Der Noir

Der Noir

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First of All we sing in English! Our sound can be described as a mixture of new dark wave, post punk and modern (still dark) pop.
We have been lucky enough to be desribed by Rolling Stone as one of the most interesting bands of the moment, and to be chosen to support Duran Duran on their It. tour.

Biography

DER NOIR is the Italian wave trio composed by
Manuele Frau (vocals), Manuel Mazzenga (electric & bass guitar) and Luciano Lamanna (drum machines, synthesizers).

The group formed in Roma in summer 2011 by the will of both elements to create something new far from their usual musical out-fits, in fact all the members come from different musical fields:
Frau as guitarist from "Black Land" (heavy-psych) and Dirty Power Game (ultra crust), Mazzenga from "Nocturnal Degrade" (depressive-black one-man band) and Lamanna from "Ivs Primae Noctis" (black industrial drone) and under the moniker of "Lou Chano" as a beat producer & tekno artist with "Ministero dell'Inferno" and "Tekno Mobil Squad".

Faith wanted to give a possibility to theese guys to try other ways of expression insomuch as they began recording their debut album over a one-month period in the Audio Division's studio where Lamanna works as sound engineer and producer with the help of Andrea Merlini from Minimal Rome in mastering process.

The sound result blends cold wave, dark pop, shoegaze and depressive with a focus on vocal and guitar textures. Also the choice to use vintage machines and equipment to give the sound a particular old & cold shape is not by chance: during the recording sessions were used 80's synths like Polysix, Pro One, Moog Voyager and Juno 6, the Roland 909 drum machine, valve outboard signal processors and all that have nothing to do with digital stuff.

The first album, "A Dead Summer", includes features by Marco Benevento (The Foreshadowing), Alessandro Adriani (Newclear Waves) and Andrea Merlini (Andreas Herz, Kobol Electronics).

Discography

A Dead Summer - Full Length Album
Another Day - Single
Der Noir - EP (2 Tracks)