We are 5 young musicians from Berlin, Paris, Riga, Edinbourg and Jerusalem who met in Berlin 2 and a half years ago. We shared the same passion for Klezmer, Roma and folk music from the Balkan. The deep emotions of joy and melancholy that flows from this music brought us together and led us further on a path that we had never expected.
At the beginning, we were mostly playing traditional pieces. Slowly but steadily, we started adding our own original compositions to the traditional repertoire and began developing our own unique sound and style. We were often surprised by the enthusiastic reaction of the crowd. We performed in more than 100 concerts - in festivals and clubs, synagogues and churches, weddings, kindergardens, theatre productions and of course - last but not least - on the streets.
The energy created in those varied performances pushes out to explore this new path even further. We use the acoustic instruments of a typical klezmer band - clarinet, violin, accordion, double bass and percussions - to explore new modern styles like disco, pop, grunge-rock, modern classical music and jazz. We recently added a new ingredient to our musical recipe: words. With their help, we depict our worlds with a hint of irony.
What is our new project ?
After releasing two hand-made EPs, it became clear to us that our next creation must be a fuller and bigger enterprise.
For the last half a year, we've been working relentlessly on the material and sound of the new album. We finally reached the last steps of crystalizing the record. The next steps - the realization of the project - depends on you.
Why fund it?
We honestly believe that we are creating something new. At the same time, we are dedicated to the highest level of musical professionalism - beginning with the composition of the songs, through the intensely rehearsed performance, and all the way to a top quality sound and production for the album.
The previous EPs were recorded in lower quality than we had wished. We want to get away of this financial limitation in order to provide you with a high-quality musical experience.
Our current earnings prevent us from financing the album ourselves, this is why this project can come to life only with your support.
Your support is not a philanthropic donation. In return for your contribution, you will be the first to enjoy the outcome of this project, together with exciting rewards, from us to you!
Our garlicky fusion of styles and influences could only happen at this particular time and in this particular city. We invite you to be an active part of this creation process !
How will we use your contribution?
Now, the funny part :D we prepared a detailed program and established a budget based on it.
we contacted a few professional recording studios in Berlin, which specialize in acoustic recordings. We expect to spend 4-5 days recording in the studio.
Estimated cost: 1750 €
B) Guest musicians
On a few selected tracks, we will collaborate with some of the leading musicians of Berlin. We would like to reimburse their time and effort.
Estimated cost: 500 €
C) Mixing and mastering
The rough recordings will need further editing done by a sound engineer. The costs approximately eqal those of the recording itself.
Estimated cost: 1750 €
D) Cover and inlay artwork
We are collaborating with a graphic designer who will work on the cover and inlay artwork for the album.
Estimated cost: 600 €
C) Production of the album's hard-copies
This includes the pressing of the CDs and the printing of the covers and inlays.
Estimated cost: 1500 €
D) Music video
We want to produce a music video for one of the new songs, to accompany the release of the album.
Estimated cost: 1000 €
This includes the costs of:
the crowdfunding campaign video - 400 €
the merchandising items (your rewards): postcards, posters, stickers, clothbags, lighters - approx. 1000 €
Total estimated budget: 8500 €