Label: Echozone Releasedate 2020
Beat Noir Deluxe is an alternative electronic music project led by singer, songwriter/composer and producer Sascha G. This year they released “Crash”.
Sometimes you get an album that is at your desk for a way too long time. You listen to it, don’t feel it and decide to give it another try on another day or so. And that a couple times in a row and then you realize that it is just not going to work out. “Crash” is simply not gonna win.
Why not? Well, mainly because it feels too much alike the rest that clutters the scene. It can be quite a challenge to do some cherry picking. The songs are relatively slow, but the vocals are plain and boring. Computerized into something that lead to headaches on more than one occassion. Looking for which was the track that bothers us least we come down to “Allein”, which the band released as an single.
Altogether it is the lack of originality, an own face… and identity that sets them apart that makes this Beat Noir Deluxe album to one of those we struggled to get through. It does not bring us joy to be so negative about a release but this is simply not gonna make it to our top 10 this year. Or the top 100.
5 New City
6 Please Help Me
7 Never Do What Cannot Be
8 Love Fading
9 That Circle
10 Hard To Say
12 Black No. 1