Noir (Blue Sky Black Death album)

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Studio album by Blue Sky Black Death
Released April 26, 2011
Genre Instrumental hip hop, electronica
Length 62:48
Label Fake Four Inc.
Producer Blue Sky Black Death
Blue Sky Black Death chronology
Third Party
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alarm favorable[1]
Beats Per Minute 81%[2]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10 stars[3]
URB 4/5 stars[4]

Noir is a studio album by American instrumental hip hop duo Blue Sky Black Death. It was released on Fake Four Inc. in 2011. The album features contributions from Raised by Wolves, Alexander Chen of Boy in Static, Rob Harris, and Shaprece Renee.


Tom Harrison of Alarm gave Noir a favorable review, calling it "an album of hazy instrumental beats that skirt the boundary between hip hop and electronica."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Our Hearts of Ruin" 5:32
2. "Sleeping Children Are Still Flying" 6:00
3. "And Stars, Ringed" 5:10
4. "To the Ends of the Earth" 3:54
5. "Farewell to the Former World" 5:34
6. "Falling Short" 1:46
7. "Gold In Gold Out" 5:20
8. "Where Do We Go" 4:37
9. "In the Quiet Absence of God" 2:05
10. "Where the Sun Beats" 4:45
11. "Starry" 4:39
12. "Fire for Light" 3:53
13. "Swords from Driftwood" 2:46
14. "Sky with Hand" 6:40


  1. ^ a b Harrison, Tom (May 16, 2011). "Beats & Rhymes: Blue Sky Black Death's Noir". Alarm. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Will (June 8, 2011). "Blue Sky Black Death – Noir". Beats Per Minute. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hogan, Marc (May 24, 2011). "Blue Sky Black Death: Noir". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Uddenberg, Brett (May 9, 2011). "Blue Sky Black Death – NOIR". URB. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. 

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