‘Nebraska’ is enTraance’s debut album. It is available for streaming on this website, as well as Spotify, Beatport, and other streaming applications, and can be purchased on this website and at iTunes.
‘Nebraska’ was composed in the spring of 2014 during a composer’s residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
During the 6-week residency, musical director Andrew Turpening wrote music incorporating strings, advanced drumming influenced by his studies of Cuban and Brazilian percussion, and synthesizers. He loosely titled the style ‘Baroque Breakbeat’, as it combines strings written in the style of the Baroque era paired with modern beats played on the drum set.
Andrew spent much of his free time during the residency driving around rural Nebraska and taking pictures of its scenic landscapes and stunning nature. This album is a love letter to Nebraska: the cover art is comprised of Andrew’s favorite photos from his time in the state; the album even begins and ends with the sounds of the world famous Sandhill cranes of central Nebraska.
Upon his return to Minnesota, Andrew produced and mixed ‘Nebraska’ in his Duluth studio; the production was funded from a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council with support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the State of Minnesota.
‘Nebraska’ was produced and mixed in 2014 and 2015, mastered and released on download cards in 2016, and released on CD in early 2017. The CDs are all numbered—there are 1,000 in all—and signed. To purchase a physical CD, please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
enTraance is in the planning stages of its next release, which will feature the pure, rich sound of acoustic drum set, percussion and strings—used without any electronics—mixed with synthesizer and other electronic elements.