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).


Private Ceremony
Lontano Dalle Rive
Stranger’s Eye
Another Day
Cosa Vedo
Dead Summer
Clouds of ’86


Der Noir - Desire by RBL Music Italia


Der Noir "Another Day" by RBL Music Italia


Der Noir - "Il Mare D'Inverno" - Omaggio a Loredana Berté. by RBL Music Italia

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RBL lands in the music industry on September 2011 from an idea of Andrea Rapino, Giancarlo Bornigia and Giovanni La Gorga, in an effort to give emphasis to emerging talents and reach an audience through a “real” and direct contact. The fusion of their skills takes form, inside of RBL Music Italia, in professionalism and know how of the record industry’s dynamics. A long lasting experience in management, radio, concert promotion, communication, marketing, TV and finance: this is RBL Music Italia’s starting background. The aim is to exploit all the resources gained in years of business in the music industry so to put them at the service of our artists, planning a strategy that is synonymous of satisfaction and success.

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