Here is their Pledge Music page and the announcement and video from it about their upcoming release and its funding:
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble : Album Pledge from TheKilimanjaroDarkjazzEnsemble on Vimeo.
"The shift in music (business) culture has been an interesting one to say the least.
We’ve always been some what leftfield in our ideas and music. Trying to develop and focus on new ideas in our music, visuals, live shows and developing the band in its entirity.
We have decided to be fully independent and to finance our new album with funding via Pledge Music.
The reason is basically because without a label there are quite some costs involved for producing an album.
Rehearsals, studio time, equipment, mastering, (pre) production, artwork and probably some other details which we will encounter during the process.
The feedback we got from our fanbase reassured us that all of you fully backed our idea, and this has convinced us that this will be a good move in order to make the best album for the people who enjoy our music.
So, we’d like to thank you already for believing in us, and funding our new album. It makes us feel good that we are being backed by the people who love our music!
Also we would like to further ask your support to spread the news to people who might be interested in this fund.
All the production and promotional costs will be part of this pledge, covering rehearsals, pre-production, studio, mastering, artwork, pressing, etc.
The album will be available digitally (all formats), CD (special packaging), 2xLP and a limited exclusive box edition.
The pledge will also offer new merchandise (shirts, hoodies, stickers, buttons and posters).
Please note that standard shipping costs are costly these days. Therefore pledge prices (especially outside Europe) are a bit more pricey.
We are always open to all feedback, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in believing in us!