A cinematic sadness haunts the arrangements. A new age jazz club feel. The smokey sax glides through the atmosphere. Mischief lurks in the wings. I bet Nick Cave is tuning into this whilst inhaling a pack of cigarettes!!
ASTRAL NOISE UK: Noir & Jazz & Dark & Slow… is the debut album from Miami-based quartet NEONNOONE; five instrumental compositions that make for a cinematic journey through an ageless America. The group describe their sound as “doom-jazz”, a mingling of jazz, post-rock and dark ambient. Noir & Jazz & Dark & Slow… is more than a 21st century jazz record. It is an engaging and perplexing pastiche of influences, styles and periods; at times a daydream of speculative Americana; anachronistic, sometimes displaced, always intriguing; cohesive in its ambiguity.
IT’S PSYCHEDELIC BABY MAGAZINE: The melodic cinematics of NEONNOONE’s debut release create something far more immersive and deeper, a “post-dark-jazz” record, incorporating post-rock textures into a dark-jazz feel. Dreamlike, melancholic, recorded at the legendary BC Studio on the banks of poisoned Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York, "Noir & Jazz & Dark & Slow" captured a very specific feel, from the heart of the NewYork Jazz scene to Miami neon-filled nightlife. Both ideas and the space affected the recording in a crucial way. This music is something that could be described in various ways: “an atmospheric trance music”, “a long night drive through the neurons of your mind”, “bleached in the melodics of dark windows and abandoned buildings”. NEONNOONE sums it all up perfectly saying: “We like to think of this music as a soundtrack for a non-existent film - if you're listening you can imagine it in your head.”
released February 22, 2022
Kolin: Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, soundscapes, composition.
Dmitry Ishenko: Upright Bass
Dave Miller: Drums and Percussion
Elijah Shiffer: Sax
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Martin Bisi at BC Studios, Brooklyn, NYC.
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, NYC.
Great noir release. Michael never disappoints. Love the layers of synths on this one - makes you feel like swimming in pitch-black water after midnight with no chances to making it back to the shore.. NEONNOONE
Trigg & Gusset have been our all-time favorites for decade now. This brand new album continues to merge noir jazz with electronics while staying true to their trade mark Scandinavian atmosphere. NEONNOONE
Lowering departs from dark jazz to more post-black sound with lower guitars and even darker vibe. Kirill knows how to surprise his listeners and that's what makes him a unique artist in the genre. NEONNOONE