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Entropy 29

by Terami Hirsch

Dark, lyrical, alternative pop
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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1. Mission to the Moon
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2. Little Light
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3. Drifting
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4. Waking the Dream
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5. Nothing Walks Away
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6. Memory Picture
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7. When It's Dark
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8. Anywhere but Here
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9. Love
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10. You Can Never Go Back
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11. There's a Garden
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12. Timberline
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Lush and theatrical...This is her best album yet." - Indie Music

"...if you like music, you need to get this record." - Collected Sounds

"5/5 stars...this is a gorgeous, if notably dark, collection of songs." - Musical Discoveries

Singer-songwriter, Terami Hirsch, believes in embracing the imaginary. Hirsch's literate alternative pop music combines low-fi electronics with haunting piano melodies. Decisively departing from the standard collaborative model of album creation, Hirsch's artistic process is solitary and searching. Described as "cerebral theater," by Indie Music, with songs that Collected Sounds calls both "beautiful and eerie," Hirsch's music is complex, vibrant, and intimate. Says Hirsch, "With each album, I try to transport my listeners to an unexpected musical world created by the intersection of sound and language." A Los Angeles native, Terami Hirsch began taking piano lessons at the age of five. "I remember sitting at the enormous grand piano in our living room, and feeling a profound sense of wonder and escape." As a student of classical music, Hirsch is drawn to the mathematics of Baroque composition, but moved by the aching beauty of Chopin's nocturnes. Hirsch acquires additional inspiration from contemporary artists such as Kate Bush, Paul Simon, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

In addition to formal music training, Hirsch attended Art Center College of Design, graduating with an emphasis in cinematography. Hirsch studied a wide variety of artistic disciplines: acting in independent films, writing poetry, pursuing experimental photography, and starting her own web-design business. Perhaps because of these interests, Hirsch also acknowledges the films of Jean Cocteau, the surrealist photographs of Man Ray, collages by Picasso, and the poetry of Jack Gilbert as additional influences upon her music. But more importantly, Hirsch's multi-disciplinary knowledge gave her the creative and technical tools necessary to control the entire process of album creation from composition and production to cover art.

Despite Hirsch's classical and technical fluency, it wasn't until she took time off to live in Ireland, that she found the courage and inspiration to begin her career as an independent artist. Arriving during the rainy season, Hirsch found herself composing music on leaning, upright pianos in hotel lobbies throughout western Ireland. Hirsch's lonely experience as a foreign traveler in a lush, folkloric landscape inspired her to scribble lyrical fragments in journals and scraps of paper. When she returned home to Los Angeles, Hirsch compiled and translated those musical impressions, recording her first album, All Girl Band (1999), on a rainy, three-day weekend. She followed up her musical debut, with a more rhythmic, electronic album, To The Bone, in 2002.

Her third album, Entropy 29, will be released in November of 2005. Exclusively authored, recorded, produced, and programmed by Hirsch, Entropy 29 is an impressive testimony to Hirsch's disciplined and musically intensive approach to autonomous album creation. Ever questing after the ethereal and the elusive, Hirsch's third project is an exploration on time-travel. "I've always been convinced that time travel is possible," says Hirsch, "but not in the way that H.G. Wells imagined it. To me time travel is a connection of moments, skipping from one to another, consciously connected, but not exactly linear." The precisely crafted songs on Entropy 29 are arranged around expressive, bitter-sweet piano melodies with lyrics that conjure up darkly botanical, imaginary landscapes. Entropy 29 is a haunting meditation on memory and longing from a provocative and insightful independent artist.

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A.N.

Great CD!
Beautiful lyrics and music, great CD!
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Breeze

What a masterpiece!!!!!
This cd is a true masterpiece, it evokes alot of emotion in me. This is a must have!!! Just buy it!!!!
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Grace

lush music that truly takes you elsewhere
listening to terami's "entropy 29" is like indulging in any great piece of art: if you give it your full attention you will become lost in it. i have a huge record collection--this one quickly made it to one of my all-time favorites! every song on this album is breathtaking!!
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Collected Sounds

I am simply in love with this CD.
I've been playing it pretty much everyday since I got it sometimes several times a day.

Her music could be described as atmospheric, dreamy pop. There's certainly a techno-vibe to it. She plays piano beautifully and then enhances it with her techno-toys and lovely soaring voice. On some songs she's even added cello, bass, violin, and yes-even tambourine.

All the songs have amazing imagery.

I usually say, if you like such-and-such artist, you'll like this artist. But she really doesn't sound like anyone else. So I'll just say, if you like music, you need to get this record. Don't even ask me to pick out stand out songs, because I'll just name them all.
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Justen

Beautiful and enchanting
I loved this CD by Terami. Right now, my rating's a 4 but a few more listens may push it up. The arrangements are so complete and feel as though you are transported. Plus the fact that the lyrics are incredible, filled with such sharp imagery without faltering too far into the literal or the other extreme, and could easily stand on their own is stunning.
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Pamela Hinrichs

Wonderful!
This is a wonderful album and her music gets better with each record she puts out!
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Alice Marie

Better Than Fish for the Brain
At the risk of making another comparison to Kate Bush, Entropy 29 offers the dynamic and moody soundscape of Hounds of Love with the one-and-only voice that is Terami's floating above it. Piano notes fall like snowflakes on your face, melodies wrap around Tim Burtonesque trees, and lyrics light up the cloud-filled sky...buy it and get lost in her poetry too.
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luis angel gonzalez

soaring music
it's a gem. i love it. it make me have fine thoughts
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fish

her best album!!
While I wouldn't go as far as to classify Entropy 29 as a concept album, it certainly has a theme that goes through most of the songs. I'd say it's about imagery, creating your own little world in your own thoughts, time-travelling, drifting memories...I'm surprised to like this album more than To The Bone, because I actually love electronics and you will find them less in Entropy 29, they're still there though. To The Bone was good but compared to Teramis new album it sounds a bit artificial and not as natural...The piano-based arrangements recall Tori Amos and Teramis voice is more beautiful than ever. Sometimes she layers her vocals, as in the opener "Mission To The Moon" - I love the glacial intro to this song with the simple but very lovely piano arrangement...Little Light is a cute song, certainly not my favourite on the album, but cute! :D Drifting shows Teramis lyrical talent - my spine of glass won't hold our fractured form, we're a slender reed in the face of a violent storm - waaa, great song! Hm, I could blog about every song here, but I just mention 3 more - When It's Dark reminds me a bit of Kate Bush, Love has a classical and orchestral touch and is a bit different - my mother carried me lower than low, and the taste of her frozen love, it filled my mouth like winter snow - good track! There's A Garden is my favourite song - sometimes I imagine snowflakes on my tongue, waltzing in a snow ballet as they sail for freedom - yeah, this one definitely reminds me of Charlotte Martin...It took me some time to see the beauty in this cd, it didn't happen at first listen but now I cannot escape it. It's the best Terami Hirsch album and among the best in the female songwriting genre of 2005 - if you are into this, order blindly! NOW! ;)
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Bill

Awesome CD!
Emotional rollercoaster of musical brilliance!
My wife was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this CD over the summer. I now declare myself the world record holder for most times listened to Entropy 29 (other than my wife, of course). Great CD!
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