We define our music style as electro-noire. However, we remain inspired by many other musical styles and artists and like to include other styles, unique sound samples and textures when creating our music. Whilst keeping true to our electro-noire roots and Ultranoire’s recognisable sound.
Our band has two members, Josef Stapel (singer/songwriter, composer) and Szilard Kun (keyboardist). Our collaboration started in 2011 when we originally formed the band as the Voyagers whilst living in two different countries.
Josef moved from Germany to Hungary in 2013 and we started an intensive work program in readiness for creating, releasing and performing new material. We released our debut EP ‘Monochrome’ at the end of December 2014 and at the same time changed our band name to Ultranoire for legal reasons.
In April 2015 we released our second EP of four new songs ‘Individual’ evolving the ‘Monochrome’ style and creating a back catalogue for live performances.
Both EP’s have received much critical acclaim and without any strong marketing strategy have become very successful and regularly feature on alternative and digital radio worldwide. We made a mini tour with 10 stations in Hungary, Austria and Germany.
On 18 of December 2015 our debut album 'Disclosure' was released after signing to our new label ScentAir Records. This album included six songs from our first and second EPs, an instrumental interlude and another four brand new tracks which had never been aired or released before. ‘Disclosure’ became 9th on Poponaut’s sales ranking, 7th place on GEWC (German Electronic WebCharts), and is still played regularly on many alternative radios.
In January of 2017 our second album 'Intronaut' was also released through our collaboration with ScentAir Records. The album became some shades darker then our previous material and became more successful. 'Intronaut' reached 4th on Poponaut's sales ranking charts.
We announced the upcoming release our new three track ep titled Isolation on 25 of December 2018. The extended play record includes two brand new songs (Fading Into You, Shell We Live In) and a b-side track which will be not placed on our third album.
We are currently finalising our third album.
Ultranoire — Frankfurt am Main, January 5, 2020
Release date: December 27, 2014
Four track debut ep / Self Release
Release date: April 11, 2015
Four track ep / Self Release
Release date: December 18, 2015
Debut album / ScentAir Records
Release date: January 17, 2017
Second album / ScentAir Records.
Release date: December 25, 2018
Three track debut ep / Self Release