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Noblesse Oblige

Time to head over to Berlin in Germany to find Noblesse Oblige, well it is the weekend after all and there is some need for depth and relaxation. Back in 2004 German songwriter/producer Sebastian Lee Philipp and French actress, singer and songwriter Valerie Renay got together and it somehow only seems right that they headed to Berlin in 2007… or is that my memories of Berlin in the days of BowieIggy et al.

Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige

Now where should I start…. A bit more time listening to more of their music I think would be good, but if I do I wont ever get round to writing the review, so time out to pour another glass and let the music waft over my ears and I suggest you join me when you take a listen.

I feel like walking away from all the ‘sounds like’ stuff and just say – intoxicating, but as a verb that doesn’t help much, let’s call it eroto-pop. Noblesse Oblige meld so comfortably with the decadence of ’20s Berlin and I can’t help but be drawn to Cabaret. Exotic, erotic and sometimes downright creepy, precisely what is missing in the plastic throw-away age of the super-club and so it is of little surprise that in these days of ‘tat is best’ and ‘lol’ exists in the dictionary, that they don’t figure in the charts.

Switching between French, German and English with either Valerie or Sebastian taking the lead vocal this is a highly versatile duet about which it is nothing other than a pleasure to write.


With a few releases behind them, their latest release Malady available on Malady - Noblesse Oblige* is as good a place as any to start.

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