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Sergio working on new Colloquio record

21 - 03 - 2013

 
Sergio is working together with Gianni Pedretti to finalize the new Colloquio record "L'entrata - L'uscita", to be released on June 2013. Watch/listen a teaser of the album by clicking on the YouTube file.

 
   
 

Get your copy of "Shape a New Start"

26 - 02 - 2010

 
Get your copy of "Shape a New Start" at:
 
EIBON RECORDS   AUDIOGLOBE
iTUNES   AURAL MUSIC (italy)
INTERNET BOOKSHOP (italy)   EQUILIBRIUM MUSIC (portugal)
PLAY.COM (england)   JPC (germany)
SHELLSHOCK (england)   WOM (germany)
INDIETECTIVE (germany)   AMAZON (USA)
CD-UNIVERSE (USA)   ADIPOCERE (france)
KROESE ONLINE (nederlands)   KLANG KURIER (switzerland)
CDON.COM (sweden)   DUPLICATE RECORDS (norway)
HMV (japan)    
 

Act Noir's new album out now!

08 - 01 - 2010

 
The wait is over: "Shape a New Start" is the second opus of Act Noir, an electro-rock journey exploring human storylines where personal redemption, expiation of the past and the struggle to make amends is concerned. A journey back to the roots, a tortuous path for shaping a new start.

Composed during 2008/2009, and released by Eibon Records on January 2010, "Shape a New Start" is a step forward in the musical research of the band, presenting a brand new sound where electro and rock perfectly melt together. The junction point between bands such as Depeche Mode, Perfect Circle, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails.

The album was recorded and mixed by Riccardo "Paso" Pasini at Studio73 and by Sergio Calzoni at ActNoir Mobile Studio, while Alberto Cutolo and Mauro Berchi superbly mastered the record at Massive Arts in Milan.

Click on the Audio section of our site to get a glimpse of the new tunes. Alternatively visit our MySpace or LastFm.

A list of the on-line stores where the record can be purchased will soon be posted. Stay tuned!!
 
 

Act Noir working on second album and new singer announcement

03 - 07 - 2009

 
Act Noir are glad to announce that the new record "Shape a New Start" is on the making. At the moment the band is in the process to finalize the mixing and record the last guitar/vocal parts. During the next weeks MP3 teasers of the songs will be posted on-line, so stay tuned for news on our MySpace page and on LastFm.



From beginning 2009 Act Noir are no longer collaborating with singer Mark Benoit. The decision was not an easy one considering the friendly relationship with Mark, but due to personal reasons and different priorities the decision to part ways came as the natural and proper choice.
The new singer Gaetano Notarnicola joined the band soon afterwards, impressing the band for his outstanding vocal skills and the vocal timbre perfectly matching the Act Noir soundscapes. Surely the fans are going to love his vocal contributions on the new songs!
 

Act Noir on RADIO DIGITALE

26 - 06 - 2008

 
Act Noir are going to be hosted by the web-program Radio Effect Radio Space on Friday the 27th of June at 21:00.

The program will feature a 45 minutes interview to the band, with the possibility to have the audience asking questions directly to Act Noir using the chat-board on www.radiodigitale.info
At the end of the interview several songs of the debut CD "Automatisme Psychique" will be streamed on-line.

For further info please visit the web-site of the radio: www.radiodigitale.info
 
 

F. Arena's installation featuring Act Noir

18 - 02 - 2008

 
Act Noir contributed to the upcoming Francesco Arena's installation "Respiri/Breath" with a fifteen minutes soundtrack.
The project "Respiri/Breath" born from the homonym video production started in 2004 by the contemporary artist Francesco Arena (Genoa, Italy). The installation features an international line-up, mixing the bi-coloured visions of faces breathing behind a glass with electronic/experimental/ambient soundscapes.

- Listen/download Act Noir's audio contribution to the project: Drag Me Away (extendmix)
- For an insight of the intallation visit: RESPIRI/BREATH's MySpace page
- Watch a two minutes excerpt of the movie featuring our soundtrack at this link
 
 

Act Noir LIVE in Vercelli

22 - 10 - 2007

 
Act Noir are pleased to announce their upcoming show on November the 8th, at Area-24.
The club is located in Vercelli, in Via Caduti sul Lavoro 1. See the map...

For further info please visit the web-site of the venue: Area-24
 
 

Stefano playing with FROZEN AUTUMN

12 - 10 - 2007

 
The forthcoming Frozen Autumn gig will feature Stefano from Act Noir, playing the electric-guitar on some old songs of the Italian cold-wave combo.
The concert will take place at club Sottosopra on October, the 31st (the Halloween night, of course...).

For further info please visit the web-site of the venue:
www.sottosopra-rockzone.com
 
 

Colloquio "Si Muove e Ride"

28 - 06 - 2007

 
"Si Muove e Ride" is the last effort of Gianni Pedretti's music project Colloquio, the album is released worldwide by the brave Italian label Eibon Records. The album features the contribution of Sergio Calzoni as sound-designer/producer and Stefano Nieri as additional guitarist.

Listen/download two of the tracks:
OGNI GIORNO
RESPIRA

Purchase on-line your copy at:
AURAL MUSIC (italy)
EIBON RECORDS (italy)
SEASON OF MIST (france)
OUT OF LINE (germany)
EQUILIBRIUM MUSIC (portugal)
DISKPOL (spain)
 
 

Act Noir in London!

23 - 04 - 2007

 
Act Noir will play at club SLIMELIGHT in London, as opening act for CLAN OF XYMOX and VIOLET STIGMATA on June, 23rd at 7:00 pm!
We strongly recommend to buy your ticket in advance, considering the event will probably be sold out...
Purchase your ticket on-line at:

VIDEO-C
TICKET-WEB

For further info please visit the web-site of the venue: www.slimelight.net
 
 

JOHN FOXX + Act Noir LIVE

19 - 02 - 2007

 
We are very happy to announce that the italian shows of JOHN FOXX will feature Act Noir as opening act!
For this amazing occasion, Act Noir will prepare an ad-hoc minimal/electro performance, rearranging some of the tracks included in their debut CD "Automatisme Psychique", plus some brand-new material.

These are the dates:

April 13th @ AUDITORIUM PANDURERA (Cento - Ferrara)
April 14th @ TRANSILVANIA LIVE (Milan)

The ticket price is 18 Euro. Presales available at Play Loud and Ticket One.
 
 

Act Noir LIVE @ Club DECADENCE

16 - 01 - 2007

 
Act Noir will play live at Club Decadence/New Millenium for the anniversary party of the kinkiest club of Bologna, on Friday 02/02 at 10:30 pm! The club is located in Bologna, in via Riva Reno 77.



Join the 'ACTNOIR' list for a reduction ticket at the entrance, by sending a mail to info@actnoir.com within 31/01 writing your name + surname.
 

Act Noir season's greetings

22 - 12 - 2006

 
Act Noir wish a great X-Mas and a blasting 2007 to all of you! A big thank to everybody who supported us during this exciting year, helping our band to gain in popularity and promoting our music :-)
Some new gigs are on the way to be confirmed for beginning 2007, stay tuned!
 

Act Noir LIVE @ Transilvania

01 - 12 - 2006

 
In seguito all'annullamento del tour italiano di JOHN FOXX, l'organizzazione del Transilvania ha comunque deciso di far suonare i due gruppi spalla (ACT NOIR + ZEROIN) stasera 01/12 alle 22:00 al Transilvania a Milano.
A seguire selezione wave/new romantic a cura di DJ Kamo / Redstripe / Mattia.
 

Act Noir LIVE @ M.E.I.

08 - 11 - 2006

 
Act Noir will take part to M.E.I. - Meeting of the Independent Labels - national exhibition of the italian independent music scene located in Faenza (Ravenna), on November the 25th / 26th.
We are going to be present at the stand of our record label My Kingdom Music during the whole weekend, inviting the visitors to listen to the CDs produced by our label, having a glass of wine together and distributing gadgets!

Moreover, on Saturday the 25th at 11:30 am, Act Noir will play live (pavilion M / stage A), presenting a showcase in front of journalists and operators of the music business.

 
 

Act Noir LIVE @ 500 Rock Club/Palacavicchi

25 - 09 - 2006

 
Act Noir will perform LIVE on October, 20th at 500 Rock Club/Palacavicchi in Pieve di Cento - Bologna. The show will feature a unique acoustic performance of the label mates En Declin as opening act. Anybody into pure/cathartic music should not miss this intriguing event! For more info please visit the following sites:
www.associazioneculturalevenere.it - www.500rockclub.it - the map



Last but not least, it is with great pleasure that Act Noir will introduce the new frontman/singer Mark Benoit on this occasion! Due to "geographical reasons", the music collaboration with Nicholas Hill became extremely difficult to be managed: 1800 Km are quite an issue for an underground band lacking of the essential support from booking agencies and record labels, in order to plan for tours and covering the necessary travelling expenses when a member is located in another country... Nicholas is totally aware of the situation, and we can count on his kind comprehension. Nevertheless, the possibility of having him singing some backing vocals or duet with Mark in our future releases it is of course not excluded!
Since the first rehearsals with Mark we have been enchanted by his singing skills and by his timbre that perfectly fits the dark-mood of Act Noir. We are sure everybody will enjoy his precious vocal contributions to the Act Noir cosmik soundscapes.
 

Neronoia recordings

15 - 07 - 2006

 
Sergio Calzoni assisted the recordings of the vocal tracks for the Canaan's side project Neronoia. The vocal parts have been sung by Gianni Pedretti - Colloquio - and recorded at the Act Noir mobile studio.

 
 

Where you can buy our CD

28 - 03 - 2006

A resume of the main on-line stores where you can purchase our CD "Automatisme Psychique"
 
Italy:
MASTERPIECE DISTRIBUTION
AUDIOGLOBE
MUSICSHOP FANDANGO
Other shops...
Germany:
AMAZON
WOM
JPC
INDIETECTIVE
Netherlands:
NLSTORE
LAPIS ELECTRONICS
France:
SEASON OF MIST
AMAZON
       
Belgium:
TARANTULLA SHOP
Portugal:
ARTMUSIC
Finland:
FIRE BOX
Sweden:
HOTSTUFF
       
Denmark:
CD SKIVEN
Swizzerland:
EX LIBRIS
Czech Republic:
HUDBA 2000
Australia:
RED EYE RECORDS
       
USA:
AMAZON
EUROMUSIC WORLD
THE END RECORDS
Russia:
MELOMAN
Spain:
DISKPOL
Canada:
CANADIAN METAL
 

Release party!

08 - 03 - 2006

 
Dear friends, you are all invited to listen to our CD at Play Loud in Cento (Ferrara), on Saturday afternoon 11/03 starting from 4:00 p.m.!! You can meet the cool "Noir boys", have some fun and maybe also a drink, eheh!!
Take care & see you soon!
 

Back in business once again

17 - 01 - 2006

 
Good news!!! We are back in business: new record deal signed for My Kingdom Music, a brave Italian label with a very interesting roster (Klimt 1918, Room With a View, En Declin, Plan E...). Release date is set for the 3rd of March. More news soon to come...
 

The Bankrupters...

24 - 12 - 2005

 
We are seriously considering to change our moniker from Act Noir to "The Bankrupters"... Sounds tragicomic, but after have experienced the bankruptcy of our first label Amaranth Recordings, just before issuing our album, we are now living exactly the same situation with our new Berlin-based-label Resonancer Records... Due to economical issues they cannot manage anymore to issue our debut CD "Automatisme Psychique". It's really a big pity: we all considered Resonancer the right label to enter this music-niche populated by people like Centrozoon, Tim Bowness, Pat Mastelloto... We're now looking for some altenatives.
Stay tuned & keep the faith, because we still believe in the PURITY and SPIRITUALITY of our music... Merry Christmas ;)
 
MySpace

20 - 10 - 2005

 
  We created a profile of our band on MySpace, where you can listen/rate some of our tunes and share comments and opinions with other Act Noir fans. Here is the link: www.myspace.com/actnoir
 
Resonancer Records

22 - 05 - 2005

 
In June 2005 Act Noir signed a record deal with Resonancer/Babelís Park GmbH, a Berlin-based record label willing to print/promote/distribute the upcoming debut CD "Automatisme Psychique", scheduled at beginning 2006.
 
Top 5 CDs issued on 2003!

20 - 01 - 2004

 
Adriano Moschioni (aka Hadrianus), journalist of the popular gothic magazine/web-zine Ver Sacrum, included our demo "Cosmo Minimized E.P." in the top 5 CDs issued on 2003!
 
Reviews

09 - 12 - 2003

 
"Cosmo Minimized E.P." received very nice reviews so far!
Take a look at the following sites:
KRONIC
ROCKIT
FUNPROX
CHAIN DLK
VER SACRUM
FUCINE
 
Unheimlich

15 - 11 - 2003

 
Unheimlich has been included on the dark/gothic compilation "k:goth", featuring some of the most interesting italian underground realities. You can download for free the song and read some more informations on the following link k:goth
 
Distance - MonumentuM

30 - 09 - 2003

 
Act Noir remixed "Distance", a MonumentuM song enclosed in their last effort "Ad Nauseam". The remix will be included in "Metastasi", a CD-anthology containing previously unreleased tracks and rarities of this Italian cult-band.
 
Cosmo Minimized E.P.

20 - 05 - 2003

 
The first Act Noir's official release ("Cosmo Minimized E.P.") is finally out.