Noir is a jazz trio made up of Kris Spiteri on piano, Edward Ellul on bass and Alex Debono on drums. The pieces in the album were composed by Spiteri except for the band’s rendition of 'Iċ-Ċimiterju' by the band Brodu.
The new style of the band blends classical music, rock and jazz together to create a sound which verges on cinematic music. Ideas flow freely through these genres in order to create one sonic picture. In the album, one can also hear the voice of award winning writer Immanuel Mifsud reading excerpts from his poems accompanied by improvisations by the band.
The artwork for the album's booklet was designed by the Anglo-Lebanese artist Sean Mackaoui, who lives and works in Madrid, Spain. The works form part of the suite “Unchained” presented in the Tamsin Wilkinson Editions Noir’s first performance was at the Malta Jazz Festival of 2006.
From then on the trio had several gigs on the island, including ‘Longing’, a concert at St James Cavalier in 2011. Noir features on Nadine Axisa’s album ‘Velvet’ with two of their original tracks: ‘Stormy Night’ and ‘Birds’. In 2015 Noir played again at the Malta Jazz Festival.