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Darkly Near

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1.
My Dear 04:55
My Dear You open up then take from me everything Watching your mouth move fingers motion beckoning The light shines from so deep within Each gliding pass flows like a fountain A thirst blood ripe and counting She holds it there where she needs Over years the tide is mounting A need so ever darkly near…my dear Follow the seams, softly wet You held inside Have the eyes opened yet? Rolling long and into black The dreams of fever Are the eyes turning back?
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The Bells 04:58
The Bells She said her life is better yet That’s what she said What is that she did? When the sky turned over red And when you die A run through of the day And when you die A run through of your days What’s that she did on her way into the light? What’s that she cried on down the hall? Through all the night it happened All along the way All along the way All along the way Into the life Into the light Light She cut right through the tape Entered through to me So she could show it pleased her Heard the bells indeed They chimed through our heads Pealing long and cutting raw Made sure to mention the silken memoirs of it all It happened All along the way All along the way All along the way Into the light Into the life Light She said Her life is better yet That’s what she said What is that she did? When the sky turned over red And when we die A run through of the day And when you die A run through of your days What’s that she did on her way into the light? What’s that she cried on down the hall? Through all the night it happened All along the way All along the way All along the way Into the life Into the life
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The Grifter 05:06
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A Forest 04:20
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The Voyeurs 03:13
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The Tragics 03:39
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Timephase 04:36
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New York City is a world of shadows, thieves and con men, its chilling concrete landscapes are a fitting filmic backdrop for the aural futuristic pleasures of NOIR, a band whose deep electronic rhythms fuel darkened beats that conjure stark cinematic images from yesteryear merged with the cold machinery of the future. Conceptualized by vocalist Athan Maroulis, veteran of the pioneering electronic industrial act Spahn Ranch, NOIR is a sensuous electronic return to form for Maroulis, who also fronts dark cabaret legends Black Tape For a Blue Girl. NOIR combines the bleak irony of Weegee photos, fleshly lyrics, empty subway stations and the dark sarcasm of Rod Serling into a collection of throbbing dance floor interludes. Surreal and sensual, Darkly Near is a brilliant merger of Maroulis’ past with a contemporary yet moody present.

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released October 22, 2013

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Formed in New York City in 2012, NOIR debuted that year with the "My Dear" single, followed by the "Darkly Near" album in 2013 on Metropolis. Featuring vocalist Athan Maroulis along with Demetra Songs and Kai Irina Hahn on keyboards. "The Burning Bridge" EP added the talents of guitarist/producer Erik Gustafson. In 2019, NØIR cut their sixth title of sophisticated dark pop titled "A Pleasure." ... more

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