Noir
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Track List:
1 - Tell Me Why
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
2 - Poison Of Choice
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug | Guitars by Hannes Bieger
3 - Serve Your Mistress
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
4 - No Adjustments feat. Foremost Poets
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug | Text by Foremost Poets
5 - The Spiral Staircase
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
6 - Moment Of Ease feat. Emilie Chick
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug | Text by Emilie Chick
7 - Those Grooves
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
8 - Somewhere In The Night
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
9 - Farewell Friend
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
10 - The Seventh Victim
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
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11 - Tell Me Why (Extended Version) -- digital/vinyl only
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
12 - Moment Of Ease feat. Emilie Chick (Radio Edit) -- digital only
2012 | Produced by Steve Bug
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Noir by Steve Bug

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Release date
01/10/2012

Steve Bug, one of the world's most renowned artists in the electronic music circuit, is set to release his fifth and most mature longplayer. 'Noir' doesn't deny its roots, but expands the usual spectrum and invites the listener to an exciting listening pleasure.

The title is ‘Noir’. The cover is dominated by the filmic aesthetics of light and shadow. The title evokes a world of shady transactions and secret crimes. Most of the tracks emit a suitably dark and moody atmo- sphere, with at least three directly referencing the film noir genre – From the well-known classic ‘The Spiral Staircase’, to more obscure ‘Somewhere in the Night’, and ‘The Seventh Victim’. Is ‘Noir’ a concept album? Originally it was planned that way, but in the end Steve found the concept too rigid.

The material for the new album was created over a period of three years, which makes its consistency and coherence all the more amazing. The mood is dark, spooked. Over the relentless beats and basslines ghostly sounds swirl and conspire. Although all the pieces are driven by head-rushing beats, ‘Noir’ is more than ever, a listening album.

Although the film noir concept isn’t carried through completely, it infuses the spirit of the record in a way reminicent of the sci-fi obsession of Jeff Mills or Carl Craig. In fact, ‘Noir’ could soundtrack a 21st Century ‘Blade Runner’ - tracks such as the pre-released sin- gle ‘Those Grooves’ and ‘No Adjustments’, with their evocative spoken word texts, play in to a vision of an apocalyptic-dystopian disco.

‘Noir’ is very much an electronic album. Richer than its predecessor, these tracks easily transcend the merely functional - Steve Bug has injected the harmonies with serious emotion.

From the driving opener ‘Tell Me Why’ to the emotion- al closing track ‘The Seventh Victim’, Steve Bug has crafted a rounded, atmospheric album that throws a long and impressive shadow over most contemporary dance albums.
 

 

DJ Feedback:
M A N I K (Ovum)
 Great stuff from the man himself. Thanks....go Poker Flat! 
Jimpster (Freerange)
 Really solid stuff from Monsieur Bug as expected! 
Alex Niggemann (Poker Flat)
 Brilliant album at all! 
Press Feedback:
Raveline
 An album that's definitely different from the others. Impressing and atmospheric.  
Faze Magazine
 …so you simply have to provide the pearls yourself, as labelowner or as producer. Ten of these highlights are now featured on Bug's new longplayer 'Noir'. And currently Steve Bug is equally in demand as DJ as his productions and labels are - and his new album will surely proof it.